How Earth Got Its Shape – Elementary Level Science Series Session 2

How Earth Got Its Shape - Elementary Level Science Series Session 2

We Have Opened a 3rd Section of the Popular Elementary-Level Science Course!

From weathering, erosion, and deposition to plate tectonics to 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 3-week Session.

How Earth Got Its Shape  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 Session includes important, foundational science topics, scientific modeling, focused definitions of core science terms and phrases all in an engaging, high-interest format.

Each Session of the Elementary Level Science Series has hands-on labs that have been thoughtfully paired with written materials. Materials will be emailed 2-weeks before the class meets with guided readings, materials list, lab instructions as well as suggestions for extra activities and how to use the topics and material for project-based unit studies. During the live sessions, students can ask questions as we go over the material. Then we will work on an lab/activity as a class. Classes will be taped for anyone unable to attend a class.

For those using the REAL Science Odyssey Earth & Environment 1 curriculum, these lessons will highlight, but not duplicate, labs and activities from the course. 1st – 4th grades recommended. Course materials will be staggered depending on the grade level, science acumen of the student.

* Lab materials will be inexpensive and easy to obtain.

Bundle Pricing on the Entire Series!

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Class Duration: We Have Opened a 3rd Section October 13th – October 27th at 12:30 PST

September 3rd – September 17th FULL

A second Section has been added September 7 – 21 FULL

Class Size: 1-10 learners

Age Range: 6 – 10

Total Price: $75

Bundle Pricing for all four Sessions of the Elementary Level Science Series $270

How Earth Got Its Shape – Elementary Level Science Series Session 2

There are 3 meetings (1 per week for 3 weeks) covering a different topic in Earth Science each week.

In this 3-week series students will build their own 3-dimensional scientific models to use to demonstrate core principles in Earth Science. Students will be encouraged to choose one of these topics to share information they have gleaned outside of class.

Week 1: Why There are Shells on Mount Everest – Plate Tectonics

Students will create a series of scientific models looking at how different types of mountains form based on different types of movements of tectonic plates. We will also answer the question: How could continents moving at the rate of centimeters per year form mountains as tall as Mount Everest?

Week 2: How the Grand Canyon Got It’s Shape – Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

Students will use one of the scientific models from week 1 to look at the powerful earth shaping forces of weathering, erosion, and deposition. We will also look at the timeline for the creation of a large geological feature: the Grand Canyon.

Week 3: Exploding Earth! – Volcanoes

Plate tectonics and volcanism are studied in tandem as student’s use their own homemade volcano to investigate how volcanism affects the shape of Earth’s surface and its atmosphere.

How Earth Got Its Shape; is one of the 4 sessions in the Elementary Level Science Series. Each Elementary Level Science Series  meets 3 times. Each 3-week session includes important, foundational science topics, scientific modeling, focused definitions of core science terms and phrases all in an engaging, high-interest format.

Each Session of the Elementary Level Science Series has hands-on labs that have been thoughtfully paired with written materials. Materials will be emailed 2-weeks before the class meets. These materials include guided readings, materials list, lab instructions, as well as suggestions for extra activities and how to use the topics and material for project-based unit studies. During the live sessions, students can ask questions as we go over the material. Then we will work on an lab/activity as a class. Classes will be taped for anyone unable to attend a class.

For those using the REAL Science Odyssey Earth & Environment 1 curriculum, these lessons will highlight, but not duplicate, labs and activities from the course. 1st – 4th grades recommended. Course materials will be staggered depending on the grade level and the science acumen of the student. Note: You do not need to be using REAL Science Odyssey Earth & Environment 1 to get the most out of this class. This compliments, but does not directly pair, with the course. 

* Lab materials will be inexpensive and easy to obtain.

Materials List is available on the Teachable website. All materials will be inexpensive and easy to obtain.

To interact in class: Live sessions will be best experienced with a camera and microphone. Parents will need a Zoom account (free).

Usually 2-3 hours per week of work, including class.

Students will gain an understanding of weathering erosion, and deposition, volcanism, and plate tectonics

Students will learn important on topic vocabulary, including the meaning of the term “scientific theory”

Students will learn lab technique

Students will gain an understanding of the scientific method

Students will learn about conducting field research

Families and learners are welcome to share any information about their individual learning preferences and needs and instructor will make accommodations that are helpful to the class.

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