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Science & Nature

STEM Challenges 1

In this 12 week class students have different engineering challenges to solve.
Courtney Runchey
23 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 35 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 12 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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Class Experience

Students will form hypothesis.
Students will use the scientific method.
Students will record in writing, charts, time, weight, distance, trails, and relay results to others.
Students will record results in photos and videos.
Students will share results of testing with others.
I have worked in education for over 15 years, the last 9 as a homeschool parent. I have taught at a local homeschool co-op for over 7 years (in person and online) I started my schooling with a B.B.A. from Northwood University. After several years in the corporate climate I decided to go back to school to get a teaching degree. I attended Eastern Michigan University and finished my classes and testing required for the teaching degree. The semester I was to start student teaching one of my children became seriously ill. Once they were recovered I was starting to homeschool my children and never went back to finish the program. 
I have continued to attend teacher professional developments including:
EdCamp - EMU
NerdCamp - Parma
NaNoWriMo - Online, and local events
Others offered at EMU and MSU 
4-H STEAM Programs with MSU
STEM programs at U of M and EMU
This class requires time outside of the class each week. To create the design, create project, test, redesign, and retest. 
Students need their own Lego's, other connecting building blocks, or other materials to build with and the following special pieces: wheels min. 4 pully wheel and rope (string) moving axils swing arms (there are many different pieces that can be put together to create this) spinners (1) 12X12 plate or multiple smaller plates that can form one or (cardboard) Other materials students need: Coins Marbles Balloons Straws Popsicle Sticks Masking Tape Paper Pencil Rubber Bands Ping Pong Ball Aluminum Foil Cardboard Coloring (crayons/pencils/markers) Students Choice Notebook Way to take pictures and video of projects.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No class grade but students will get informal assessments and constructive critiques weekly. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
There is no account needed nor will students access You Tube. We will be watching You Tube videos and clips shared from the teachers computer.  The channels used are educational kids channels and Lego.  The following are the sites videos will be from:
We will be watching You Tube videos and clips shared from the teachers computer. Students will not be asked to access YouTube. The following are the sites videos will be from:


Courtney Runchey
Lives in the United States
Curiosity is encouraged!
23 total reviews
23 completed classes

About Me

I have worked in education for over 15 years, the last 9 as a homeschool parent. My passion is helping students create a deeper understanding of complex material by examining different perspectives. The stories that are told matter, even more in... 
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