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Physical Science With Weekly Labs (Semester 1): 17 Weeks

In this course you will learn the basics of gravity, atoms, momentum and much more. The class will include an online textbook, 5 weekly assignments, group discussions, and labs to complete.
Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
66 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$11 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 17 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

The standards in this course, are designed as a survey of the core ideas in the physical sciences. Those core ideas will be
studied in more depth during in the chemistry and physics courses. The physical science standards include abstract concepts such as the conceptualization of the structure of atoms and the role they play in determining the properties of materials, motion and forces, the conservation of energy and matter, wave behavior, electricity, and the relationship between electricity and
magnetism. The idea of radioactive decay is limited to the understanding of whole half-lives and how a constant proportional rate of decay is consistent with declining measures that only gradually approach to zero. Students investigate physical science concepts through the study of phenomena, experiences in laboratory settings, and field work.

This class follows state and Next Generation Science standards.
Mrs. Collins is a certified science teacher, with certification in science and gifted education. This means she loves lab activities and project based learning. 
Students will be assigned lessons/assignments/labs to try at home/and research projects. 
 6 files available upon enrollment
notecards spiral notebook pen or pencil colored pencils tape stapler gluestick ziploc bags matchbox car for a force equation small piece of wood to create a ramp or books to stack up for lab masking tape rubberbands construction paper computer paper computer paper or drawing paper foil lemons AA batteries domino set balloon (2) dried rice wax paper As the class progresses, more lab supplies maybe needed but I try to use common household items. I will let you know a full week before if the lab requires something special that is not commonly found in a home.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:

Students will be provided periodic assessments, but these are optional. Parents can grade students in regard to completion of assignments or by using the assessments. All assessments will be presented on Quizlet or Quizizz. Quizlet and Quizizz grades all assessments, and students will be able to retake all assessments til they are happy with the grade given. We will also use a similar program online called Quizizz.

Because of flex formatting, students will be testing on different days and even different weeks. Students will be asked to record their grade in their spiral for parents. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Parents are needed the first week to help the student get use to the platform, and upload work. This is very important for success in the class. All students will need help finding the inbox, adding the spiral template to their spiral notebook, and uploading practice assignments (image, video and pdf) the first week. 

We ask that all flex parents check the class wall once a week to confirm the student is uploading weekly. Thank you.

The first post will include important documents-standards, class expectations, and the science template. 
Holt Physical Science Textbook
Glencoe Physical Science Textbook
CK-12 Flex-Books
Virtual Learning Resources For Teachers
YouTube Summary Videos


Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
Lives in the United States
Come learn about science from a certified teacher with 23 years of experience.
66 total reviews
158 completed classes

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