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Investigative Science Skills For Middle Schoolers

This course is a must for all science students. Come learn investigative skills that will help you succeed in all science courses-diagramming, creating charts, compare and contrast methods, lab procedure, and summarizing lab reports.
Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
19 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times


Sun, Oct 2

Oct 2 – Nov 20 (8 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Class Experience

Specific investigative skills that will used in all science classes going further will be taught. 
Venn diagramming, concept maps, mathematical sequences, foldable examples, summary reports, public speaking techniques for science projects, reading illustrations, creating diagrams, following lab steps, compare/contrast mapping
Mrs. Collins has been teaching for 22 years in science. She is certified in science, ag education and gifted studies. She knows first hand how students in the school system are lacking investigative skills. This is her attempt at teaching those skills needed that were possibly missed in earlier elementary science classes or skipped over without a full understanding of how much investigative skills help students succeed in science, write papers in science, and effectively perform labs. 
Students will be assigned labs and weekly assignments to complete at home. 
spiral notebook (very important) pencil coloring pencils pen notecards glue stick pot for stove bottled water sugar salt play-dough or clay ruler gluestick stapler tape optional: film canister, alza seltzer tablets, hand lens, graduated cylinder If the student doesn't have the supplies, please do not worry. Videos will be presented on all labs so students can watch videos instead.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Assessments will be provided, but are optional. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Quizlet will be used for assessments. It is optional but please setup a free account if you want students to take the assessments. The teacher will provide a link to the assessments on Quizlet she has created. 
National Audubon Insect Guide
Holt Middle School Science Labs Textbook
The above resources are the ones the teacher used to create the class. Students do not need access to these.


Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
Lives in the United States
Come learn about science from a certified teacher with 22 years of experience.
19 total reviews
30 completed classes

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