Science & Nature

Hot Wheels Engineering STEM Club - Course 1 (Flex) 3-5YO

How far can your Hot Wheels car move? How fast can you make your car travel? In this flexible scheduled course, our STEM Club will test out cars, jumps, ramps, and crashes while learning science and engineering concepts in an engaging way.
81 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
Class

No live meetings

Over 5 weeks

3-5

year olds

1-6

learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun May 22

May 22 - Jun 25 (5 weeks)
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Sun May 29

May 29 - Jul 2 (5 weeks)
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Sun Jun 5

Jun 5 - Jul 9 (5 weeks)
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Sun Jun 12

Jun 12 - Jul 16 (5 weeks)
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Sun Jun 19

Jun 19 - Jul 23 (5 weeks)
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Sun Jun 26

Jun 26 - Jul 30 (5 weeks)
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Sun Jul 3

Jul 3 - Aug 6 (5 weeks)
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Sun Jul 10

Jul 10 - Aug 13 (5 weeks)
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Sun Jul 17

Jul 17 - Aug 20 (5 weeks)
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Sun Jul 24

Jul 24 - Aug 27 (5 weeks)
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Sun Jul 31

Jul 31 - Sep 3 (5 weeks)
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Sun Aug 7

Aug 7 - Sep 10 (5 weeks)
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Sun Aug 14

Aug 14 - Sep 17 (5 weeks)
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Sun Aug 21

Aug 21 - Sep 24 (5 weeks)
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Sun Aug 28

Aug 28 - Oct 1 (5 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
The main STEM learning outcomes of the class are:
1) creative problem solving through engaging, exploring, questioning, explaining, elaborating and evaluating
2) persisting even when encountering an unexpected and difficult challenge (Growth Mindset)
3) recognizing opportunities for improving the design even after you think you're "done" 
4) using creativity and imagination to generate and extend a design beyond an initial idea
5) implement Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards for Mathematics 
As a mom, I have played with Hot Wheels throughout my kid's elementary years.  As a Public School teacher, I have taught this unit of study to fourth grade students. As an Outschool Teacher I have taught this course as a live class for several years.
Learners are expected to interact in the classroom and respond accordingly by the end of the week.
(Hot Wheels can be purchased at stores like Target, Walmart and Amazon for about $20).  

Straight tracks 
Two or more Hot Wheels cars or vehicles
Stacked books or raised platforms of various heights (such as a coffee table, a desk, a bookcase, countertop, or a kitchen table)
Items to attach to the cars: coins, paperclips, erasers
Various household items: straws, plastic bottles (full/empty), empty yogurt container, foil, plastic wrap, stuffed animals, pillows
Tape (I use Scotch tape but any will do)
Ruler or tape measure
Blow dryer or fan
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No formal assessment however I give feedback from any work that has been submitted or posted.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Learners may need help building track if this is difficult for them. Learners should have supplies close by so that when the lesson is over, they may gather the supplies they need easily.
Some lessons may incorporate Nearpod within the lesson.

Teacher

Ms. Kelli, Simply Inspired EducationTeacher, Tutor & Life Long Learner
81 total reviews
89 completed classes

About Me

Kelli has been an educator since 1996. She has taught in various settings such as in public general education, distance online learning, Girl Scouts, and outdoor 6th grade camp education. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University... 
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