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Homeschool: MARINE MEGAFAUNA BIOLOGY – Sea Turtle Science

MARINE MEGAFAUNA BIOLOGY
Mondays, September 13-December 13 (no class October 11, November 22; 12 weeks)
9:30am-10:45am
Ages 8-10

Students explore the biology and ecology of sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, penguins and other marine megafauna as they learn how scientists study their behavior and map their worldwide distribution. All lab costs are included in registration fee.

Instructor: Diana Rodriguez, BEd
Location: Science Center (suite 5)
Course fee: $220 OR $20/lab
Early registration (10% off) through August 6
10% sibling discount beginning August 7
Register for full semester or individual labs.

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LAB SCHEDULE:
Science of Whales – Monday, September 13
Students explore the biology and behaviors of cetaceans as they use a dichotomous key to identify whales and learn about passive acoustic tags (PATS) that are used to study them.

Dolphins and Porpoises – Monday, September 20
We focus on smaller cetaceans this week as we investigate similarities and differences between dolphins and porpoises and learn about echolocation and how they use it to find food.

Manatee Science – Monday, September 27
Kids study the biology and behaviors of manatees as they learn about using ethograms to understand why they do the things they do.

Big Bony Fish – Monday, October 4
This week, we look at the adaptations and noteworthy behaviors of large telosts (bony fish) including grouper, tarpon and billfish, and map the distribution of fish tagged for scientific research.

Benthic Rays and Sharks – Monday, October 18
We investigate what benthic species are and the adaptations many benthic rays and sharks have in common, then use their creativity to build a “frankenfish” by combining adaptations of unique benthic rays and sharks.

Pelagic Shark Research – Monday, October 25
Students explore adaptations and behaviors of pelagic sharks and learn how scientists study them as they map their movements recorded from satellite tracking data.

Gentle Giants of the Sea – Monday, November 1
Today, we study the feeding behaviors of manta rays and whale sharks and learn how each individual can be identified by their markings and color patterns as we learn how scientists study these gentle giants.

The Extinct Megalodon – Monday, November 8
We investigate shark teeth and create a model of a Megalodon jaw as we compare the size, shape and function of Megalodon teeth with those of modern sharks.

Sea Turtle Science – Monday, November 15
Kids study the seven species of modern sea turtles, learn their distinguishing characteristics and collect data from a mock turtle nest excavation.

Pinniped Biology – Monday, November 29
Students learn the differences among leopard seals, elephant seals, sea lions and walrus, including their physical and behavioral adaptations that allow some of them to get really large.

Science of Penguins – Monday, December 6
We work on our geography skills as we map the distribution of penguins throughout the world, and conduct a behavioral analysis of penguins from different locations.

Giant Squid – Monday, December 13
Students study squid anatomy as they dissect common squid (if they want to) and compare and contrast anatomy, habitat and behaviors of common squid with giant squid.

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Details

Date

November 15, 2021

Time

09:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT

Cost per Student

$20.00

Cost per Adult

$0.00

Additional Pricing Details

Course fee: $220 OR $20/lab

Religion

Secular

Type of Event

In-person

Event Topic

Nature|Science

Days

Single

Age Range

8, 9, 10

Pre-Registration

Required

How to Pre-Register
Visit this link

Parental Oversight

Drop-off

Venue

Discover Science Center – Roswell
2500 Old Alabama Road, Suite 5
Roswell, GA 30076
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Event Cost Per Adult (enter 0 for free events, leave blank for events which adults do not attend)
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Additional Pricing Information (if applicable)
Course fee: $220 OR $20/lab
Age Range
8, 9, 10
Event Topic
Nature, Science
Religion
Secular
Pre-Registration
Required
How to Pre-Register (if applicable)
https://www.activityhero.com/biz/discover-science-center/homeschool-marine-megafauna-biology?aht_cam=schedule-widget&aht_src=58353&brand=1
Parental Oversight
Drop-off
Type of Event
In-person
Name of Person Entering Event
Diana Rodriguez
Email of Person Entering Event
info@discoversciencecenter.com