Science & Nature
Element Detectives: Finding the Chemistry in Everyday Life
Why do snowflakes look the way they do? How do they get foods to be different colors? Why is lemonade sour? In this class, we'll use chemistry and the elements of the periodic table to answer questions like this and more!
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Once per week
learners per class
per learner - per class
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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
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What elements are in my iPad? Why do leaves change color in the fall? What makes lemons taste sour? Where do the colors come from in paint? If any of these are questions that sound interesting to you, then you would probably enjoy being an element detective! Each week, we will start class by doing an introduction to that week's overall element theme or question. We'll discuss what students already know about the topic of the week before taking a deep dive into that week's topic. At the end...
I am a certified chemistry teacher (grades 7-12) with almost two decades of teaching experience. I have 7 years of experience in the high school classroom and almost two years of experience teaching online through Outschool. I have also done private tutoring at the high school and college level, taught freshman college chemistry recitations and labs, and worked in various science outreach settings including museums, middle school after school science programs, and science summer camps. From these experiences, I have worked with a lot of different types of learners at various stages of interest, ability, and motivation- from preschoolers wide-eyed at everything in science to high school students simply taking the class as a requirement to college freshmen chemistry majors passionate about the course with never ending questions. I can tailor my teaching style to fit the learner, and I do what I can to make it approachable by anyone.
Handouts will be provided each week before class.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Certified Chemistry Teacher and Science Enthusiast (she/her)
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
678 total reviews
701 completed classes
Hi! I'm Julie and I'll be your guide as we navigate the amazing world of Chemistry! In addition to my time teaching on Outschool, I have over two decades of experience teaching and tutoring chemistry at various levels, and I'm excited to be able...