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Atom Camp 4: Advanced Hands-on Molecule Building! - Summer Camp (STEM / STEAM)

In this hands-on molecule-themed STEAM Camp, we'll build and explore a wide variety of intriguing 3D molecule models, including sugars and proteins! (Summer Science & Chemistry Camp, Afterschool, Homeschool) #academic
Quantum Physics for Kids
1134 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$16 per class
Meets 4x per week
Over 1 week
50 minutes per class
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
A detailed description of each session's learning goals is listed below:
Session 1: 
- Build molecules present in our food and explore how they interact with the molecules present in our bodies.
- Construct the molecules of acetic acid (Vinegar) and Glucose (a Sugar) and learn how the shapes of these molecules affect their properties and give them their unique characteristics.

Session 2:
- Exploring molecules that we can smell.
- Construct the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Acetone and Limonene.
- Discuss how our noses work to sense them. 
- Learn about isomers, and how changing the arrangement of atoms in a molecule can produce very different properties. 

Session 3:
- Discuss proteins and biomolecules. 
- Discuss that all proteins are made of molecules called Amino Acids. These are the building blocks of proteins. 
- Construct a template for an Amino Acid and point out the different sections while explaining why the molecules are called Amino Acids. 
- Explore protein structure and protein folding. 

Session 4
- Continue exploration of biomolecules, energy molecules and reactions within living systems. 
- Explore ATP: Adenosine Triphosphate. ATP is a molecule that provides energy to drive many processes. 
- ATP is a large molecule made of three parts, a nitrogen base, a sugar called ribose and a phosphorus molecule (triphosphate).  make these individual molecules and then assemble them into ATP. 
- Discuss the chemical reaction of photosynthesis. The molecule of ATP is also used in Photosynthesis to make food for the plant and release oxygen into the environment. Recreate this chemical reaction with our molecule kit. 
We're dedicated to introducing young students to the amazing world of quantum physics, technological innovation and design! We've been offering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) classes and creating educational materials for students of all ages for over 15 years. We're excited to share this course content with more students through Outschool. 
No required homework, but students will be given ideas for further building exploration after each session. 
The course uses the kit listed below: Organic Chemistry Modeling Kit, Old Nobby brand, $22 Available from Amazon - please search for "Old Nobby Organic Chemistry Model Kit" (239 Pieces) to find this specific kit. This kit is also available through other major online retailers (search for "Old Nobby Organic Chemistry Modeling Kit"). If you have any problems finding the kit, please message us for additional help. It is recommended to purchase this specific kit or a similar ball-and-stick type kit with at least 230 pieces, so that students can easily follow along with the instructor. (Note: the "Happy Atoms" kits don't include enough Carbon atoms and have a different magnetic design that doesn't represent bond angles accurately, so they are not a good fit for this course).
Learner progress will be assessed through in-class building and participation.
3 hours 20 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

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Quantum Physics for Kids
Lives in the United States
Quantum Physics, Invention & Science Research Classes
1134 total reviews
1005 completed classes

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We're excited to support your child in exploring quantum physics, science and inventions! Our classes are designed to get kids excited about physics and its impact on our lives, while supporting students in developing critical thinking skills. Our... 
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