Science & Nature

Introduction to Environmental Science Middle Grades With Note-Taking

In this 8 week class, students will learn new vocabulary, discuss environmental science, create a project, and present their findings/ideas to their peers.
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40 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks

11-13

year olds

3-6

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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Description

Class Experience

Students will gather and collect data.
Students will discuss and analyze science, technology, and problems.
Students will be able to discuss scientific vocabulary. 
Students will relate what is discussed in class to their own communities and communities around the world. 
Students will discuss science advancements and current needs as they pertain to humans and nature. 
Each week students will be given ideas for enrichment between classes. Homework is not mandatory and is considered optional though it will enrich their learning experience and help them understand the concepts covered in class.
Materials needed for this class will vary based on the project/presentation ideas of each student. I will also support students who choose to use research for their projects rather than creating hands-on experiments so that no materials would be necessary, if the student chooses a research-based project. 
While no formal grade is given, if guardians request a final grade for data-tracking purposes, I can provide a grade on request. The final projects will have a rubric but this is solely to help guide the students in their project/presentation and ensure they are including everything they feel is necessary. I prefer that students self-assess and I provide individual feedback for each student privately. 
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Kristen Mercurio (she/her)
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
M.Ed with a focus on Spec. Ed, M.Psych, & M.Bus
794 total reviews
625 completed classes

About Me

I have classes pertaining to science, reading/ ELA, life skills, geography and social studies. 

However, I also teach social skills, preparing students for the workforce, anger and stress management, environmental causes, vegan and gluten-free... 
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