The Science of Water

Term Spring 2021
Code SCI01
Ages 8-11
Instructor Dr. David Purvis
Price $450

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The course will provide an engaging foundation to elementary science, beginning with the physical characteristics of mass and volume and the practical aspects of measurement. A running theme throughout the course will be the science of water. Students will learn about water’s unique chemical and physical properties, as well as water’s importance for solutions and reactions. The course will cover states of matter, phase transitions, and the significance of thermal energy in these transitions. In addition, students will learn about the force of surface tension and the buoyancy of solids and liquids in water. Along the way, they will be exposed to the scientific method, the metric system, and inquiry-based science. The live classes will include interesting demonstrations.

Live Classes: Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, from January 13th to May 12th

Assignments: Students will be expected to complete activities, readings, or experiments.

Student Support: The instructor is available by email.

Feedback/Assessment: Feedback will be provided on assignments.

Materials/Supplies: Students will need a notebook for notes, activities, and assignments. In addition, they will need to purchase a small number of easily-obtainable materials. They will also need to purchase a printable elementary science workbook packet from

Prerequisites: None

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