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Science & Nature

Physical Science for Middle School - Atomic Structure & the Periodic Table Flex

In this 5 week course, students will learn about the Atomic Structure of elements and the Periodic Table through presentations, demos and experiments.
Jessica Lewis
108 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 7 learners
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No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
year olds
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per learner - per week

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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

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Compare and contrast protons, neutrons, and electrons.
Describe the forces that hold the particles of atoms together.
Define atomic number and mass number.
Describe ions and isotopes
Identify the particles called quarks
State Democritus’s theory about the atom.
Outline Dalton’s atomic theory.
Explain how Thomson discovered electrons.
Describe how Rutherford found the nucleus.
Define energy levels.
Describe the electron cloud and orbitals.
Describe Mendeleev’s periodic table of the elements.
Give an overview of the modern periodic table of the elements.
Identify properties of metals.
List properties of nonmetals.
Describe metalloids.
Relate valence electrons to reactivity of elements by class.
Identify hydrogen and alkali metals.
Describe alkaline Earth metals.
List properties of transition metals.
Identify groups containing metalloids.
Give properties of halogens.
Describe noble gases.
Students will receive assignments/worksheets weekly that will reinforce what was learned in class.  The worksheets will be completed on Nearpod using a link that I will provide.  The students will NOT be required to login to Nearpod.  The assignments/worksheets will provide them with instant feedback on their performance.  I will receive a report of their performance once it is completed on the website.  If there are parts of the assignments in which students are having trouble i will post additional information to clarify the topic.
Week 1 3 different color candies - 6 of each color Pipe cleaners - one color - 6 Toothpicks Paper plate Glue or tape Week 2 Bouncy Ball: Borax Cornstarch White glue or blue or clear school glue) Warm water Food coloring (optional) Measuring spoons Spoon 2 containers for mixing Ziplock bag Week 3 Plastic Milk: One cup of milk white vinegar A bowl A strainer (cheese cloth or cut out from old t-shirt) Rubberband Cookie cutter or mold for creating the shape you desire Week 4 Cereal that contains iron, check the label to see how much iron each serving contains Bowl and spoon Strong Magnet Resealable zip-top bag Water Week 5 10 (not shiny) pennies white vinegar salt Non-metal bowl Paper towels
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Parents are asked to supervise the learner while conducting the weekly experiments.  I will be providing videos each week of myself performing the experiments.
There is a free textbook that can be used along with this class CK-12 Physical Science for Middle School.  This class will cover Unit 3 and 4.  The book can be freely viewed at (


Jessica LewisChemist who loves to make learning Science fun!
108 total reviews
100 completed classes

About Me

Hi, I am very happy to have the opportunity to help your child learn and realize their full potential in Science.  My classes are fun and exciting.  Your Learners will learn all about Science while completing cool and fascinating experiments.  In... 
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