Exploring Earth's Ecosystems
Wild and Unstructured Learning
In this 8 week course, students will learn all about Earth's ecosystems and human's impact on them.
US Grade 5 - 8
Exploring Earth's Ecosystems is a eight-week unit study designed for middle school students to delve into the fascinating world of ecosystems. The class incorporates interactive, hands-on projects to explore key concepts such as biodiversity, symbiosis, energy and matter flow in ecosystems, limiting factors, carrying capacity, and changes in ecosystems over time. Additionally, students will gain insight into the significant impact humans have on ecosystems. Week 1: Ecosystem Basics ...
Students will learn about ecosystems and the impact humans have on them.
Teachers will have at least 5 years experience teaching middle school science.
Homework OfferedLearners may need to finish projects outside of class time.
0 hours per week outside of class
Paper Pencil Coloring Scissors Glue Cardboard Colored Paper Pipe cleaners, cotton balls, pompoms, etc. (any art supplies) Organism Objects/Figurines Shoebox Plastic Tupperware (8x8 or larger) Modeling Clay or play doh Moss or grass from your yard Water Cooking Oil, i.e. vegetable oil Handheld Fan Sponge Spatula Large empty plastic soda bottle Scissors Tape Rocks, pebbles, or broken clay for the bottom of the bottle Potting soil Seeds (grass, wild flowers, bean, etc.) Water Optional: moss, twigs, rocks, clovers, grass, etc. from your yard to put on the top layer of your ecosystem All supplies needed will be posted in the classroom at least a week in advance.
Wild and Unstructured Learning is a unique and innovative approach to online education offered by a company that values hands-on experiences and fosters an inclusive learning environment. This learning model breaks away from traditional structured...
$288for 16 classes
2x per week, 8 weeks
Live video meetings
3-10 learners per class