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Earth Science Club

Class
Amalia Fernand, M.S. Nature/Earth Science
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,093)
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.

Class experience

US Grade Kindergarten - 2
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
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,093)
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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... 
Group Class

$15

weekly
1x per week
45 min

Completed by 367 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 5-8
5-8 learners per class

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