Science & Nature

How Matter Works 4: Chemical Reactions (Full Year Chemistry for Grades 4-6)

Using the REAL Science Odyssey curriculum as a base, students in this hands-on, interactive class learn what happens when matter mixes together in different ways. May be taken as a stand-alone.
Kim Musolff
159 total reviews for this teacher
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Class

45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 9 weeks

9-12

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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Apr 10, 2023

Apr 10, 2023 - Jun 6, 2023 (9 weeks)
Mo, Tu
5:20pm - 6:05pm
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Description

Class Experience

After completion of this class, students will be able to:
-Explain the pH scale
-Differentiate between acids and bases
-Explain the difference between a physical and chemical reaction
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.  
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 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 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

In addition, some of the labs in this class require cooking.  All cooking will be done either OUTSIDE of class (instructions and prep are done during class) or WITH ADULT SUPERVISION.  
REAL Science Odyssey

Teacher

Kim Musolff
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
MindSpark Learning Founder & Teacher
159 total reviews
118 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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