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Insects, Arachnids, and Crustaceans: Amazing Arthropods!

In this 5-week course, students will learn about the Amazing Arthropod family: what makes an insect and insect, how arachnids and crustaceans are different from their insect "cousins," and we'll meet lots of cool, crawly critters!
Suzanne Gianattasio
15 total reviews for this teacher
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$10 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 5 weeks
45 minutes per class
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Students will be able to classify various arthropods as insects, arachnids, or crustaceans by looking at number of body parts, legs, and other characteristics. They will also be able to name many different types of arthropods and describe why they fit into each "family" under the arthropod umbrella. For example, an American Lobster is a crustacean: it has three body parts, two pairs of antennae, and ten legs while a Monarch Butterfly is an insect with three body parts, two antennae, and six legs.
No homework is required, but students will be encouraged to look for various critters around their homes and neighborhoods and identify whether they are insects, arachnids, or crustaceans. Students are also encouraged to share what they find with the rest of the class.
Each class consists of teaching slides, games, songs, a short supplemental video, and informal checks for understanding. For students who do not seem to understand the material based on these checks for understanding, extra help and support will be given.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
For particularly sensitive learners, parents should be aware that there are several pictures of insects/arachnids/crustaceans eating other critters. These are not overly graphic, but parents could consider discussing the fact that they will see a few of these images with their learner.


Suzanne Gianattasio
Lives in the United States
BA English and Education, TESOL Certified
15 total reviews
17 completed classes

About Me

My name is Suzanne Gianattasio and I love working with kids of all ages! I believe that active participation with fun and educational activities is the key to learning for my students, so I try to make class interactive and engaging. I love to... 
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