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Science & Nature

Lego Science: Food Chains

In this one-time course, students will learn about food chains and build their own food chain using Legos.
Benjamin McNamee
479 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
45 minutes
per class
Meets once
8-11
year olds
5-9
learners per class
per learner

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Class Experience

Students will develop an understanding of the different components of food chains by learning about and building their own Lego food chain.
I have taught third-grade science in a classroom setting for four years.  I have served as my school district's third-grade science content expert.  I have also served as my school's science academic leader.  I have a Master's degree in biological anthropology.  More generally, I am an advocate for scientific literacy and I love exploring scientific concepts with students!
No homework will be assigned.
Basic Lego collections will suffice for this class. Since students are designing their own food chain, the specific pieces they will need is dependent on what they decide to build. I suggest that students bring whatever Legos they have with them to class (loose pieces rather than creations that are already assembled please). It will be helpful to have some red or orange pieces for the Sun and some green pieces to make plants/trees. Blue pieces will also be helpful since we are making an ocean food chain. A large base plate will be helpful, but not required.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of the class concepts through verbally describing the components of their Lego food chain.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
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Teacher

Benjamin McNameeCertified Elementary School Teacher
479 total reviews
305 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is Benjamin McNamee and I have taught elementary math and science for four years.  I am certified to teach all kindergarten-sixth grade subjects, K-12 art, and grade 4-8 English & social studies.  I am experienced teaching children... 
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