Science & Nature
(10 Week Flex Class) Wizard Taxonomy: Magical Beasts and How to Classify Them
A critical examination of magical animals mentioned in the popular "wizard world" book series, comparing their literary significance against the backdrop of biology, taxonomy, history, and mythology!
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Over 10 weeks
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▬▬▬▬▬▬ COURSE SUMMARY ▬▬▬▬▬▬ Do magical creatures fit neatly into the taxonomic structures we've designed? In this class, we'll discuss and critically examine the magical creatures found in wizardry. We'll attempt the biological classification of magical plants and animals. We'll study the traits and behaviors of different groups of living things, and how these groups are divided into categories for biologists to study. We'll learn the usefulness of cladograms for classification (as well...
By the end of the course, students should be able to: ♦ Explain the basics of Biological Classification Systems. ♦ Understand how DNA, fossils, and evolutionary lines are all building blocks of modern taxonomy. ♦ Describe the characteristics of specific kingdoms, phyla, classes, and orders of living things. ♦ Explain the limitations of using a taxonomic system to classify fictional/magical creatures. ♦ Describe the weaknesses of our current taxonomic system. ♦ Define these terms: monophyletic, paraphyletic, polyphyletic.
I am a certified science teacher in the state of Arizona, with more than a decade of experience teaching children. My classes are offered in a lecture format, so your child can participate to his or her comfort level.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Teacher LaurenThe Pop Culture Teacher
3017 total reviews
2676 completed classes
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