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Primus Science: Physical Science - Chemistry & Labs - Primary Grades

Learn the basics of chemistry in this introductory course. Explore atoms, molecules, elements, mixtures, matter, & chemical reactions plus daily lab experiments.
Annette the Teacher B.A.
99 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 12 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 5 weeks
year olds
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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Available Times


Mon, Jan 2, 2023

Jan 2 – 30, 2023 (5 weeks)
10:40 – 11:30 AM
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn the basics of chemistry and how to conduct safe scientific experiments. 
Annette the Teacher has been teaching for a very long time. She has over three decades of experience teaching children of all ages. She has a B.A. in Sociology with minors in Biology, Chemistry, and Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She has homeschooled her own children from Pre-School through (their current) High School. All of her classes are interactive. Annette encourages students to fully participate in class. All of her classes feature hands-on activities and books Annette writes for the class herself.

Annette is a published writer, publisher, and artist. She uses her extensive knowledge and experience to create unique classes for every student. She enjoys teaching science, history, art, and cooking classes. She brings history alive with her "Big History ..." classes where students learn about key times in history and complete hands-on projects. "Paint like ... Famous Artists" art classes where students will learn about famous artists and create their own artwork based on the artists' works. "Smart Science" classes where we explore science and complete experiments and projects. Annette knows hands-on, interactive experiences are the best way for children to learn.

Annette also has experience working with Special Needs children. She is Mom to a child on the autism spectrum and a child with serious medical needs. She also has worked with children with ADHD. If your child has special needs, please contact Annette so she can work with you and your child.
Please have the supplies ready for the weekly experiments. You will only need the supplies for that week's class. Please read ahead to make sure you have the necessary supplies. For the most part, substitutions will not work.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Supplies needed for each week: Week 1: Skittles or hard candies of many colors, a small plate (saucer-sized), 1 cup of warm water Week 2: You need the TOP PART of a plastic bottle (water or soda bottle with the BOTTOM CUT OFF - please have an adult do this BEFORE the class) & a sock or piece of cloth that can fit over the cut-off end of the bottle & a rubber band (that will fit around the bottle) & bubble solution ingredients - 1 cup warm water & 4 tablespoons liquid dish soap & 2 Tablespoons Corn Syrup & a bowl & a spoon for mixing / Periodic Table printout Week 3: Five clear cups with 1 cup of water in each cup and 1/4 cup of each of the following: salt, sugar, oatmeal (or any other whole grain), cooking oil, & dish detergent PLUS 1/4 cup of extra dish detergent ALL in separate containers (Do NOT mix any of these items together), 5 plastic spoons Week 4: 1 bowl & 1 non-metal cup or smaller bowl that will fit in the bigger bowl & 1 cup of vinegar & 1/4 cup of baking soda Week 5: 1 plastic container (an old food storage container works well), 1 box of cornstarch, 1 cup of water, plastic spoon
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
This class is part of the Primus Science (TM) Complete Science Course Curriculum. All Primus Science classes include interactive, online live classes on Outschool, plus optional worksheets, plus optional worksheets and quizzes. Other classes in this Curriculum Primus Science Physics and Primus Science Life Science and Earth Science classes for your complete science curriculum needs.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Safety Note:
- All experiments should be conducted in a well-ventilated area. Safety goggles or glasses are recommended. A table covering is recommended in case there are spills. 
- STUDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO LISTEN AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS. If your student will have problems listening and following directions, please have an adult nearby to assist. 
- Please have all of the supplies prepared and ready before each class. 
- All experiments are safe - we use common household products - but is imperative all students LISTEN carefully while we are working on our experiments to maintain a safe classroom. 

Educational science videos are used during this class. Some of these videos may be from YouTube.
This class was developed by Annette the Teacher

The Periodic Table handout is from


Annette the Teacher B.A.
Lives in the United States
I am a Teacher & Homeschool Mom with three decades of experience. I teach in all time zones, just ask for a class.
99 total reviews
208 completed classes

About Me

Hello. I am Annette the Teacher. I can't wait to teach you here on Outschool.

I use Activity Based Learning in my classes. Learning should be fun. My classes are based on hands-on learning projects. In my classes, you get into the action with... 
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