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Science & Nature

Introduction to Marine Ecology

In this 4 week course, students will explore the basic concepts of marine ecology.
Laura Petrusic
266 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 47 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

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
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

-Trace energy and nutrient flow with marine ecosystems.
-Describe marine species interactions.
-Generate a diagram and profile of the major ocean basins.
-Explain the effects of physical  environmental changes on marine organisms including: wave action, salinity and temperature.
-Describe vertical zonation with in marine ecosystems.
Marine and environmental science have been passionate pursuits of mine since childhood.  I feel that this passion, combined with my education and extensive experiencing developing and delivering quality educational programs, will foster a community of learners who care about our oceans and environment. 
Students will have weekly web quests and discussion questions posted to the classroom 1 week prior to the beginning of each live class.  
 1 file available upon enrollment
One page note-taking handouts will be supplied 24 hours prior to the class meeting.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will be assessed using weekly quizzes posted in Google Classroom (40 points), weekly discussion board participation (20 points) and Unit Exit Summary (40 points)  Weekly instructor feed back will be submitted to students via the Outschool messaging app. The rubric for the summary will be posted upon class enrollment.  Homework for the course can be completed with feedback up to one month after the course is completed.    
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Laura Petrusic
Lives in the United States
Marine Science Educator Launching Voyages into Ocean Literacy 🌊
266 total reviews
275 completed classes

About Me

Welcome Parents and Students,

Thank you for taking the time to explore my courses!  Let me tell you a little bit about myself and the courses I teach on Outschool.  I am a state of Florida, professionally certified science teacher. As an... 
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