Instructor: Geneva Mottet

A bit about me: I grew up in Southeast Alaska and the San Juan Islands in Washington state, where I gained a love for the natural world through hiking and fishing. I finished my MS in Physics in 2019 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I currently live on a homestead near Fairbanks and enjoy sharing my interest in science and the natural world through public outreach and a YouTube channel.

Concepts in Calculus: Engineering Edition

Grades: 7-12

Dates: Session 1: January 30 - February 27 - This course has been cancelled. Please contact Summer Sessions with any questions.

Zoom Times: Mondays, 1 PM - 2 PM

Cost: $195

Description: Engineers need to know rates of change in order to determine how things will move. Calculus is the branch of mathematics that describes rates of change. We will dive into the many cool concepts of calculus with hands-on demonstrations and experiments. You do not need to know algebra to understand the overall concepts and philosophy. Instead, we will explore physical experiments and geometric proofs that do not require numbers. In other words, we will dive into the weirdness that is calculus! This class is offered with weekly hands-on experiments, problem sets, and Zoom sessions where students can share their learning with the instructor and each other. Study questions, YouTube videos, and other supplementary materials will be offered through Google Classroom.

Course Kit Content: labels, pull-back car toy, sphere mold, cylinder mold, sno cone cups, foam sheets, food color tablets, foam sheets, various assorted spheres and balls, hoops, string, pipe cleaners, calibers, ruler, sharpie, balloons, masking tape, sand, parafilm, marshmallows, toothpicks, cork board, jar, push pins