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Science & Nature

Cryptozoology and Bigfoot: Real or Not?

In this multi-day class, students will delve into cryptozoology and determine for themselves whether many folklore animals such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, Chupacabra, Mokele-Mbembe, and others are real or not.
Mysti Chisholm, RPSGT, MBA-HM
698 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 26 learners
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$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
45 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Critical Thinking- Each student will determine for themselves whether each creature exists or not and why. 
Essay Creation- The week before our last class will involve students creating an essay (in the format above). Grammar and punctuation will be graded as well. 
Scientific Method- Students will be presented with the scientific method to help determine whether cryptozoology is a legitimate scientific branch of study.
I was a middle school science teacher for 10 years and currently homeschool my 11-year-old daughter. I have my Bachelors in Biology and my Masters in Healthcare Administration. There is lots of interest in today's society about pseudoscience i.e. ghosts and monsters of legends. In this class, I want to encourage students to utilize the scientific method to determine whether they can prove the existence of these things. Using their critical thinking skills in this class will encourage them to utilize them in other classes as well. 
Students will be tasked with creating a four-paragraph essay that they will read during our last week (Week 4)
Each essay is to be turned in before the last class so that it may be graded.
This essay will take anywhere from a week or more to a few days depending on student's writing levels.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learner progress is assessed through class discussion as well a graded essay. There will be a letter grade assigned as well as an informal report from the teacher accompanying it. It is up to parents to determine whether they include this grade for their students or not.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
There will be mention of 'creatures' or 'monsters'. Please make sure your learner is mature enough that these elements are not scary. We discuss Bigfoot and Bigfoot-type creatures (yeti, Sasquatch), lake monsters (Loch Ness, Chessie), kraken (large octopus) and show videos of some of these creatures (Bigfoot film footage). 


Mysti Chisholm, RPSGT, MBA-HM
Lives in the United States
Science Instructor and Sleep Medical Professional
698 total reviews
673 completed classes

About Me

Hello students and parents!

Save $2 off my classes on May 25th and 26th with CHISHOLMMAY2. 
Classes include: 
Science of Sleep
Science of Great Sleep
Science of Dreams
Science of Dreams (8-10)
What Can Go Wrong When You Sleep
That's Gross!
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