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DIY Science - Exploring Chemistry

Ashley McLaurin
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(661)
In this 4-week class, your child will learn the basics of chemistry by exploring elements, molecules, compounds, and mixtures with hands-on activities and games. #academic

Class experience

US Grade Kindergarten - 3
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
What is Matter?
Exploring the State of Matter We will investigate solids, liquids, and gases and learn about condensing, melting, and freezing. In this lesson, we will look at water and what happens when it freezes, melts, evaporates, and condenses. We will draw a diagram of this process.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
What is a Mixture?
Exploring Physical Changes We will delve into the practical side of things, investigating physical changes, mixtures, and solutions. This lesson will discuss separating different mixtures, such as a group of coins or a salad, and even making a refreshing solution (lemonade).
 Week 3
Lesson 3
What are Pure Substances?
Exploring Pure Substances We will investigate pure substances. This lesson will examine the physical differences between salt and sugar. We will list the differences between the two substances and describe how we know one is different. We will also briefly examine the periodic table of elements.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
How do we make New Substances?
Exploring Chemical Changes Using marshmallow models, we will investigate the differences between elements, molecules, and compounds and observe a chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda.
Students will be exposed to many new concepts of chemistry and physical science: solids, liquids, gases, physical changes, observation, physical properties, chemical changes, elements, molecules, and compounds.

Lesson 1
Paper, pencil, crayons, or colored pencils
Optional: Ice and plastic sandwich bag

Lesson 2
Lemonade:  Tablespoons granulated sugar, 1/4 cup hot water. 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 3/4 cup cold water
Optional: Group of different types of coins, a small amount of snack mix, or salad with other veggies. We will model separating them into groups, such as any group of various objects. 

Lesson 3 
Paper, pencil, a small amount of salt and sugar
Optional: magnifying glass

Lesson 4
Mini marshmallows (the colorful ones if you can find them), toothpicks, baking soda 2 tbsps, ½ cup of vinegar, 20 oz soda bottle or similar bottle, balloon, and funnel.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Due to the age of the students, please have an adult in the room or nearby if they need help during class. Thank you! 
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(661)
Welcome to my Outschool profile! I'm an enthusiastic science educator with a passion for inspiring young minds. With over a decade of teaching experience, I specialize in middle and high school sciences, including chemistry, physics, and... 
Group Class


weekly or $36 for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
35 min

Completed by 21 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 5-9
2-4 learners per class

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