Junior High Marine Science

​Marine Science

Note: This course cost has been temporarily reduced to help cover the costs of purchasing lab supplies. All students must purchase their own lab supplies to prevent cross contamination of COVID and for the possibility of another quarantine. The cost of lab supplies should also be covered by charter school funds if purchased through an approved vendor.

Jr. High – Grade Level 6-8 - two semester course
Cost of class: $350 semester
Charter Only - Split-Class Option:   $210 Marine Science Lecture Course (Online) paid by Charter PO  
                                                              $140 Marine Science Lab Course (In-Person) paid independently by credit card monthly

PCLC (Westminster)

Instructor: Jennifer Morgan

Tuesdays: 2:45-4:15 p.m

Instructor: Terri Melton

Thursdays: 1:00-2:30 p.m.--In Class Full - Online Available

1st Semester dates: PCLC - Sept. 15 - Jan. 21,  2nd Semester dates:  Jan. 26 - May 27

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 text book 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)
ISBN:9780825143236
Author:Amy Sauter Hill
Publisher:Walch Education


Marine Biology Coloring Book
Item #:032462 (Rainbow Resources)
ISBN:9780062737182
Author:Thomas M. Niesen; Coloring Concepts Inc. Staff

Click on the link below to go to the List of Supplies you'll need for this class. You can purchase these items anywhere or use items you already have.  We have noted on the list an approximate price and if each item is available at www.homesciencetools.com. Items highlighted in Orange will be shared in class and do not need to be purchased if you have chosen the In-Person option.

Marine Science Supply List

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