Science & Nature
(Flex Class) Pokémon Science: Plants and Fungi
Learn about the science of plants and fungi by comparing them to your favorite Pokemon! A great way to explore beginning biology concepts using a framework of a favorite anime series and game.
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Completed by 204 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
Available TimesPacific Time
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▬▬▬▬▬▬ COURSE OUTLINE ▬▬▬▬▬▬ This course will explain what plants are, why they are important, and the plant life cycle, all while using "plant type" Pokemon as examples. We'll also investigate why fungi aren't plants, and the similarities and differences between the two kingdoms. In week 1, I will post a 30 minute recorded presentation that includes: 🌷 Taxonomy - how scientists classify life 🌷 Why fungi and plants are in different categories 🌷 What consumers, producers, and decomposers...
By the end of the class, students should be able to: 🌷 Explain why fungi and plants are not in the same kingdom of life. 🌷 Describe the difference between a spore and a seed. 🌷 Name the two other types of fungi besides mushrooms. 🌷 Identify some spore bearing plants. 🌷 Describe the differences between spore-bearing plants, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. 🌷 List the different parts of an angiosperm plant. 🌷 Describe some plant and fungi Pokemon, and the things they have in common with real plants and fungi. 🌷 Explain the difference between a consumer, a decomposer, and a producer.
Weeks 2 and 4 are homework projects. Parents can determine how much/little time they want their learner to spend doing this project. They can also choose to opt out of the projects entirely, and just enjoy the recorded presentations in weeks 1 and 3.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We do talk about plant reproduction very briefly in this class, and I compare it to sperm and egg reproduction in humans. I don't go into any details, but some students might feel discomfort or confusion if they haven't yet learned about how mammals create babies.
Teacher LaurenThe Pop Culture Teacher
3017 total reviews
2682 completed classes
💰 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐬 💰 I offer a "pay what you can afford" discount for ALL FLEX CLASSES. When you enroll, simply put the amount you think is fair in the "message to teacher" section. I can then apply a partial refund to match the amount you need; it can...