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Earth Systems Science for 8th Grade

This semester long, standards-based course covers the Earth Systems portion of Science typically taught at the 8th grade level. Interactive lectures, in-class experiments, hands-on laboratories. Homework and two projects.
Kristin Olsen
36 total reviews for this teacher
New class
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 9 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times


Mon, Jan 2, 2023

Jan 2 – Mar 3, 2023 (9 weeks)
Mo, Fr
1:00 – 1:55 PM

Tue, Jan 3, 2023

Jan 3 – Mar 2, 2023 (9 weeks)
Tu, Th
12:00 – 12:55 PM

Mon, Mar 20, 2023

Mar 20 – May 19, 2023 (9 weeks)
Mo, Fr
9:00 – 9:55 AM
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
The learner will explain motion in the solar system using a model.
The learner will explain seasons, tides, eclipses, and moon phases using model.
The learner will describe how technology and information are used to explore the solar system.
The learner will describe how we continue to refine our understanding of the solar system.
The learner will critique theories that explain how the solar system was formed.
The learner will explain contrasting climates.
The learner will explain why climates vary from location to location.
The learner will evaluate evidence for or against human influence on climate.
The learner will differentiate between basic and severe weather conditions.
The learner will develop a plan for personal safety and the safety of others for severe weather conditions.
The learner will be able to make observations about weather conditions.
The learner will be able to gather data during various weather conditions.
The learner will compare historical weather data to current for a specified location and date.
The learner will use models to develop a weather prediction for a specified location.
Assignments should be completed individually.  Expect the learner to spend 1-2hrs each week on outside class work.

Learner Presentations -  Learners should prepare to present their project to the class during the scheduled class meetings.  There are two projects assigned during this course.
Lecture note taking guide should be printed prior to class. Learners should keep this in their Science Journal (if they keep one) to refer back to. Learners should have general school supplies available. Some basic household materials are used throughout the course.
Learners will self-correct homework.
A scoring rubric will be available for the presentations.

Optional Certificate of Completion - Please let the teacher know you would like a Completion Certificate at the start of the course.  The learner should turn in all assignments under the Teacher Tab after we correct them in class.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Some labs may require a partner or parental guidance. 


Kristin Olsen
Lives in the United States
36 total reviews
81 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is Kristin.  I was a licensed Teacher in Oregon prior to having children (ages 6-11) and focusing on their education.  I earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from Western Oregon University in Middle and Secondary Education... 
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