A Walk in the Park
Wouldn’t a walk in the park be lovely right about now? Some of us are just starting to thaw out or are awaiting the last snowstorm of the year. Others are basking in the sunshine and balmy temperatures. Yes, believe it or not, there are those people. Either way, you can enjoy nature and some of its creatures through classes available on SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Animal Science with Sonya Brouillette explores the science and classification of most of the animal kingdom, from insects to mammals. Geared toward 8th grade students and older, topics covered include animal habitats, environments, behavior, and proper care; digestive systems and how they affect animal needs; farm animals; animal reproduction, and more. This class can count as an elective science high school credit, provided the homework assignments, reading assignments, worksheets, and occasional video links are completed. This nine-month class contains weekly lessons. Geology with Patrick Nurre brings the parks to you. Unit two of Patrick’s two-unit course introduces elementary through high school students to our national parks, beginning with Yellowstone National Park and discussing more than a dozen in all. Students will study the connection between the Genesis account of Creation and evidence that supports the Biblical view. Unit one covers rocks and minerals. Each unit lasts 16 weeks and can result in 0.5 credit of Earth Science. Weekly audio slideshows and downloadable worksheets are included with each unit, as well as a final exam.
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