Science & Nature
Comprehensive 7th Grade Science Quarter 1 - Teacher of The Year Instructor (Sections can be taken in any order)
Science is so much fun. This 8 week course covers the first 4 of 16 units comprising seventh grade science (Mass vs Weight, Volume, Density, Layers of The Earth).
There are no upcoming classes.
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
$10 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
45 minutes per class
In seventh grade science Mastery Badges 1-4 we will be studying the first four units of seventh grade science. The goal for students is to earn each of the mastery badges by getting a 3 or 4 (out of 4) on each of the mastery badge quizzes. 4 = Exceeds Expectations 3 = Mastery 2 = Approaching Mastery 1 = Beginning Your Journey Think of these scores as a loading bar. No one starts their learning journey knowing everything. All of us must "load" more knowledge into our minds. I very much...
I can describe the difference between mass and weight, and measure them correctly. I can describe what volume is, and measure the volume of different types of objects. I can calculate the density of various object, and explain how they sort naturally. I can describe the layers of the Earth.
I have a bachelors degree in earth science (geology, oceanography, astronomy). I have a masters degree in biology. I have a another masters degree in instructional design (building high quality courses) I was teacher of the year in my school district. I helped write the national science standards that are now adopted and used around the United States. As well as contributed to the standards in several foreign nations. I used to own the largest online science for kids company in the world, which I sold back in 2013. We had the highest trafficked websites for astronomy, biology, geology, geography, dinosaurs, and chemistry up until the time this company was folded into another and re-branded. I am well known in education and science circles, and a leader who has trained thousands of science teachers to be more engaging and fun.
Each mastery badge includes two weeks of material that will take your student approximately 30 minutes a day (five days a week) to complete. When we meet in person, I will go over instructions, and be available to discuss the various assignments as well as to walk students through how to complete the hands on labs. Lectures are provided via video, in order to allow your student to pause, rewind, and re-watch at their own pace.
Some supplies will be necessary to complete the hands on labs. However to make it easy, these supplies are almost always already in your home. Those that are not are readily available at any local department store.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Let's be honest here. Grades are stupid and meaningless. They tell us almost nothing. Too often, they are just a measurement of busy work, rather than a measurement of actual learning. What is an A in one teacher's class may be a C in another. Given their arbitrary nature, I do not believe in letter grades. In my classes, we will be focusing instead on mastery. What we care about is strictly whether or not you master the content. The way you master the content is be earning a Mastery Badge. To earn each mastery badge, you must get a 3 or a 4 on the Mastery Badge Quiz. A 3 means that you mastered the content, while a 4 means that you exceeded expectations. If you get a 1 or a 2, it is no big deal. It doesn't mean that you failed, it just means that you need more time to prepare. A 1 means that you are just beginning your journey while a 2 means that you are almost there. This is how learning works. You don't fail learning unless you give up! You will have as many tries as you want to pass each mastery badge quiz.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
We will be using a number of outside website as we research these topics together. These include Newsela, Nearpod, Kahoot, and many others.
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