About this course
Curious if the format of Next Level Homeschool classes will match your child’s learning style? This is the class to take! A one week, self paced, in depth class on the scientific method with a lab- for only $5!
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Recommended Ages: This class is ideal for students ages 8-14. Younger academically gifted students will be accepted.
START DATE: Course consists of 1 lesson plan. No live classes- view the lessons on YOUR schedule. SUMMER SCHEDULE IN EFFECT!! We will release the lesson plan on June 2 and you will have until August 11 to complete all work. Final reports will be issued on August 12. However, we will accept enrollments for this class until it is full or until August 4- allowing students to join the course at any time and ensuring they have enough time to complete their work. This gives you complete freedom during the summer to do the work!
Science…there’s a method to the madness!! And in this Scientific Method class, we will explore that method, step by step! We’ll start by asking a question, and then learn how to do research and formulate a strong hypothesis. After that, we’ll move into everyone’s favorite part of the scientific method…experimentation! We’ll be conducting an easy experiment with common household items. From there, we will learn how to record our observations, analyze them, and make a conclusion. Students will also learn about acids, bases, and pH as we work through our experiment. At the end of the class, there is a quiz students can take.
If students want to take it to the “Next Level”, we encourage them to design their own experiment using the methods we just learned! This class does not receive feedback from an instructor if a project is done, however the instructor is always available via email to answer questions!
The lesson consists of a fully narrated powerpoint with embedding images and videos to enhance the topics. Students will have access to our learning management system, Canvas, for viewing their lesson plan, printing their worksheet, taking their quiz, and getting ideas on how to put the scientific method to the test on their own! Expect 2.5-4 hours to complete the course.
MATERIALS FOR THE CLASS EXPERIMENT
-3 clear containers of the same size. Plastic or glass drinking cups that are about 16 oz are perfect! Don’t go below 16 oz.
-Measuring cup that will measure 1/4 cup
-3 teaspoons Baking Soda
-1/2 cup of Vinegar
Optional: If you want to be fancy and measure the pH of your own substances, you can order these strips.
Our course begins with the first step for generating great user experiences: understanding what people do, think, say, and feel. In this module, you’ll learn how to keep an open mind while learning.