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Atom Secrets Levels 1-4 Semester Course (16 Sessions Meeting Once a Week) STEM

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Quantum Physics for Kids
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This course includes all four levels (Levels 1-4) of our top-rated Atom Secrets chemistry courses with a 10% discount for the series! (Homeschool, Afterschool, STEM, STEAM) #academic

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
This class is taught in English.
A detailed description of each session's learning goals is listed below:

Session 1: Hydrogen (1) to Neon (10) 
Students will learn about:
- Atoms and subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons)
- The origin of atoms in the Big Bang, stars and supernovas
- Specific properties, forms and uses of Hydrogen, Helium, Carbon and Oxygen
- Unique molecular properties of water and carbon-based molecules that support formation of life
- Electron orbitals and the importance of the valence (outer) electron shell
- Structure of the Periodic Table of Elements based on electron shell levels

Session 2: Sodium (11) to Argon (18)
Students will learn about:  
- Atoms and subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons)
- Properties, forms and uses of Row 3 atoms
- Ionic and covalent molecular bonding 
- Electron orbitals and the importance of the valence (outer) electron shell
- Structure of the Periodic Table of Elements based on electron shell levels

Session 3: Potassium (19) to Krypton (36)
Students will learn about:
- Atoms and subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons)
- Ionic and covalent molecular bonding 
- Properties, forms and uses of Rows 4 & 5 atoms
- Electron orbitals and the importance of the valence (outer) electron shell
- Structure of the Periodic Table of Elements based on electron shell levels

Session 4: Rubidium (37) to Xenon (54)
Students will learn about:
- Atoms and subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons)
- Ionic and covalent molecular bonding 
- Electron orbitals, suborbitals (s, p, d, f) and the importance of the valence (outer) electron shell
- Properties, forms and uses of Row 6 & 7 atoms
- Structure of the Periodic Table of Elements based on electron shell levels, including the remaining elements in the Table

Session 5: 
Students will learn about:
- Atoms and subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons)
- Covalent molecular bonding and different types of covalent bonds
- Introducing atomic symbols, symbolic chemical equations and chemical reactions
- Electron orbitals and the importance of the valence (outer) electron shell
- Structure of the Periodic Table of Elements based on electron shell levels
- Seeing a chemical reaction equation in action with hands-on Carbon Dioxide bubble experiment

Session 6: 
Students will learn about:  
- Ionic and covalent molecular bonding 
- Electron orbitals and the importance of the valence (outer) electron shell in determining molecule bonds
- Structure of the Periodic Table of Elements based on electron shell levels
- Predicting atomic behavior and writing symbolic representations of molecules
- Introduction to chemical reaction formulas
- Hands-on experiment making ice cream with salt

Session 7: 
Students will learn about:
- Acids, Bases and the pH scale
- Ionic and covalent molecular bonding 
- Relationships between atoms in the same row and column of the Periodic Table
- Electron orbitals and the importance of the valence (outer) electron shell
- Introduction to chemical reaction formulas
- Hands-on experiment testing pH of different liquids

Session 8: 
Students will learn about:
- The role of neutrons in an atom, and definition of isotopes
- Introduction to chemical reaction formulas
- Oxidation of some metals and use of a weak acid solution to clean metal
- Radioactive isotopes and their use in Carbon Dating
- Hands-on experiment using a chemical reaction to clean dirty pennies

Session 9
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
- Introduce Allotropes - different atomic structures of an element, and how the different qualities of the structures affects the element's physical properties
- Building Allotropes of Oxygen
- The chemical and physical attributes of the Oxygen Allotropes built

Session 10
Students will learn about:
- Building 3-atom molecules with Hydrogen, Oxygen and Carbon
- The chemical and physical characteristics of the molecules built
- The chemical and physical characteristics of the Carbon allotropes built
- Introduce constructing molecules with Nitrogen and Phosphorus. 

Session 11
Students will learn about:
- Building Allotropes of Carbon
- Building more complex models with Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon, Nitrogen and Chlorine
- The chemical and physical characteristics of the molecules built
- Introduce constructing molecules with Iodine and Sulfur

Session 12
Students will learn about:
- Building more complex models with Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon, Nitrogen,  Chlorine, Iodine and Sulfur
- The chemical and physical characteristics of the molecules built
- Add constructing molecules with Fluorine and Bromine 

Session 13
In this session, we'll build molecules present in our food and explore how they interact with the molecules present in our bodies. We will 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 14
This session explores molecules that we can smell! We'll build the following Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Acetone and Limonene and discuss how our noses work to sense them. We'll also learn about isomers, and how changing the arrangement of atoms in a molecule can produce very different properties. 

Session 15
This session leaps into proteins! Proteins in our body belong to a group of molecules called biomolecules. These are molecules produced by living things and are very important for life. Proteins help generate muscles, transmit messages and the transport of different chemicals. All proteins are made of molecules called Amino Acids. These are the building blocks of proteins. We'll build a template for an Amino Acid and point out the different sections while explaining why the molecules are called Amino Acids. We'll also explore protein structure and protein folding. 

Session 16
This session delves into biomolecules, energy molecules and reactions within living systems. We'll explore ATP: Adenosine Triphosphate. In Session 15, we learnt about the importance of proteins in our bodies. However, to carry out various functions we need energy. In our bodies and the bodies of other living creatures, a molecule called ATP 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). We'll make these individual molecules and then assemble them into ATP. Next, we'll 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. We'll recreate this chemical reaction with our molecule kit. 
We're dedicated to introducing young students to the amazing world of quantum physics, invention & science research! 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. 
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Learner progress will be assessed through class participation and a fun, humorous quiz at the end of each session.
Grades Offered
 6 files available upon enrollment
The following learning materials are included with registration and posted as downloadable PDFs in the Classroom: - Printable Atom Card PDFs for atomic elements 1-54 (Hydrogen to Xenon) - Printable Periodic Table PDF Handouts (simplified version & complete version) - Printable Review Handout PDFs after each session Please note: These PDF handouts are too large to be emailed, so please visit the Course Classroom to download them. For sessions 9-16, we'll use 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.
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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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$16

weekly or $256 for 16 classes
1x per week, 16 weeks
50 min

Completed by 18 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
4-11 learners per class

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