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How Matter Works 3: Molecules & Matter (Full Curriculum for Grades 3-5)

Using the REAL Science Odyssey curriculum as a base, students in this hands-on, interactive class learn what happens when atoms come together to form molecules and matter. May be taken as a stand-alone.
Kim Musolff
168 total reviews for this teacher
New class
45 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 9 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jan 16, 2023

Jan 16, 2023 - Mar 14, 2023 (9 weeks)
Mo, Tu
6:30pm - 7:15pm
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Class Experience

After completion of this class, students will be able to:
-Explain how molecules are made of atoms bonded together
-Discuss the three states of matter
-Explain how density affects matter
-Understand the steps of the scientific process
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 is one project that they will need to work on outside of class:  Design Your Own Experiment.  This project 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): Students who have been in a previous class from this series WILL NOT need to purchase it again. Students will also need a 3-ring binder to keep their journal pages.
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 maybe some time outside of class.
Some of the supplies used in this class may need adult supervision, including, but not limited to:  
-potassium chloride
-rubbing alcohol
-hydrogen peroxide
REAL Science Odyssey


Kim Musolff
Lives in the United States
MindSpark Learning Founder & Teacher
168 total reviews
135 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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