Science & Nature
Entomology for Grades 6-12 (Fall Semester Course)
Entomology is the study of insects and related arthropods. This middle and high school level course will last for a full semester featuring the basics of general entomology, bug collecting techniques, and bug-themed art.
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No live meetings
Over 17 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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Entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of zoology. Entomology also includes the study of animals in other arthropod groups, such as arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans. Entomology is crucial to our understanding of human disease, agriculture, evolution, ecology and biodiversity. Age: This course is best suited for middle and high school students. Format: This course will be setup as a FLEX course. This means the student can go at his/her own pace as the student completes...
Learning Outcomes for the Major in Entomology 1. Attain a solid foundation in insect biology, including general entomology, basic systematics, morphology, physiology, and biodiversity. 2. Understand evolution and biodiversity generation through macro- and micro-evolutionary processes, including how these processes have formed and diversified insects. 3. Attain skills in written and verbal scientific communication. 4. Develop the ability to design and perform a scientific study on insects, and to analyze results. 5. Develop an understanding of the distributions and abundances of organisms including insects, and their interactions with each other and the environment. 6. Learn modern techniques in insect science such as molecular biology, bioinformatics, and/or imaging. 7. Gain appreciation of insects in society and human affairs, and as model systems in insect biology. 8. Learn the basics of bug collecting, and creating a full collection.
Students will be assigned a bug collection project and various insects will need to be drawn.
nature journal (spiral notebook will be fine) paper notecards pen pencils colored pencils scissors ruler magnifying glass glue stick a few sheets of newpaper bug collection box-shoebox, styrofoam piece, bug collection pins glass jar with a lid ziploc bags (sandwich size) rubbing alcohol cotton balls camera to take images of bugs or drawings of bugs to submit to Outschool wall
Various short assessments will be given.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Mrs. Collins, Certified Science Teacher
Certified Science Teacher, Masters in Science and Gifted Education
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
14 total reviews
19 completed classes
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