Morris: Flying Creatures 2th-6th (TH 10 am)
Morris: Flying Creatures (Zoology 1: Apologia Young Explorers Series)
Instructor: Joell Morris
Material Fee: $22
Supply Requirements: scissors, glue stick, pencil/pen, and colored pencils
Textbook Requirements: Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day Textbook (2nd Edition) by Jeannie Fulbright. (The notebooking journal is not required for class.)
Course Description: In this class, your children will have fun exploring the dynamics of flight, animal classification and then, they will have the exciting adventure of learning about birds! Your children will learn how to attract various bird species to your yard and identify them by looking at their special physical characteristics, diverse nests, and interesting domestic practices. They will also learn the anatomy and the glorious design that enables birds to do remarkable things. After becoming amateur ornithologists, your children will explore the world of bats. They will be able to intelligently share with others the value of bats in our world while exposing the misconceptions that most people have regarding these creatures of the night. Your children will then investigate insects. They will learn to scientifically classify insects they find in their yard by a simple glance at their wings and other important characteristics. In addition to designing experiments with flies, crickets, darkling moths, and caterpillars, they will also learn how to attract and catch insects for scientific study and keep a field journal.
Students will create a research notebook this year. Using your materials fees, the instructor will provide a three ring binder and materials for the notebook that we will add to over the course of the year. Students will be responsible for bringing their binders to class each week. The Apologia notebooking journal is not required for class.