Summer – Marine Biology

Summer Marine Biology

Instructor: Marlana Preston

Email: marlanapreston [at] gmail [dot] com

Grade: Rising 9th graders and above (will not be high school credit for rising 8th graders)

Monthly Cost: $55/ a month or 3 months $165 all at once.

Material Cost: $20

Lab Fee: $20

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:50-11:05

Place: Oakbrook Community Church

Class Dates: May 29 – August 14

Students must be rising 9th graders (or higher) to receive high school lab science credit. The lecture and lab are both taught. Students should either have already taken biology, or be planning to take it the following school year. Summer is an excellent time to take this course, and the course may not be offered during the upcoming school year. ​

Note: student should be taking biology in coming school year, or have already had the biology course

Materials: textbook (Apologia Marine Biology)

binder with lined paper

colored pencils


Additional information: Both students and parents will need to check website and email weekly. The class will utilize the site

More details concerning these sites will be made available prior to the first day of class.

Contact information: Marlana Preston can be reached at marlanapreston [at] gmail [dot] com or at (843) 860-5701.

Course calendar: Please note that topics may change based on pacing of class. Any changes will be announced in class and posted to Edmodo. Students are responsible for keeping up with assignments and turning in work on set dates. Labs will be taught in class in addition to lecture.


Class Topic
1 Introduction and Module #1 – lab safety, oceans
2 Module #2 – life processes
3 Module #3 – first four kingdoms
4 Module #4 – invertebrates
5 Module #5 – invertebrates
6 Module #6 – vertebrates
7 Review
8 Module #7 – vertebrates
9 Module #8 – ecology
10 Midterm Review
11 Module #9 – intertidal zone
12 Module #10 – estuaries
13 Module #11 – coral reefs
14 Review
15 Module #12 – continental shelf
16 Module #13 – epipelagic zone
17 Module #14 – deep ocean
18 Project assignments, lab reviews
19 Projects (Modules #15 and #16)
20 Final Review
21 Final Exam


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