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FLEX COURSE: Atom Secrets & the Periodic Table of Elements Course (Level 1)

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Quantum Physics for Kids
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Discover the wonderful world of atoms, from the simplest atoms to more complex atoms necessary for life! (Flexible Schedule version, without live meetings)

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Session 1: Rows 1-2, Hydrogen (1) to Neon (10)
The first class session introduces students to atomic elements Hydrogen (1) to Neon (10), the first two rows of the Periodic Table, as well as significant molecules formed from these atoms, such as water and carbon dioxide. We'll draw electron orbitals and learn about the importance of the outer "valence" electron shell.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Session 2: Row 3, Sodium (11) to Argon (18)
In Session 2, we'll explore atomic elements Sodium (11) to Argon (18). We'll discuss covalent and ionic molecular bonding and unique characteristics of atoms, along with important molecules that they form. We'll draw a Bohr model of Argon and review the major electron shell levels for rows 1-3 of the Periodic Table. The various atoms and molecules will be linked to practical uses in life and modern technology.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Session 3: Row 4, Potassium (19) to Krypton (36)
In Session 3, we'll explore atomic elements Potassium (19) to Krypton (36). We'll continue discussing covalent and ionic molecular bonding and unique characteristics of atoms, along with important molecules that they form. We'll draw a Bohr model of Kypton and review the major electron shell levels for rows 1-4 of the Periodic Table. We'll also introduce the concept of suborbitals (s, p, d, f). The various atoms and molecules will be linked to practical uses in life and modern technology.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Session 4: Row 5, Rubidium (37) to Xenon (54), plus overview of Periodic Table
In Session 4, we'll explore atomic elements Rubidium (37) to Xenon (54), plus provide an overview of structure for the remaining Periodic Table elements. We'll discuss unique characteristics of selected atomic elements, along with important molecules that they form. We'll draw a Bohr model of Kypton, and we'll further explore the concept of suborbitals (s, p, d, f). The various atoms and molecules will be linked to practical uses in life and modern technology.
This class is taught in English.
A detailed description of each session's learning goals is listed below:

Session 1: Hydrogen (1) to Neon (10) 
Students will learn about:
- Atoms and subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons)
- The origin of atoms in the Big Bang, stars and supernovas
- Specific properties, forms and uses of Hydrogen, Helium, Carbon and Oxygen
- Unique molecular properties of water and carbon-based molecules that support formation of life
- Summary of common uses of Lithium, Beryllium, Boron, Nitrogen, Fluorine and Neon
- Electron orbitals and the importance of the valence (outer) electron shell
- Structure of the Periodic Table of Elements based on electron shell levels

Session 2: Sodium (11) to Argon (18)
Students will learn about:  
- Atoms and subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons)
- Specific properties, forms and uses of Sodium, Magnesium, Aluminum, Silicon, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Chlorine and Argon
- Ionic and covalent molecular bonding 
- Electron orbitals and the importance of the valence (outer) electron shell
- Structure of the Periodic Table of Elements based on electron shell levels

Session 3: Potassium (19) to Krypton (36)
Students will learn about:
- Atoms and subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons)
- Ionic and covalent molecular bonding 
- Specific properties, forms and uses of Potassium, Calcium, Gallium, Germanium, Arsenic, Selenium, Bromine and Krypton
- Introduction to the Transition Metals, focusing on Iron, Cobalt, Nickel and Copper, and their magnetic properties (ferromagnetism and paramagnetism)
- Electron orbitals and the importance of the valence (outer) electron shell
- Structure of the Periodic Table of Elements based on electron shell levels

Session 4: Rubidium (37) to Xenon (54)
Students will learn about:
- Atoms and subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons)
- Ionic and covalent molecular bonding 
- Electron orbitals, suborbitals (s, p, d, f) and the importance of the valence (outer) electron shell
- Specific properties, forms and uses of Rubidium, Strontium, Indium, Tin, Antimony, Tellurium, Iodine and Xenon
- Introduction to the Transition Metals, including Palladium, Silver and Cadmium
- Structure of the Periodic Table of Elements based on electron shell levels, including the remaining elements in the Table
We're dedicated to introducing young students to the amazing world of quantum physics, technological innovation and design! We've been offering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) classes and creating educational materials for students of all ages for over 15 years. We're excited to share this course content with more students through Outschool. 
Homework Offered
Each week will include homework (optional) in the form of worksheets which the student can complete to review the course material, as well as an interactive Atom Scavenger Hunt in which students identify concrete examples of each week's atoms in their home and environment. Learners share their findings with the teacher and other students by posting writing, images and/or video in the Classroom.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
 4 files available upon enrollment
Printable handouts with atom cards and Periodic Table illustrations will be provided upon enrollment.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Ptable.com - an interactive online periodic table
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We're excited to support your child in exploring quantum physics, science and inventions! Our classes are designed to get kids excited about physics and its impact on our lives, while supporting students in developing critical thinking skills. Our... 
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