Herpetology II – Junior Instructor – Middle Spring


    “I’m really hyped for my second class at Athena’s! You see, while looking for resources for Introduction to Herpetology, I found all this really cool reptile and amphibian stuff. All this cool stuff about weird and wonderful adaptations, venom, and more, that wasn’t relevant to Introduction to Herpetology. But now, I can teach a whole new class entirely on all these awesome animals! Welcome to Herpetology II!” ~ Junior Instructor, El the Reptile Overlord



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    Large, green snake for Herpetology II course at Athena's Advanced Academy
    Junior InstructorEl the Reptile Overlord
    Content LevelsGrades 6-7 • Middle School
    Course Length8 Weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnFridays, 9:00 - 9:50 AM Pacific - Middle Semester - 3/29/24 - 5/18/24

    Did you like Introduction to Herpetology? If you did, then you’ll love Herpetology II!

    This class goes where Introduction to Herpetology only occasionally went, covering the coolest, most dangerous, and weirdest reptiles and amphibians we share Earth with, both respecting their dangers and admiring their adaptations to their environment.

    Topics covered in this workshop include poisonous, venomous, and otherwise toxic reptiles and amphibians, the world’s largest reptiles and amphibians, and other reptiles and amphibians with fascinating and dangerous adaptations and how these adaptations help these animals survive.

    Note to parents: 

    • This class is intended for older elementary students, however some reading passages may be more difficult and require adult assistance.
    • While students who’ve taken Introduction to Herpetology will especially enjoy this class, these classes don’t need to be taken in order.

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • One or two forums and/or projects.

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter.

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • Primary instruction and guided discussions are provided during live webinars.
    • Active Participation (via the microphone and chat) in online class discussions.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Read at a solid 5th-grade level or above.
    • Write a few sentences independently.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Actively participate (via the microphone) in the class discussion.
    • Encourage class discussion by adding their questions/ideas in the chat window during the webinar.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    Required books & materials:

    • Weekly readings will be online, no textbook required.