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Science & Nature

Become a Spider Scientist! Elementary Bug Science With Ms. Morgan

In this 4-week course we will learn all about spiders while introducing the major themes of biology.
Ms. Morgan
1 total review for this teacher
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50 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 4 weeks
6-9
year olds
3-9
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will come away with a rich knowledge of spiders they are likely to find in their homes and backyards. They will build a solid foundational understanding of major themes in biology including classification, structure and function, growth and development, and interaction with the environment and other organisms. Students will deep dive into specific families of spiders. The spiders we will cover are likely one learners will come across in their daily lives. We will use visualization, imagination, movement, games, and applied knowledge to see the world from a spider's perspective. Students will learn about these spiders' silk, webs, nests, sleep patterns, what they eat, how they get their food, how they sense the world, grooming habits, venom, behaviors, social tendencies, and more. Students will also develop skills in creating an academic journal. Finally, students will come away with a greater appreciation of these fascinating arachnids. 
I love learning and teaching about all kinds of creatures, especially spiders! I have been interested in spiders since I was a kid myself. I have taught and worked with children for over 15 years in Montessori classrooms, in the home, out in nature, at camp, and in extracurricular and sports setting. In the majority of these settings I have had experience teaching one on one, small groups, large groups, planning curriculum, and teaching science related subjects. I have an associates degree in psychology and am working towards higher degrees in child and adolescent psychology with a focus on education. I love teaching and am endlessly fascinated by the developing brain. 
Optional homework opportunities will be given to advance awareness, understanding, and curiosity of the weekly topics. Students are given the option of completing the assignments but will also be given the opportunity to share completed work with their classmates as we build our community of young spider scientists.
Each week: -Printed journal page layouts (provided) -Notebook -Pens/Pencils -Colored pencils/crayons -Glue Stick -Scissors Week 1: -playdough or clay (2-3 different colors) -4 pipe cleaners Week 3: -Masking tape -1 paper plate -ruler -tissue paper or tissues Week 4: -Elmer's Glue -Tweezers (optional)
This course will not have formal assessments or grades. 
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
-This course will call for a safe space to move around in.
-Scissors are used throughout this course.
-Playdough may contain wheat and students with allergies to wheat should seek an alternative clay or take proper precautions. 

Teacher

Ms. Morgan
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Nature Lover, Psychology Student, Lifelong Learner
1 total review
1 completed class

About Me

Hi! I'm Ms. Morgan. I have worked in with children for 15+ years. I have experience teaching kids in all kinds of settings including in Montessori classrooms, in the home, in camps with a wide range of themes, outdoors, on sports teams, and after... 
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