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Science & Nature

How Matter Works 1: Intro to Chemistry (Full Curriculum for Grades 3-5)

Using the REAL Science Odyssey curriculum as a base, students in this hands-on, interactive class learn how to think like scientists and discover how atoms make up all matter. May be taken as a stand-alone.
Kim Musolff
167 total reviews for this teacher
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45 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 9 weeks
8-11
year olds
4-10
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

After completion of this class, students will be able to:
-Name some famous chemists
-List some topics in chemistry
-Define and name the parts of an atom
-Discuss how atoms can be charged 
-Explain what the Periodic Table is
-Name the first ten elements on the Periodic Table
I am a certified K-6 teacher with over 20 years experience teaching in public, private, and homeschool environments.  I have also homeschooled my own 4 children and founded an independent microschool for grades K-8.  For over 2 years I have been teaching online here on Outschool, engaging students from all over the world! 
Generally students only have homework if they didn't finish a lab, or if they need to do a quick (usually a page) reading for the next class.  Over the 9-week course, there are two projects that they will need to work on outside of class:  Research a chemist (poster, essay, or Google slides) & Argumentative Essay (1 page) for our Gargoyle project.  These projects will be explained and supported in class, but will need to be finished OUTSIDE of class.  
Upon enrollment you will be given a fully detailed supply list. Most of the materials are items you might find around the house (coffee filter, rubber bands, etc.), but there will be some items you will need to purchase or borrow, including: -balloons -potassium chloride (salt substitute) -science thermometer -borax -hydrogen peroxide -popcorn -Alka-seltzer -yeast -red cabbage -rubbing alcohol All students will need a copy of the REAL Science Odyssey Student Pages, available here for $19 (ebook) or $$28 (print book):https://www.pandiapress.com/product/real-science-odyssey-chemistry-level-one-student-pages/ Students will also need a 3-ring binder to keep their journal pages.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
As a teacher I am constantly assessing my students informally to make sure they are understanding the material.  Upon the parent's request I can provide a written evaluation for completing the course.  
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Some of the supplies used in this class may need adult supervision, including, but not limited to:  
-scissors
-potassium chloride
-borax 
-rubbing alcohol
-hydrogen peroxide
REAL Science Odyssey

Teacher

Kim Musolff
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
MindSpark Learning Founder & Teacher
167 total reviews
134 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I'm a Colorado-certified elementary teacher and a veteran homeschool parent of 4 children.  For over 20 years, I've taught hundreds of children in grades PreK-8 in a variety of settings.  In 2016 I founded and ran a microschool for 3 years,... 
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