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Fun Chemistry: Introduction to Chemistry (FLEX Part 1)

Students will engage in active learning through hands-on activities about the basics of chemistry
Mrs. Dawn Huffman
421 total reviews for this teacher
25 reviews for this class
Completed by 283 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$9 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 5 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

I am a certified teacher in science, language arts, and social science.  I also have a master's degree in reading.  I've been teaching for 12 years to both struggling students and gifted students.  I feel it's important to differentiate my instruction so that I'm meeting the individual needs of all my students.  
Meeting 1 Supply LIst: Objects to represent atoms in the three states of matter (Skittle, Fruit loops, M&Ms, or any other small circular object would work.) What’s the Matter Float Lab - Root Beer Soda or another favorite soda, 2 scoops of favorite Ice Cream, Cup, and Straw Meeting 2 Supply List: Three different color pony beads or small objects Pencil Week 4 Supply List: 1st Potion Lab: 1 Cup White Vinegar (Bezoar) 1/4 cup Baking Soda (PepperUp Potion) 3 CLEAR glass jars, vases, cups or beakers (One with labeled Veritaserum, One labeled Bezoar and add white vinegar prior to class, and the other labeled PepperUp Potion and add baking soda prior to class - you can have fun with this creating labels or make it simply using masking tape and markers) Stir Stick (Wand) Yellow Food Dye (Phoenix Tears) 2nd Potion 2 cups cornstarch (Draught of Living Death) 1 cup water (Essence of Dittany) 1 plastic container or cauldron (no holes) 2 glass jars, cups or beakers (label one Draught of Living Death and add cornstarch prior to class, label the other Essence of Dittany and add water prior to class) Blue food Dye (Unicorn Tears) Stir Stick (Wand) Week 5: Students will need pH paper, which can be ordered using this link: Substances we will be testing using pH paper include: 1. Baking soda dissolved in water 2. Mouthwash 3. Lemon Juice 4. Cola 5. Vinegar 6. Handsoap 7. Laundry Soap 8. Orange Juice
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No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Mrs. Dawn HuffmanCertified Middle School Science Teacher & Masters with a Reading Emphasis
421 total reviews
1000 completed classes

About Me

“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
– Ignacio Estrada

I am a certified teacher, and I began my teaching career as a 5th-grade elementary teacher in Illinois in 2007.  I now have the privilege of... 
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