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INNOVATOR Camp - Awesome Animal Science

  • Starts Jun 17
  • 750 US dollars
  • Location 1

Available spots

Class Description

June 17-August 16. Kids will be blown away in this fun class as they get to experience up close some really cool animals including earth worms, silk worms, hamsters, baby chickens, live fish, hermit crabs, angel fish, lizards, turtles and more! We’ll investigate different animals from vertebrates to invertebrates and their habitats, adaptations, and behavior as well other zoology and mammalian biology. We’ll learn about warm-blooded vs cold-blooded animals, herbivore vs carnivore, predator vs prey, as well as survival of the fittest and extinction. In our Animal Habitat lesson, students will learn about different habitat and build a shoebox habitat. In our Bird lesson, students learn about the many different types of bird nests and why not all nests are in trees. As they think about the reasons for these differences, they’ll work in teams to build their own model bird nest using natural materials. Kids will have fun building their own bird feeder from craft and recycled materials. These feeders can then be used for experiments to see what kinds of birds are in the local area and what types of food they prefer. Students will also learn about bird migration and how the seasons and ecosystems influence their migration. During our Fish lesson, we’ll learn what keeps fish from sinking and their special organ (fish's "swim bladder") that fills with gas and provides natural buoyancy in the water. Kids will build an artificial swim bladder to see how it actually works to keep fish from sinking! In our Insect lesson, students learn about insect adaptations and will invent their own new insects designed to live in a specific environment. We’ll go hunting for different insects in the garden as well as study their antennae, eyes, legs and wings under a microscope! In our Chicken lesson, students find out how a baby chicken can breathe as it develops in an egg. We’ll investigate how animals that develop in eggs outside of a mother's body take in oxygen by performing an experiment. We'll follow the progress of chicken eggs in our incubator to witness eggs hatching into baby chicks! We’ll cover many more lessons in animal science and also discuss about cats and dogs and any other pets that kids have at home. Come and join us for some fun animal cuddling & learning!

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