Science & Nature
Bones and Muscles Move You: Mini Med FLEX Camp
In this 4-week online flexible schedule course, students will explore the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, and muscles. The lessons will culminate in a chicken dissection!
301 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 11 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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This 4-week flex class provides a deeper dive into the musculoskeletal system than I am able to do in my live classes, specifically for older students or those with a particular interest in sports (athletic training, physical therapy, etc), orthopedics, biology, or a medical career. Each week will include a recorded lesson covering the topic in detail. There will be no live zoom meetings so all interaction will occur asynchronously in the classroom. I assume that learners have no prior...
This class is taught in English.
Students will gain a basic understanding of the musculoskeletal system. More importantly, students will leave the class with an appreciation of the amazing function of their bodies and how they move.
As a family physician with a decade in private practice, I love teaching young people about how their bodies work. I believe that people who understand their bodies will take better care of them.
* Learners will complete a model, drawing, or written notes during each class * Learners will post a photo of their model, drawing, or written notes in the classroom * Learners will be asked to answer a prompt before and after the recorded lesson every week, which will be a guessing game, a question related to the material and an additional prompt related to an outside video with a link in the classroom. * Learners are expected to participate in the guessing game and comment on classmates' work as well
Please read through the class description for a more detailed explanation. All learners will need paper or model making supplies for demonstrating bones and joints If your learner will be creating the same model as I use for muscles, they will need three pieces of cardstock, scissors, tape, and balloon-animal balloons. But they can choose to make their model out of anything they want. If your learner wants to complete a dissection (optional), then they will need a cooking chicken. The chicken might be frozen so plan ahead to have time to thaw if needed. Your student will also need dissection equipment such as a tray, sharp scissors, gloves, eye protection. I demonstrate using only dissection scissors. I do a fair amount of blunt dissection, which requires scissors with a fairly sharp tip. Please read through the parental guidance for safety warnings.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This class includes an optional dissection. Please note that dissection involves cutting chicken tissue with sharp instruments. Those sharp instruments are just as capable of cutting your learner's fingers! Please only allow your learner to do any dissecting themselves if they are already competent with sharp instruments. I did the entire dissection with a good pair of sharp dissecting scissors. Even if your learner is quite capable, please observe them the entire time they are working with sharp instruments or raw meat and make sure they clean up properly afterwards to prevent injury or disease. Nothing in this class will be or is intended to be medical advice. This is merely educational in nature and will be a surface-level overview. Your student will not be coming out of this class knowing anything about how to diagnose or treat any conditions and we will not be discussing any personal medical questions/needs. Students should come with general questions about the topic.
A Family Physician and Homeschool Mom Who Loves Teaching Kids About Their Bodies!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
301 total reviews
249 completed classes
Hi! I'm Dr. Robin! I'm a family physician and I love teaching people about how their body works. I believe that when people understand their body, they will take better care of it. All my regular classes teach students about how their body...