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Science Super Pack: Terms 1-2

Science Super Pack: Terms 1-2

SKU: SCI6+T12
$320.00Price

Purchase 32 weeks (a full school year) of classes for only $10/session! This includes:

 

The Wonders of Pets (7 weeks)

This is a class for kids that are looking to learn everything they can about their animals! Learn about the habitats, classification, and anatomy of birds, lizards, rodents, cats, livestock, and more. We'll discover the anatomy behind the graceful leaps of cats and the breed development of horses. Bring your own pets and questions so we can dive even deeper into their world!

 

Coral Reefs and Critters (5 weeks)

Did you know that coral reefs started forming 240 million years ago? From parrotfish that cover themselves in a blanket of their own mucus to tiny pygmy seahorses, there are some bizarre sea creatures that live in coral reefs. In this class, students will explore some of the oddest and most amazing coral critters there are to see. Students will also discover corals that can burn and learn what fish make a healthy reef. Over half a billion people depend on reefs for food, income, and protection. Coral reefs are also a source of food and new medicines. Become an expert as we explore all the amazing plants and animals that make up the intricate ecological coral reef system.

 

Get Energized! (4 weeks)

Energy is the ability to do work or make change. Energy is invisible. However, you can tell when energy is there. One way to tell is if something is moving. A person walking down the street, a tree blowing in the wind, and the hands of a clock spinning are all signs of energy. Another giveaway is if you see a light or hear a sound. As a result of energy, a TV turns on, a doorbell rings, and a cat meows. Yet another way to tell is if heat is being produced. Warmth from a candle or a fire is a sure sign that energy is present. Whenever you detect motion, heat, light, or sound, you can be sure that energy is at work. All energy can be considered to be either potential or kinetic. Potential energy is stored energy. A tractor filled with fuel, snow at the top of a hill, a student sitting at a desk, and water behind a dam are all examples of potential energy. Kinetic energy is energy possessed by a moving object. A tractor moving, snow tumbling down a hill, students moving, and water flowing through a dam are all examples of kinetic energy. There is so much to learn! In this class, we will learn basics about different types of energy including electricity, thermal energy, nuclear energy, gravitational energy, solar power, and more!

 

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 - 11:15 AM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 32 Weeks
  • Dates: September 11, 2023 - May 20, 2024
    • No class November 20, December 16, 23, 30, April 1
  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Teacher: Makayla Clement

 

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