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Elementary Science: Exploring the Brain and Nervous System
Science Experiment: Make an Indoor Rainbow!
Shields Scholars by Cassondra Shields
In this one-time science class, students will learn about what a rainbow is by using scientific vocabulary, primary and secondary colors, conducting experiments, and using interactive functions through NearPod to answer questions.
US Grade Preschool - Kindergarten
In this one-time class, learners will learn about rainbows. We talk about what they are, how they form, and when we can see them. We will also learn about the color spectrum, primary and secondary colors, and which primary colors together create secondary colors using a series of interactive functions and games through NearPod. I am a high energy teacher, so this class will be very interactive with both me and the device that the learners will use. I will ask each learner to say vocabulary,...
Students will learn and practice primary colors and which ones mixed together create which secondary colors. We will use these colors to create a rainbow by drawing and even doing our own simple science experiment.
Cassondra Shields (Ms. Cassie): Cassondra has been an ESL (English as a second language) teacher for four years to the age groups 3-15. She graduated from the Honor's Program at The University of Nevada, Reno with a research thesis on adolescent conduct disorder attributes and how those attributes were statistically represented in adult incarceration and recidivism rates based on longitudinal study results. In order to conduct this type of research, Cassondra studied behavior, neurology, and psychology of children for several years as well as additional English and writing courses to write about this type of research. She has brought her expertise on child development and learning behaviors to Outschool as the curriculum developer for Shields Scholars. Cassondra is also a homeschool mom to her own children. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● Heather Boone (Ms. Heather): Heather has been an Elementary Teacher for the past 10+ years. She has taught in First, Second, and Third Grade, giving her background knowledge in a variety of different levels and skill sets. Heather has also been an online ESL (English as a second language) teacher for five years to the age groups 4-15. She graduated from the Honors Program at Bloomsburg University with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She then continued her education by obtaining a Master's Degree in Special Education. Heather's expertise in the elementary classroom, coupled with her online teaching has her excited to teach on Outschool via Shield's Scholars. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● Kate Morales (Ms. Kate): Kate has been in the field of education for the past 12 years. She has spent 5 years as instructional support to grades K-5, 8 years of teaching (mostly in preschool, 1 year in 2nd grade) and has privately tutored for 3 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education, a Master’s in Early Childhood Education and is completing her EdS in Early Childhood Education currently. She is a huge advocate for playful learning and loves to make learning engaging and fun! She is looking forward to bringing her knowledge and skills to Outschool via Shield’s Scholars. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● Rheagan Bloomquist (Ms. Rheagan): Rheagan earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She has a passion for helping people, and she believes every child can succeed when given the chance. She has experience working with elementary school children in her local independent school district. She also has prior experience teaching special needs kids. What Rheagan wants most is to make education exciting rather than scary; her goal is to help all children feel welcome, safe, and smart. She is excited to create a nurturing and fun learning environment for all children with Shield’s Scholars. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● Savannah Kaufman (Ms. Savannah): Savannah earned her bachelor’s degree in counseling from Arlington Baptist College. While earning her bachelor’s degree, she worked with preschool students (aged 2-4). Since graduation, she has worked in education for 10 years. She began her career as a fifth grade teacher for two years. She then moved into middle and high school classes as a history, speech performance, and ASL teacher. Her speech performance students won multiple state titles. She also worked as the guidance counselor for high school seniors. She has spent the past five years as a middle and high school English teacher and the past three years as the principal of a small private school. Her approach to learning is fun and lively. She wants all students to feel welcome and excited to learn while in her classroom. She is excited to bring this fun and creative energy to the Shield’s Scholars students. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
2 files available upon enrollmentIf possible, please bring your own supplies to class to make your own rainbow! Bringing these supplies is not necessary for the class but will make the lesson more fun and engaging if students are able to create their own rainbows along with the teacher. **Parental help likely needed. ** ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● SUPPLIES -Flashlight (your flashlight needs to be pretty bright. The keychain flashlights don't work well, but the flashlight on a smartphone does. -Bowl of water (Clear, glass bowls work best) -Mirror **Note: Make sure you have a bowl big enough for the mirror to be submerged as we use a combination of reflection and refraction to make a rainbow. When we make the rainbow, the rainbow shows up brightest if a darker area of a room and if shining it up against a wall. Try to avoid naturally lit areas i.e. don't set up in front of a window during the daytime as it will decrease the intensity of your rainbow. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● NEARPOD: NearPod is an interactive, online resource that we use for class. NearPod includes games relevant to the lesson to keep learners engaged the entire time since there is something for them to be focusing on and physically doing every few minutes. This can include little quizzes, matching, drag & drop, drawing, 3D, virtual reality, etc. NearPod is necessary for your learner to participate in addition to Zoom. If available, two devices is ideal for these classes. Most of my students like to have Zoom up on one device and NearPod on a touch device such as a tablet, iPad, or smartphone to make clicking on answers easy for little fingers. However, two separate devices is NOT necessary to participate if not available! ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS Check our classroom posts! Within the hour prior to the class start time, there will be a classroom post with the NearPod hyperlink AND 5 digit code to our specific lesson. The hyperlink will take you straight to the lesson via your browser. If using a tablet/iPad/smartphone, download the NearPod application and enter the 5 digit code . Enter your learner's name on the top line Leave the second line blank Click "Join Lesson" ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● DEMO LESSON FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS Practice logging in to the demo lesson below to get an idea of how to use and setup NearPod: Link: https://app.nearpod.com/?pin=IYDQ5 Code: IYDQ5 ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● EXPECTATIONS **Your learner will likely need your help the first few times they use NearPod because of this age group. Please stay close during class in case they need assistance. **Each class will have a different link and code available in a new post prior to each lesson. You can also message us at any time with questions! We are happy to answer. :)
This class uses NearPod, which is a separate online resource. **NearPod is necessary for your learner to participate in this course!** Parents and/or guardians, please read the classroom announcements page prior to class to get your learner set up before class begins. Your learner may also need help throughout the lesson to complete the games and use the features. This class is for very young learners who may not fully understand how to click on a computer or set up NearPod on their own. All communications will be updated via the classroom page, so please have your notifications turned on. This way Outschool will forward any and all classroom posts to your email so you don't miss any announcements.
www.nearpod.com or the NearPod application on a tablet/phone will be used. The link and code to the lesson content for each week will be updated in the classroom page. **You do NOT need to create a NearPod account to join the lesson.
Hello! My name is Cassondra Shields. I am the owner, developer, and creator of "Shields Scholars", which is an organization on Outschool dedicated to learners 3-8 years old. At Shields Scholars, we focus heavily on core material that is not only...
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