New Class! Science and History – High Schoolers!
Do you love science, but hate history? Do you love history, but hate science? Can we study science through the study of history, and study history through the study of science, walking away with a good sense of these disciplines?
I’m designing a course that helps to bridge the gap between these worlds, sort of like a SHTEAM instead of just STEM or STEAM. Topics include forensics (from ancient Egyptian and Peruvian mummies to bog bodies, and more), DNA (what can DNA tell us about genetics, migration, adaptability, and evolution), climate change (how can we determine climate change over time and is there ancient evidence for climate change), technology (early attempts at artificial intelligence, inventions, etc), epidemiology (what can we learn about diseases in the ancient and medieval world through modern methodology), botany (plant evolution, GMOs, mind alternating substances and their uses), astronomy (ancient understanding of the sky), physics (before and after Aristotle’s four elements), and medicine (surgeries, cures and more). We’ll meet at the Met, AMNH, and other locations throughout the city.
I will offer a few sections of an INTRO class, spanning different topics to gain a feel for what interested teens like and the days/times available, and then work on a syllabus reflecting their interests. The target age group is 16 up, as the course is primarily college prep, but if there is interest in a middle school or early high school group, please reach out.
Here are some proposed days/times for the trial:
Wednesday, January 9 2-4 pm
Thursday, January 10 2-4 pm
Sunday, January 13, 2-4 pm
The trial class will be $25, and will include museum admission (we will probably meet first at the AMNH)
If you’re interested for your teen, please message me:
-your student’s name and age
-the day(s) you are available for the trial
-special areas of interest
Happy New Year to All!