Category Archives: Elementary

December 7th, 2020 by 
Microbiology for Kids: In DepthPart 2 of a 2 Part SeriesScience Everyone Should Learn! Microbiology for Kids: IN DEPTH In part 2 of Microbiology for Kids students will build on what they learned in Part 1. As they explore more of the fascinating world microbes! Microbiology for Kids: IN DEPTH build on important science learned in Microbiology for Kids: THE BASICS. This 7-week session focuses on building knowledge and skills leading to mastery of core science topics. This approach empowers young people, engaging them in a way that creates a love of learning! Microbiology for Kids is the only class …
December 7th, 2020 by 
Microbiology for Kids: The BasicsPart 1 of a 2 Part SeriesScience Everyone Should Learn! Microbiology for Kids: The Basics Microbiology is the study of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that are invisible to the eye. These tiny creatures are everywhere, including on and in you! When one of my students told her mother she needed me to teach more about viruses, I realized she was right! In this class, Blair Lee, M.S. weaves core and foundational biology into a topic everyone should learn! The good news is, microbiology is fascinating, too! Microbiology for Kids is the only class of its …
October 18th, 2020 by 
A Planet of Viruses - Family SeriesJoin Scientist Blair Lee for a 10-week Discussion about Viruses - Activity Guide included!Science Everyone Should Learn! When we think about life, we think about elephants, redwood trees, and people. Most of us do not think about organisms so small we cannot even see them, and we certainly do not think about those particles called viruses that are right on the border of living and non-living. Each Week there will be a presentation about the science followed by discussions about topics from the reading. There will also be a guide with labs and activities …
October 17th, 2020 by 
The Earth & You: Resources, Hazards, Solutions - Elementary Level Science Series Session 4Session 4 of Season 2 Planet Earth: Home to abundant natural resources and natural disasters. It’s a good thing it is also home to people who are natural engineers and problem solvers. This 3-week session starts with an investigation looking at the natural resources found on our home planet. In week two, students will engage in a hands-on activity looking at natural disasters. In this week, students will choose one type of natural disaster to share about in class. The next week, we will work together as …
October 17th, 2020 by 
Let's Work Smarter - Elementary Level Science Series Session 3Session 3 of Season 2 Everyday people use simple machines to make the work they need to do easier. Many of these were invented centuries ago, and we still use them today. In this 3-week series, students will investigate and learn about some of the most useful machines ever invented. We will look at how screws and planes make work easier, how levers and gears help when moving heavy loads, and how pulleys work. Each 3-week session will be filled with hands-on activities and investigations. There will also be some "work" …
October 16th, 2020 by 
From Molecules to Organisms - Elementary Level Science Series Session 2Session 2 of Season 2 Molecules make some really amazing things! They make the Sun, Moon, and the planet Earth. Molecules make everything on Earth, too, including all organisms. Molecules even make you! This 3-week series will focuses on molecules and the cells they make. Along the way, students will learn about cells, investigate how their body turns an apple into the 3-states of matter (and builds cells in the process). Your senses are an important part of how you negotiate the world around you. This week, students will engage …
October 14th, 2020 by 
What's the Matter? - Elementary Level Science Series Session 1Session 1 of Season 2 If you were to jump up right now and peer closely at the wall, what would you see? Do you think it would be an uncountable number of constantly moving particles? In this three-week session students will learn the basic explaining matter. They will explore the structure and properties of matter. They will learn about atoms, molecules, and different types of bonds. Students will make hands-on scientific models and engage in activities as they investigate and learn about the basics explaining what matter is. What's the …
October 7th, 2020 by 
Heart And Soul: The Story of America and African Americans This hybrid class will consist of three weeks self paced work and a monthly come together where students can present their favorite topics and discuss the African American stories in more depth. Taught by Alycia Wright, M.Ed. Enroll Now Class Duration: January 21-April 8 Class Size: 8-12 learners Age Range: 6-9 Total Price: $250 Full Class Description This class is a twelve week series of interactive storytelling videos where I will re-enact the chapter and include an activity to be completed during the week. Students will then choose one completed …
October 6th, 2020 by 
Befriending and Understanding Your Emotions (BeE) (Youth) This class is as much about social and emotional learning (SEL) as it is about health. Everyone has a range of emotions and no emotion is bad. In this class, we learn about what exactly emotions are, what our unique experiences of the emotions are, and what we can do to make sure we process them in a healthy way and we don't react to them and do things we might regret. Each week offers interactive work that is science-based and customized according to the student's responses. This class includes developmentally appropriate information …
September 28th, 2020 by 
The Periodic Table - Elementary Level Science Series Session 3Session 3 of Season 1 The Periodic Table - Elementary Level Science Series This 3-week Session is a great introduction to the periodic table. It will also be a solid class for those students who want to dig deeper!  I will be covering the elements on the Periodic table, and what the meaning is of the rows and columns (periods & families.) The Periodic Table is one of the 4 sessions in the Elementary Level Science Series. Each session of the Elementary Level Science Series meets 3 times over a span …
September 27th, 2020 by 
The Birds & the Bees & the Flowers & the Trees - Elementary Level Science SeriesSession 2 of Season 1 In this fun and educational 3-week session, students will learn some of the basic concepts in ecology. Learn about food webs, bees (the perfect pollinators), and the relationship between plants and animals and how they have evolved together. The Birds & the Bees & the Flowers & the Trees is one of the 4 sessions in the Elementary Level Science Series. Each session of the Elementary Level Science Series meets 3 times over a span of 3 weeks. Each 3-week …
September 27th, 2020 by 
Topics in Astronomy - Elementary Level Science Series Session 1We Have Opened a 3rd Section of the Popular Elementary-Level Science Course! How fast is the speed of light? How big is the solar system? How does gravity work? What is up with Jupiter & it's many moons? Join Blair Lee for a 3-week session focused on topics in astronomy. Your children will use hands-on investigation and scientific modeling learn the answers to these questions, all the while they will work on science skills and lab technique. Topics in Astronomy is one of the 4 Sessions in the Elementary Level Science …
September 27th, 2020 by 
How Earth Got Its Shape - Elementary Level Science SeriesSession 1 of Season 1 From weathering, erosion, and deposition to the rock cycle to plate tectonics and volcanism students will learn about the forces that shape Earth. Students will conduct field research, make a scientific model, and conduct a lab in this high-interest, hands-on 4-week Session. How Earth Got Its Shape  is one of the 4 sessions in Season 1 of the Elementary Level Science Series. This session meets 4 times over a span of 3 weeks. Each session in this series includes important, foundational science topics, scientific modeling, focused …
June 14th, 2020 by 
The Stargazer’s Club - Family Series Do you and your family love to look at the night sky, imagining what is out there in the vast universe? Wouldn't it be fun to be part of a community of stargazers? The Stargazer's Club is an online community that meets monthly to learn about the cosmos. This club is geared for the whole family, from littlest to adults. Using the course, The Stargazer's Notebook, as a guide, members of the club will map the night sky, get information about special events, and prove the heliocentric model for the planetary motion. Each month there …