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Science & Nature

The Exciting World of Ecology!

In this class, students will explore the amazing interactions between organisms and the environment they live in.
Mrs. Atwood
259 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 7 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
30 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
7-12
year olds
3-12
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

My entire life I wanted to explore the ocean and the environment.  I have always had a great appreciation for the processes that are not completely understood and the unknowns that have yet to be discovered in the environment.  In the beginning of my professional career in research, I worked as a naturalist on a whale watch boat and as a laboratory technician working on environmental clean up projects such as water and land pollution. Then I moved into my dream job of being a research chemist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in marine & geochemistry where I was able to be in the foundation of the research community and learn from many amazing scientists & researchers who devoted their life to exploring the mysteries of the environment as well as protecting the animals and organisms living in it.  For me, working as a student mentor with graduate and post graduate students, made this experience one I will always cherish.  As a teacher, I want my students to be excited about what they are learning and with my background in research, I will work extra hard to make sure that if there is an aspect of a topic that a student is interested in, I will make every effort to alter my lessons to include those topics.
Students will receive articles relating to the concept that is studied each week in class. They will also be asked each week to relate some of the topics that we are studying to the environment around them. Students will have the option of sharing what they have discovered about their own environments in the week that follows if they feel comfortable doing so. 
There are no required materials to purchase. Links to websites and class material will be provided by teacher.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Mrs. AtwoodChildren are the future
259 total reviews
338 completed classes

About Me

I have been working as a private tutor for grades 5-12 in Science and English since 1999.  I also worked as student mentor to post doctoral and summer student fellows for over ten years while I worked as a Research Chemist in marine & geochemistry... 
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