Science & Nature
Tiny Science: Focus on Behavior and Insects
Jen the Entomologist leads our weekly entomology session as we focus on a survey of the arthropods, focusing on a different animal or behavior each week.
Jen Paur’s Tiny Science
27 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 50 learners
Once per week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does an "Ongoing" course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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College-style entomology classes for kids. Each week, Jen focuses on a different insect or insect topic (eg. beetles, life cycles) with a curated photo presentation accompanied by Jen's very engaging narrative lecture and discussion among group members. Sometimes we break down a photo and draw the insect drawing during class is encouraged as it develops early note-taking skills. Paper is preferred so learners can keep their work, Jen works on a (real) white board. Topics include dragonflies,...
Students will learn advanced entomology and animal behavior calibrated for ages 7-9. With an emphasis on the four groups of arthropods, we will focus on a different insect or arthropod each week, see sections for details. Dragonflies, beetles, butterflies, crabs, scorpions, barnacles, etc. We often address the topics of sex, specifically identifying sperm, eggs, methods of transferring these ingredients, including sexual selection, sperm competition, etc. All topics are discussed scientifically.
Jen earned her master of science in evolutionary biology and entomology before embarking on the master project of motherhood! These, combined, led her to start her business Tiny Science, where she teaches science to kids through insects! Jen's background teaching in special ed gives her an advanced set of skills to keep learners engaged and having fun while learning high-quality information.
No homework in this class, but learners will likely be practicing their new skills outside of class.
Learners should have something to draw on and something to draw with. Some learners may wish to use a bound journal to keep their work in.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Assessments come during class, as learners show Jen their page of work. This is a casual science class for building skills and confidence.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will be looking closely at various arthropods, mostly insects and nothing gnarly.
Jen Paur’s Tiny Science
Entomologist, Tiny Science
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
27 total reviews
15 completed classes
Hi Friends! I am an entomologist and a mom in Seattle, USA with a lot going on, but I always have time to talk about insects! I teach science to kids through insects! Calibrated and paced for young kids (4-6, 6-8), we survey the basics of...