Each meeting, students will be presented a new science experiment or design challenge to work on in class together.
Students will be shown the final product, the materials needed, and discuss ideas for how they will accomplish the task. Then students will go off to work! At the end of class, students will have the opportunity to share what they have created with the rest of the group and share what they have learned.
Week of 9/5/21: Largest, Longest-Lasting Bubbles
Week of 9/12/21: Straw Plane
Week of 9/19/21: Oobleck
Week of 9/26/21: Play Dough
Week of 10/3/21: Volcano
Week of 10/10/21: Marble Run
Week of 10/17/21: Tallest Tower of Straws
Week of 10/24/21: Balloon-Powered Car
Week of 10/31/21: Egg Drop Device
Week of 11/7/21: Blow Up Balloons (Baking Soda and Vinegar)
Week of 11/14/21: Catapult
Week of 11/21/21: Foil Boat
Week of 11/28/21: Largest, Longest-Lasting Bubbles
Week of 12/5/21: Straw Plane
Week of 12/12/21: Oobleck
Week of 12/19/21: Play Dough
Week of 12/26/21: Volcano
*This course repeats content every 12 weeks, but learners are welcome to continue through! There are extension opportunities for each activity so learners have a new challenge to a project they have already encountered.
After class, we will discuss which activities will happen next. Each Sunday at 1pm PST, I will post in the classroom which activities we are doing for the week and the specific materials needed for the lesson (they follow the order listed above). Please ensure the student has the materials ready when class starts. (If you need more notice, please send me a message in the classroom. Posting on Sunday ensures that new students for the week can access the information).