Energy Science {Blended / Live Class}



This course runs from August 14, 2023 – May 5, 2024.

This year-long course is designed for middle and high school students, and focuses on the energy we use around us everyday, including the science behind finding and developing energy technologies, geology, rhetoric, and the US economy and energy crisis. Alternative energies are also discussed. Students will learn from guest speakers in the industry. After delving into the topic, they will have a chance to develop their own theories and practices culminating in the final project.
This class is appropriate for 7th-10th graders, and will cover basic algebraic concepts as part of the assignments.  Students will begin with a working knowledge of energy, learn about the history of the energy sector, and work to developing the future technologies of this field.

Classes will include teacher-led instruction, facilitated discussions, demonstrated labs, and an overview of the coming week’s lessons.  Students will also have the opportunity to bounce ideas off each other, discuss the class material, and ask questions.  Additional activities may be suggested to help reinforce the learning, but are not required.  Course lessons are pre-recorded, with weekly, facilitated interaction occurring through a private discussion feed.  Students will be able to digitally show off lab results as well.

Sparks Academy does provide an official grade for students.  This covers feedback on discussions, the lab report, and online unit quizzes. You may enroll up to two kids from the same household in same class at same time.  The second student is deeply discounted through the Second Student option.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with further directions. It is IMPORTANT that you watch for that email. it should arrive within 2 days of your registration.  If you do not see the email, please check your spam or junk mail. Feel free to contact us if you do not see an email after 3 business days.  Please add and to your contacts to avoid the email going to your junk mail file.

You can learn more about how the course will work, and other available courses, at Sparks Academy.

Please order your curriculum ahead of time so that your students will have it available for the first day of class.

  • No refunds are offered for this online class.
  • Sparks Academy is only affiliated with OERB in a teacher capacity.  Yvie has attended teacher training and obtained permission to use their curriculum with this online co-op.
  • The curriculum for this course comes with your class enrollment, and is provided free to all students from OERB, an Oklahoma-based group.