Upper Elementary and Middle School Foundational Science: Semester 2

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32 hours of LIVE tested curriculum that’s all-inclusive and designed to keep young people interested in science through active learning, this course is all you’ll need for a full year of science! Join us for experiments, labs, engineering, physics, and more! Aligned to NGSS and secular!

Description

Meets for one hour twice per week for 16 weeks. 

This course is specifically designed for grades 5-9. Disciplines of Science covered include:

  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Astronomy

The activities in this class get your children thinking and behaving like REAL scientists. If you’re looking to build strong science literacy, problem-solving skills and metacognition in your children, this is a great foundational class. I don’t provide lectures, but I do introduce Socratic-style discussion in order to help kids learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think. We will perform experiments, labs, write papers, and more. I’ll provide printables, videos, projects, and everything needed to have a successful semester of science; you’ll provide a few extra elements for in-person activities (around $20, and I’ll share an Amazon list with you, but you may order from anywhere Students will also need a microscope, and I’ll recommend a few options, but the price points are between $30-$60 at the time of this posting). Most experiments and labs will be performed in class, time permitting, but some may be done outside of class.

In class, I’ll use slides and handouts in addition to oral presentation to introduce concepts and information to learners. We will record some as we go along, and some will be recorded on printables. I’ll have virtual flashcards to use to review outside of class. Virtual labs can be completed as well.

Anticipated Course Outline

Earth Science:
Class 1: Rock Cycle
Class 2: Water Cycle
Class 3: Fossil Fuels and Alternative Energy
Class 4: Soil and Changes in Earth’s Surface
Class 5: Tectonic Plates
Class 6: Weather and Climate
Ecology:
Class 7: Ecosystems
Class 8: Photosynthesis
Class 9: Food Webs
Class 10: Structural Adaptations
Class 11: Behavioral Adaptations
Class 12: Metamorphosis
Physics:
Class 13: Properties of Matter
Class 14: Mixtures and Solutions
Class 15: Properties of Water
Class 16: Uses of Energy
Class 17: Circuits
Class 18: Reflection and Refraction
Biology:
Class 19: Cells
Class 20: Cells-Part 2
Class 21: Introduction to Microscopes
Class 22: Plant and animal cell observation
Class 23: Custom Slides
Class 24: Modeling Cells
Astronomy:
Class 25: Geocentric, Heliocentric, Solar System, Scientific Theory, Big Bang Theory, Ptolemy, Galileo, Copernicus
Class 26: Universe, Galaxy, Milky Way, Solar System relation
Class 27: Gravity; compare and contrast planet sizes and features
Class 28: Comet, Meteor, Asteroid, Asteroid Belt, Meteoroids, elliptical orbits
Class 29: Moon phases, alignment, lunar cycle, tides
Class 30: Earth’s tilt and relation to sunlight distribution
Review:
Class 31: Review
Class 32: Review

Schedule

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Jan 18, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed Jan 23, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Jan 25, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed Jan 30, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Feb 1, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed Feb 6, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Feb 8, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed Feb 20, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Mar 1, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed Mar 6, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed Mar 13, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Mar 30, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed Mar 20, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Mar 22, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed Mar 27, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Mar 29, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed Apr 10, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Apr 12, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed Apr 17, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Apr 19, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed May 1, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri May 3, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri May 10, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed May 30, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri May 17, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Wed May 22, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern
Fri May 24, 2019, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern

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