Science & Nature

Hands-On Science! 4th + 5th Grade Part 1 (18 Wks, Certified Teacher)| STEM

Science is fun and practical in this weekly ongoing class for Grade 4 and Grade 5 learners. Study biology, chemistry and physics through experiments, scientific observation, games, art, nature, and more!
45 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 9 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.

50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 18 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

✔sensing and responding
✔biomes, ecosystems and biological communities
✔climate change and human impact

✔the periodic table
Hi! I’m Ms. Jacquie and I love being a teacher!

I have worked in education for over 15 years and my teaching specialties are sciences and humanities. I have experience in public education, private education and as a 5-year homeschool parent inspired by Waldorf, Charlotte Mason and Traditional philosophies.

As the oldest of 5 children, I was born a leader and educator and I just never stopped. I love working with young people. Children make teaching the most rewarding job in the world!

I am passionate about the natural world, the human world, the technological world and the bridges between them. I love exploring the intersections of our world through multidisciplinary studies. My goals in education are to support children on their quest for knowledge, to inspire them to create and imagine new and amazing things, and to guide them as they carve out their purpose in life. I believe in fostering human beliefs and systems that support a peaceful and sustainable future for people and the planet. My approach to education is hands-on, literacy-based and interdisciplinary. I help students develop the skills, confidence and curiosity to be lifelong learners.

My first teaching experience was technology and sciences in Namibia. During University, I taught anthropology and worked on a multicultural history pilot program. I was an Outdoor Educator and Program Director for BC Parks, and I am a certified teacher in British Columbia, Canada. In addition to teaching, I have experience in scientific research, local and international politics, finance, technology/data analysis, and agriculture. I have degrees in Biology, International Relations, and Education; a fellowship in Public Policy; a diploma in Health (in progress) and certificates in Agriculture.

I live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada on a small permaculture farm with my husband, 9 and 10-year-old children and two dogs Eve and Willow. I love to discover new ideas through travel and I have been to 19 countries throughout Europe, Africa and the Americas. My favourite things to do are teach and learn, read, garden, explore the outdoors, practice yoga and dance.

*Teaching Experience*
Homeschool Educator K-4 (Waldorf, Charlotte Mason, Build Your Library, Blossom + Root, Pandia Press History, Singapore Math, Wild Math)
Biology 10, Biology 11; Surrey, BC Canada
Grade 6, Grade 7 All Subjects; Vancouver, BC Canada
Science, Spanish, Math, Physical Education 8/9; Vancouver Island, BC Canada
Education Coordinator BC Parks; BC Canada
Anthropology Guest Educator; North Carolina, USA
Technology 8-12, Math 8/9, Physics 11; Namibia

BA Education; Vancouver Island University, BC Canada
BA Biology; UNC-Chapel Hill, NC USA
BA International Relations; UNC-Chapel Hill, NC USA
FA Public Policy and International Affairs; Princeton University, NJ USA
Nutrition and Health Counselling; Vancouver BC Canada (Soon!)
Master Gardener; BC Canada
SCUBA: Open Water, Advanced, Rescue; Honduras
Emergency Medical Technician; NC USA

*Other Experience*
Financial Analyst Intern; The Motley Fool, VA USA
Data Analyst; FINCA International Ecuador, remote
Farmer's Market Manager; BC Canada
Governance Board; BC Canada
Library Board; BC Canada

Europe, Central America, Africa

The teacher will provide weekly extension activities and extra practice resources. Completion and correction of assignments will be at the parents' discretion.
-The ability to move between tabs to access Zoom and Nearpod. Two devices may be helpful for your learner but are not required.
-Pencils, pens, ruler, coloured pencils/pens, eraser, sharpener, scissors, glue stick, calculator.
-Blank paper, cardstock
-A clear plastic sleeve, dry erase marker and eraser (cloth, paper towel).
-A binder or duo-tang for weekly printables. 
-Beans: 4 different colours
-1cm craft pom poms: 3 colors
-Curriculum provided by the teacher (printables)

In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Assessment will be gathered through Nearpod and observation. The teacher will send a brief monthly report to parents upon request.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
-Learners will often be asked to use scissors.


Jacquie HarkemaCapacity Builder and Lifelong Learner
45 total reviews
45 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I’m Ms. Jacquie and I love being a teacher!

I have worked in education for over 15 years and my teaching specialties are sciences and humanities. I have experience in public education, private education and as a 5-year homeschool parent... 
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