Science & Nature
Earth Science Club
In this ongoing class, each week will explore a different theme ranging from rocks and crystals, to fossils, volcanoes, landforms, and the water cycle. At home science and art activities will be provided and learners can join at any time.
Amalia Fernand, M.S. Nature/Earth Science
1050 total reviews for this teacher
39 reviews for this class
Completed by 333 learners
Once per week
learners per class
How does an "Ongoing" course 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
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Gain an introduction to the many branches of the field of earth science through hands on experiments, creative art projects, discussion, and games. Build volcanoes while learning about the rock cycle, create fossils while learning about paleontology, grow crystal snowflakes, test minerals, take a closer look at the water cycle, rainbows, landforms, and more! Each week will be independent of each other, and learners may join at any time. Weekly themes are as follows: Next new Section,...
Learn interesting facts and concepts about the fields of geology, volcanology, meteorology, mineralogy, or astronomy depending on weeks joined!
I am offering this class because I am experienced at teaching children about earth science topics, and have a life-long passion for geology.
NOTE: All projects are optional and are not required. Please check the classroom posts for more detailed information. September 12: THE EARTH SCIENCE TREE Earth Science Tree Worksheet Materials: ~coloring utensils (eg: markers, crayons, colored pencils, etc.) ~scissors ~glue stick ~printable pdf (attached) Optional: construction paper, hole punch, yarn September 19: THE SHAPES OF LANDFORMS Landform Diorama Materials: ~shoe box or piece of cardboard ~paint ~recycled items such as cereal boxes or egg cartons ~miscellaneous art supplies to create chosen landform, such as: play-doh, construction paper, small rocks, cotton balls, stickers, plastic animals, etc. September 19: VOLCANOLOGY World Volcanoes Bingo Materials: ~printable Bingo card (attached) ~coins or small stones to use as markers Alternative: generate an online fillable card on a different device or window September 26: LAVA Build a Volcano (Please complete before class for in-class eruptions) Materials: ~Empty plastic water bottle, yogurt cup, small jar, etc. ~3 tablespoons baking soda ~A few drops of dish soap ~A few drops of red food coloring or red paint ~1/2 cup white vinegar ~Construction paper ~Scissors ~Stapler ~Tray, baking dish, or dish tub to set the volcano in. Optional: ~small pitcher ~funnel ~safety goggles ~dinosaurs ~art supplies to decorate the volcano, such as: red and orange yarn, streamers, foam, puffballs, etc Optional Extension: Make a more permanent volcano using clay, paper mache, plaster of paris, or dirt or sand packed around a jar. October 3: THE ROCK CYCLE Rock Collection Box Materials: ~printed rock box labels (attached) ~recycled materials such as a shoe box or egg carton, and cereal or cracker boxes ~glue ~scissors Optional: decorate with collages from magazines, stickers, markers, or paint October 10: FOSSILS Make Mold and Trace Fossils Materials: ~Air dry clay, Play-Doh, sculpt it, modeling clay, or make your own sand or salt dough ~Small plastic dinosaurs or animals Optional addition: Plaster of Paris or white glue October 17: ICE AGE MAMMALS Ice Age Mammals Poster or Book Materials: ~large construction paper (alternative: poster board, recycled cardboard, eg: cereal box) ~coloring utensils ~scissors ~glue-stick ~printed pdf. Optional: stapler October 24: CRAZY ABOUT CRYSTALS Crystal Shapes Worksheet Materials: ~printed pdf. "Crystal Shape Worksheet" ~scissors ~glue-stick ~coloring utensils November 7: MINERALOGY Rock and Mineral Testing Materials: ~rocks and or minerals to test ~magnifying glass ~penny or other copper coin ~nail (alternative: paper clip) ~magnet (the stronger, the better) ~pipette (alternative: syringe, eye dropper, or small teaspoon) ~small amount of white vinegar (a few drops for each rock or mineral tested) ~towel or plate to put under the rocks during the vinegar test ~unglazed tile (The backside of a piece of tile works well. Alternative ideas include: the bottom of a terra cotta flower pot, a brick, a piece of concrete, a flat rock, the backside of a tile coaster that does not have corkboard on it). November 14: THE WATER CYCLE Water Cycle Wheel Materials: ~attached pdf. "Water Cycle Worksheet" ~coloring utensils ~scissors ~glue stick Optional for making the wheel: ~2 paper plates ~brad (alternative: paper clip, pipe cleaner) ~awl or nail to punch a small hole through the plates December 5: CLOUDS Cloud Mobile ~cotton balls ~printed pdf. “Cloud Mobile” ~scissors ~white glue ~paintbrush ~yarn or string ~cardstock ~black or gray paint ~yellow pipe-cleaner or yarn December 5: RAINBOWS Rainbow Craft ~printed pdf. ~watercolors, markers, crayons or pencils in the following colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (dark blue), violet (purple) ~scissors Optional: hole punch, yarn, cotton balls, glue, glitter, December 12: ASTRONOMY Outer Space Art ~black paper ~white crayon
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
- Google Slides
- Bingo Baker
- You Tube
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Amalia Fernand, M.S. Nature/Earth Science
Nature Explorers with Ms. Amalia
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
1050 total reviews
342 completed classes
As an international environmental educator, I have spent the last 25 years teaching kids around the world about nature. Through art projects, science experiments, games, and live animal interactions, I will guide learners to explore and discuss a...