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Sunday Science Curiosity Club: Weather, Dinosaurs, Volcanos, and Animals, Oh My!

In this ongoing course, students will explore a new elementary science topic each week and create a connected project to help reinforce their learning.
Corrie Ostrem, M. Ed, B.S. Elem. Ed
146 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 60 learners
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Class
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
5-9
year olds
2-9
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Students will learn a variety of science topics including concepts from biology, physics, earth science, paleontology, space science, and zoology. 
There is no homework for this course. 
Students will need different supplies each week, but should be basic materials they typically already have or things that can be recycled from their weekly garbage. April 25: Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Cyclones: What's the Difference? Materials: Plastic water or soda bottle (any size), water, food coloring (optional), few drops of dish soap, glitter (optional), white paper, markers, pencil, May 2: Metamorphosis and Life Cycles: Do all animals go through these changes? Materials: Printable PDF's, markers, colored construction paper (optional), glue stick, tape, colored pencils, scissors May 9: Archaeopteryx: Earth's Earliest Flying Dinosaurs and Birds Materials: Printable PDF, brown paper bag, markers, scissors, pencil May 16: Making Diamonds in a Volcano...What?! Materials: White paper, markers, scissors, pencil May 23: Pump, Pump, Pump Goes My Blood: Learn about human blood and if all animals have it Materials: plastic water or soda bottle (any size), dry lima beans( handful), dry lentil beans (handful), red dry kidney beans (handful), vegetable or oil corn syrup, water August 15: Teeth, Fur Color, Ear size, Venom: How do certain animal traits help them survive? Materials: Printable PDF, markers, scissors, pencil August 22: Stalagmites and Stalactites: A Journey Into Caves Materials: Paper Plate, spoon, paper clips, 2 jars, plastic water bottles, or water glasses (same size), epsom salt, hot water, thick cotton strong or yarn August 29: Keystone Species: How Wolves Changed Yellowstone Park Materials: markers, scissors, pencil, grey, black, and white construction paper, glue stick, yarn or string September 5: Animal Communication: Body Language, Calls, and Behaviors Materials: construction paper (any color), markers, glue stick, printable PDF, scissors September 19: Tsunamis and Earthquakes: Are They Related? Materials: Plastic tub or baking dish (rectangle shape/ any material), play-dough or modeling clay, duct tape, cardboard piece wide enough for width of tub or baking dish), 8-10 cups of water, 1 cup small rocks or pebbles September 26: What is Yeast? The Science of Making Bread Materials: 1 cup hot (not boiling water), 2 packages of baking yeast, large rubber band or duct tape, sandwich size ziplock bag (large enough to go over top of cup), clear plastic cup (short), or small clear drinking glass October 3: Dinosaur Intelligence and Behaviors: Did They Act Like Us? Materials: White paper or construction paper, markers, pencil, scissors October 10: Geysers and Mud Pots: Boiling Water Under the Ground Materials: plastic tub or baking dish, plastic water bottle (label removed), 6 Alka-Seltzer tablets, water, paper towels October 17: The Human Tongue and Our Sense of Taste Materials: unsweetened cocoa powder, lemon juice, salt water, sugar water, 10 Q-tips, Mirror October 24: Seed Germination: What is Happening Under the Dirt? Materials: Plastic ziplock bag (sandwich size), damp paper towel, dry lima beans (6) October 31: What is Vinegar? The Science of Pickles Materials: 1.5 cups white vinegar, 0.5 cup sea salt, 2 quarts water, 2-3 large cucumbers, 1 tsp peppercorns, 1 hot pepper, 1 clove of garlic, 1 bunch fresh dill, 1 canning jar with lid ****Parents will need to boil water, salt and vinegar (and let cool) prior to class. They will also need to cut the cucumbers into slices for small children prior to class.****** Children will assemble the jar of pickles in class. This is a very small recipe and is enough to make 1 jar of pickles. November 7: Snowflakes and Avalanches: The Science of Snow Materials: white paper, scissors, clear tape November 14:Dinosaur Tooth-fairy: How Can We Tell What a Dinosaur Ate From Its Teeth Materials: Red and white construction paper, scissors, glue stick, black marker November 21: 6-7 Popsicle sticks, markers, scissors, multiple colors of construction paper, glue No Class November 28**** Observing Holiday Weekend**** December 5: Craters: How Are These Giant Holes Formed? Materials: Large Bowl, 3 cups flour, 10-15 different sized small rocks or marbles December 12: Planet Theater: Getting to Know the Solar System Materials: 3-4 sheets white paper, 8 Popsicle sticks, markers, scissors December 19: What Eats What? Understanding Food Chains Materials: Multiple colors of construction paper, scissors, markers, glue No Class December 26 ***** Observing Holiday***** No Class January 1***** Observing Holiday******** ********2022:*********** January 9: Who Took a Bite Out of the Moon?: Understanding Moon Phases Materials: Black, white, and yellow construction paper, scissors, Markers January 16: 1/2 cup elmer’s glue (whole bottle) 1/2 tap. baking soda, 1 tablespoon saline solution (like for contact lenses), food coloring (optional), glitter (optional) 1/2 cup water January 23: How Do We Breathe? Let's Take a Look At Our Lungs! Materials: bendy straws, 2 ziplock sandwich bags, masking or duct tape, white paper, markers January 30: Creating Icicles: How Are Icicles Formed? Materials: 6 wooden skewers (like for cooking), play-doh or modeling clay, small plastic cup, 3-5 feet string or yarn, metal baking dish or plastic container (lasagne size), food coloring, 2-3 cups (***If you are in an area where it is freezing outside, this activity can be placed outdoors for best results. If it is not cold where you are, you will need a la12x12x 12 inch area in your freezer to complete the activity.) February 6: Buzzz! What's So Special About Bees? Materials: White or yellow construction paper, markers scissors February 13: Invasive Species: How Can One Living Thing Cause Problems For A Whole Ecosystem Materials: 1 tsp glitter or cocoa powder, 3 bowls of water, food coloring, Paper towels February 20: Breathing Underwater: Understanding Gills and Fish Materials: 2 coffee filters, 1 large rubber band, 2 clear drinking glasses, 2 tsp dirt / potting soil, duct tape February 27: Fossils: What Are They and How Are They Made? Materials: 2 colors Play-Dough or Clay, small plastic toys (1 inch size) , small shells, or artificial flowers March 6: Underwater Volcanos: What happens? How are Islands formed? Materials: Large clear Vase or container, small clear cup or glass (must fit inside the other one), Heavy rock (size of bottom of clear cup), Very hot and cold water, Red food coloring March 13: Rainbow Shadows: Absorbing and Reflecting Light Materials: 2 large empty cereal boxes, scissors, duct tape, Multicolored Acetate/ cellophane Sheets, Scissors, Yarn/ string March 20: Earth's Atmosphere: What is air? Materials: Large tall clear drinking glass or mason jar, corn syrup, water, dish soap, vegetable oil, honey March 27: Oil and Water: Why don't they mix? Materials: bowl of Water / Expo dry erase markers, glass or ceramic pie pan, glass of water, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, food coloring, plastic water bottle April 3: Earthquakes: Can you design a building that won't fall down? Materials: 4 pack pingpong balls, 2 large pieces of flat cardboard, 4 plastic petri dishes (or can substitute small shallow bowls short enough for ping ping ball to reach past top when placed in bowl), duct tape, box of toothpicks, 1 cup small / mini marshmallows April 10: BUBBLES! How are they made? Materials: bowl of 1.5 cups water, 0.5 cups dishwashing liquid soap or soap powder, 2 teaspoons sugar or syrup, 4 straws, Plastic cup/ Solo cup (optional), empty plastic water bottle (optional), thin wire that bends and can be cut with scissors (optional), pipe-cleaners (optional), empty 2 L water bottle (optional), clean sock (optional), food coloring (optional) April 17: N0 CLASS ****Observing Easter Holiday****** April 24: Pinwheel Fun: Learn about "catching" wind and using it to make power. Materials: A printable PDF will be posted prior to this class. Unsharpened pencil with and eraser attached on the end, markers, scissors, push or straight pin, or thumb tack May 1: Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Cyclones: What's the Difference? Materials: Plastic water or soda bottle (any size), water, food coloring (optional), few drops of dish soap, glitter (optional), white paper, markers, pencil, May 8: Metamorphosis and Life Cycles: Do all animals go through these changes? Materials: markers, white paper, colored construction paper (optional), glue stick, tape, colored pencils, scissors May 15: Archaeopteryx: Earth's Earliest Flying Dinosaurs and Birds Materials: brown paper bag, markers, scissors, pencil May 22: Making Diamonds in a Volcano...What?! Materials: White paper, markers, scissors, pencil May 29: Pump, Pump, Pump Goes My Blood: Learn about human blood and if all animals have it Materials: plastic water or soda bottle (any size), dry lima beans( handful), dry lentil beans (handful), red dry kidney beans (handful), vegetable or oil corn syrup, water ****SUMMER INTERMISSION 2022******** August 14: Teeth, Fur Color, Ear size, Venom: How do certain animal traits help them survive? Materials: Printable PDF, markers, scissors, pencil August 21: Stalagmites and Stalactites: A Journey Into Caves Materials: Paper Plate, spoon, paper clips, 2 jars, plastic water bottles, or water glasses (same size), epsom salt, hot water, thick cotton strong or yarn August 28: Keystone Species: How Wolves Changed Yellowstone Park Materials: markers, scissors, pencil, grey, black, and white construction paper, glue stick, yarn or string September 4: Animal Communication: Body Language, Calls, and Behaviors Materials: construction paper (any color), markers, glue stick, printable PDF, scissors September 11: Tsunamis and Earthquakes: Are They Related? Materials: Plastic tub or baking dish (rectangle shape/ any material), play-dough or modeling clay, duct tape, cardboard piece wide enough for width of tub or baking dish), 8-10 cups of water, 1 cup small rocks or pebbles September 18: What is Yeast? The Science of Making Bread Materials: 1 cup hot (not boiling water), 2 packages of baking yeast, large rubber band or duct tape, sandwich size ziplock bag (large enough to go over top of cup), clear plastic cup (short), or small clear drinking glass September 25: Dinosaur Intelligence and Behaviors: Did They Act Like Us? Materials: White paper or construction paper, markers, pencil, scissors October 2: Geysers and Mud Pots: Boiling Water Under the Ground Materials: plastic tub or baking dish, plastic water bottle (label removed), 6 Alka-Seltzer tablets, water, paper towels October 9: The Human Tongue and Our Sense of Taste Materials: unsweetened cocoa powder, lemon juice, salt water, sugar water, 10 Q-tips, Mirror October 16: Seed Germination: What is Happening Under the Dirt? Materials: Plastic ziplock bag (sandwich size), damp paper towel, dry lima beans (6) October 23: What is Vinegar? The Science of Pickles Materials: 1.5 cups white vinegar, 0.5 cup sea salt, 2 quarts water, 2-3 large cucumbers, 1 tsp peppercorns, 1 hot pepper, 1 clove of garlic, 1 bunch fresh dill, 1 canning jar with lid ****Parents will need to boil water, salt and vinegar (and let cool) prior to class. They will also need to cut the cucumbers into slices for small children prior to class.****** Children will assemble the jar of pickles in class. This is a very small recipe and is enough to make 1 jar of pickles. November 6:Dinosaur Tooth-fairy: How Can We Tell What a Dinosaur Ate From Its Teeth Materials: Red and white construction paper, scissors, glue stick, black marker November 13: 6-7 Popsicle sticks, markers, scissors, multiple colors of construction paper, glue November 20: Craters: How Are These Giant Holes Formed? Materials: Large Bowl, 3 cups flour, 10-15 different sized small rocks or marbles November 27: Planet Theater: Getting to Know the Solar System Materials: 3-4 sheets white paper, 8 Popsicle sticks, markers, scissors December 4: What Eats What? Understanding Food Chains Materials: Multiple colors of construction paper, scissors, markers, glue December 11: Who Took a Bite Out of the Moon?: Understanding Moon Phases Materials: Black, white, and yellow construction paper, scissors, Markers December 18: 1/2 cup elmer’s glue (whole bottle) 1/2 tap. baking soda, 1 tablespoon saline solution (like for contact lenses), food coloring (optional), glitter (optional) 1/2 cup water No Class December 25 ***** Observing Holiday***** No Class January 1***** Observing Holiday******** **************2023***2023************* January 8: How Do We Breathe? Let's Take a Look At Our Lungs! Materials: bendy straws, 2 ziplock sandwich bags, masking or duct tape, white paper, markers January 15: Creating Icicles: How Are Icicles Formed? Materials: 6 wooden skewers (like for cooking), play-doh or modeling clay, small plastic cup, 3-5 feet string or yarn, metal baking dish or plastic container (lasagne size), food coloring, 2-3 cups (***If you are in an area where it is freezing outside, this activity can be placed outdoors for best results. If it is not cold where you are, you will need a la12x12x 12 inch area in your freezer to complete the activity.) January 22: Buzzz! What's So Special About Bees? Materials: White or yellow construction paper, markers scissors January 29: Invasive Species: How Can One Living Thing Cause Problems For A Whole Ecosystem Materials: 1 tsp glitter or cocoa powder, 3 bowls of water, food coloring, Paper towels February 5: Breathing Underwater: Understanding Gills and Fish Materials: 2 coffee filters, 1 large rubber band, 2 clear drinking glasses, 2 tsp dirt / potting soil, duct tape February 12: Fossils: What Are They and How Are They Made? Materials: 2 colors Play-Dough or Clay, small plastic toys (1 inch size) , small shells, or artificial flowers
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be given verbal feedback during class. 
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Students may need help cutting at times. Parents are encouraged to help with cutting if needed or monitor cutting for safety. At times, students may needs assistance. Parents are encouraged to be available if assistance is needed. Please be aware of the weekly materials needed for class. 

Teacher

Corrie Ostrem, M. Ed, B.S. Elem. EdHighly Experienced, Certified, Elementary and Middle School Teacher
146 total reviews
769 completed classes

About Me

Hello Learners! My name is Corrie Bowman Ostrem and I have been a full-time, certified teacher for 20 years teaching grades 2-7. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction... 
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