Find Classes
Log In

There are no open spots for this class, but we found something similar!

5.0 (5) · Ages 9-12

Amazing Arthropods: Insects, Spiders and Their Relatives!

5.0 (12) · Ages 5-9

Exciting Entomology: Arthropods A to Z!

5.0 (3) · Ages 8-12

RDP Marine Biology: Research, Draw & Present a Marine Animal! 4 Weeks (Age 8-12)

5.0 (9) · Ages 6-8

Tiny Science: Focus on Insects and Arthropods

5.0 (1) · Ages 8-13

Marine Ecology and Our Oceans: On-Going Class

5.0 (1) · Ages 10-15

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".
Laura Petrusic
266 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 10 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

How Outschool Works

There are no open spots for this class.

You can request another time or scroll down to find more classes like this.


Class Experience

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
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
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.  


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... 
© 2022 Outschool, Inc.