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Atoms and Molecules

Teri Barenborg M.Ed
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(137)
This mini course teaches students about atoms, elements, molecules and introduces the Periodic Table.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
5-PS1-1. Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
Students will demonstrate understanding of an atom.
Students will demonstrate understanding of an element. 
Students will demonstrate understanding of a molecule. 
Students will demonstrate understanding of how the Periodic Table is designed. 

MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of simple molecules by creating models. 
I love teaching science topics and students love to learn about chemistry. Chemistry should be introduced in a fun way with safety in mind so that children have fun with the topic, but also learn how to stay safe. I have taught STEAM subjects for over thirty-five years.
Homework Offered
Students will be assigned a mini-project, a puzzle sheet, a drawing and a final project using homemade clay.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
The teacher will do frequent learner checks to make sure that the students understand each concept. The students will submit work after the lesson that will be reviewed by the teacher and feedback will be given in a timely fashion. The end project will be reviewed by the teacher will direct feedback given.
Grades Offered
The teacher will provide the puzzle sheet for you to download.

Students will need:
paper and colored pencils for drawing
print out of the puzzle sheet that the teacher provides
Ingredients for making a molecule clay: water, cornstarch, baking soda, flat toothpicks, food coloring
pot, measuring cups and parent supervision for making the clay
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
When making the clay for the final project, parents will need to supervise their children when mixing the materials and heating them on the stove. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(137)
I teach S.T.E.A.M. classes (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) to students in elementary and middle school. I can also teach pedagogy for parents as teachers so that they can learn more engaging ways to connect with their kids.

Group Class


weekly or $40 for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
45 min

Completed by 61 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
1-12 learners per class

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