Grade Range: 3rd to 6th grade
Dates: September 13 – December 6 (no class on 11/29, 12/13 make up day in the event of a teacher absence)
Class Description: Explore the wonders of the Earth! Investigate the three basic types of rocks and a multitude of minerals. Examine samples and run tests to place minerals on Moh’s Hardness Scale. Learn about the dynamics and composition of the Earth including the layers within the earth and its outside surface. Students will also learn about the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere of the Earth. Examples of projects include the “Fudge Rocks’ and “Lemon Lime Starburst Sedimentation”.
Reading Assignments at home. Optional written assignments for home use, teacher will not be collecting homework. The written assignments are multiple choice quizzes to be taken open or closed book. These can be purchased and downloaded from the textbook company.
Students are expected to be respectful of others and produce their best effort, while treating science materials carefully and safely. A classroom and laboratory safety agreement will be signed by parent and child. Parents will download curriculum provided by teacher.
Mary Anne is a certificated teacher who has taught in public and private schools for 20 years. Most recently, Mary Anne was a Learning Specialist working with struggling readers, but has enjoyed teaching children of all ages and abilities. Prior to her education career, Mary Anne worked as a Registered Nurse at City of Hope and has never lost her love of the sciences. Mary Anne has been married to Jeff for 25 years. Jeff and Mary Anne are the proud parents of 2 beautiful children, Ruby and Tanner. To find out more about classes and tutoring, please contact Mary Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required Textbook: Focus on Middle School Geology, by Rebecca W. Keller, PhD
Optional Written Work: Real Science 4 Kids, Focus on Middle School Geology Quizzes
Product# SKU: MSGOOQ
Minimum class size: 8
Maximum class size: 12