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Introduction to Biology and Chemistry for Middle School

Adrianne Hays, BA, CCLS
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(759)
In this 15 week course, we will learn about basic concepts of biology and chemistry building a base for future learning.

Class experience

Students will learn biology and chemistry basics to prepare them for high school science classes.
Homework Offered
Weekly quizzes and handouts.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Week 1 - Handouts and writing utensil
Week 2 - Play-doh or clay, handouts provided 
Week 3 - Play-doh or clay, handout provided 
Week 4 - Gummy worms (you will need 4), 4 pieces of white paper or paper plate, marker
Week 5 - Candy DNA project. Twizzlers (represent the backbone consisting of sugars and phosphates)
toothpicks, Soft Candy like gumdrops (Something that comes in 4 colors but is all the same type of candy to represent the A, T, C, G nucleotides)
Week 6 - handouts provided
Week 7 - handouts provided
Week 8 - atom project, cardstock or small posterboard  and objects of 3 different colors like buttons/stickers/beads
Week 9 - gumdrops (5 different colors) and 10-12 toothpicks
Week 10 - blooming flower activity - handouts, cookie sheet and water
Week 11 - Oobleck, bowl, spoon cornstarch and water, food coloring optional
Week 12 - Make ice cream in a bag.
                  (measuring spoons, measuring cup, sugar, half and half, milk or heavy cream, vanilla extract, salt (table salt or rock salt), ice cubes, small sealable ziploc bags (2), gallon ziploc bags (2), small                   towel or oven mitts, timer/clock
Week 13 - blow up a balloon with science - need empty water bottle, 
                  vinegar, baking soda, 2 balloons, funnel or paper to make a funnel
Week 14 -  (elephant toothpaste - A clean 12 or 16-oz plastic water bottle, 
                   1/2 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide solution
                   1 Tablespoon (one packet) of dry yeast.
                   3 Tablespoons of warm water.
                   Liquid dishwashing soap.
                   Food coloring optional
Week 15 - Final presentations (outline handouts provided)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We will use Kahoot in class to review. Students do not need an account to play.
DK Super Simple Chemistry, DK Super Simple Biology
Star Educator
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(759)
Hello! My name is Adrianne Hays. I am currently a homeschooling mom of two kids. We have been homeschooling for 10 years. Before teaching on outschool, I spent 5 years teaching math and science to preschool and elementary school students through... 
Group Class


weekly or $240 for 15 classes
1x per week, 15 weeks
50 min

Completed by 31 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-15
4-16 learners per class

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