Exploring Science Biology: All About Cells, Cell Division, DNA, and Genetics!

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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(716)
In this 6-week class, students will learn basic biology concepts including simple and complex cells, DNA and cell division. #academic

Class Experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Students will understand the basic science behind cell biology including plant cells, animal cells, DNA and simple genetics. 
Handouts provided each week.
Week 1 - Handouts provided, writing utensil
Week 2 - Play-doh or clay, handouts provided 
Week 3 - Play-doh or clay, handout provided 
Week 4 - Gummy worms (you will need 4), 4 pieces of white paper, marker
Week 5 - Candy DNA project. Twizzlers (represent the backbone consisting of sugars and phosphates)
toothpicks, Soft Candy like gumdrops (Something that comes in 4 colors but is all the same type of candy to represent the A, T, C, G nucleotides)
Week 6 - Review and Student Cell presentations, Handout provided
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessment through weekly Kahoot review games.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will use a Kahoot game each week to review. Students can use the kahoot app downloaded to a phone or tablet or just go to kahoot.it in a web browser with a parents help to play the game. Students will always have the option of playing on a team with the teacher instead of signing into the game.

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(716)
Hello! My name is Adrianne Hays. I am currently a homeschooling mom of two kids. We have been homeschooling for 10 years. Before teaching on outschool, I spent 5 years teaching math and science to preschool and elementary school students through... 
Group Class


for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
50 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(14)
Completed by 82 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 8-12
3-10 learners per class

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