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3rd Quarter Spectacular Science: 7th-8th Middle School Comprehensive Science

Join me once a week for lively lessons where we will take a deep dive into Ecosystem interactions!
Sparkology Education by Elizabeth Pope
964 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
12-15
year olds
3-10
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jan 9, 2023

Jan 9, 2023 - Feb 27, 2023 (8 weeks)
Mondays
4pm - 4:55pm
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Tue Jan 10, 2023

Jan 10, 2023 - Feb 28, 2023 (8 weeks)
Tuesdays
5pm - 5:55pm
Taught by:
Elizabeth Pope
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Wed Jan 11, 2023

Jan 11, 2023 - Mar 1, 2023 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays
4pm - 4:55pm
Taught by:
Elizabeth Pope
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Wed Jan 11, 2023

Jan 11, 2023 - Mar 1, 2023 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays
8pm - 8:55pm
Taught by:
Elizabeth Pope
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Thu Jan 12, 2023

Jan 12, 2023 - Mar 2, 2023 (8 weeks)
Thursdays
3pm - 3:55pm
Taught by:
Elizabeth Pope
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Thu Jan 12, 2023

Jan 12, 2023 - Mar 2, 2023 (8 weeks)
Thursdays
7pm - 7:55pm
Taught by:
Elizabeth Pope
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Description

Class Experience

NGSS MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
NGSS MS-LS1-4 Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
NGSS MS-LS-2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem
NGSS MS-LS-2-3 -Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among
living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
NGSS MS-LS-2-5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
NGSS MS-LS-4-6 -Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
I am a certified middle school science teacher, and have been teaching middle school science both in the public school setting, and  online since 2014. It is very important to me that students enjoy the experience of learning about science and consequently, much effort is put into making lessons interactive, varied, and memorable. My experience allows me to focus on the importance of building relationships with my students and use those relationships to tailor lessons to their interests and abilities. I grow and become a better teacher every time I interact with my students! 
🟡 Students will receive access to 1-2 homework assignments each week throughout the course. These are small tasks that I feel would be more suitable as an individual activity rather than an in-class activity.
🟡 We will also complete two projects. These projects can be as time/labor-intensive as your student wants to make them, the purpose of the project is to give students an opportunity to show their understanding of the topic. I will give them several ideas to choose from, but they also have the option to come up with their own project idea for consideration. 
🟡 A vocabulary quiz and a unit test are also provided for those that would like to test their knowledge in this way. 

📣 We let all students know that assignments, projects, and tests are optional based on what the adult in charge of their education requires them to do. 
Learners may need to print a few handouts throughout the course, or have access to view handouts on a separate device during class. (Less than 5 pages per unit.) We typically used Nearpod, Kahoot, and Google Classroom for these courses, but take the time to clearly explain and provide support for each of these!
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
📒 We grade and/or give feedback on all work completed by the student, and a report card will be available for each student. 

📒 We also informally asses students by using Nearpod during lessons, and by using their verbal or chat box responses to questions and discussions during the live lesson. 

📒 Adults can access assignments and grades at all times through the link given at the beginning of the course. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Kahoot will be used during our last class only as a review tool. It does not require an account.

Nearpod will be used during our first three classes as an interactive presentation tool. It does not require an account.

Google Classroom will be used to distribute activities and materials that can be used outside of class. However, all private messages will remain on Outschool. This does require a google email to use as a log in. 

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Sparkology Education by Elizabeth Pope
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964 total reviews
544 completed classes

About Us

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I’m Elizabeth, owner and online teacher at Sparkology. I’m also a mom, and I get it - we have to be masters at juggling roles in today’s world. Every day we are parents, tutors, teachers, principals and curriculum designers! Playing... 
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