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Homeschool Workshop: Ichthyology

Ichthyology – Monday, October 21 We study fish families this week - how to identify them, where they live and their role in the ecosystem. Students also combine anatomy and art as they try their hand at the traditional Japanese art of fish printing: gyotaku. MARINE BIOLOGY Mondays 9:30am-11:00am Ages…

Homeschool Workshop: Herpetology

Herpetology – Tuesday, October 22 This week we identify local reptiles and amphibians, and learn about their habitat preferences. We review the differences between native, non-native and invasive species, and how they impact the ecosystem. ECOLOGY LABS Tuesdays 9:30am-11:00am Ages 11-14 Throughout…

Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Mollusca: Class Cephalopoda

Phylum Mollusca: Class Cephalopoda – Wednesday, October 23 In this lab, we study squid and learn the characteristics they share with other member of their phylum. Students have the opportunity to dissect squid and investigate their complex eyes, which are similar in function to human eyes. ORGANISMAL…

Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Mollusca: Class Cephalopoda

Phylum Mollusca: Class Cephalopoda – Thursday, October 24 Another mollusc class is investigated this week, Cephaolopoda, and compared to the body plans and organ systems of other molluscs. Differences in the visual system within this phylum are investigated. COMPARATIVE ANATOMY Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am Ages…

Marvelous Metals

Come explore how metals impact our daily lives through hands on activities and demonstrations. We will be making magnetic slime and ink, designing a metal boat that can float, along with a number of other fun and educational activities. The event is at the North Metro Campus of Chattahoochee Technical…

Homeschool Workshop: Shark Research

Shark Research – Monday, October 28 Students become shark biologists by learning how researchers tag and track sharks across the world, collecting and analyzing data from tagged sharks, and investigating adaptations of a spiny dogfish shark. MARINE BIOLOGY Mondays 9:30am-11:00am Ages 11-14 Students…

Homeschool Workshop: Avian Biology and Food Webs

Avian Biology and Food Webs – Tuesday, October 29 Students learn how to identify birds, and investigate the ecological role of birds in local food webs. Since “You are what you eat,” students examine the food web of an owl by dissecting owl pellets, and comparing to food preferences of other…

Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Echinodermata

Phylum Echinodermata – Wednesday, October 30 We study sea stars, sea urchins and their relatives this week. Students learn about differences in locomotion and feeding strategies within the phylum, and observe their radially symmetrical body plan. ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY Wednesdays 9:30am-11:00am Ages…

Homeschool Workshop: Science of Sound

Science of Sound – Wednesday, October 30 Students learn the biology and physics of how we hear sound waves by visualizing sound waves, testing materials to demonstrate how well sound waves are conducted, and creating an instrument to produce vibrations that make sound. ELEMENTARY SCIENCE LABS Wednesdays 11:00am-12:15pm Ages…

Homeschool Workshop: Phylum Echinodermata

Phylum Echinodermata – Thursday, October 31 Students investigate the external and internal anatomy of echinoderms, including the radially symmetrical body plan observed in most representatives of this phylum. Comparisons of the feeding mechanisms and digestive system are also made within and across…