6 week course (Once per week for 3 hours)
wednesday from 1-4 PM + thursday from 1-4 Ages 5-10
Thursday from 9-12 pm Teen - Ages 11+
weeks of September 17-October 24
Teen Curriculum - Echinoderms
Intro to echinoderms and their family tree - Making their own family tree and intro to their own aquariums
Internal structure - digestive and nervous system - SUP and species collection and identification (to be placed on their family tree)
Internal structure - circulatory, respiratory and excretory system - Sea Star Dissection
External structure with emphasis on skin and cells - Cell model and microscope work
Food chain, habitat and life cycle - Make a real (with live specimen) food chain with specimen collected from the field. (No animals will be harmed in this experiment.)
Aquarium work and semester presentation to public and parents - Aquarium presentation on their echinoderm and aquarium special on their species.
They will be given 15 minutes of class time each week to prepare their aquarium and section of the aquarium. They will make an info sheet, with art, for their presentation station!
Under 10 Curriculum - Echinoderms and the intertidal zone
Intro to Echinoderms (spiny skin!) - Spiny skin replica and cell model
Intro to intertidal zone - SUP, Detritus samples, water samples
Brittle Stars and Sea stars - Sea star dissection
Siphons, Tunicates and Sea Cucumbers - Make our own tunicates and water propulsion experiment
Sand Dollars & Sea Biscuits - Fossil Scavenger Hunt and make our own fossils from beach finds
Group presentation - Group presentation about their animal they have been studying all year
They will be given 15 minutes of class time each week to prepare their presentation at the end of the semester!
Spring Homeschool science: $175