Let’s Work Smarter – Elementary Level Science Series Season 2 (Winter/Spring 2021)

Let's Work Smarter - Elementary Level Science Series Session 3

Session 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” for students to do outside of class while they learn about the fascinating physics topic of work.

Let’s Work Smarter is one of the 4 sessions in the Elementary Level Science Series Season 2. 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 that meet important Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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 Physics 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.

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These are hands-on get up and move around, science classes that are fun & educational.

This is what parents have to say about the Elementary Science Series.

We are absolutely loving the format, content and of course teaching in our Thursday Science Series! Thank you for all the hard work you have done. It’s fabulous and hands down the best homeschool class my kids have ever taken. C.D.

My child is really enjoying your class and I love how you are teaching to this age group! I wish there were more classes like this for the elementary age group you are offering! S.N.

I wanted to let you know that when I ask the girls what their favorite class is, both agree, it is your online science series :-). C.W.

My child has genuinely enjoyed your class. My father is a life-long ecologist and so my child has been exposed to a lot of science. It’s tough for me to find something interesting and engaging enough for them – and you’ve delivered in spades! Thank you! Your excitement and engagement with these kids is terrific! B. is genuinely enjoying the classes!!! We can’t wait for more!!! K.P.

    R. loves all science and the way you teach is so engaging for my child. The hands on projects have been a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with the children. It is wonderful!

How The Earth Got It’s Shape was wonderful. Thank you. M. cracks me up. I am purposely not around so she can tell me ALL about it after, as that is really how she learns best, by teaching. The way she talks about you, is so endearing. She says, Mom, Blair is seriously in love with science. LOL. 🙂

Blair Lee will have your children LOVING science as much as she does!

There are two different Sections:

Thursday 10 am PST 3/11,18,25 Class Is Full

Monday 10 am PST 3/15,22,29 (only 2 spots left)

Purchase one or the other, but not both.

Class Size: 1-12 learners

Age Range: 6 – 10

Total Price: $80 single; $125 for 2 siblings

Bundle Pricing for all four Sessions of the Elementary Level Science Series $285; $450 for 2 siblings

Let’s Work Smarter – Elementary Level Science Series Season 2 Session 3

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

In these three weeks, there is a focus on using a scientific model to help with learning and understanding. Each week there will also be a fun lab where students investigate chemical properties. Students will be encouraged to research and share about an element of their choosing.

how levers and gears help when moving heavy loads, and how pulleys work.

Week 1 – The Simplest Machines Make Work Easier

The focus this week will be on screws and planes.  We will investigate work done with and without them as we learn about the physics concept of work. This fun class includes a fun (& educational!) activity as we investigate the many different types of screws and planes.

Week 2 – Take a Load Off with Levers and Gears

In week two, students will investigate and learn what happens when you move a fulcrum.Did you know that a gear works the same way a lever does? Well after this week, your student(s) will! In class we will engage in a hands-on investigation looking at how 2 meshed gears act as a lever.

Week 3 – The Work that Pulleys Do

Pulleys are simple machines. They are basically a rope of wire wrapped around a wheel. And yet, by reversing the direction of a force, pulleys can drastically reduce the work needed to lift an object.  This week students will use a simple pulley to investigate how this works.

From Molecules to Organisms is one of the 4 sessions in the Elementary Level Science Series Season 2.

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 Physics 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.

Materials List is on the Teachable website. All materials are inexpensive, easy to obtain, and in most cases you already will have them at home.

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 some important basic concepts in design and engineering

Students will learn important on-topic vocabulary

Students will learn lab technique

Students will gain an understanding of the scientific method

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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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