Elementary Chemistry! Session 3 Ages 8-11

This post is to allow new students to sign up for the last 4 weeks of our course.  Please note that the first two classes are 90 minutes and the last 2 are 60 minutes.

Elementary Chemistry!

This class will introduce students to the scientific discipline of chemistry. Students will learn about acids and bases, mixtures, techniques for separating mixtures, food and taste, polymers, proteins, DNA, and more!

Because we need to make up for classes in the previous session, the first two classes will be 90 minutes long.

Elementary Chemistry: Food & Taste, Molecular Chains, Molecules in Our Body

Ages 8-11 years

Mondays, 2:45pm

4 weeks:

11/25 & 12/2 - 2:45pm-4:15pm

12/9, 12/16 - 2:45pm-3:45pm

$70/student. $60/sibling discount.

Textbook is recommended but not required: Focus on Elementary Chemistry, about $20

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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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  • Carrie

    Are we meeting today?

    January 13, 2014

  • Cindy C

    Week 10: In this experiment the students explored the activity of enzymes in active dry yeast. They observed how yeast requires warm temperatures to make bread dough rise.
    The objectives of this lesson were:
    (1) to observe the chemical reactions produced by active yeast.
    (2) to observe how some living organisms require warm temperatures to function properly.

    December 3, 2013

  • Cindy C

    Week 9: In this experiment the students explored the chemical reaction between Elmer’s glue and liquid laundry starch. The students observed how the properties of the Elmer’s glue changes when liquid laundry starch is added.
    The objectives of this lesson were:
    (1) to have the students observe a chemical reaction that causes a change in physical properties.
    (2) to observe the behavior of a type of polymer.

    December 3, 2013

  • Cindy C

    Week 8: Students explored how foods flavored by different
    molecules taste differently. Without tasting, students will be asked to separate foods that are salty from foods that are sweet or foods that are neither salty nor sweet.
    Then by tasting the foods, determine which foods are salty, which are sweet, and which are neither. They will see that it is easy
    to determine salty, sweet, or even sour foods but not as easy to identify foods which are “NEITHER.”
    The objectives of this lesson were:
    (1) to have the students explore the way the tongue creates taste in the mouth
    (2) to use taste as a chemical tool.

    November 26, 2013

  • Cindy C

    Week 7: Students explored ways to separate mixtures such as legos and pebbles. They then found ways to separate more complicated mixtures such as salt and sugar. Finally they learned a new technique, called paper chromatography, for separating
    different colors.
    The objectives of this lesson were:
    (1) to have the students observe different methods for separating mixtures
    (2) to use a chemistry “trick” or tool for separating a mixture of dyes.

    November 26, 2013

  • Korena

    I didn't notice the time of the class. Maybe next one.

    November 11, 2013

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