Science & Nature
Women in Science Book Club: Explore the Oceans, DNA & Medical Innovations (FLEX)
Come explore the lives of innovative women in science. This section focuses on chemistry, biochemistry, biology, medicine, and marine biology. We will read from Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky.
Erika Kenley (she/her)
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This six-week flexible schedule course does not include live meetings. Edpuzzle and Nearpod, free online services, will be used for teacher-student and student-student interactions as well as content assessment. For weeks 1-5, learners will explore 2-4 innovative women in science per week. One activity or virtual experiment will be performed each week. Weekly online lessons will total approximately 20-30 minutes. Lessons will describe the field of study, related vocabulary, and modern day...
Learners will read one third of "Women in Science" by Rachel Ignotofsky. Throughout the course, learners will obtain a greater understanding of science literacy, history, and challenges and/or research of current professionals.
Weeks 1 & 3: Learners will use the instructional lesson provided through Edpuzzle to follow along and complete an at home science experiment or activity. Weeks 2 & 4: Learners will be asked to use the provided printable worksheet to complete an activity based on the weekly topic. Week 5: Learners will attempt to solve all five clues to successfully complete a women in science virtual escape room. Weeks 1-5: Throughout the first five weeks of the course, each learner will select a female scientist of their choice and work on a five minute presentation that will be due at the end of week five. This can range from someone within their family or community to an internationally recognized scientist. The presentation can be recorded using a smartphone, tablet, computer, or other recording device. Learners will upload their recorded presentation to Edpuzzle. If the learner does not have access to recording devices an alternate presentation format can be discussed with the instructor. Week 6: Learners will watch others learners video presentations and provide a 1-3 sentence comment per presentation on something they learned or found interesting from the presentation.
1) We will be reading from the book listed below. Students must have their own electronic or physical copy for the duration of the course. Book: Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky ISBN-10: 1607749769 ISBN-13: 978-1607749769 2) A variety of colorful writing utensils (e.g.: markers, colored pencils, etc)
Written feedback will be provided to learners. If you are homeschooling your student, please contact me about any specific feedback you would like me to give, such as formal letter/percentage grades.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Book: Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky ISBN-10: 1607749769 ISBN-13: 978-1607749769
Erika Kenley (she/her)Scientist and Outdoor Enthusiast
44 total reviews
37 completed classes
Erika Kenley teaches a variety of biological science classes. She studied kinesiology at California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her B.S. and M.S. in Exercise Science. She led an after school fitness program that integrated...