Flying Creatures

Flying Creatures

Instructor: Joell Morris

Email:  cjmorris89 [at] msn [dot] com

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Monthly Cost: $22

Material Cost: $16

Description:

I am very excited to be teaching another class from the awesome Young Explorer Series by Apologia! This time we will be using Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day by Jeannie Fulbright.

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.

The text contains experiments on the preferences and habits of the birds your children see. These experiments further enrich the learning experience. After becoming amateur ornithologists, your children will explore the world of chiropterology, which is the study 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 entomology, the study of 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.

Textbook: Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day by Jeannie Fulbright. The notebooking journal is OPTIONAL

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