Beyond IQ

Einstein Adds a New Dimension

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Double Semester-long classes are $480 each. GHF, SENG, MAGE, and NHAGE Members pay $450!

Instructor: Sherene Raisbeck
5-10 students
Suggested Ages: 8-12
Time: Meets Fridays, 10:00am to 11:30am Eastern time

NOTE: This course will run using two terms (30 sessions), Spring 2020 and Fall 2020.


Einstein Adds a New Dimension is the third of three works in Joy Hakim's Story of Science that present the major scientific innovations within the context of major works produced by Aristotle, Newton, Einstein, and progress which continues in theoretical physics.

Learning how to make accurate and useful observations, investigate ideas, evaluate sources, and find out what’s really true, are important skills for scholars in all fields of endeavor.

Students in Einstein Adds a New Dimension continue to develop their understanding of the historical context and great experiments of the world’s innovators.

As the third part of The Story of Science series, Einstein Adds a New Dimension builds on the foundation set forward in the courses Aristotle Leads the Way and Newton at the Center.  Einstein Adds a New Dimension guides students through discoveries in modern physics, explaining the state of the science, while describing some of the current questions and areas of research.  Building on the themes in courses Aristotle and NewtonEinstein Adds a New Dimension helps students strengthen their solid basis of understanding, understand the nature and pace of change, and develop the insight, imagination, and skill to anticipate, jump in, and move forward with the new work of the future.

Over the course of the year, we will explore the lines of evidence for the current theory of the universe; we will discover the nature of quarks and strings; and we will discuss alternative hypotheses and theories.  We will continue building the scaffold for later studies in science and other endeavors, and developing skills which will be used in career planning and development.

Tests, homework, and grades are provided optionally and may be graded at home or by the instructor.  We fully support 2e students and will tailor testing, homework, and class participation so that it is low stress and meaningful for each student.  Students need to be able to do multiplication with fractions and ratios, and to understand the use of algebraic symbols.

This is a 2-semester course.  While some experiments are repeated from the Newton and Aristotle courses, students will encounter them on a different level. These courses do NOT need to be taken in a particular order.

Find the Einstein Adds a New Dimension book here.

Please note that this is a two-semester course


Fall semester

1.      A Boy With Something on His Mind
2.      Time on Replay
3.      Electrifying Thoughts and Magnetic Reasoning
4.      The M and M’s of Science
5.      The Invisible Bits of Electricity
6.      Smaller than Atoms? Subatomic? Is This a Joke?
7.      Nobel Marie
8.      Mysterious Rays
9.      Making Waves
10.  Five Papers
11.  Seeing the (Photon) Light
12.  Molecules Move
13.  Getting the Picture Right
14.  Getting Atom
15.  Still Shooting Alpha Particles
16.  Bohr Taking Quantum Leaps
17.  An American Tracks Photons; A Frenchman Nails Matter
18.  What’s Uncertain? Everything, Says Heisenberg
19.  A Cat, Quarks, and Other Quantum Critters
20.  Smashing Atoms

    Spring semester

    21.      Chemistry, Charism, and Peace
    22.      Energy Equals Mass Times the Square of the Speed of Light or E=mc^2
    23.      On the Way to War (a List of Happenings)
    24.      The Fission Vision
    25.      Presidential Power
    26.      Manhattan on a Mesa
    27.      Quantum Electrodynamics? Surely You’re Joking
    28.      Those Relatives: Galileo and Albert
    29.      Relativity: It’s About Time
    30.    An Event? To a Physicist It’s Not a Party
    31.    Timely Dimensions
    32.    A Man in a Red Hat
    33.    The Paradox of the Twins
    34.    Relative Gravity
    35.    Warps in Spacetime
    36.    Does it Change? Or Is It Changeless?
    37.    Expanding Times
    38.    An Expanding Universe
    39.    A Luminous Indian
    40.    Explosive? And How!
    41.    Singular Black Holes

    2 Semester-long classes are $480 each. GHF, SENG, MAGE, and NHAGE Members pay $450! 
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