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The Wonders of Water (Fall)

From: $76.00 / month for 3 months

Grades: 4th–8th

Live class:  Mondays 11:00 a.m. EST

Course dates: August 27th–October 12th

Price: $199

Instructor: Dr. Karen Joseph

Instructor email: karenejoseph@gmail.com

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Course Description

Water covers 70% of our planet and is essential for all known forms of life.  In this fun, hands-on 7 week science mini course, we will learn about the special properties and behaviors of the simple, but important, water molecule. We will explore the amazing world of water with experiments, video, audio and text lessons, fun facts, frequent learning checks, games and more.  We will learn about water’s physical and chemical properties, the role of water on the earth and in the atmosphere and the importance of water in the bodies of living things.

Weeks 1, 2 and 3:  Water’s Physical and Chemical Properties
Solid, Liquid and Gas
Color
Capillary Action
Dissolving Action
Adhesion
Cohesion
Density
Weight
Surface tension
Temperature
Heat Capacity
Pressure
Water as a solvent
Conductivity
Boiling and Freezing Point
pH
Hardness
Salinity
Dissolved oxygen

Weeks 5 and 6: Water in and on the Earth
Water Cycle
Condensation
Evaporation
Precipitation
Run-off
Rainbows
Raindrops
Surface and underground water
Weather

Week 7: Water in Living Things
How  Humans Use Water
How Our Bodies Use Water
How  Animals Use Water
How  Plants Use Water

No book is needed for this course.  Instruction will be provided in lessons that include text, audio and pre-recorded video content and weekly live classes.  Most materials for experiments are things from around the house, but the cost of additional materials will range from $10 – $40.  A weekly materials list will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Required Texts

No book is needed for this course.  Instruction will be provided in lessons that include text, audio and pre-recorded video content and weekly live classes.  Most materials for experiments are things from around the house, but the cost of additional materials will range from $10 – $40.  A weekly materials list will be provided at the beginning of the course.

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Instructor Bio

Dr. Karen Joseph

Dr. Karen Joseph earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. After working for several years, she began homeschooling her 3 children in 1989.  As a homeschooling mom, she has taught every subject at every grade level, but her favorite subject is science!  She taught science classes, ranging from Middle School Life Science and Earth Science to High School Biology to Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology at a Pennsylvania Public Cyber Charter School for 12 years. She was the recipient of the 2009 Pennsylvania Charter School Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Joseph believes that science should be fun, and she works to create classes that have a strong hands-on component, and that will ignite in her students a passion to know more about the wonderful world they live in.

karenejoseph@gmail.com

All classes taught by Dr. Karen Joseph