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1. BIO 101 Fresh Air, Respiratory System, Tidal Volumes and Breathing

Audience: k-12

Dates: 10/30/2017 to 12/15/2017

In this online course, class participants will review the structure and function of the human respiratory system. At the end of the course, you will have the information you need to design lessons and/or problem solving opportunities that can be incorporated in elementary, middle and high school classes and are aligned to the NYS SLS/Next Gen Science Standards. You will leave with student activities that will allow them to measure the capacity of their lungs.
Explain solubility of salts on a molecular level. Understanding of ionic charge, ionic bonding, the dissolving process, molecular polarity, and intermolecular forces employed to explain the solubility of salts in polar solvents such as water.
In this online course, we will examine favorite Graph Theory examples found in our every day routines. We will explore efficient transportation networks, museum tours and in-ground sprinkler systems and will design student-centered activities around these topics. At the end of the course, you will have the information you need to design lessons and/or problem solving opportunities that can be incorporated in elementary, middle and high school classes and are aligned to the NYS SLS/Next Gen Science Standards and NCTM Math Standards.

4. PHY 301 Physics of Baseball: Analyze Baseball Essentials

Audience: k-12

Dates: 10/30/2017 to 12/15/2017

Use the laws of motion and analyze the physics behind home runs. Create a model around projectile motion and velocity to determine the distance a ball travels. Explore the impact of forces in other activities.
In this online course, the structure and function of the human circulatory system will be reviewed. We will build activities around the dissection of a sheep’s heart and the measurement of heart rate. At the end of the course, you will have the information you need to design lessons and/or problem solving opportunities that can be incorporated in elementary, middle and high school classes and are aligned to the NYS SLS/Next Gen Science Standards.
Explore chemical reactions. Identify and make observations that indicate progress of chemical reaction. Discuss the process of bond breaking and bond making to convert reactants to products during a chemical reaction. See that chemical reactions must be balanced and matter can never be created or destroyed.
In this online course, we will use statistical methods to describe the food we eat on a daily basis. Using foods normally consumed by children, we will design activities to explore the different ways in which the food can be described and how to make predictions about a quantifiable characteristic of the students in the classroom based on the food they consume. At the end of the course, you will have the information you need to design lessons and/or problem solving opportunities that can be incorporated in elementary, middle and high school classes and are aligned to the NYS SLS/Next Gen Science Standards.

8. PHY 302 Make A wave: Study of Sound Waves

Dates: 12/15/2017 to 3/2/2018

A study of mechanical waves and how it impacts day-to-day life though lessons and activities in the basic properties of sound and its propagation through air and other medium. Explore the propagation of sound through various medium, devise simple activities to examine the properties of sound waves and how they are affected.
In this online course, the structure and function of the human skeletal system will be reviewed. We will design activities for our students including how bones can be used to determine the height of individuals. At the end of the course, you will have the information you need to design lessons and/or problem solving opportunities that can be incorporated in elementary, middle and high school classes and are aligned to the NYS SLS/Next Gen Science Standards.
Temperature has numerous effects at the molecular level. Through discussion of kinetic energy, examine the effects of temperature on various properties in all three states of matter.

11. MAT 403 Number Theory to Spice Up Algebra

Dates: 3/12/2018 to 4/27/2018

In this online course, we will examine the many identities and relationships involving prime numbers and the Fibonacci sequence. We will study a plethora of properties in various sets of numbers that can proven using just basic algebra. These identities will evoke curiosity and wonder among the students in your classroom. At the end of the course, you will have the information you need to design lessons and/or problem solving opportunities that can be incorporated in elementary, middle and high school math and science classes.
A study of electric current and how it impacts day-to-day life through lessons and activities in the current, voltage, resistance. Explore concepts such as power, current, and voltage through circuits in series and parallel, and its application in everyday life through simple activities.