Patricia Valdez Certified Teacher
This class is a hands-on learning class where children recreate models or systems of how ocean creatures live.
US Grade 1 - 4
***Please note that all my students must have their video cameras on during class. I enjoy teaching with visuals and activities that students can do along with the teacher. We will begin with a discussion, then a video, and move on to craft time. Supplies must be purchased prior to the class time each week. Day 1 What inhabits seashells? How can you tell how old a mussel, oyster and clam are by looking at their shells? Students will learn basic shell structures. They will identify four...
Students will learn the five oceans, why are they salty, and what creatures live in them.
I love teaching oceanography! I have a wide collection of specimens and shells. Having been a Biology teacher for thirty-five years has allowed me to teach students about ocean life. Every summer, I offer Oceanography summer camps for kids. I now want to offer this same experience on Outschool.
Homework OfferedIf I do assign homework, it will be a coloring sheet pertaining to what we have learned in class.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedI assess students orally through questions and answers.
4 files available upon enrollmentMaterials: Day 1 Optional: Seashells they may have in the home to share for a Show and Tell time. Students need a pencil, scissors, markers or crayons. Day 2 Students need a bottle of baby oil, blue food coloring, a cylindrical jar, small funnel, towel or tray for spills (olive or pepper jar) Day 3 Students need scissors, markers or crayons, 2 glasses that are 2/3 full of water, a full box of salt or sea salt, a spoon, and two boiled eggs. Day 4 (Students will need assistance) 1 clear plastic shopping bag rubber band large mouth jar scissors food coloring towel or tray for spills
I suggest a parent be closeby because children may have difficulty cutting or tying things. Also, closing jars tightly may be an issue. I highly recommend spreading a towel over the surface if needed to prevent spills.
Meet the teacher
Hello, My name is Patricia Valdez. I love teaching! I am a wife. I have four sons (who were homeschooled all the way thru to high school) and seven grandchildren. I am bilingual. I speak both English and Spanish. I enjoy gardening, upcycling and...
$40for 4 classes
4x per week, 1 week
Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
2-12 learners per class