Science is about much more than facts and figures; it’s a way of thinking, and it’s super fun. This pod is all about asking questions, designing experiments, and putting things to the test. Students will explore the roles that science plays in society and in every-day life, and will hone in their ability to think like a scientist. From microscopic organisms to the furthest reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy, there are no topics that can hide themselves from our poking and questioning.
Your Teachers – Rhonda Stone & Martin Derige
Rhonda knows how get you through the hard stuff – the hard sciences! She has thirteen years of teaching experience, including working with the West Vancouver School District, tutoring students with various learning difficulties. She specializes in Math and Biology 6-12, Chemistry 8-11, and Science 10. Her educational background is a Bachelor in Science (Psychology) and she has completed comprehensive workshops in the Montessori educational approach. Rhonda is guided by the Montessori approach because she appreciates how it lets students explore their interests through hands-on learning. When she’s not busy blowing your mind, or blowing up things in chemistry, Rhonda enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. The happiest you’ll find Rhonda is in the middle of a Venn diagram, between rollercoasters and the beach.
Martin hails from the icy, sunshiny land of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he obtained a degree in Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He has worked with students of all ages, from playing dodge ball in school gyms to peer tutoring sleep-deprived engineers. He teaches math, science, and chemistry, and lives for that “Aha! Eureka!” moment when the kids just get it. Martin has a healthy sense of curiosity and compassion about the world and is always seeking to connect with the cool people who are part of it, like his family and friends – and the staff and students at Brain Boost! He exercises his brain with music, gaming, visual art, design, and puzzles of all types, and exercises his body through adventures like climbing, running in the woods, and day-long hikes in the mountains. He can often be found eating spaghetti.
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What are the dates?
Full Year: September 11 – June 13
What ages is it appropriate for?
9 – 12
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