Mia Martin 
Waldorf Institute of Southern California 
818 349-6272 


Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM 
Saturday, July 9 2021at 4:00 PM
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Highland Hall Waldorf School 
17100 Superior Street
Northridge, CA 91325

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Exploring Science in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade

with Philip Guest

Please note! Due to July 4th, this course is from Tuesday to Saturday. 


In Waldorf middle school the class teacher brings an active and engaging approach to Science that encourages and enriches personal experience and enquiry. The prevailing mindset is that such things are “best left to the experts”, but Philip is there to help you discover that such a mindset is wrong! As long as you have an interest in the world, an open and inquiring mind and a willingness to discard existing prejudgments, you have all the qualifications you need!

In this workshop Philip explores how different aspects of the five returning topics in Physics; Sound, Sight, Warmth, Magnetism and Electricity, are presented and developed through 6th, 7th and 8th grades, giving insight not only into the topics, but into the stages of student development. He will also introduce key aspects from Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, and to look at the grade-specific physics topics of Mechanics, Hydraulics and Pneumatics. 

This course is recommended not just for 6th to 8th grade teachers, but for anyone who has an interest in the world and their participation in it, especially those who didn't enjoy their own experience of Science in school! 


Philip Guest has been a Waldorf Teacher in South California for approximately three seven-year cycles, serving as class teacher for the Waldorf School of Orange County Class of 2005 and the Westside Waldorf Class of 2012 and subsequently offering Waldorf based classes to homeschooled students in a variety of environments, including seven years of "village school" style classes through Urban Homeschoolers.

Philip Guest sees himself as a tour guide for students through the fossil-beds of human thought, with the hope that, through experiencing these developments themselves, students will, in due course, be capable of producing new, living thoughts of their own, given confidence by the past but suited to the needs of our own age and building a more humane future.


Course Fee:

$685 (In person)

$600 (Online)

Register by June 1st for a 10% discount