Science & Nature
Exciting Entomology: Insecta and the Chaos Crew!
Join our team of insect collectors as we try and stay one step ahead of the chaos crew to retrieve insects from different virtual habitats.
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Once per week
over 8 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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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
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In this adventure style course, learners will be guided through an exciting narrative story, complete with heroes and villains! Each week, learners will take on the role as an insect collector, working together as a team to help retrieve and collect a specific Order or Orders of insects in the story. While exploring virtual habitats, learners will discover the morphology, life cycles, and ecology that define some key groups and Families in each order. Some time will also be spent...
Learners will be able to identify the key characteristics of each Order of Insects. Learners will become familiar with the scientific name for each order. Learners will use various math and/ or ELA skills to help solve problems or situations. Learners will think critically about the unique characteristics of insects to solve problems. Learners will discover the morphological and anatomical features of Insects and how they differ between Orders and Families. Most importantly, learners will have fun!
Homework will be in the form of an ongoing insect journal. This will give learners a chance to document the insects they discover with focus on the Order they learn each week. Learners have two options to complete this journal: OPTION 1 : Learners can physically search indoors or outdoors for insects from the Order or Orders they have learned about each week. Assignment may average around 10 to 20 minutes to sketch/photograph an insect and write some observations. Adults may offer to help write observations but single word observations will suffice (i.e. "leaf" if the learner found the insect on a leaf). Learners that are interested, can spend more time and make multiple observations. OPTION 2: Alternately, learners have the option to watch videos provided after each mission, where they can draw and make observations based on what they have watched.
A paper/notebook and pen/pencil will be required for some parts of classes. Basic art supplies and/or camera and a notebook will be required for the homework.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
An informal assessment of journals will be provided. At the conclusion of 8 weeks, each learner will be provided with feedback on how well they grasp key concepts and recommended supplements to their learning.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Discussion of insect interactions including predator and prey relationships will occur, depending on the insect Order. Reference will be made to human caused disturbance to insects including habitat loss, deforestation, chemical and pesticide use.
Jheanelle Roebbelen (She/Her)Science and Entomology Instructor
193 total reviews
140 completed classes
Hello! I offer learners the opportunity to dig deep into the fields of entomology, greenhouse growing, and academic writing. I have a bachelors in Biological Sciences and a diploma in Greenhouse Technology. I have been teaching for over 5 years...