Science & Nature
Exploring Space & Creating an Edible Solar System Model! Ages 11-14
In this "out-of-this-world" 5-week middle school science class we will explore space science concepts such as: sun, solar system, constellations, meteors/comets. Featuring an Edible Solar System! 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade welcome. #academic
Stephanie Newton, BSc
76 total reviews for this teacher
learners per class
$16 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 5 weeks
45 minutes per class
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Come explore space science with lecture/discussion, Nearpod interactive slides, and hands-on labs and activities! This course will cover many topics which are aligned with NGSS (science standards) for middle school: the sun, our solar system, stars, star constellations, meteors, comets, galaxies and the universe. Nearpod includes teaching slides alternating with: collaboration boards, matching challenges, virtual field trips, Time to Climb game/contest, video clips, drag-and-drop...
Learners will understand the similarities and differences between our planet and other planets in the solar system. We will learn 12 well-known star constellations, and discover the vast universe (including galaxies, comets, black holes, worm holes, etc).
I have a BS degree in Nutrition and Food Science (pre-med track) from Florida State University. I later became a certified middle school science teacher and taught middle school science in the Florida public school system for 5 years. I have been an online teacher for Outschool and other platforms for 3.5 years. I'm also a homeschool momma :)
Learners will have an optional hands-on project assigned each week (see course syllabus in description). Projects are optional and it should be decided by the parent if the learner will be required to do them. I will grade any work that is turned in.
Week 1 - Sunspot & Solar Eclipse Viewer: Cardboard box (any size) White copy paper Aluminum foil (2 in x 2 in) Tape (packing tape or duct tape if you have it) Scissors Push pin or needle Week 2 - Rocket Ship Foldable: Rocketship pdf (will be provided in week 2) Colored pencils Scissors Week 3 - Edible Solar System: sheet pan, black construction paper or cardstock, 10 Oreos, edible marker food coloring pens (or just food coloring), 2 large marshmallows, mini M&M’s or other similar-sized candies Week 4 - Marshmallow Constellation Lab 15 mini-marshmallows, 10+ toothpicks Week 5 - Sidewalk Chalk Galaxy Sidewalk chalk (any color)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will assess learner understanding by monitoring nearpod activity slides during class. I will grade all projects that are turned in.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
For learners under age 13, parental consent and guidance is required for some of the resources used in this class (ck12.org, smithsonianmagazine.com, and nearpod.com). All resources used in this class will be embedded in the nearpod slide deck. In addition, youtube links will be embedded in the class posts within the Outschool classroom. Direct nearpod links to the lessons will be given in the classroom. Learners are not required to make an account for any external resources. Parental guidance is suggested with the use of scissors and food coloring.
CK12.org, Youtube clips, wikipedia, Nearpod, ABCya.com, Smithsonian Magazine
Stephanie Newton, BSc
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
76 total reviews
146 completed classes
Hello, welcome to my "classroom" :). My classes are listed below, but first...a little about me! I am a certified middle school science teacher and taught for 5 years in the public school classroom. My educational background is in...