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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: Water Quality Assessments

Water Quality Assessments – Monday, December 2 Marine organisms are dependent on the water they live in for all of their life’s processes. This week we conduct water chemistry tests to evaluate nutrient cycling and biological filters in saltwater tanks. MARINE BIOLOGY Mondays 9:30am-11:00am Ages…

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: Microscopy

Microscopy – Wednesday, December 4 Students learn the proper use of microscopes as we investigate plant and animal cells, create biological drawings and learn to make wet-mount slides. ELEMENTARY SCIENCE LABS Wednesdays 11:00am-12:15pm Ages 8-10 This semester, students experiment with chemistry,…

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: Ocean Acidification Lab

Ocean Acidification Lab – Monday, December 9 Students conduct an experiment modeling the oceanic carbon cycle to investigate how ocean acidification may impact individual species and the ecosystem as a whole. MARINE BIOLOGY Mondays 9:30am-11:00am Ages 11-14 Students take an in-depth dive into…

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…