Science & Nature

Junior Explorers: S.T.E.A.M. Around the World Club (STEM, Earth Science, + More!)

In this STEM club, students will embark on a journey of discovery. Lessons and activities will cover a wide range of age-appropriate science and social studies topics. Hands-on, interactive, with lots of time to share and ask questions.
506 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 87 learners
Class

40 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

4-8

year olds

4-9

learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Tue May 17

Meets Once per week
Tuesday
2:15pm - 2:55pm
4 learners enrolled
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Next on Tue May 17

Meets Once per week
Tuesday
8pm - 8:40pm
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Next on Wed May 18

Meets Once per week
Wednesday
9pm - 9:40pm
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Next on Thu May 19

Meets Once per week
Thursday
3:15pm - 3:55pm
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Meets Once per week
Thursday
3:15pm - 3:55pm
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Description

Class Experience

Primary-age and early elementary students will learn about the weekly STEM / STEAM theme and be exposed to new ideas and vocabulary related to the world around them.  They will continue to develop social skills such as asking questions, sharing ideas with a group, following directions, communicating, problem solving.  They will engage in age-appropriate, interactive, playful learning through creative projects, rhymes and songs, games and dramatic movement exercises, as well as counting, pattern recognition, color matching, read-alouds, and other hands-on activities.
I'm so excited to share my love of learning about the world with you!  I've been teaching STEAM topics like animals, science and more to preschool through middle school for 7 years through an independent STEAM education company, and I'm really looking forward to connecting with new students here on Outschool.  Not only will we be learning about the exciting world around us (and beyond!), but we'll sneak in some colors, numbers and math, comparing and contrasting, observation, movement and more--all things that PreK-2nd grade kids love to learn and practice!
Extension activities may occasionally be provided to further enrich the lesson.  These activities will always be optional.
Each week, we will use some or all of the following:
Paper and pencil, construction paper, colored pencils/markers/crayons, building/construction blocks/toys (ie plastic building bricks), small manipulatives, sculpting materials such as clay, sculpey, or playdough, glue stick, scissors (adult assistance may be necessary), plain white paper plates.  
A blank, spiral-bound sketch book or journal (spiral-bound opens flat for ease of use), preferable one that opens horizontally for a side-by-side layout of pages.
Printed materials will be provided before each meeting.  Access to a printer is required--but if none is available, please contact teacher to arrange an alternative solution. (We will do our best to make it work!)
Additional materials may be requested prior to individual classes, but they will be common household or office supplies that are easy to find in most homes.  Alternative suggestions are always available upon request if a student does not have access to a supply we will be using.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No formal assessment will be provided.  Parents/caregivers may request feedback at any time.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Regarding supplies/activities:
Movement activities are basic in nature (animal moves, etc) but please be sure to provide adult supervision if you feel it is necessary.  Participation in movement activities is no required.  Please contact the teacher with any concerns.
Allergy Note: Playdough may contain wheat, which could cause an allergic reaction if ingested in those sensitive to wheat gluten or with Celiac disease.  I am happy to provide a recipe for gluten-free playdough upon request, or suggest alternative supplies. 
Please provide adult assistance with cutting/scissor-use as needed per the parents' discretion and child's ability.

Teacher

Alexandra McCarty - STEM - Art - Dinosaurs & More
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
STEAM Teacher, homeschooling mama, indie artist, and maker of messes (the good kind!)
506 total reviews
223 completed classes

About Me

I've been a STEAM educator for 8 years, as well as a homeschool parent, teacher, and advisor for nearly a decade.  I use an eclectic approach to teaching.  I see myself as more of a facilitator and fellow life-long learner than lecturer.  I love... 
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