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Atom Secrets 3: 3D Molecule Model Building & Molecular Exploration!

In this hands-on course, we'll build a wide variety of molecule models using a high school-level organic chemistry modeling kit! We'll make molecules using single, double and triple covalent bonds, build carbon allotropes such as Diamond and Graphene, and much more.
Quantum Physics for Kids
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Completed by 243 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
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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Class Experience

A detailed description of each session's learning goals is listed below:

Session 1
Students will learn about:
- Introduce modeling molecules with Hydrogen, Oxygen and Carbon
- Introduction to the various parts in the hands-on 3D Modeling Kit (if possible, please purchase the recommended kit, so that your learner can follow along easily with the instructor)
- Building 2-atom molecules with Hydrogen, Oxygen and Carbon
- The chemical and physical characteristics of the molecules built

Session 2
Students will learn about:
- Building 3-atom molecules with Hydrogen, Oxygen and Carbon
- Building the molecule of Ethene and learning about the process of polymerization
- The chemical and physical characteristics of the molecules built

Session 3
Students will learn about:
- Building Allotropes of Carbon: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene
- Learning how the arrangement of carbon atoms affects the properties of the allotrope
- Building models with Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine 
- The chemical and physical characteristics of the molecules built

Session 4
Students will learn about:
- Building more complex models with Boron, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulfur
- Learning about exceptions to the Octet Rule of Molecular formations
- The chemical and physical characteristics of the molecules built
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 provided with Review Handouts after each session. 
 3 files available upon enrollment
The course uses the kit listed below: Old Nobby Organic Chemistry Modeling Kit, $25 Available from Amazon - please search for "OLD NOBBY Organic Chemistry Model Kit" (239 Pieces) to find this specific kit. It is recommended to purchase this kit or a similar ball-and-stick type kit with at least 230 pieces, so that students can easily follow along with the instructor. Any similar ball-and-stick type kit may be used, since color-coding of atoms is fairly standardized (there may be minor differences between kits which can be clarified in class as needed). Please 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. The course also utilizes illustrated Atom Cards. Printable handouts of the Atom Cards will be provided upon enrollment for self-printing at home. (These are the same cards used in Atom Secrets Level 1 and Level 2).
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learner progress will be assessed through in-class building and participation.
50 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
1068 total reviews
924 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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