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Marine Biology: Life in the Oceans of the World- Summer Program
Science & Nature
Mantis Shrimp: Exploring Seriously Strong Structures (Dissection)
Join me in exploring arthropod anatomy and the animal structures that pack the world's fastest "punch".
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What are some of the unique behaviors of shrimp? What is an exoskeleton and how is it unique in the animal kingdom? How do shrimp relate to other arthropods in the ocean? What are the mechanisms of the Mantis Shrimp's epic punch? These questions will guide our exploration of these amazing creatures. This lesson will begin with an anticipatory set or "share session" to identify student's prior knowledge on these topics. New material is presented in a multi-media format. Learners create...
Upon completion of this lesson students will be able to: -identify the common structures and their function of marine arthropods. -explain unique niche behaviors of shrimp species such as the cleaner and mantis shrimp. -identify different species of marine arthropods and where they can be found in the natural world.
I strive to create learner-centered, integrated lessons that relate content to students’ lives. I believe that my educational background in the field of marine science, professional teaching degree and extensive experiencing developing/delivering educational programs for all ages, will generate a class experience that fosters learners' appreciation for our oceans and environment. I have 7 years experience teaching high school biology with dissection activities. Please see my teacher profile page for more detailed information on my education and teaching experience.
A one-page notes handout will be provided 24 hours before the start of class. Answer keys to self-assessments will be provided after course completion. FOR DISSECTION: -One complete (head on), fresh or thawed frozen, jumbo sized shrimp. -A dissecting tray or paper plate -A hand lens or magnifying glass -Small pointed scissors (manicure size will work) -Tweezers or tooth picks
Student's learning will be assessed via formative assessment during classroom discussion.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Please be advised, I will conduct a dissection of a shrimp during class time to explore it's structures focusing on external anatomy. Students are welcome to dissect their own specimen with me during class. It is NOT required. Students should feel free to leave class if they choose, at any time during this activity. If students are dissecting, it is at the parent's discretion and families assume all risks. Please note- safe food handling procedures are required during dissection.
Marine Science Educator Launching Voyages into Ocean Literacy 🌊
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266 total reviews
275 completed classes
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...