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Homeschool STEM for Kids: Experiments You Can Do at Home

This ongoing class will teach important physical science topics through while performing fun and engaging STEM experiments including building a motor, a battery, an electroscope and a balloon-powered car using materials found at home.
Elene Feigenbaum
106 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 73 learners
Class
30 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
11-15
year olds
1-12
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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Class Experience

Students will learn physics concepts such as Newton's Laws, Bernoulli's Law, and Electricity. Students will perform experiments safely, learn to develop hypothesis and make observations. 
I have been a science teacher for over thirty years.  I have a masters degree in chemistry and I love to teach children through hands-on inquiry-based experimentation. I have taught students of all ages a wide range of science content including physical science, forensic science earth science, engineering and chemistry.  I look forward to teaching your child!
There is no homework except preparing the materials needed for the lesson.
 1 file available upon enrollment
You can print out the attachment that has the same information as below. Week of September 4-10, 2022 - First law of Motion – Inertia Experiments 10 coins of the same type Paper Cardboard Golf ball or similar object Toilet paper roll (empty) Plastic cup Week of September 11-17,2022- Second Law of Motion Experiments Clothespin Pieces of dry spaghetti 2 objects of different masses – like blocks String Clay Toy car Stopwatch or clock with second hand Week of September 18-24, 2022 - Third Law of Motion Experiments: • Pencil • Plastic spoon • Tongue depressors • Marshmallows or Cotton Balls • 2 Rubber bands • Balloon • Straw • String Week of September 25- October 1, 2022 – Third Law of Motion Experiments Balloon Pencil Plastic cup String or yarn Tape Straw that bends 4 marbles or 2 AA batteries to use as wheels Scissors Rubberband Book  Week of October 2- 8 – NO CLASS Week of October 9- 15, 2022 – NO CLASS Week of October 16- 22, 2022 Make a Balloon Car Tube or water bottle or cardboard Empty toilet paper tube, disposable water bottle, or cardboard for body of car Balloon Cardboard circles or bottle caps for wheels Scissors Pencils or wooden dowels Tape Straw Rubberband Week of Oct. 23 – 29, 2022 - Centripetal Force Balloon Penny plastic plate or heavy cardboard String 3 clear plastic cups Tape 2 ping pong balls Pencil Week of October 30-November 5 2021 – Make a Homopolar Motor AA battery Copper wire - stiff but bendable Several small cylindical neodymium magnets about the same diameter as the battery Week of November 6-12, 2022 – Making a battery Salt vinegar 5-6 pennies 5-6 zinc washers (most metal washers are anodized (zinc plated) Paper cup Pencil Scissors 2 lemons or 2 potatoes (or one plus a knife to cut into 2 pieces) Alligator clips or wire Small hobby LED or voltmeter   Week of November 13-19, 2022 – Make an electroscope Empty soda can or paper plate with clear drinking glass or clear jar with metal lid with hole punched in the cap. Plastic cup Tape Aluminum foil – thinner is better Scissors Balloon Large paper clip Tape Week of November 20-26, 2022– Bernoulli Effect – 2 empty soda cans 2 mugs that soda cans fit into – preferably the same size as each other Paper Scissors 2 Straws that bend prefereably 2 Balloon String Tea light and lighter or matches Ping pong ball Hair dryer Duct tape Cup with water Funnel or top of water bottle with hole in cap Week of November 27-Dec. 3, 2022 – All About Pressure Empty soda can Box of dixie bathroom cups – only one will get ruined Shallow bowl of ice water balloon Water bottle with cap Scissors or nail to make a hole in the water bottle Glass of water Note card big enough to cover the opening of the glass Week of December 4-10 2022 – Combustion Hardboiled egg or water balloon Glass bottle with opening a little smaller than the egg Paper Match or lighter Glass Shallow bowl of water Tea light Week of December 11-17, 2022,– Paperclip Pendulum Many paperclips of the same size A ziplock bag Pennies for weights String Stopwatch Week of December 18-24, 2022 – Seeing and hearing waves Template of a cylinder shape – will be provided Scissors Rubber bands of different lengths and thicknesses Pencil Printout of Black and White Stripes – will be attached Shoebox or plastic cup Week December 25- 31, 2022– STEM challenge: Building a bridge with paper and a paperclip Piece of computer paper Scissors Two paperclips Bag of pennies Week January 1-7, 2023 – Boats and Buoyancy Aluminum Foil Bowl or dishpan filled with of water Lots of pennies for adding weight Week of January 8-14, 2023– Momentum Paper or cardboard Scotch tape 3-4 Ping pong balls 3-4 Golf balls Week of January 15-21, 2023 - Center of Mass Pencil Stiff Wire Corks or potato or clay Forks Bottle Toothpick Toy/object/clay to suspend from wire Robot picture printed out on cardstock (will be attached in a classroom post) - colored in if you want. Two coins (pennies) Tape Empty soda can Week of January 22-28 – NO CLASS Week of January 29-February 4 -NO CLASS Week of Feb 5-11, 2023 – See the Pressure 3 water bottles with caps Screw to poke holes (or drill) Water Sink or bowl to collect water Balloon Tape Week of Feb. 12-18, 2023 – Total Internal Reflection Glass Small ziplock bag that will fit inside the glass when held flat. Paper Permanent markers Water Penny or other coin Week of Feb 19 – 25, 2023 – Convection Currents 2 clear bottles of the same size Two different color of food coloring Cold water to fill one bottle Warm water to fill the other bottle Note card or stiff cardboard – larger than openings of bottle Paper Scissors String Desk lamp or small candle Week of Feb 26- March 4, 2023 – Making a Bimetallic Strip Aluminum foil Printer paper Scissors Glue Candle Lighter or matches Optional: other material sheets (plastic, copper, etc.)   Week of March 5 – 11, 2023 – Make a Compass Bowl Water bottle cap Water Paper clip Magnet Week of March 12-18, 2023 – Paper Rocket Two sheets of paper Scissors Pencil Drinking straw Ruler Week of March 19 – 25, 2023 – How Fast Will it Fall? (Terminal Velocity) 2 sheets of paper (computer paper is fine) 1 coffee filter (or paper cupcake holder) Stopwatch Meter stick or tape measure Calculator Week of March 26-April 1 - Why Flaps and Folds Matter on Paper Airplanes Sheets of paper Ruler Scissors Something to measure distance Week of April 2- 8 , 2023 - NO CLASS Week of April 9-15 , 2023- NO CLASS Week of April 16-22, 2023 – Make a Hovercraft Pop-top lid from a water bottle or dishsoap And old CD or DVD or small plastic disposable plate Medium sized balloon hot glue or duct tape Large flat surface or kitchen counter Week of April 23 – 29, 2023 – Roto-Copter Paper Scissors Timer Penny Paperclip Week of April 30 – May 6, 2023 – Rubber Band -Powered Toys (Energy Transformations) Empty soda can, or empty cardboard can with plastic cover Scissors or nail – to poke holes Two Rubber bands Duct tape Two small paper clips Two toothpicks 4-5 washers Week of May 7-13, 2023 – Fidget Spinner Gyroscope String Pencil (straight normal number 2 pencil, not a mechanical pencil) Fidget spinner where you can expose the center hole Tape Scissors Week of May 14 – 20, 2023 Pasta rocket – hybrid engine Mason jar metal with small hole punched in center round pasta – ziti match hydrogen peroxide yeast Week of May 21 – May 27 – Makeup lesson or new lesson TBA
30 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.

Teacher

Elene Feigenbaum
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Science Teacher
106 total reviews
121 completed classes

About Me

I have been a private school middle and high school science teacher for over 30 years. During that time, I taught classes in chemistry, engineering, earth science, life science, chemistry, forensic science, biology, and health.  I enjoy teaching... 
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