The Story of The Periodic Table: Unit 6 - Chemistry in Nature

The Story of The Periodic Table: Unit 6 - Chemistry in Nature

$75.00Price

Schedule: This is a Self-Paced Course
Grade Span: 6th, 7th and 8th grade

  • About This Course

    Chemistry cannot not happen! In this unit, we apply the knowledge we have literally created in the first 5 units and try to make sense of the chemistry happening everywhere - in the earth, the oceans, and the atmosphere. Our method: we’ll simply recreate chemical phenomena happening and challenge you to build models (again, based on the wonderful insight we have gained in units 1-5) to really make sense of it.

  • Prerequisites

    • Solving for one unknown in an algebraic equation. Ideally, students should have taken or be currently enrolled in pre-algebra or algebra. 

    • Proficiency with graphing. Students can determine a scale for coordinate axes and properly draw and label axes.

    • Familiarity with the scientific method and the ability to design simple experiments.

    • Ability to collect and record data.

    • Ability to maintain an orderly and safe space for small lab experiments. Small amounts of acids are used and small combustion reactions occur, which require careful and patient attention.

  • How a Self-Paced Course Works

    Students advance through a series of really interesting labs. Each lab goes like this:

     

    • Kid takes materials out of a box 

    • Kid watches a 3-minute video

    • Kid runs a 10-30-minute lab. (Kid is pumped up!)

    • Kid does a lab write-up and a little problem set for quick feedback 

    • Kid notches a win, has brand new knowledge, and moves to the next lab! 


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    In addition, there are bonus videos and readings and even a problem set designed to deepen an intuitive understanding of the topics.