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Monday

Exciting Experiments Using the Scientific Method - Fall 2018

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Monday,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Oct 08, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Experiments encourage kids to be curious, creative and confident. Jokes make us laugh because the punchline takes us by surprise. The best experiments do the same. Join me for a fun approach to learning the Scientific Method through hands-on experiments! This course will familiarize your child with The Scientific Method, as we will complete the Method during each class. We will begin the course with introduction to Science Safety and the Scientific Method. Each class thereafter will begin with the introduction of the experiment, and we will go through the steps of the Scientific Method together in class--including completing the experiment! For our Final, learners will each form a testable hypothesis. This can be as small or large as they would like! They can even introduce variables into the experiments we've already conducted. Our final class is our oral presentation show-and-tell. We will learn about many different things during this course, including Bernoulli's Principle, total internal reflection, surface tension, hydrophilic/hydrophobic, Charles's Law, Suspension, viscosity, non-Newtonian fluids, Newton's Laws of Motion, Nucleation, and more! Please note: This course is being offered each semester with DIFFERENT topics and experiments. Your child is invited to sign up for one or all three. They are going to LOVE it!

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 3rd - 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

Exciting Experiments Using the Scientific Method - Spring 2019

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Monday,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Apr 01, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Experiments encourage kids to be curious, creative and confident. Jokes make us laugh because the punchline takes us by surprise. The best experiments do the same. Join me for a fun approach to learning the Scientific Method through hands-on experiments!

This course will familiarize your child with The Scientific Method, as we will complete the Method during each class. We will begin the course with introduction to Science Safety and the Scientific Method. Each class thereafter will begin with the introduction of the experiment, and we will go through the steps of the Scientific Method together in class--including completing the experiment! For our Final, learners will each form a testable hypothesis. This can be as small or large as they would like! They can even introduce variables into the experiments we've already conducted. Our final class is our oral presentation show-and-tell.

We will learn about many different things during this course, including Bernoulli's Principle, total internal reflection, surface tension, hydrophilic/hydrophobic, Charles's Law, Suspension, viscosity, non-Newtonian fluids, Newton's Laws of Motion, Nucleation, and more!

Please note: This course is being offered each semester with DIFFERENT topics and experiments. Your child is invited to sign up for one or all three. They are going to LOVE it!

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 3rd - 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

Exciting Experiments Using the Scientific Method - Winter 2019

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Monday,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Jan 14, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Experiments encourage kids to be curious, creative and confident. Jokes make us laugh because the punchline takes us by surprise. The best experiments do the same. Join me for a fun approach to learning the Scientific Method through hands-on experiments!

This course will familiarize your child with The Scientific Method, as we will complete the Method during each class. We will begin the course with introduction to Science Safety and the Scientific Method. Each class thereafter will begin with the introduction of the experiment, and we will go through the steps of the Scientific Method together in class--including completing the experiment! For our Final, learners will each form a testable hypothesis. This can be as small or large as they would like! They can even introduce variables into the experiments we've already conducted. Our final class is our oral presentation show-and-tell.

We will learn about many different things during this course, including Bernoulli's Principle, total internal reflection, surface tension, hydrophilic/hydrophobic, Charles's Law, Suspension, viscosity, non-Newtonian fluids, Newton's Laws of Motion, Nucleation, and more!

Please note: This course is being offered each semester with DIFFERENT topics and experiments. Your child is invited to sign up for one or all three. They are going to LOVE it!

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 3rd - 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

Can You Dig It? Introduction to Archaeology

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Wednesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 10, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Believe it or not, one day people will be digging through our trash trying to figure out who we were as a society! Archaeology is the study of past societies, their customs, behaviors and practices through the buildings and artifacts that they have left behind. Together we will explore archaeological theory, method and practice. We will also discuss archaeological ethics and our responsibility towards preserving our past.  

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

Don't Trust Atoms, they Make Up Everything! High School Chemistry

Term: Fall 2018, Winter 2019 and Spring 2019     Class Meets: Monday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 08, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 30

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Price: $700.00

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Chemistry is the study of composition, reactivity, properties and reactivity of matter. The first part of the course includes mastery of topics in measurement, dimensional analysis, classification of matter, chemical structure, chemical formula and equation writing, and stoichiometry. The remainder of the semester is spent in a survey of physical applications to chemical systems including gas laws, kinetic theory, solutions, equilibrium, acids and bases, and nuclear chemistry with emphasis world applications.  

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Ideas that Changed the World - Part One - Fall 2018

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Tuesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 09, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Discoveries don't usually come about with someone leaping out of a bathtub shouting "Eureka!" More often than not discoveries are the result of the coming together of efforts of a lot of different people. This class focuses on ten inventions, theories or discoveries that truly changed the world, and on the people who were involved in the process. The world is big multifaceted place. With that in mind, each class will focus on a different area of science. This interdisciplinary class will be sure to surprise you and to blow your mind! Please note: All Ideas That Changed The World classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time.   

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Ideas that Changed the World - Part Three - Spring 2019

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 02, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Discoveries don't usually come about with someone leaping out of a bathtub shouting "Eureka!" More often than not discoveries are the result of the coming together of efforts of a lot of different people. This class focuses on ten inventions, theories or discoveries that truly changed the world, and on the people who were involved in the process. The world is big multifaceted place. With that in mind, each class will focus on a different area of science. This interdisciplinary class will be sure to surprise you and to blow your mind! Please note: All Ideas That Changed The World classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time.   

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Ideas that Changed the World - Part Two - Winter 2019

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Discoveries don't usually come about with someone leaping out of a bathtub shouting "Eureka!" More often than not discoveries are the result of the coming together of efforts of a lot of different people. This class focuses on ten inventions, theories or discoveries that truly changed the world, and on the people who were involved in the process. The world is big multifaceted place. With that in mind, each class will focus on a different area of science. This interdisciplinary class will be sure to surprise you and to blow your mind! Please note: All Ideas That Changed The World classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time.   

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Summer Camp: Virtual STEAM Camp - Session Two

Term: Summer 2018     Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday,      11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Class Begins: Jul 16, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 6

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Price: $400.00

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Summer camp is a great way to experience teamwork, success, self-love, independence, creativity, learn new skills, become more confident, gain resiliency, and more. Virtual Summer Camp is no different AND you don't even have to leave your home--a great bonus! Summer Camp helps children build self-confidence and self-esteem; with its non-competitive activities and diverse opportunities to succeed, camp life is a real boost for young people. There’s accomplishment every day. Camp teaches kids that they can. The kind of encouragement and nurturing kids receive at camp makes it a great environment to endure setbacks, try new things, and see that improvement comes when you give something another try. Camp helps conquer fears. During camp, we will also develop and maintain friendships, which helps us learn to respect people and their views, regardless of what they think about others.

Dates:
July 16, 18, 20
July 23, 25, 27
July 30, Aug 1, 3
August 6, 8, 10
August 13, 15, 17
August 20, 22, 24

Class meets from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET.

Please see the attached syllabus in the blue hyper link for day-by-day camp activities.

Camp minimum to run is six children.
Camp maximum to run is sixteen children.

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 3rd - 5th

A minimum of 6 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

The Human Body: Organ Systems - Spring 2019

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 04, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Anatomy and Physiology for young people, presented as an age-appropriate, fun approach to learning the major organ systems of the human body! I'll use a combination of slideshows, videos, written work, and oral discussion to discuss each organ system. Students will also be provided with an activity to complete and present during class time. Time permitting, we will play online games to "build" each organ system of the human body. Reproductive organ system note: I cover that males and females have different reproductive organs for different purposes and what the reproductive organs are for each. While this is not a sexual education class, we do discuss how these organ systems may work together. Please note: This course is being offered during Fall2018 and Winter 2019 on different days and times.

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 4th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

The Human Body: Organ Systems - Winter 2019

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Anatomy and Physiology for young people, presented as an age-appropriate, fun approach to learning the major organ systems of the human body! I'll use a combination of slideshows, videos, written work, and oral discussion to discuss each organ system. Students will also be provided with an activity to complete and present during class time. Time permitting, we will play online games to "build" each organ system of the human body. Reproductive organ system note: I cover that males and females have different reproductive organs for different purposes and what the reproductive organs are for each. While this is not a sexual education class, we do discuss how these organ systems may work together. Please note: This course is being offered during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 on different days and times.

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 4th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Introduction to Elementary Astronomy

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 04, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Astronomy is more than just stars in the sky: it's the big bang, the milky way, telescopes and much, much more! Together we will study the planets and their moons, comets, galaxies and space! Students will explore the four corners of our galaxy and we will discuss what could possibly be out there in a classroom far, far away.

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 2nd - 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

A Class 65 Million Years in the Making: Introduction to Paleontology

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 04, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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What was life on earth like millions of years ago? This class will discuss how the Big Bang created the opportunity for life, growth and evolution. Together we will learn how to study fossils and we will discover how animals evolved from sea creatures to become dinosaurs as we know them today.

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

A World of Animals: An Introductory Course in Zoology

Term: Fall 2018 and Winter 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 09, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $500.00

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As an introductory course in Zoology - a vast subject to study - we will investigate and describe the anatomy, behavior, and habitats of dozens of creatures from microscopic worms and insects to reptiles, birds, and mammals. It's the wonderful world of animals!

Instructor: Jan Murray

Grade Range: 4th - 6th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Deep Diving! Calling All Marine Biologists to Be!

Term: Fall 2018 and Winter 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 09, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $500.00

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This is an introductory course for students that are interested in understanding the Marine environment. If you love the creatures of the sea, then you will love this class! In this class we will be exploring the creatures of the ocean, learning about their habitats, their physical and behavioral characteristics, and the marine environment in which they live.   I can only make this class fun, educational, and a great success if we all going to work together. That means you will have outside activities to complete at home. There is no way we can do it all in an online class. Even if you do not live near a seashore you will be able to participate fully in this class as well as through at-home experiments, projects and videos.

Instructor: Jan Murray

Grade Range: 6th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Foundations of Physics: A Middle School Science Course

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 02, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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In this introductory class designed for middle school learners, we will explore the world around us while deepening our understanding of physics. Students will conduct hands-on explorations ancient and modern machines to gain an appreciation for how these machines work. Additionally, students will undertake open-ended design projects that put their physics knowledge to the test. We will ask questions like: How does a lock and key use an inclined plane? What does a dentist's drill have in common with a windmill? How can people harness the power of electrons? Through asking these questions (and more!), students will have an opportunity to practice both science and engineering skills. Gifted students in grades 3 and 4 are welcome to join this course. Due to the nature of this course, it is hosted on the Zoom platform. The instructor will email you before the start of the course about downloading the free software, so students can join the meeting. Just as all other classes at OTA, you will be provided a link in Canvas that directs students to the meeting. After each meeting is finished, the instructor will post a link to the class recording. If you have any questions, please email the instructor at lindsey@opportunityunlocked.com.

Instructor: Lindsey Nelson

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Geology Rocks! Introduction to Elementary Geology

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 17, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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While geology rocks, geology isn't just about rocks. The science of geology deals with the earth's physical structure and substance, its history and the processes acting on it. These processes include volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks, mountains, oceans etc. Together we will travel to the top of active volcanoes, survey earthquakes throughout history, climb to the very top of the tallest peaks on the planet and dive to the bottoms of our oceans. So pack your bag, put on a pair of comfortable walking shoes and join me as we look at planet Earth through the eyes of a geologist!

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 2nd -5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

How did they think of THAT? The science behind accidental discoveries that changed the world

Term: Fall 2018 and Winter 2019     Class Meets: Monday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 08, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $500.00

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Have you ever looked at something and thought, "how on earth did they think of that?" This full year course we will look at the science behind some of the discoveries and accidents that changed our world. Each week we will look at a totally different topic, exploring how each item was discovered and how it happened.

Instructor: Penina Taylor

Grade Range: 4th - 6th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

If the Genes Fit: High School Biology

Term: Fall 2018, Winter 2019 and Spring 2019     Class Meets: Wednesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 10, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 30

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Price: $700.00

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Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms. Together we will explore their physical structure, chemical composition, function, reproduction development and evolution.

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 8th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

The Human Body: Organ Systems - Fall 2018

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Monday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 08, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

Syllabus

Price: $300.00

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Anatomy and Physiology for young people, presented as an age-appropriate, fun approach to learning the major organ systems of the human body! I'll use a combination of slideshows, videos, written work, and oral discussion to discuss each organ system. Students will also be provided with an activity to complete and present during class time. Time permitting, we will play online games to "build" each organ system of the human body. Reproductive organ system note: I cover that males and females have different reproductive organs for different purposes and what the reproductive organs are for each. While this is not a sexual education class, we do discuss how these organ systems may work together. Please note: This course is being offered during Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 on different days and times.

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 4th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

Youth Astronomy - Fall 2018

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Wednesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 10, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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This Awesome Astronomy unit covers the planets in our solar system, our moon and its phases, other moons, asteroids, comets, meteors, stars, and black holes.

This is a really fun, interactive learning class where we will watch videos and work together to learn all about space. Each lesson has a pre- and post-assessment, student pages to assess learning, and more. We will write poetry, complete fact and opinion writings, create a solar system flip book, and draw and color each week's subject. I have created a powerpoint presentation to go along with each week, too!.

Please note: This course is being offered during Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 on different days and times.

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 3rd- 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

Youth Astronomy - Spring 2019

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Monday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 01, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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This Awesome Astronomy unit covers the planets in our solar system, our moon and its phases, other moons, asteroids, comets, meteors, stars, and black holes.

This is a really fun, interactive learning class where we will watch videos and work together to learn all about space. Each lesson has a pre- and post-assessment, student pages to assess learning, and more. We will write poetry, complete fact and opinion writings, create a solar system flip book, and draw and color each week's subject. I have created a powerpoint presentation to go along with each week, too!.

Please note: This course is being offered during Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 on different days and times.

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 3rd- 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Youth Astronomy - Winter 2019

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

Syllabus

Price: $300.00

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This Awesome Astronomy unit covers the planets in our solar system, our moon and its phases, other moons, asteroids, comets, meteors, stars, and black holes.

This is a really fun, interactive learning class where we will watch videos and work together to learn all about space. Each lesson has a pre- and post-assessment, student pages to assess learning, and more. We will write poetry, complete fact and opinion writings, create a solar system flip book, and draw and color each week's subject. I have created a powerpoint presentation to go along with each week, too!.

Please note: This course is being offered during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 on different days and times.

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 3rd- 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.