The Earth & You: Resources, Hazards, Solutions – Elementary Level Science Series Season 2 (Winter/Spring 2021)

The Earth & You: Resources, Hazards, Solutions - Elementary Level Science Series Session 4

Session 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 we share tips and strategies for designing an earthquake-proof structure on a moving surface.

The Earth & You: Resources, Hazards, Solutions 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 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.

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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!

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Thursday 10 am PST 4/8,15,22 Class Is Full

Monday 10 am PST 4/12,19,26 (only 2 spots left)

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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

The Earth & You: Resources, Hazards, Solutions – Elementary Level Science Series Season 2 Session 4

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.

Week 1 – Natural Resources

Organisms use natural resources, including water, air, energy and fuel. Some resources are renewable and some are not. We will investigate the power of wind, a renewable resource, to take a non-renewable resource.

Week 2 – Natural Disasters

Severe weather, flooding, lightening, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions are natural disasters that occur because of natural processes. This week, students will investigate hands-on investigation to look at some of the steps humans can take to reduce their impact.

Week 3 – Let’s Design a Solution for a Natural Disaster

As a class we will work together to build a science model for an earthquake proof structure. We will work together by sharing tips and strategies as we design and engineer a solution for a common natural disaster.

The Earth & You: Resources, Hazards, Solutions 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 Earth and 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.

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 involving Earth and Human Activity

Students will learn important on-topic vocabulary

Students will learn design and engineering practices

Students will gain an understanding of the scientific method

Students will Develop and Use Scientific Models as they Obtain, Evaluate, and Communicate Information

K-ESS3-2, K-ESS3-3, 3-ESS3-1, 4-ESS3-1, 4-ESS3-2, 5-ESS3-1

ESS3.A, ESS3.B, ESS3.C, ETS1.A, ETS1.B

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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