Upper Elementary and Middle School Foundational Science-Semester I

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$349.00

34 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 45 minutes per meeting, three times per week, for 15 weeks. 

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive course for grades 5-9 science, this is it! 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). 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. While we do have 45 classes, the first is an introduction class to the entire course.

I’ll provide printables, videos, projects, and everything needed to have a successful year 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).

 

Anticipated Course Outline

Introduction Class: Introduction to the course, Canvas, methods, syllabus, etc.
Class 1: What is science?
Class 2: The Scientific Method
Class 3: Scrutinizing Science
Class 4: Theory, Fact & Opinion
Class 5: Science in the Media (How to be an Informed Consumer)
Class 6: Limitations to Science
Class 7: Science and Ethics
Class 8: Types of Scientific Research
Class 9: The Scientific Method
Class 10: Making Observations and Inferences
Class 11: Asking a Testable Question and Forming a Hypothesis
Class 12: Planning an Investigation
Class 13: Identifying Variables
Class 14: The Experimental Method
Class 15: Organizing and Analyzing Data
Class 16: Forming a Conclusion
Class 17: Reducing & Recognizing Error
Class 18: Recognizing Bias
Class 19: Communicating Scientific Ideas
Class 20: Arguing Scientific Ideas and Critiquing Scientific Ideas
Class 21: Lab Safety
Class 22: Lab Safety Equipment and Laboratory Tools
Class 23: Measuring Temperature
Class 24: Measuring Mass
Class 25: Measuring Volume
Class 26: Measurement Summary
Class 27: Metric Unit Conversions
Class 28: Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, and Circle Graphs
Class 29: Mean, Median, Mode & Range
Class 30: Percentage, Ratios & Rate
Class 31: Calculating Error
Class 32: Scientific Notation
Class 33: pH and Common Indicators
Class 34: Engineering Process
Class 35: Defining Problems
Class 36: Brainstorming
Class 37: Designing Solutions
Class 38: Developing & Using Models
Class 39: Types of Engineers
Class 40: Experiment presentation
Class 41: Scientific Notebook presentation
Class 42: Engineering Presentation
Class 43: Review
Class 44: Final Exam-Oral, taken during class; written available upon request; this class is typically 1 hour instead of 45 minutes.

Schedule

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday at 2:30pm EST September 5-December 20; off the week of U.S. Thanksgiving.

Wed Sep 5, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Sep 6, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Sep 7, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Sep 12, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Sep 13, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Sep 14, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Sep 19, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Sep 20, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Sep 21, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Sep 26, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Sep 27, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Sep 28, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Oct 3, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Oct 4, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Oct 5, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Oct 10, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Oct 11, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Oct 12, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Oct 17, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Oct 18, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Oct 19, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Oct 24, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Oct 25, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Oct 26, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Oct 31, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Nov 1, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Nov 2, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Nov 7, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Nov 8, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Nov 9, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Nov 14, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Nov 15, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Nov 16, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Nov 23, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Nov 28, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Nov 29, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Nov 30, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Dec 5, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Dec 6, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Dec 7, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Dec 12, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Dec 13, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Fri Dec 14, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Wed Dec 19, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
Thu Dec 20, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern

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