Junior High Marine Science
Jr. High – Grade Level 6-8 - two-semester course
Cost of class: $400* per semester.
*See Locations and Schedules for possible additional Student Fees that may be added to your classes and possibly payable with charter funds.
Note: Lab supplies will be provided when students are In-Person for class. For online students, a supply list will be provided so they may do the experiments with us. The cost of lab supplies should also be covered by charter school funds if purchased through an approved vendor.
This class will introduce your student to the beauty of our oceans and the organisms that live in them. We will also focus on some local creatures that live right on our beaches, including the California grunion which lays its eggs here in the sand!
The class will include topics such as:
- Intro to oceanography
- Marine habitats (coral reefs, tide pools, kelp forest, sandy beaches, etc.)
- Marine organisms
Some dissections will be performed in this class.
Class meets weekly for 1.5 hours (45 minutes of lecture and 45 minutes of hands-on lab time). Weekly homework assignments from the textbook and lab paperwork will be completed by students at home. Tests will be taken online at home and will be administered by a parent/guardian. One in-class practicum test will be given by the instructor. Possible field trips.
The following Textbooks are required:
Marine Biology-An introduction to ocean systems
Item #:019437 (Rainbow Resources)
Author:Amy Sauter Hill
Marine Biology Coloring Book
Item #:032462 (Rainbow Resources)
Author:Thomas M. Niesen; Coloring Concepts Inc. Staff