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Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Chordata: Class Osteichthyes

Phylum Chordata: Class Osteichthyes – Thursday, November 14 Students study bony fish to observe anatomical adaptations allowing them to survive in marine and aquatic habitats. Fish dissections allow students to observe adaptations such as gills and the swim bladder. COMPARATIVE ANATOMY Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am Ages…

Homeschool Workshop: Watershed Management

Watershed Management – Tuesday, November 19 Students study how ecosystems are connected through waterways using an Enviroscape watershed model, learn how pollution can travel long distances, and review the water cycle to visualize patterns in the movement of water molecules across ecosystems. ECOLOGY…

Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Chordata: Class Chondrichthyes

Phylum Chordata: Class Chondrichthyes – Wednesday, November 20 We use microscopy and observation of preserved sharks to compare and contrast a cartilaginous fish to bony fish, as well as study adaptations of some sharks that allow them to survive in their habitat. ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY Wednesdays 9:30am-11:00am Ages…

Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Chordata: Class Chondrichthyes

Phylum Chordata: Class Chondrichthyes – Thursday, November 21 This week, we compare cartilaginous fish anatomy with bony fish as we investigate how these classes of fish differ from each other. Microscopy and dissection techniques are used to investigate the anatomy of a spiny dogfish shark. COMPARATIVE…

Homeschool Workshop: Soil Habitats

Soil Habitats – Tuesday, December 3 This week we study the foundation of most environments by studying different types of soils and rocks, determining the composition of soils and what lives in them, as well as conduct an experiment to compare the water retention abilities of different soil types. ECOLOGY…

Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Chordata: Class Mammalia (nervous and musculoskeletal systems)

Phylum Chordata: Class Mammalia (nervous and musculoskeletal systems) – Wednesday, December 4 To investigate mammal nervous and musculoskeletal systems, students investigate preserved sheep brains and microscope slides of mammalian nerve cells, as well as dissect chicken wings to study the anatomy…

Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Chordata: Class Mammalia (nervous and musculoskeletal systems)

Phylum Chordata: Class Mammalia (nervous and musculoskeletal systems) – Thursday, December 5 In this lab, we investigate the mammalian nervous system by identifying parts of a preserved sheep brain and using microscopes to observe nerve cells. In addition, students conduct chicken wing dissections…

Homeschool Workshop: Ecosystems and Biomes

Ecosystems and Biomes – Tuesday, December 10 Students review characteristics of ecosystems and biomes throughout the world. We distinguish between weather and climate, and investigate how ecosystems are connected and influence each other. ECOLOGY LABS Tuesdays 9:30am-11:00am Ages 11-14 Throughout…

Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Chordata: Class Mammalia (circulatory, urinary and digestive systems)

Phylum Chordata: Class Mammalia (circulatory, urinary and digestive systems) – Wednesday, December 11 In our final week, students study mammalian circulatory, urinary and digestive systems including investigating a mammalian heart, kidney and stomach. We also use microscope slides to study the…

Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Chordata: Class Mammalia (circulatory, urinary and digestive systems)

Phylum Chordata: Class Mammalia (circulatory, urinary and digestive systems) – Thursday, December 12 In our final lab of the course, students investigate the anatomical structure of a mammalian heart, kidney and stomach through dissection and microscopy. We conclude with a general overview of anatomical…