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Science Super Pack: Term 2

Science Super Pack: Term 2

SKU: SCI6+T2
$164.00Price

Purchase 16 weeks of classes for only $10.25/session! This includes:

 

Become the Bees Knees (5 weeks)

Did you know that some insects pretend to be bees so they can appear dangerous? Did you know that bees don’t want to sting you because they will die? How can you tell a bee from a bee copycat? How are bees different from flies? Why do we care about bees? What do bees do during the winter?

 

Well, here’s a few fun facts to get you started:

  • All worker bees are female.

  • A bee produces a teaspoon of honey (about 5 grams) in her lifetime.

  • To produce a kilogram of honey, bees fly the equivalent of three times around the world in air miles.

  • The type of flower the bees take their nectar from determines the honey’s flavor.

  • Male bees (drones) have bigger eyes to help them find the Queen Bee.

  • A Queen Bee can produce 2,000 eggs a day. Fertilised eggs become females and unfertilised eggs become males, with the help of pheromones.

 

There's SO much to learn! You won’t want to miss this class. Bee there or bee square!

 

What's Beneath Your Feet? (5 weeks)

Did you know?

  • There are 70,000 different types of soil in the U.S.

  • 1 Tablespoon of soil has more organisms in it than there are people on earth

  • It takes 500 Minimum years to form one inch of topsoil

  • There are 5,000 Different types of bacteria in one gram of soil

  • .01 percent of the earth’s water is held in soil

  • 15 Tons of dry soil per acre pass through one earthworm each year

  • 1,400,000 Earthworms that can be found in an acre of cropland

 

All earth’s life depends on soil. Soil is made up of minerals, air, water, organic matter, and living organisms. It is the layer between our atmosphere and the rock deep below. Soil is infinitely diverse, based on the climate, plants, animals, and fungi that inhabit it. Without soil, Earth would be a lifeless slab of rock. Soil is alive with tiny little organisms, and soil can die when it is used poorly, creating dust storms and “black blizzards”. Soil cannot be made; it has developed over tens of thousands of years. Soil is important. Basically, we cannot live without it. So, what’s under our feet? Super soil! Get ready to get your hands dirty with lots of fun hands-on activities!

 

Animals of Australia and Your Own Backyard (6 weeks)

Australian animals are a fascinating group that includes some of the most unusual creatures on Earth. The continent of Australia has vast expanses of desert and semi-arid land in its interior, sub-tropical rain forest in the Northeast, and grasslands and mountain ranges along the perimeter.

 

Approximately 90% of the animals native to Australia are found nowhere else, including the kangaroo, koala, echidna, dingo, platypus, wallaby and wombat. Australia is the smallest continent and is sometimes referred to as the world's largest island. This relative isolation has created an ecology like no other.

 

This class will give students the opportunity to compare animals that have been isolated from the rest of the world with common animals in their own backyard.  Come to the Australian Outback and find the most dangerous animals, most funny animals, and the coolest animals in the world!

 

  • Day and Time: Mondays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: January 29, 2024 - May 20, 2024
    • No class April 1 
  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Teacher: Makayla Clement

 

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