Course Introduction

Contents

APA Reference Guidelines

Course Syllabus

Optional Weekly Blog

Virtual Reality Set-up

Vocabulary Builder

The Science of Sleep01

Contents

1-0 Objectives & Sequence

1-1 Unit Introduction - What is STEM?

1-2 Unit Introduction - Science vs. “Science”

1-3 Unit Introduction - STEM and Sleep

Media

1-1 Sleep Technology

1-2 Oneirology

Structure

1-0 Math - Math in STEM

1-1 Math - Numbers

1-2 Math - Numbers Practice

1-3 Math - Numbers Practice

1-4 Math - Equations

1-5 Math - Equations Practice

1-6 Math - Math Review: Real World Practice

Writing

1-1 Synthesis

1-2 Essay

Listening

1-1 Sleep Cycles

1-2 Why We Sleep

1-3 Sleep and Memory

Reading

1-1 Sleep Cycles

1-2 Sleep Throughout History

1-3 Analyzing Websites

Use of English

1-1 Careers in Sleep Science

1-2 Presentation

Cloning & Stem Cells02

Contents

2-0 Objectives & Sequence

2-1 Introduction - A Discussion on Cloning and Stem Cells

2-2 Introduction - CRISPR/Cas9

Media

2-1 What is CRISPR?

2-2 Technological Advances in Acquiring Stem Cells

2-3 CRISPR’s Origins

2-4 De-extinction

Structure

2-1 Math - Measurement

2-2 Math - Charts and Graphs

2-3 Math - Types of Math

2-4 Math - Math Review: Real World Practice

Writing

2-1 Skills - The Cornell Note-taking System

2-2 Essay

Listening

2-1 Cloning and Stem Cells

2-2 Academic Listening Skills - Note Taking 1

2-3 Academic Listening Skills - Note Taking 2

Reading

2-1 Cloning and Stem Cells

2-2 Jurassic Park & Cloning

2-3 CRISPR, Microbes and More Are Joining the War Against Crop Killers

Use of English

2-1 Careers in Cloning and Stem Cell Research

2-2 Presentation: Ethics

Neuroscience03

Contents

3-0 Objectives & Sequence

3-1 Introduction - STEM Everywhere

3-2 Introduction - Cloning, 20 Years After Dolly

Media

3-1 An Affordable 3D-Printed Arm

3-2 DIY Neuroscience

3-3 Neuralink

Structure

3-1 Math - Algebra: Variables

3-2 Math - Algebra: Linear Equations and Functions

3-3 Math - Math Review: Real World Practice

Writing

3-1 Academic Writing - Summarizing & Paraphrasing

3-2 Academic Writing Skills - Body Transitions

3-3 Academic Writing Skills - Paragraph Unity

3-4 Essay - Contrasting AI and Human Cognition

Listening

3-1 Nerve Cells

3-2 Tetrodotoxin

3-3 Academic Listening Skills - Note taking - Organization

3-4 Academic Listening Skills - Note Taking Abbreviations

3-5 Academic Listening Skills - Note Taking Abbreviations

Reading

3-1 Nerve Cells

3-2 Neuralink

3-3 Cockroaches, Cyborgs and Mind Control

3-4 Neurons and Willpower

Use of English

3-1 Careers in Neuroscience

3-2 Presentation

Astrophysics04

Contents

4-0 Objectives & Sequence

4-1 Introduction - Humanity: An Interplanetary Species

4-2 Introduction - Saving Earth

Media

4-1 Mars Trek

4-2 Buying a Telescope

4-3 What Shape is the Universe?

Structure

4-1 Math - Algebra: Expressions with Multiple Terms, Order of Operations and Factoring

4-2 Math - Algebra: Imaginary and Complex Numbers, Rational Exponents, and Exponentials and Logarithms

4-3 Math - Math Review: Real World Practice

Writing

4-1 Writing Definitions

4-2 APA Guidelines

4-3 APA Format

4-4 Essay

Listening

4-1 Promoting Inclusion in STEM

4-2 The Banach–Tarski Paradox

4-3 Neil deGrasse Tyson

Reading

4-1 One Astrophysics Research Project at a Time

4-2 Are American Astrophysics Papers Accepted More Quickly than Others?

4-3 Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species

4-4 A Planet Hotter Than Most Stars

Use of English

4-1 Careers in Space Studies

4-2 Presentation: Mars Mission Briefing

Statistics & Economics05

Contents

5-0 Objectives & Sequence

5-1 Introduction - MIT's Introduction to Statistical Method in Economics

5-2 Corporations 101: The ABCs of the International Economy

Media

5-1 Real Time Lightning Strikes

5-2 What Are the Odds?

5-3 What is Random?

5-4 Bitcoin

Structure

5-1 Math - Statistics & Probability: Data Sets and Averages

5-2 Math - Statistics and Probability: Range, IQR and Standard Deviation

5-3 Math - Math Review: Real World Practice

Writing

5-1 Paragraph Structure

5-2 Combining Sentences

5-3 Word Transformation

5-4 Collaborative Word Transformation

5-5 Essay

Listening

5-1 Roy Cleveland Sullivan’s 7 Lightning Strikes

5-2 What Are the Odds?

5-3 Poverty

5-4 Ransomware

Reading

5-1 Measuring Poverty

5-2 Poverty

5-3 How to Understand and Use Basic Statistics

Use of English

5-1 Careers in Statistics

5-2 Presentation

Pharmacology06

Contents

6-0 Objectives & Sequence

6-1 Introduction to Pharmacology

6-2 How Does a Clinical Trial Work?

Media

6-1 How Do Vitamins Work?

6-2 Superbugs

6-3 EpiPen Controversy

Structure

6-1 Math - Statistics & Probability: Correlation

6-2 Math - Statistics & Probability: Sampling and Surveys

6-3 Math - Math Review: Real World Practice

Writing

6-1 Rephrasing Vocabulary

6-2 Rephrasing Sentences

6-3 Essay Skills - Cause-Effect

6-4 Essay Skills - Cause-Effect

6-5 Essay Skills - APA References

6-6 Essay

Listening

6-1 Chemical and Behavioral Addiction

6-2 Integrative Approach to Treating Addiction

6-3 Pharmaceutical Drugs vs Supplements

Reading

6-1 Addiction

6-2 Treating Chemical or Behavioral Addiction

6-3 Phases of Clinical Trials

Use of English

6-1 Decoding a Prescription

6-2 Impromptu Presentation

6-3 Rehearsed Presentation

6-4 Careers in Pharmacology

Computer Science07

Contents

7-0 Objectives & Sequence

7-1 Introduction - Computer Science

7-2 Introduction - Quantum Physics for 7 Year Olds

7-3 Introduction - Quantum Computing

Media

7-1 Disney•Pixar Shorts

7-2 Are We Living in a Simulation?

7-3 Natural Language Processing

Structure

7-1 Math - Geometry: Angles, Congruence and Similarity

7-2 Math - Geometry: Circles

7-3 Math - Math Review: Real World Practice

Writing

7-1 Project Proposals

7-2 Project Proposals

7-3 Evaluation Writing

Listening

7-1 Blockchain

7-2 The Modern Gold Rush

7-3 From the Garage to the Googleplex

Reading

7-1 The Most In-demand Programming Languages of 2017

7-2 The Most ‘Physically Secure’ Computer Ever Built

7-3 Get More Out of Google

Use of English

7-1 Careers in Computer Science

7-2 Teaching 3D Animation to High School Students

Earth Science & Sustainability08

Contents

8-0 Objectives & Sequence

8-1 Introduction to Earth Science

8-2 360° Video - Mars Topography vs. Earth Topography

8-3 Introduction to Sustainability

Media

8-1 Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye: Earth Science (1)

8-2 Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye: Earth Science (2)

8-3 Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye: Earth Science (3)

8-4 Dubai's Sustainable City

Structure

8-1 Math - Geometry: Triangles, Trapezoids and Parallelograms

8-2 Math - Geometry: More Polygons

8-3 Math Review: Real World Practice

Writing

8-1 APA Reference Practice

8-2 Academic Essay Skills - Citing Quotations

8-3 Essay: Nuclear Energy and the Environment

Listening

8-1 Virtual Reality - The Largest Dinosaur Ever Discovered

8-2 Turning Gravity Into Light

8-3 A Young Inventor's Plan to Recycle Styrofoam | Ashton Cofer

8-4 Solutions for Earth's Woodlands

Reading

8-1 Modern Trends in Social Responsibility

8-2 Earth's Woodlands

8-3 10 Interesting Things About Earth

Use of English

8-1 Careers in Sustainability

8-2 Sustainable Fashion

8-3 Presentation

Ecology & Climate Change09

Contents

9-0 Objectives & Sequence

9-1 Introduction - The Ecology of Climate Change

9-2 Introduction Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye

9-3 13 Misconceptions about Climate Change

Media

9-1 The Doomsday Seed Vault

9-2 Big Data Climate Challenge

9-3 360° Video - Underwater National Park

9-4 Gross National Happiness

Structure

9-1 Math - Trigonometry & Calculus: Trig Functions and Limits

9-2 Math - Differential and Integral Calculus

9-3 Math - Math Review: Real World Practice

Writing

9-1 Academic Writing Skills - Peer Editing

9-2 Subject|Verb Agreement

9-3 Essay: Ecology & Climate Change

Listening

9-1 Climate Change

9-2 Ocean Acidification

9-3 Costa Rica: Building a Society Without Fossil Fuels

Reading

9-1 Climate Change

9-2 The Paris Agreement and 1.5°C

9-3 Carbon Negative

Use of English

9-1 Careers in Ecology

9-2 Colony Collapse Disorder

9-3 Presentation - STEM & Ecology