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Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Chordata: Class Amphibia

Phylum Chordata: Class Amphibia – Wednesday, November 6 This week, we discuss amphibians and their ecological role in their habitat, as well as dissect a preserved grass frog to study the sensory and organ systems of a vertebrate organism. ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY Wednesdays 9:30am-11:00am Ages…

Homeschool Workshop: Microscopic Critters

Microscopic Critters – Thursday, November 7 In lab today, we investigate cool aquatic critters. We look for and identify microscopic protists and invertebrates in water samples from nearby water sources. NATURE SCIENCE LABS Thursdays 9:30am-10:45am Ages 6-8 Students explore the world around…

Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Chordata: Class Amphibia

Phylum Chordata: Class Amphibia – Thursday, November 7 In our first vertebrate lab, students study the external and internal anatomical features of a grass frog, Rana forreri. Each organ system is investigated and compared to invertebrate systems observed in previous labs. COMPARATIVE ANATOMY Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am Ages…

Investigating Food Fraud with DNA Barcoding

Have you ever wondered if that expensive sushi is really what they say it is? Are those rare and expensive mushrooms at your local farmers market really just common species? Is that expensive sheep's milk cheese really just made from cow's milk? It turns out it's more common than you might think. Come…

Homeschool Workshop: Shark Relatives

Shark Relatives – Monday, November 11 We learn about the anatomy and ecology of other cartilaginous animals by comparing and contrasting them to their shark relatives and other marine vertebrates. MARINE BIOLOGY Mondays 9:30am-11:00am Ages 11-14 Students take an in-depth dive into the field…

Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Chordata: Class Osteichthyes

Phylum Chordata: Class Osteichthyes – Wednesday, November 13 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. ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY Wednesdays 9:30am-11:00am Ages…

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: Seaweed and Algae Lab

Seaweed and Algae Lab – Monday, November 18 In this lab we study the diverse groups of algae in the oceans, and their role in marine food webs, as well as habitat and nursery grounds for fish and invertebrates. Students learn about research of algal compounds in medicine, and of the nutritional…

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…