Science & Nature
Octopus & the Kraken: 1 Week Science Camp
In this one week course we will learn about legends surrounding The Kraken--is it an octopus? A squid? We'll also learn amazing fun science facts about octopus, squids, and cuttlefish. #academic
Leeyanne Moore MFA
216 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 49 learners
learners per class
$15 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
40 minutes per class
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We are going to become science detectives and try to answer the following perplexing questions about the octopus: Are legends of The Kraken true? If there are so many legends about the Kraken, do colossal squid really exist? Are stories about octopus being successful escape artists from aquariums true? Can an octopus tell if a volcano eruption is going to happen? In this course the instructor will: Guide students through critical thinking exercises in an attempt to separate fact from...
Students will learn: how to compare and contrast creating arguments based on analysis & critical thinking skills biology: basic defense mechanisms in animals anatomy of an octopus the solitary habits of the octopus from birth to death biological terms like anthropomorphism and chromataphors how scientists define self-consciousness how scientists define intelligence
I have done research on octopuses, squid, and cuttle fish for years in preparation for a writing project. I've amassed a lot of biology knowledge about these creatures, their habitats, subspecies, and learning abilities along the way. Meanwhile, I know how to turn children's minds towards learning and absorbing knowledge while making class exiting and engaging. This class will challenge students to think about what counts as intelligence in the scientific world. More importantly, students will become active learners in an attempt to solve the mystery of how the octopus can have developed its curiosity and intelligence without being a social creature.
Students will have handouts to print up and fill out during class. Students without a printer can also pull up the handout on their computer and fill it out without printing it.
A one page handout will be provided for each class. This handout is meant to assist the students in taking notes, so they can compete in the team quiz each day in class. Is your learner new to taking notes? Not to worry! The quiz is short, basic, and only for fun!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students compete in two teams to see who can remember the most from yesterday’s lesson. There is a team winner at the end of each day and an overall team winner at the end of the week.
3 hours 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Leeyanne Moore MFA
Fostering creative genius--one student at a time
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
216 total reviews
148 completed classes
Hello everybody! For over twenty-five years I've nurtured children, teens, and college students, giving them individual attention to ignite their creative spark. I believe in asking students to think for themselves. In return, I aim to provide...