Science & Nature

Complete Middle School Science in Virtual Reality (5th-8th Grades)

Middle school science class taught in virtual reality. Covering your entire science curriculum for grades 5-8. The course takes 2.5 years to complete. Jump onboard anytime, and continue until we eventually circle back to where you started.
13 total reviews for this teacher
New class

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Tue Sep 6

Meets Once per week
6pm - 6:55pm

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Class Experience

Students will learn everything they need to know for middle school science grades 5-8. 
Mr. Bertoch is a middle school science teacher with more than a decade teaching experience. He was teacher of the year in one district and nominated as teacher of the year in a second district. Mr. Bertoch has three degrees. Two in science, and one in curriculum development.
Students can expect approximately 5 hours per week of homework. 
Students will need a VR headset and an Engage VR account (free). Please set these up prior to your first class. Classes begin in Zoom and all classes are recorded in Zoom. Once all students are logged into Zoom, Mr. Bertoch provides the Engage VR code, and students then meet up in the metaverse, while leaving the Zoom connection active. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students who complete each packet successfully are awarded a Mastery Badge for the packet.
A mastery badge is a certificate that can be kept on file to demonstrate to the State that the student passed off the curriculum for that topic. Students who take the entire course will be awarded 64 certificates. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
Class is taught in Virtual Reality. Which requires students to have access to a virtual reality headset, such as a Quest, Vive, Steam VR, etc. The class uses Engage VR which is a free app that can be downloaded on most VR platforms. 
Students will need to download Engage VR and open an Engage VR account prior to our first meeting.


Hiram Bertoch
Lives in the United States
Former Teacher of The Year (Offering Hands On Science Classes)
13 total reviews
14 completed classes

About Me

Hi guys, my name is Hiram Bertoch.  I am a science teacher from Utah, who currently lives in West Virginia.  I love teaching science because science is so much fun!  During my career, I have worked on the national and international level, playing... 
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