Our chemistry course includes interactive 45-minute lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus guided experiments or Quizlet-style review every Friday, for a total of 42 lessons.
Class runs September 1st through December 11th, 2020. The cost for the course is $150 per family, which comes to less than $4 per lesson.
We’ve designed this course for 4th-5th grade students and their teachers but will be going into more detail than is typically covered in elementary and middle school. If you have a younger student or a middle schooler who is passionate about science, this course will be a good fit!
When you register to reserve your spot, not only are you receiving a fantastic science curriculum. Your participation also puts us one step closer to offering the Tues/Thurs lessons as a free resource.
We received enough registered participants to open the Tues/Thurs lessons to be public and freely available to all! (The Friday livestreams remain for registered participants only)
You can watch the replays of our lessons on our webpage.
The national science standards we’re covering in this course are:
- 4-PS3-2, Energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
- 4-PS3-4, Design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
- 4-PS4-3: Compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.
- 4-LS1-1: Plants and animals have internal structures that support survival and reproduction.
- 4-ESS1-1: Patterns in rock formations and fossils support changes in a landscape over time.
- 4-ESS3-1: Energy and fuels are derived from natural resources.
- 4-ESS3-2: Compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.
- 5-PS1-1: Matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
- 5-PS1-2: Conservation of matter.
- 5-PS1-3: Use observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
- 5-PS1-4: Chemical reactions.
- 5-PS3-1: Photosynthesis: Energy in animals’ food was once energy from the sun.
- 5-LS1-1: Photosynthesis: Plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.
- 5-LS2-1: Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.