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"Stuff" Made Simple! Earth Science Explained Easily! {Session 1 Of 2}

Class
Joseph Constantine
Average rating:4.5Number of reviews:(154)
A fun and informative exploration of our physical world: A complete Earth science course in two twenty-week blocks.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
This class is taught in English.

This course is designed to satisfy most State Educational Standards for Physical Science Curriculum. The course is best suited for students between grades 7-9. All students will learn the same information, but those seeking 8th or 9th-grade credit will have some extra homework, extra exam questions, and projects. 
I am an experienced educator with a bachelor's of science from Ithaca College. I'm currently working towards my Master's Degree in Education with over three years of study so far and my dissertation remaining. In addition to that work, as a graduate student, I consistently seek out workshops and webinars that provide additional certifications for educators. My experience as an educator includes teaching at both public and private schools as well as tutoring students in STEAM subjects including SAT/GRE/ACT/ & AP prep, I have experience and training in teaching individuals with both Learning Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities. I have also volunteered my time in my local community library by organizing workshops on STEAM topics for children.  

For over ten years now, in my personal time, I have been active in the Citizen Science community participating in projects when possible. In recent years, when the opportunity arises I try to incorporate the awareness of these projects in some of the STEM-based classes that I teach, but I want to bring a greater awareness of the possibilities of Citizen Science to as many students as possible. The great part of Citizen Science is that ALL are welcome to participate despite lacking any particular degree in science. Each project has detailed instructions and tutorials and for those willing to learn a great opportunity awaits!  I would be an excellent guide on the student's journey utilizing my previous experience of the process to help clear a path of learning for them. 
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
This course is designed to satisfy most State Educational Standards for Physical Science Curriculum. The course is best suited for students between grades 7-9. All students will learn the same information, but those seeking 8th or 9th-grade credit will have some extra homework, extra exam questions, and projects.
Grades Offered
Earth Science Resource List 
Here is a list of a majority of the resources that will be used in the course. I have chosen to use only official originations, institutions and universities, and well known scientific publications. These resources come from highly trained, peer-reviewed, professionals from a diverse and inclusive background that will provide a Global Multi-Perspective understanding of the subject. 
Geosciences Textbooks and Lesson Breakdowns (I will provide the following documents to the students)
Meteorology Today 11th Edition C. Donald Ahrens & Robert Henson 
Foundations of Earth Science 14th Edition, 13th Edition, 8th Edition Edward Tarbuck & Lutgens 
The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science, 3rd Edition B. Wiley 
Encyclopedia of Earth & Space Science by Facts on File (2005) 

TED-ED Geosciences Educational Resources
https://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=earth-and-space-science
https://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=environmental-science
https://ed.ted.com/earth-school

National Geographic Earth Science Educational Resource Library
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/video/earth-101/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science

 Scientific Journal & Publications
https://www.scientificamerican.com/my-account/
https://www.britannica.com/
https://www.newscientist.com/#

Online Educational Organisations
https://www.wondrium.com/ {Earth Science Library} 
https://www.discoveryplus.com/ {How the Universe Works} 
PBS EONS
PBS NOVA
BBC EARTH LAB
SEEKER
CRASH COURSE
KURZEGAST 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Geosciences 
https://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=ear
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
https://www.usgs.gov/
American Geosciences Institute
https://www.americangeosciences.org/
National Caves Association
https://cavern.com/Learn/creatures.asp

NASA Earth Science 
https://science.nasa.gov/earth-science
USC Geosciences Resource Library
https://libguides.usc.edu/c.php?g=234982&p=1559535
International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)
https://www.iugs.org/

Climate & Weather Educational Resources
https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/
https://www.noaa.gov/
Interactive Educational Simulations & Gaming:
https://phet.colorado.edu/en/accessibility
https://create.kahoot.it/profiles/082302a5-d348-4208-96a8-c202ca2114d4
https://www.blooket.com/dashboard
https://earth.google.com/web/@0,0,0a,22251752.77375655d,35y,0h,0t,0r
Universe Sandbox (Steam Platform)
Minecraft Education 

These are suggested supplementary resources parents can obtain for their child, but are required textbooks:
NAT GEO Atlas of the World
NAT GEO Compact Atlas of the World
DK Oceanology: The Secrets of the Sea Revealed 
NAT GEO Pocket Guide to Rocks & Minerals
DK Rock and Gem: The Definitive Guide

Average rating:4.5Number of reviews:(154)
Profile
I am a friendly, articulate, professional, college-educated teacher, and artist versed in a variety of disciplines, a "Renaissance Man" at heart. As Ben Franklin was quoted: "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest". I'm very patient and... 
Group Class

$1,080

for 60 classes
3x per week, 20 weeks
55 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 10-15
2-18 learners per class

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