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Outschool Science Courses for Kids

Come learn with me on the Outschool online course platform! Below you will find a description of the courses I currently teach. You will can find my current Outschool profile and class schedule here

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Age: 7-9 year olds
How do our eyes and our brain work together to see? We will explore the science concept of "persistence of vision" through visuals and a hands-on art project. I will explain the concept and students will have a chance to experience it through some interactive examples. We will investigate how a thaumatrope, or "spinning wonder" toy works. Learners will have a chance to draw and build their own spinning toy(s) to experience persistence of vision in action. We will share what we have made with each other. Learn more here.

Age: 4-6 year olds

What makes an insect special and different from other bugs and crawly things? Throughout this class students will learn the defining characteristics of insects through discussion, games, song, and hands-on modeling. Students will hone the important science skills of observation and classification while having fun. After we learn the parts of an insect, observe and compare different creatures and sing together, I will model how I might invent my own insect by building a model out of common household materials. Students will then be set loose to raid the craft and recycling bin for materials to invent their own insect with the specific characteristics we have learned about during class. Students will leave the class with the ability to list and identify the five unique characteristics of an insect's body. Learn more here.
Nature Discovery Show-and-Tell
Age: 5-7 year olds
During each class we will share natural treasures or observations with each other. This might mean a rock or a feather, perhaps an animal sighting to talk about, a seashell, something grown in the garden, etc. I will start the class with my own nature discovery show-and-tell giving students some background information and interesting facts about what I am sharing. Each student will then have an opportunity to show-and-tell an item or experience if they would like to. When possible, I will share my knowledge with them about their show-and-tell or we can work together to learn more about their special treasure. Whenever possible and when learners feel comfortable they will have the opportunity to "be the teacher" and share what they have learned about their nature discovery with their peers. No background knowledge required, however students should bring their innate love of nature along with their curiosity and desire to learn more! Due to the nature of show-and-tell the topics discussed during class each week will be dictated by what the students bring to class to share. If the students have field guides or non-fiction books about natural history related to their nature share, (for example: A Guide to Rocks and Minerals, A Guide to Birds of Eastern North America) then they should have these accessible during class. In the event that there is extra time available during a class I will provide a mini-lesson on a natural item from my personal collection. Learn more here.

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