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Elementary Chemistry! Ages 9-11

This is a 12 week course.

Elementary Chemistry!

The first class is 90 minutes only.  The following weeks are one hour: 2:45pm-3:45pm.

This course will introduce students to the scientific discipline of chemistry. Students will learn about atoms, how atoms combine to form molecules, chemical reactions, acids and bases, mixtures, techniques for separating mixtures, food and taste, polymers, proteins, DNA, and more!

Weeks 1-4: Atoms & Molecules

Weeks 5-8: Acids & Bases, Mixtures

Weeks 9-12: Food & Taste, Molecular Chains, Molecules in Our Body

Elementary Chemistry

Ages 9-11 years

Mondays, 2:45pm-3:45pm

12 weeks: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 (no class on 10/14, 11/11)

$210/student, may be paid monthly. $190/sibling discount.

Textbook: Focus on Elementary Chemistry, about $20

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Golden Valley vendor: Great Educational Experiences

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Instructor: Kathleen Duncan is a homeschool teacher with over nine years' experience.  She was homeschooled herself from kindergarten all the way through twelfth grade and truly loved it.  Kathleen attended California State University Fullerton, earning a bachelor's degree magna cum laude.  Her initial plan was to teach public high school, but by then she was already working with homeschoolers and was hooked.  She now works with students of all ages and in nearly every subject, both one on one and in class settings.

This is a drop-off class, if parent and child are comfortable.  Parents are always welcome to stay and observe.  Lighthouse has an enclosed playground for younger siblings.  The trampoline is off-limits, though.

To sign up one child, please RSVP as yourself; to sign up two children, RSVP +1 guest, etc.

If you are not using charter funds, please feel free to pay online or bring check/cash to the first day of class.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you!

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  • Cindy C

    Week 4: Students used an acid-base indicator, red cabbage juice, to show how acids turn pink and bases turn green with the indicator.
    The objectives of this lesson are:
    (1) to have students test different liquids to determine acidity or basicity.
    (2) to have students use a chemical “tool” (pH indicator).

    October 17, 2013

  • Cindy C

    Week 3: Students observed chemical reactions.
    The objectives of this lesson were:
    (1) to have students observe chemical reactions and note the change in physical properties materials undergo during a chemical reaction.
    (2) to have students begin to explore labeling and organizing several different chemical reactions in one experiment.

    Feel free to read Chapter 4 with your students for next week. Thanks!

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for organizing this. Unfortunately my son will not be able to attend this series. Looking forward to connecting sooner than later!

    September 29, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Hope to see you soon. Take care!

      September 30, 2013

  • Rocio M.

    Hi Cindy. After a review & a discussion of the class work, they were able to answer the questions. Thanks for the clarification.

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Rocio M.

    Is it possible that we can receive an email with the homework clearly outlined? It may save some frustrating times here at home for my kids and me. Thanks Cindy.

    September 25, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Sorry, we were at the park all day. The handout is not homework. I thought Kathleen could have the kids do it in class, but I think she is just going to ask them the questions.

      September 26, 2013

  • Rocio M.

    Cindy, is the handout that was not completed in Chemistry class considered homework?

    September 25, 2013

  • Rocio M.

    This is quite helpful. Thank you Cindy!

    September 24, 2013

  • Cindy C

    Hello ladies, I will be posting the objectives for each lesson. Students should also be getting a handout each week. Week 1: Students were introduced to atoms. Atoms are the building blocks of all things.
    The objectives were:
    (1) to help students make careful observations by noticing details.
    (2) to help students develop a vocabulary to describe their observations.

    Week 2: Students explored how the building blocks of matter
    (atoms) fit together to make molecules.
    The objectives of this lesson were:
    (1) to help students understand that matter is made of smaller units (called atoms)
    (2) atoms follow specific rules when forming molecules.

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to register my two children, but I don't know if they would be truly interested in the class. Could we observe for about 10-15 minutes and then decide?

    September 19, 2013

  • Cindy C

    Hello all, we need to postpone today's class. Ms. Kathleen is not feeling well. So sorry for the late notice. Please send a quick reply that you got this message. i will text, too. I will see if we can do a double class next week. Thank you for your understanding!

    September 16, 2013

  • Agnes B.

    Is this $210 for the whole session or per month? It stated we can pay monthly? Is that $210 / 4 months - $52/month?

    September 11, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Hello Agnes, it is $210 for 3 months and yes, you can pay monthly. That would be $70/month. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thank you!

      September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I RSVPed both to levels

    August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Cindy,

    The title says 9-11 years, the description says 11+ years. Clarify? I've got a 9-1/2-year-old that may be interested. Is there a lot of workbook work? Thanks!

    August 14, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Oops, missed this comment. There will be some optional writing, but each class will have a hands-on experiment. Thanks!

      August 23, 2013

  • Rocio M.

    Cindy, will we need to purchase the book, Focus on Elementary Chemistry, prior to the class? Or will it be included with the class price?

    August 14, 2013

    • Cindy C

      Yes, please purchase the textbook. Thanks for asking.

      August 15, 2013

  • Cindy C

    Thanks for the catch and, yup, I was cutting and pasting. This class is for 9-11 year olds.

    August 14, 2013

  • Carrie

    It looks like there are two separate classes listed, one for 11+ (middle school) and one for 9-11 (elementary). I think they just cut and pasted the description and forgot to change the age inside the text. I just signed up my 4th grader.

    August 14, 2013

  • Rocio M.

    Hi Cindy. I've got the same question: is the class for 9-11 or 11+?

    August 14, 2013

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