Science FUNdamentals at Home
Want to conduct experiments from the comfort of your own home? This is an online course made BY science enthusiasts FOR science enthusiasts - we believe science should be learned in a fun hands-on approach, meaning that we encourage you to try experiments using simple materials found at home! The course is packed with:
Exciting and interactive try-at-home experiments
Introductions to fascinating scientific theories
Exploration and practice of the scientific method
Scientific readings - highlighting fun facts and extensions
Quick and short quizzes to test your understanding
And much more!
We'll dive into FUNdamental topics in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology that are sure to blow your mind! Join us in exploring the fascinating world of science together!
WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR
This course is intended for all curious minds, young science enthusiasts, and anyone who loves observing and performing experiments!
The material is designed for students in grades 3-6 but can be enjoyed by all students. Adult supervision is recommended for some of our at-home activities, but videos and quizzes can be completed independently. Children will need to create a Coursera account with an adult.
Our exciting and interactive try-at-home experiments make the course unique, in that we value and encourage hands-on learning.
Most of our experiment videos use simple household materials - you won't need to run to a chemistry store to grab materials! Our trained scientists will walk students through each step in the procedure slowly and carefully, offering helpful tips along the way to provide a great learning experience!
Our short scientific readings offer students the opportunity to explore fun facts and applications of the scientific theories they just learned.
Through these original passages, students will explore the fascinating history that led to new scientific discoveries, ways we can build a stronger future with science, how these theories apply to our daily lives, and so much more!
More often than not, students ponder the question of why experiments happen the way they do, and we both recognize and encourage curiosity throughout the course.
That's why our explanation videos break down each experiment into the FUNdamental scientific theories at work. Each video is thoughtfully developed with:
Breakdown of the observations and results for each experiment
Simple and thought-provoking explanations
A layout of the scientific method
Real-life applications and analogies
Comprehension questions to ensure understanding
Every module in our course contains a quiz for students to challenge themselves and check their understanding of the topics covered.
All quiz questions have been carefully designed with feedback to guide students to the videos and readings that will help them improve and fill the gaps in their learning!
GOT QUESTIONS? WE'RE HAPPY TO HELP!
This is a brand new fundraising initiative for Science FUNdamentals, and we're so excited to share it with you! Our goal is, and always will be, to make science education accessible for everyone.
If you ever have any questions, just know that our team is always here to help: