The Story of The Periodic Table: Unit 3 - Fire and the 3rd State

The Story of The Periodic Table: Unit 3 - Fire and the 3rd State

$75.00Price

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

  • About This Course

    There are similarities between fire and life, which did not escape the curiosity of 18th century chemists. Both fire and life are warmer than the surrounding air and both fire and life consume gas and emit gas. Students run experiments and try to uncover the basis for these similarities. From here, they are off making sense of the most elusive state of matter - gas. 

  • 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.