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Flex Class: Science Fun for Curious Minds

In this 7-week flex class, learners will investigate different science experiments while making predictions, observations, and having fun while learning.
Ms. Katie
8 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
No live meetings
Over 7 weeks
7-9
year olds
3-9
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed, Oct 5

Oct 5 – Nov 2 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Learners will learn how to prepare materials for a science experiment, basic safety practice with science experiments, predicting what will happen in an experiment, what caused the experiment to do what it did, and how to draw conclusions from experiments.
I am a former Big Sister with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program. I spent a few years with an elementary school student working on his reading and mixing in fun science experiments and American Sign Language instruction. I spent my middle school and high school years creating several science experiments such as a bottle rocket launcher and a Rube Goldberg project. 

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual certification in teaching. One of my two certifications is in Elementary Education K-6. I have worked as a Teacher for 10 years with public and charter schools. I have worked primarily in a one on one setting with learners in Pre-Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade on skills focusing on but not limited to communication, writing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions. In those years, I have done multiple science experiments with learners including food science and weather science.
No homework will be assigned. This class is strictly science experiment fun to be done during class. 
*Learners are encouraged to buy a notebook or composition notebook ($0.50-$5.00). They can use it to take notes such as the title of the experiment, their prediction, what happened in the experiment and how they would make changes. Learners are encouraged to wear gloves during most experiments. Eye protection is not necessary but always encouraged. Safety eyewear can be found for about $5-10 and disposable gloves can range from $10-20, depending on type and box count. Most ingredients can be found around the house. For the few items that are not at home, you can usually find them at your local dollar store. Caution warning: Play Dough may contain wheat, which could cause an allergic reaction if ingested in those sensitive to wheat gluten or with Celiac disease. CLASS 1 MATERIALS: Introduction to Science Fun and Make & Play *Medium sized mixing bowl *1 cup of flour *1/2 cup of salt *1/2 cup of water *Gloves or big spoon Note: You may need more flour or water. CLASS 2 MATERIALS: Row, Row, Row Your Science *Plastic bottle (15-33.8 oz is fine) *Water *Food coloring *Canola oil or vegetable oil (note: you need the liquid, not the spray kind) *Duct tape (optional) *Glitter or small objects like shells (optional) CLASS 3 MATERIALS: Float or Sink *A small clear container with room temperature water *A penny *A quarter *A crayon *A paperclip *A leaf *A piece of Play dough *A few other objects found around the house your learner would like to investigate if it floats or sinks CLASS 4 MATERIALS: Mt. Science *Empty toilet paper roll cut in half *Play-Doh (color does not matter) *4 teaspoons Baking soda *1/4 cup White vinegar *Food coloring (4-5 drops) *1/2 tablespoons of Dish Soap CLASS 5 MATERIALS: Where's the M? *3 clear cups or small containers *3 M n M's with the M fully on the candy pieces *Water (warm, room temperature, and cold) CLASS 6 MATERIALS: Making Slime *Disposable container (medium to large size - give learner plenty of space to work with when mixing ingredients) *2 cups of Cornstarch *1 1/2 cup of water *Food coloring *Gloves Note: You may need more cornstarch or water. CLASS 7 MATERIALS: Eggscellent Exploration *Half a dozen eggs (brown is best, but white can be used too) *Clear cup containers (glasses or jars, lids are optional but a good idea to keep the vinegar smell down) *Different liquids to fill the containers: vinegar, water, soda, corn syrup
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parents, we will be working with some items you can find around the house and some that may need to be bought. I recommend parental supervision for all science experiments in the interest of safety. 

Some of the experiments will include food. Please be aware that some things made with food can expire over time and grow mold. Food dye should be used with caution in some experiments as it can stain hands and clothing. Experiments will be using ingredients learners may have allergies to such as eggs, flour, and cornstarch. Please check the list of ingredients and be aware of what your learner will be interacting with.

Play dough may contain wheat, which could cause an allergic reaction if ingested in those sensitive to wheat gluten or with Celiac disease.

Teacher

Ms. Katie
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Enthusiastic and Certified Teacher. Inspiring a thirst for learning and developing the growth in young minds.
8 total reviews
16 completed classes

About Me

Greetings and welcome to my profile! I am a full-time Special Needs Teacher and part-time Crafter. I love photography, arts and crafts, baking, and video games.

I have a dual Bachelor of Arts degree from Flagler College in Deaf Education and... 
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