Science & Nature
Middle School Physical Science-Semester 1
In this semester-long course, middle school students (appropriate for grades 6th-8th) will study Physical Science including forces, motion, energy, electricity, and magnetism.
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Completed by 26 learners
Once per week
over 15 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course 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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In this 15-week class that covers one semester, students will meet once a week and will also be expected to complete homework at home. This class will focus on five aspects of Physical Science including motion, energy, forces, electricity, and magnetism. Simple equations as well as multiplication and division are used during some lessons. Students are allowed to use calculators if needed. Paper and pencil will need to be available for each class. After the first week, each class will begin...
Students will be able to explore through lecture, experiments, demonstrations, homework, and discussion these five fields of physical science....force, motion, energy, electricity, and magnetism.
I was a middle school science teacher for 10 years. I have also homeschooled my daughter for 7 years. As a public school teacher, I taught Earth Science, Chemistry, Physical Science, Zoology, Biology, and more to hundreds of students. Science is a passion of mine and I find performing experiments both fascinating and illuminating when learning new scientific facts! In this class, students will have ample opportunity to perform their own experiments to reiterate the information they learn in class. I have my Bachelor's degree in Biology/Pre-Med and a Master's in Healthcare Administration.
Homework is assigned each week at the end of class. Homework will be posted in the classroom. Please allow 1-2 hours for homework each week. Most homework will be an at-home experiment but might also include worksheets or reports.
A spring scale (5-N) 2-liter soda(pop) bottle Coins (pennies, quarters) Skateboard or roller skate or toy car with wheels Meter stick Ruler Protractor Masking tape Cardboard Stopwatch Tennis Ball Plastic straws Rubber bands Empty Toilet Paper tubes Metal spoon, plastic spoon, wooden spoon Butter Thermometer 2 Bar magnet Horseshoe magnet Paper clips Piece of wool Aluminum foil Foam cups Flashlight bulb D battery Insulated copper Wire Calculator
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
A letter grade will be given for each homework assignment if students upload them in a Teacher Message. The parent will receive a teacher feedback report on the student's progress at the end of the course.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
All experiments utilize household materials. Some experiments may be messy. Please read homework beforehand to determine if experiments need to be performed outside to save the house from a mess :-) Scissors will also be used in a few experiments. Please make sure your learner can independently handle them safely.
Mysti Chisholm, RPSGT, MBA-HM
Science Instructor and Sleep Medical Professional
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
598 total reviews
540 completed classes
Hello students and parents! I am a former Science teacher who now runs a hospital-based Sleep Lab. With a Bachelors degree in Biology, I taught middle-school science classes for 10 years before transitioning into the healthcare field. I have been...