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Science & Nature

5Th Grade Super Science: A Semester of Science Inquiry and Discovery, Part 2

The 12 week course follows pacing of the 2nd semester of 5th grade science -earth science, space science, ecosystems/ habitats, plant & animal adaptations, food chains & webs, and learned & inherited behaviors. Science processes embedded.
Susan Laforet, M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction
123 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 12 weeks
9-11
year olds
1-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course 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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Mon, Jan 9, 2023

Jan 9 – Apr 6, 2023 (12 weeks)
Mo, Th
12:00 – 12:55 PM
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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn scientific process and procedures through the content typically taught in the second semester of 5th grade. Strands include Nature of Science, Earth Science, and Life Science
I taught 5th grade science in the largest public school system in my state for 17 years. During that time I attended intense science training programs led by Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, and i3Laser through the Smithsonian Institution/Department of Education.  I was honored as Teacher of the Year on my campus and a finalist for the District Teacher of the Year. After 17 years, I moved from the classroom to become a STEM instructional coach, supporting teachers across the district in the STEM content areas, and finally as a math and science instructional coach, leading professional development and supporting teachers and students at low performing campuses.
Some weeks will have short assignments for students to complete individually, typically requiring no more than 30 minutes. There will be a final semester project based on student choice from a product menu to summarize learning in the course.
Students will keep an interactive science notebook throughout the course, using a standard composition book. They will also need general art supplies (colored pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, ruler, etc.). Specific supplies for inquiry lessons will be posted on the class page at least 2 weeks prior to the lesson. Most will be easily available around the house.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Formative assessment will be embedded throughout the course through a variety of games and activities. Parents will be provided with a written report at the end of the course.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Some YouTube videos will be included, all of which are pre-screened for content and appropriate instructional level, and some created by the teacher. Lessons will be presented through the interactive Nearpod platform and will sometimes include Google applications, (docs and slides). Students will upload their assignments to the class page or to a designated Google Drive folder, open only to the teacher and enrolled students. Some Kahoot games will be used for assessment and engagement.
This class will follow best practices guidelines as set forth by the National Science Teacher's Association and Next Generation Science Standards.

Teacher

Susan Laforet, M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction
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Lives in the United States
Super Science and Math
123 total reviews
149 completed classes

About Me

I have been sharing my love of science and math with elementary students in public schools for over 26 years. I served most of that time in the classroom and then moved into Instructional Coaching to help other teachers improve their practice in... 
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