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Fun STEM Challenges

In this 12-week course students will be receive a new building challenge each week. They will learn science while having fun!
Courtney Runchey
26 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
7-11
year olds
3-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Description

Class Experience

Students will form hypotheses.
Students will use the scientific method.
Students will record in writing, charts, time, weight, distance, trails, and relay results to others.
Students will record results in photos and videos.
Students will share results of testing with others.
I have worked in education for over 15 years, the last 9 as a homeschool parent. I have taught at a local homeschool co-op for over 7 years (in person and online) . I started my schooling with a B.B.A. from Northwood University. After several years in the corporate climate I decided to go back to school to get a teaching degree. I attended Eastern Michigan University and finished my classes and testing required for the teaching degree. The semester I was to start student teaching one of my children became seriously ill. Once they were recovered I was starting to homeschool my children and never went back to finish the program. 
 
I have continued to attend teacher professional developments including:
EdCamp - EMU
NerdCamp - Parma
NaNoWriMo - Online, and local events
Others offered at EMU and MSU 
4-H STEAM Programs with MSU
STEM programs at U of M and EMU
Students are free to work on any of the projects outside of class as much as they wish. For students to get the most from this they should plan on spending time outside of class. The amount of time varies by student. On average up to one hour a week may be needed.
Students need their own Lego's, other connecting building blocks, or other materials to build with and the following special pieces: wheels min. 4 pully wheel and rope (string) moving axils swing arms (there are many different pieces that can be put together to create this) spinners (1) 12X12 plate or multiple smaller plates that can form one or (cardboard) Other materials students need: Coins Marbles Balloons Straws Popsicle Sticks Masking Tape Paper Pencil Rubber Bands Ping Pong Ball Aluminum Foil Cardboard Cardboard Tubes Coloring (crayons/pencils/markers) Students Choice Notebook Way to take pictures and video of projects.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will receive informal assessments during class. They will also be keeping a record of the builds made and results in their science notebook.  
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
There is no account needed nor will students access YouTube. We will be watching YouTube videos and clips shared from the teachers computer.  The channels used are educational kids channels and Lego.  The following are the sites videos will be from:
https://www.youtube.com/c/scishowkids
https://www.youtube.com/c/ScienceMax
https://www.youtube.com/c/LEGO
There is no account needed nor will students access YouTube. We will be watching YouTube videos and clips shared from the teachers computer.  The channels used are educational kids channels and Lego.  The following are the sites videos will be from:
https://www.youtube.com/c/scishowkids
https://www.youtube.com/c/ScienceMax
https://www.youtube.com/c/LEGO

Teacher

Courtney Runchey
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Curiosity is encouraged!
26 total reviews
28 completed classes

About Me

I have worked in education for over 15 years, the last 9 as a homeschool parent. My passion is helping students create a deeper understanding of complex material by examining different perspectives. The stories that are told matter, even more in... 
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