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High School Aquatic Conservation: How Pollution Affects Our Waterways (Flex)

Have you ever wondered about the challenges that our aquatic environments are facing? #ACADEMIC
Mrs. Atwood
262 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 3 learners
year olds
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Charged upfront
$12 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

 My entire life I wanted to explore the ocean and the environment.  I have always had a great appreciation for the processes that are not completely understood and the unknowns that have yet to be discovered in the environment.  In the beginning of my professional career in research, I worked as a naturalist on a whale watch boat and as a laboratory technician working on environmental clean up projects such as water and land pollution. Then I moved into my dream job of being a research chemist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in marine & geochemistry where I was able to be in the foundation of the research community and learn from many amazing scientists & researchers who devoted their life to exploring the mysteries of the environment as well as protecting the animals and organisms living in it.  For me, working as a student mentor with graduate and post graduate students, made this experience one I will always cherish.  As a teacher, I want my students to be excited about what they are learning and with my background in research, I will work extra hard to make sure that if there is an aspect of a topic that a student is interested in, I will make every effort to alter my lessons to include those topics.
Each week the students will be provided with a recording to listen to as well as weekly readings on the classroom board.  Each student will also be provided with their individual login to Ck-12, which is a site I will be using to provide additional assignments for the students.  This class is designed for students to work at a pace that they see to fit their educational needs, while still interacting with the teacher and other students. In both Ck-12 and on the Outschool classroom page, there will be discussions based on the lesson material, that I will reply with feedback and other students will have the opportunity to do so as well. I am happy to respond to students who send in responses or post their answers to the classroom board. Each quiz in Ck-12 is graded, but the student does have several tries to get the grade they desire. The lesson material will still be available after the class duration if students would like to continue taking notes. A small project will be assigned to go along with the lessons to help to expand knowledge on the concepts discussed. This project can be submitted through the Outschool classroom board or through the Ck-12 site, whichever the student prefers. More information will be provided on the project after enrollment. 
This class is designed to best suit each student individually, therefore, if a student would like more reading materials or discussion between peers, then I can provide that. Families can also use all of the recordings, discussions, the project, and reading materials the way that they see works best for their student(s). 
Links to relevant websites will be provided as well as handouts provided by the teacher.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This class utilizes the third-party tools Nearpod and Ck-12 Flexbooks. The students do not need to share any personal information in order to use the material for these particular tools, the teacher generates the login information from her own personal account and shares them with the students. 


Mrs. AtwoodChildren are the future
262 total reviews
377 completed classes

About Me

I have been working as a private tutor for grades 5-12 in Science and English since 1999.  I also worked as student mentor to post doctoral and summer student fellows for over ten years while I worked as a Research Chemist in marine & geochemistry... 
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