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Complete Geology Course with Rock, Mineral. Fossil, and Tool Kit

Taught by: Adrienne McElwain

Phone:

801-989-6926

Email:

Classes are Taught Online, I am Located at: 

1215 Henderson Drive

Ogden, UT 84404

Classes are Open to All Students Ages 5 - 18

Class Cost $300 for 10 weeks of instruction & class kit which is valued at over $300! 

Homeschool Geology Classes Taught Online!

Sign Up For Classes Starting in October Now! 

This is a full practical geology course! We will cover rocks, minerals, and fossils. How we use rocks and minerals every day, rocks and minerals we eat, and deadly rocks and minerals. We will cover some of Utah's history, mining history, and mining urban legends. This course is designed to engage kids and adults (if parents want to sit in) to learn and ENJOY geology! Once you sign up you will get a link to a google classroom, and an invoice. Invoices are due upon receipt. I have a limit of 35 students per track so that I can answer questions. Students are encouraged to talk, be engaged, and ask questions please make sure they have access to a mic (they can type into chat if they do not have a mic). The class will meet Thursday mornings but we will have a classroom discussion going all week!

I do not strictly enforce an age group for this class, however, due to the vocabulary and experiments my recommended age range is 8-18. That being said I have had children as young as 5 enjoy these classes (I have also had some feel overwhelmed so please judge your student's interest).

 

 

What's Included:

There will be a kit of rocks, minerals, fossils, and geology tools, and workbooks and pages including fun things like rocks you can taste, a UV light, a pocket microscope, geodes to break open and more! The core kit has sharable resources and each additional student in the same family will get some of the unique kit pieces they need for their own use to follow along. If you want separate core kits for each student there is a place to add the full kit at the bottom. ***Kits will arrive the week before your class!***

These kits are not your standard educational kits! I include things like Kaolinite (the main clay making up Wendy's Frosties), Gemstones such as Rubies, Fluorescent Samples, UV Light, and much much more! Example of the kit week by week: Week 1 will include 3 Sedimentary Rocks, 3 Igneous, 3 Metamorphic, 3 Minerals, and a pocket microscope! Week 3 will include 12 Fossils (This week's kit alone is worth over $100!!!) with Ammonite, Orthosceras, Sharks Teeth, Fossil Shells, and Amber! Week 4 will include Kaolinite, rock salt, potash, Feldspar, Selenite, and more minerals we use every day! Week 6 will include 8 Fluorescent stones and a UV (Black) Light! Although the week 8s kit only includes 8 incredibly fluorescent stones kids will find that other stones from other week's kits also fluoresce. These are just some quick examples! 

 

BONUS #1 ROCKHOUNDING TRIPS:

I arrange rockhounding trips for families of my students! If you would like to get to join us for FREE rockhounding trips they are FREE! Come rockhounding with us and learn even more about geology while collecting rocks! ***SIGN UP FOR THE HALLOWEEN ROCKHOUNDING TRIP HERE***

 

BONUS #2 CRYSTAL FESTIVAL:

I run the Crystal Festival in Layton annually the next one is November 5th and 6th. Children enrolled as students in these classes (any track) will get free passes to the Kid's Corner Activities at The Crystal Festival!

 

Winter Schedule:

Rocks, Minerals,& The Rock Cycle - October 20th 

All About Fossils - October 27th 

How We Use Minerals In Our Everyday Lives - November 10th 

Deadliest Minerals - November 17th 

All About Geodes - December 15th 

Fluorescent Minerals & Fossils - December 22nd

Misbehaving Minerals (Minerals that do not follow the rules) - January 5th 

History of Gemstones & Why They Are Important - February 9th 

All About Quartz - February 16th 

 

There are three tracks, each track is the same set of classes:

Track 1 - August 4th through October 6th *Prefect back-to-school track!*

Track 2 - October 13th through January 19th

Track 3 - January 26th through March 30th

 

Each class is taught at 9 am MST on Thursday and lasts 45 minutes. You do not have to be in Utah to take my classes just please convert the time to make sure you know when they are. I have a limit of 35 students per track so that I can answer questions. 

Geology Classes for Homeschool Families 

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Who Can Join? 

It's Hands On! 

These classes are taught every Thursday at 9 am using Google Meets and are done online. We meet on Google Meets and use Google Classroom to continue the conversation throughout the week. 

All homeschool families are welcome to join our Geology classes regardless of where they are located! We are happy to ship class kits to any state, APO, and FPO address. Need international shipping? Please contact us for a shipping quote. While we recommend ages 8-18 we have had children as young as 5 enjoy these classes. 

We have spent the past 4 years making sure these homeschool geology classes on topics such as Rocks and Minerals, The Rock Cycle, How We Use Minerals every day, and Deadly Minerals are hands-on! This is why our home geology kits are so extensive! 

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