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Students as Scientists! (Physical Science Edition)

In this 4 week class, learners will practice scientific process skills through a variety of experiments
Lynette Wehner
4 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 3 learners
Class
75 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
11-13
year olds
2-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Mon Aug 1

Aug 1 - Aug 22 (4 weeks)
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Tue Aug 2

Aug 2 - Aug 23 (4 weeks)
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9pm - 10:15pm
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Description

Class Experience

The goal of these sessions is not necessarily the "science content" behind the experiment, it is the scientific process that goes into designing and carrying out an experiment. Students will experience and practice...
  -that variables in an experiment must be held constant (except for the independent) and why.
  -how to correctly set up data tables based on the independent and dependent variables.
  -will be able to explain why doing one trial is not an indicator of what is actually happening- and the importance of conducting trials.
  -communicating as a scientist by discussing results, evidence and by providing questions for others.
  -how to ask good scientific questions based on phenomena.
Depending on what happens in class, learners may be asked to finish up data and be ready to report the next week. My goal is for that not to happen, but sometimes it is hard to fit an entire experiment and discussion in one hour! 
I will post all worksheets we will use in class on the learning platform.
A supply list will also be posted. 

Materials for Physical Science:

  *Friction Experiment:  Week 1
      -index card  -rubber band   -paper clip   -8 oz bottle of glue or anything similar shape to use as weight
      -string   -rulers   -scissors  -tape   -pencil 
      -your choice of material (3 types):  wax paper, sand paper, saran wrap, tin foil, cloth, or any material with interesting texture

   *Bottle Flipping Experiment: Week 2
    -empty water bottle (16 oz size if possible)  -access to water    -pencil

   *Pendulum Experiment: Week 3
      -string   
      -scissors
      -protractor (optional) 
      -handful of pennies and/or marbles 
      -something that can be attached to the string and hold small items (small plastic/paper cup, tin foil shaped into bowl, bottom of water 
          bottle cut) I will put example pictures in the classroom
       -something to act as the stand for the pendulum.  (two chairs and a stick between; a ruler that comes out over a table,.)
      
    *Newton's Law Experiment: Week 4
      -small toy car
      -pennies or washers
      -ruler
      -materials to create a "ramp" (books, plywood, sturdy cardboard,..)
      -tape (packing tape preferred, but others should work) 
      -stopwatch (one on cell phone is fine) 
                  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Use of materials note:  
   *Some lessons require the use of water. Please make sure your child is set up for success. Materials can go into a rimmed pan in case 
     they spill.
   *Use of scissors. Students should use caution. 
Everything that I show will either be live on Zoom or a part of a slideshow that is used in class to keep us on track. Students will not need to use any outside internet resources, nor will they need to have accounts on any. 

Teacher

Lynette Wehner
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Always Learning!
4 total reviews
14 completed classes

About Me

Hello and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Lynette Wehner. I am a certified elementary teacher, and a certified Holistic Wellness Coach and I LOVE helping kids explore the world and themselves! 

I taught middle school science for over... 
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