Marine Science Explorers: Marine Biology (FLEX)

Laura Petrusic
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(269)
In this four-week, flexible schedule course, learners will explore the anatomy of 4 different marine creature adaptations through project based investigations.

Class Experience

US Grade 3 - 5
Upon completion of this class learners will be able to:
-describe the mechanisms of a sea star's hydrostatic skeleton.
-describe the common characteristics of sea stars and their relatives.
-describe the anatomy of a jellyfish stinging cell.
-describe the common characteristics of a jellyfish.
-describe the structure and function of a fish swim bladder. 
-describe the structure and function of shark denticles.
-identify key adaptations of marine organisms in relationship to their environment. 
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.   Please see my teacher profile page for more detailed information on my education and teaching experience. 
Homework Offered
Weekly Work: -One hands on project in art, simulation or experimentation. Project length varies. -2-3 activity journal question responses posted to the classroom.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students will be provided with weekly written teacher feed back on submitted work.
Grades Offered
Below is a skeletal list of supplies needed to complete the course.   A detailed list will be provided the week prior to the start of class. 
•	1 -8oz clear glass
•	1 turkey baster
•	1 penny
•	1 dry bean or peanut
•	1 cotton ball 
•	Timer or watch with a second hand 
•	12oz water bottle
•	5-gallon bucket
•	Rocks
•	Paper
•	Drawing utensils such as colored pencils, crayons, markers
•	2-3 white hard-boiled eggs in their shell
•	Clear drying glue
•	One 1 inch felt pompom
•	5 feet of yarn or string
•	8 oz plastic cup
•	Tape
•	Balloon, not blown up 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • Google Jamboard
  • Padlet
  • YouTube

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Table of available sections

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(269)
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... 
Flex Class


weekly or $30 for 4 weeks
4 weeks

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
Completed by 9 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 8-11
1-18 learners per class

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