Inspired by popular children's literature, you will explore Earth's structure, geologic time, the solar system, and more!

Learn more about our Elementary Earth + Space Science online classes.

STEM Skool's Exploring Earth is an 8-week online class for kids in 1st-4th grades. Inspired by popular children's books, such as Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain and Grand Canyon by Jason Chin, students will study the Scientific Method, Mapping, Earth's Structure, Minerals, Rocks, Weathering, Soil, and Water.

Exploring Earth is one of three courses in the Elementary Earth + Space Science Series:

  • Exploring Earth - Fall 2019
  • Geologic Time + Weather and Climate - Winter 2020
  • Earth's Resources + Exploring the Universe - Spring 2020

Over the course of the school year, students will take an incredible journey around Planet Earth and beyond through inquiry-based lessons and hands-on labs.

This class is hosted on an engaging and user-friendly course platform. Students are able to access lessons across desktop and mobile devices anytime from anywhere in the world.

Elementary Earth + Space Science Reading List

The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain
and Various Other Titles.

Elementary Earth + Space Science is a literature-based program in which each new concept is tied to a popular children's book. Our reading list this session includes the following titles:

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain
Grand Canyon by Jason Chin
DK Children's Encyclopedia by DK
...and more!
The Street Beneath My Feet

Each inquiry-based lesson includes the following sections:

  • Engage and Explore: Students complete a Launch Lab to explore a familiar Earth Science phenomena.
  • Explain: Using their observations, textbook readings and a short lecture, students acquire a formal understanding of Earth Science concepts.
  • Elaborate: Students apply their newly-acquired knowledge to a lab, demonstration or hands-on activity.
  • Evaluate: Students assess their understanding of the material covered by answering open-ended questions at the end of each lesson.

Course Details:

Elementary Earth + Space Science: Exploring Earth Course Details:

  • Length: 8 weeks.

  • Effort: 2-4 hours per week.

  • Level: Elementary School. 1st-4th grades.

  • Schedule: 100% online and self-paced.

  • Tuition: $79 per 8-week session.

Course Syllabus:

See what you'll be learning each week.

Week 1: Methods of Science

Week 2: Mapping Earth

Week 3: Earth's Structure

Week 4: Minerals

Week 5: Rocks

Week 6: Weathering and Soil

Week 7: Earth in Motion

Week 8: Surface Water

Course Facilitator:

Ge Imoudu

Ge Imoudu

Founder // Science + Engineering Facilitator

A New Orleans, Louisiana native, Ge holds a B.S. in Science, Technology and Society from Stanford University and an M.S. in Engineering from Tulane University. Ge was an engineering project manager for over 10 years before developing and facilitating STEM education programs in Charlotte, N.C. Ge enjoys painting and spending time outdoors with her husband and 3 homeschooled children.

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STEM Skool, Inc. Refund Policy:

Tuition is non-refundable. No portion of tuition will be refunded in the event of absence, missed lessons, relocation, decision to withdraw, or dismissal from STEM Skool. Future monthly payments may be cancelled upon written notice of withdrawal from STEM Skool.


Frequently asked questions about this course:

  • How much time do I have to complete this course?

    You will have access to this course for 12 months.

  • Is this class graded?

    No. This class includes short assessments at the end of each lesson. You will receive a certificate of achievement for completing all assessments.

  • I am having trouble enrolling a second student. What could be the problem?

    Please use a unique email address for each enrolled student. You will not be able to enroll more than one student per email address. This is the most common enrollment issue.

  • Do you offer a sibling discount?

    No, we do not offer a sibling discount for this class.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 11571 Charlotte, NC 28209

+1 (704) 753-8325