4 - 7 yrs
Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 25, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Some make us scream, while some make us stop to stare. There are amazing teeny tiny creatures everywhere. We have so much to learn about all of the interesting bugs in the world. There are more bugs on earth than people. In this month-long curriculum, we will explore all the places where bugs are found. Each week we will investigate different bugs and talk about where we can find them. During each class, the students will have fun exploring a new bug through interactions, socialization, movement, and conversation. We will have fun creating curiosity, using imagination, and learning through play. Each class will help the students develop an understanding of the anatomy, characteristics, and life cycle of each bug.
Week One: Deep Down Underground: Bugs That Dig
Deep Down Underground: Wiggly Worms
Deep Down Underground: The Invisible Spider
Week Two: Lots of Legs: Bugs That Crawl and Jump
Lots of Legs: Millipede Madness
Lots of Legs: Jurassic Jumpers
Week Three: Up Up Away: Bugs That Fly
Up Up Away: Majestic Morphers
Up Up Away: Happy Hungry House Flies
Week Four: Breath Holding Backstrokes: Bugs That Swim
Breath Holding Backstrokes: Swimming Spiders
Breath Holding Backstrokes: Cabin Building Caddisfly.
Week 1: Deep Down Underground: Bugs That Dig
In week one we are going to dig down in the ground to explore worms and trapdoor spiders.
Class 1: Deep Down Underground: Wiggly Worms
What has no arms, no legs, and can grow very very long? Can you guess? In class number one we will learn about the underground world of earthworms. We will explore fascinating facts about their bodies, how they move, and how they are helpful to the world. We will play a fun game and see baby worms hatching in an interesting video. We will end class by making a fun wiggly worm craft.
Objectives: The students will be able to identify the body parts of earthworms. They will be able to discuss where earthworms live and what they eat. They will participate in a fun earthworm art experiment.
Material list: Paper towel, pencil, markers, a cup of water
Class 2: Deep Down Underground: The Invisible Spider
Now you see me, now you don't! Some magicians and spiders have a disappearing act. In class number two we will learn about trapdoor spiders. We will see how they build traps to capture their prey as they pass by. We will see the spider build its nest and trap, make a fun spider craft with a trapdoor, and pretend to trap prey.
Objectives: The students will observe Trapdoor Spiders and be able to explain how and why they build their nests. The students will be able to compare and contrast spiders to insects. They will learn with a hands-on activity where they will create a trapdoor spider.
Material list: Small rock, black marker, paper, tape, toilet paper tube.
Week 2: Lots of Legs: Bugs That Crawl and Jump
Many bugs crawl around and jump from the ground. This week we are going to investigate some interesting bugs with amazing legs.
Class 3: Lots of Legs: Millipede Madness
Imagine growing four new legs every year on your birthday. In class number one this week will learn about the amazing millipede. Millipedes come in many different sizes and we will see a video of a gigantic millipede. The students will learn about how they grow and change and just how many legs they can have. We will play a fun guessing game to find out the way they can protect themselves and also draw a millipede together.
Objectives: The students will examine millipedes through pictures and videos. They will learn about the life cycle of a millipede and how they change as they grow. They will be able to identify the body parts and discuss how many legs millipedes can have. They will be able to compare and contrast millipedes to centipedes.
Material list: Paper and markers
Class 4: Lots of Legs: Jurassic Jumpers
Grasshoppers have been on earth as long as the dinosaurs. In class number two this week, we will jump into grasshoppers. There are so many interesting facts to learn about grasshoppers. During class, the students will examine the body of a grasshopper and play a fun interactive game. They will learn about the grasshopper's prey and predators through a fun interactive activity. There will be movement and a fun art activity.
Objectives: In this class, the students will learn the anatomy of a grasshopper. They will be able to demonstrate how grasshoppers jump. They will be able to compare grasshoppers to other insects. They will be able to discuss the grasshopper's diet and identify their predators.
Material list: Worksheet printout, paper, glue, scissors, markers.
Week 3: Up Up Away: Bugs That Fly
Class 5: Up Up Away: Majestic Morphers
We taste with our tongues but butterflies taste with a different part of their bodies. Can you guess what they taste with? In class number one this week we will learn all about beautiful butterflies. Some butterflies are as colorful as a rainbow and some fly far far away. We will learn about the life cycle of a butterfly through an art project. We will learn about their habitats, diets, and predators. We will have fun with movement and social interaction.
Objectives: The students will be able to discuss and explain the lifecycle of a butterfly. They will be able to compare and contrast butterflies to moths. They will be able to share interesting facts about unique butterflies from around the world.
Material list: Metamorphosis print out and makers.
Class 6: Up Up Away: Happy Hungry House Flies
Ewww! Gross…. It's a fly. Some people may think flies are harmless insects but I am here to teach you just how gross they can be. In class number two this week we will peer into these pesky insects. Flies are found all around the world and can cause people and animals to become very sick. We will look at pictures, see videos, and a diagram of a fly. We will discuss their behaviors and anatomy.
Objectives: In this fun interactive class the students will learn about flies from around the world. They develop an understanding of how flies change throughout their lives. They will be able to discuss how flies can cause sickness and spread diseases.
Material list: Paper and markers.
Week 4: Breath Holding Backstrokes: Bugs That Swim
Do you know that many bugs live underwater? This week we will dive in to learn about the diving bell spider and the caddisfly.
Class 7: Breath Holding Backstrokes: Swimming Spiders
Close your eyes and imagine that you can swim underwater without having to go up for a breath. Picture all of the creatures swimming around you. One amazing spider spends most of its life diving down and living underwater. In this class, we will learn all about the diving bell spider. This amazing arachnid traps air bubbles and carries them underwater to breathe and live in. We will have fun learning through pictures, videos, movement, and conversation.
Objectives: Through this class, the students will gain knowledge of the behavioral habits and anatomy of the diving bell spider. They will be able to identify spiders as arachnids. They will be able to model the diving bell spider with art and movement.
Material list: Spider mask printout and markers.
Class 8: Breath Holding Backstrokes: Cabin Building Caddisfly.
Hide and seek is such a fun game to play. The caddisfly larva loves to hide but doesn't want anything to seek it. For class number two this week we will dive underwater to see an amazing caddisfly larva. These little larvae build little houses for themselves out of sticks and stones underwater. We will explore this phenomenon through discussion, pictures, videos, and games. At the end of class, we will make a caddisfly larvae craft with our fingerprints.
Objectives: The students will be able to explain the unique characteristics of the caddisfly larva. They will be able to define camouflage. The students will create a model of a caddisfly using their fingerprints. They will be able to discuss where a caddisfly larva lives and how they disguise themselves from their predators.
Material list: Printout and markers.
How To Participate
Attend class via Zoom video
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.
Reviews for Learny School
4.9 out of 5
Based on 76 provider ratings
Sep 15, 2021
Instructor gives simple and fun explanations to teach the topic
Use of more images and videos instead of text. More audiovisual support.
Sep 15, 2021
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Sep 8, 2021
We absolutely love Miss Amber and Learny classes. My daughter gets so much out of these classes. I'm impressed with the activities and the level of engagement. My daughter is always excited to attend class and loves telling us all about what she learned.
Nothing, it's great.
Fascinating Fins of the Fastest Fish
Aug 31, 2021
Teacher included everyone There was a fun activity that kept my child engaged.
Diving Deep Into The Ocean Zones.
Aug 31, 2021
Can ask questions at the end to revise