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Our Earth – Wednesday – Fall 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 6 – 12

Wednesday, September 11 2024 @ 9:00AM Wednesday, December 11 2024 @ 10:30AM EDT


Instructor:

Jennifer Collins

Instructor Email:

sciencewithcollins@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

9 – 12

Day of Week:

Wednesday

Class Times:

9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Fall 2024

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

Details

Start:
Wednesday, September 11 2024 @ 9:00AM EDT
End:
Wednesday, December 11 2024 @ 10:30AM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Organizer

Virtual (Zoom)
Phone
+1 203 741 8570
Email
register@opententacademy.com
Website
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Our Earth – Winter 2025
Our Earth – Winter 2025
$ 250.00
14 available

In this course students will focus on the basics of Earth Science using plenty of hands-on activities, interactive assessments, projects, collections and more to help with comprehension.

Students will begin learning about the layers of the Earth, how volcanoes play a part in the cause of tsunamis, how the Statue of Liberty has been affected by chemical weathering, how rocks change over time, and how to predict the weather. This survey course can serve as a lab credit, introduction to Earth Science, or accompany a current Earth Science class. 

This class will meet for live instruction once a week. During class time, students will talk about different related topics and participation in group discussions. After the live meeting, students will work in Canvas on 5-7 weekly assignments. Along the way, students will add assignments, notes, and diagrams to their science spiral notebook. This course will be heavy with hands-on activities, so plan to be amazed by “Our Earth”.

Goals:

Identify and describe the components of the physical Earth as a system (inner core, outer core, mantle, crust)

Describe the physical characteristics of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, including crystal size and shape, mineral and chemical composition, density, and origin.

Describe how convection, density, and the law of conservation explain the movement of materials within the rock cycle.

Describe the constructive and destructive processes that drive the rock cycle, including sedimentation, lithification, crystallization, deformation, deposition, erosion, melting, cooling, metamorphism, subsidence, and weathering,

Explain plate tectonics in terms of magnetic reversals and outer core circulation, mantle convection, sea floor spreading, and subduction.

Describe how the Theory of Plate Tectonics explains the location of earthquakes, volcanoes, hot spots, mountains, mid-ocean ridges, deep-sea trenches, and island arcs.

Explain the role of gravity and natural agents (water, wind, glaciers) on Earth (landform changes) and how they impact the rock cycle.

Identify and describe the components of the atmosphere and the hydrosphere.

Explain and give examples of the dynamic balance between matter and energy within the atmospheric and hydrospheric systems.

Give examples of how changes in one part of the atmosphere or hydrologic cycle affect other Earth systems and human activity.

Topics / Labs:

  • Week 1: Earth Layers, Clay/ Play-Doh Earth Layer Model
  • Week 2: Plate Tectonics, Alfred Wegener, Pangaea Puzzle Piece
  • Weeks 3 & 4: Volcanoes, Tsunami, Seafloor Topography, Sea Floor 3D Model, Tsunami Water Table
  • Week 5: Types of Rocks, Rock Collection
  • Week 6: Rock Cycle, Starburst Rock Cycle Demonstration
  • Week 7: Weathering-Chemical vs Physical Weathering, Penny Lab
  • Week 8: Erosion, Deposition,Water Cycle
  • Week 9: Climate, Habitats, Temperature, Wind Current
  • Week 10: Weather,Severe Weather, Dust Storm News Report Activity, Be A Meteorologist For The Day

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0

Your students will enjoy this class!

Mrs. Collins is extremely organized and communicates well. The class is set up so that the student can work independently and any needed supplies are communicated in advance. Zoom classes are interactive and hold my child’s interest, and she looks forward to them every week. As an aside, we had to miss some because of medical issues that came up and Mrs. Collins was very accommodating, and my child was able to keep up and not get behind which was greatly appreciated. OTA is also very responsive and makes the signup process seamless. Our first experience with OTA is a great one!

Amy

Dynamic Anatomy!

Mrs. Collins is a fantastic teacher who is able to reach each of her students and keep the class interactive. My daughter has enjoyed all the labs that she can complete on her own as a HS junior. The dissections are her favorite part, but I think more than anything it’s the variety in assignments that keeps her engaged and looking forward to each class. Mrs. Collins is easy for the students to talk to and is very responsive to emails. If you have a student looking for a science class and teacher that breaks the mold and teaches in an intuitive way, you should sign up! No regrets!

Liz Stogran

Your students will enjoy this class!

February 22, 2024

Mrs. Collins is extremely organized and communicates well. The class is set up so that the student can work independently and any needed supplies are communicated in advance. Zoom classes are interactive and hold my child’s interest, and she looks forward to them every week. As an aside, we had to miss some because of medical issues that came up and Mrs. Collins was very accommodating, and my child was able to keep up and not get behind which was greatly appreciated. OTA is also very responsive and makes the signup process seamless. Our first experience with OTA is a great one!

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Amy

Dynamic Anatomy!

February 21, 2024

Mrs. Collins is a fantastic teacher who is able to reach each of her students and keep the class interactive. My daughter has enjoyed all the labs that she can complete on her own as a HS junior. The dissections are her favorite part, but I think more than anything it’s the variety in assignments that keeps her engaged and looking forward to each class. Mrs. Collins is easy for the students to talk to and is very responsive to emails. If you have a student looking for a science class and teacher that breaks the mold and teaches in an intuitive way, you should sign up! No regrets!

Avatar for Liz Stogran
Liz Stogran


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