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The Wonders of Sleep

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Ages

5 - 8 yrs

Dates

Tue, Dec 7, 2021

Time

3:00pm - 3:30pm PST

Capacity

7 students


Class Experience

Why do we have to sleep? What happens if we skip it? Do you think we’ll be ok? Well… maybe at first but eventually our body will start shutting down. We NEED sleep. Most kids between 5 and 12 years old need about 10 hours of sleep. But why? Let’s have a look.

While we sleep, our brains use less energy and can therefore store more energy for later use. Sleep is a restorative period for our brains and body to repair itself. Without one day of sleep, you’d be very cranky and a bit clumsy and after five days without sleep, you’d start to see things and hallucinate. Eventually you’d fall asleep, whether you wanted to or not!

This class will focus on the stages of sleep and the characteristics of each. The class will teach about aspect of sleeping including Neural and behavioral characteristics of the stages of the sleep cycle, theories of sleeping and some fun facts of sleeping! We’ll also discuss the importance of sleep and what would happen if we didn’t sleep as much as we needed to!

What you'll learn

Self-Exploration through the Physiology of Sleep

Students will learn reasoning and inquisition skills. Question asking will be encouraged as we unpack the physiology of sleep. They’ll also gain a greater sense of self-care and self-understanding. Students will learn the process, stages of sleep as well as its importance for their own growth and development. As a closing activity, we'll test students’ new knowledge with a game and improve their reasoning and inquisition skills through the game!


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 PionCreator

4.9 out of 5

Based on 82 provider ratings

DENNIS D.

Dec 8, 2021

Loved:

Everything! The instructor was so nice and engaging. I was so happy my son was able to participate in this zoom class. I highly recommend!

Improvements:

Nothing!

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mary s.

Dec 2, 2021

Loved:

The length of the class and the activity which is right up most kids' alley. My student said "I didn't know that you can jump three times higher on Mars than Earth." One can't beat that kind of excitement.

Improvements:

How to let children know not to continually pop up with comments. One child in particular hogged most of the discussion. Don't know how to deal with that. Have kids on mute?

Hunting for Life on Mars
Location: Zoom

bennat I.

Nov 17, 2021

Loved:

Teacher

Improvements:

Add classes for middle school kids too.

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Amanda M.

Oct 19, 2021

Loved:

Ms. Amber is the greatest teacher possible! She is exciting, engaging, and seems to show a general love for teaching children! The material is excellent, and our child is not the only one who has learned a few things during the classes! These classes are one of the best opportunities out there!

Improvements:

Add more class options taught by Ms. Amber, especially in the evening/following school hours, as well as adding more openings for free classes/maybe give past students a head-start for access to the free classes?

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Allison B.

Sep 27, 2021

Loved:

My kids had such a fun time with this class and learned a lot! We will definitely take more classes in the future! :)

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About PionCreator

At PionCreator online learning academy, we help your child discover their creativity through immersive, engaging, and interactive extracurricular classes designed to inspire their passions. Your student deserves to have a comprehensive and compassionate approach to their learning process. Our experienced educators provide an environment designed to encourage fun and make learning more enjoyable and entertaining while helping them develop real-world, creatively inspired skills for their future.

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