For the scientific novice this course will be a fearless and fun look at an assortment of scientific subjects. Are you smarter than a chemist? Yes! Let’s figure out the Periodic Table of Elements. The human digestive system is the source of pleasure (yummy food!) and ills (bellyache!). We will learn about the anatomy and physiology of the stomach. Moon stuff will also be examined: phases, eclipses and tides. What is so cool about water? Its structure results in some astounding properties. Come prepared with an open and inquiring mind.
INSTRUCTOR: Jane Crooks (B.S. Biology, University of Notre Dame; M.A. Secondary Education, Tufts University) is a former middle school science teacher. She currently works with at-risk college students as an academic coach.
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609