# FREE Summer Learning Workshop - Math | Science | English | GK

• FREE summer learning sessions for our MicroMerits students  –  Math | Science | English

Use the summer to explore some interesting topics outside the curriculum
Solve puzzles, interesting problems, and play interactive games to test your knowledge. These will give you fundamental knowledge in Science and Math.

Grades 4 to 6 –  Every Sunday 11:30 AM CT

Grades 7 and 8 – Every Wednesday 11:30 AM CT

Start date: 19 June 2022, End date: 20 July 2022

Update: Thank you students for a successful program! Presentation slides have been posted below.

Grade 7 – 9 Physics and Astronomy:

Grade 4 – 6 Mental Math:

Reading material for certain subjects given below will be posted a day before the session:

Science

Math

Biology

Chemistry

Physics and Astronomy

7/3/22 – Sunday – GK Session postponed to 7/4 Monday (Tomorrow)

Reading for session on 7/6/2022 (Wednesday)

Please revise any or all topics that you need using this CBSE chapter. Practice or further research is encouraged.

Cell- structure and functions – https://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php?hesc1=8-18

Some topics that will be covered:

Types of cells

Shapes of cells

Cell structure

Parts of a cell – cell organelles

Comparison of plant and animal cell

Reading for Chemistry session on 7/12/2022 (Wednesday)

Topics:

• Basics of matter
• Fluids
• States of matter
• Density
• Other concepts

Matter – anything that has mass and takes up space

Mass – is the measure of how much material makes up the object

Weight – measure of the force of gravity on an object

Volume – amount of space an object takes up

Properties of Matter – Property is something about an object that can be observed such as its size, shape, color, smell, or sound

States of Matter – 3 forms solid, liquid, gas

Solid – person, ice, puppy, flowerpot

Liquid – water, juice, coffee

Gas – air, carbon dioxide

Fluid – Liquids and gases are called fluids. They are not as compactly packed as solids.

What makes up Matter?

Atoms – tiny particles or building blocks of matter, smallest unit of matter

• Composed of 3 primary particles
• Protons – carries positive charge
• Neutrons – carries neutral charge
• Electrons – carries negative charge and is smallest particle of atom

Nucleus – central part of an atom and contains nearly all the mass of the atom

• 2 kinds of particles are found in nucleus and they are protons and neutrons
• particles called electrons move around nucleus in paths called orbits

Molecules – 2 or more atoms lightly attached to one another and act as a unit

Element – a substance that cannot be separated into simple substances by chemical means

Does matter change?

Physical Change – changes in the size and shape of an object

Evaporation – when a liquid changes to a gas

Water Vapor – is water in its gas form

Condensation – Cooling air causes water vapor to change to a liquid

Chemical Change – a change that causes matter to become a new kind of matter

Other concepts:

Volume – The space contained in an object

Density – It is equal to Mass/Volume. So density indicates how light or heavy an object is.

Less dense liquids float on more dense liquids just like oil floats on water.

Some topics that will be covered:

Biology:

• Introduction to cell
• Types of cells
• Shapes of cells
• Cell structure

Read this textbook until Cell- structure and function (introduction) only.

https://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php?hesc1=8-18

Chemistry:

• Basics of matter
• Fluids
• States of matter
• Density
• Other concepts

Some basic terms.

Matter – anything that has mass and takes up space

Mass – is the measure of how much material makes up the object

Weight – measure of the force of gravity on an object

Volume – amount of space an object takes up

Molecules – 2 or more atoms lightly attached to one another and act as a unit

Element – a substance that cannot be separated into simple substances by chemical means

Properties of Matter – Property is something about an object that can be observed such as its size, shape, color, smell, or sound

States of Matter – 3 forms solid, liquid, gas

Solid – person, ice, puppy, flowerpot

Liquid – water, juice, coffee

Gas – air, carbon dioxide

Fluid – Liquids and gases are called fluids. They are not as compactly packed as solids.

Does matter change?

Physical Change – changes in the size and shape of an object

Evaporation – when a liquid changes to a gas

Water Vapor – is water in its gas form

Condensation – Cooling air causes water vapor to change to a liquid

Chemical Change – a change that causes matter to become a new kind of matter

Other concepts:

Volume – The space contained in an object

Density – It is equal to Mass/Volume. So density indicates how light or heavy an object is.

Less dense liquids float on more dense liquids just like oil floats on water.

Slides for session on Wednesday (7/19):

Physics and Astronomy