Sea Babies – Early Semester


    “I enjoyed learning about the organisms and guessing what they would grow up to be. . . All of my classmates were very kind and helpful and smart. I love this Academy because I can work at my level and learn new thing and make new friends.”
    ~ Student K.S.



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    Step 2: Enroll Your Registered Student

    Baby seal (seal pup) for the Sea Babies Course at Athena's
    InstructorProf. Emma Stein
    Content LevelsGrades 3-4 • Elementary
    Grades 5-6 • Upper Elementary
    Course Length8 weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnWednesdays, 10:00 - 10:50 AM Pacific - 1/24/24 - 3/16/24

    You’ve probably seen a baby dolphin before. But how about a baby octopus? Or a baby sea star? Or an actual baby shark?

    In Sea Babies, we’ll learn about the most awww-inspiring versions of ocean animals: babies! Sometimes, the babies don’t look quite like how we’d expect–they’re adorable in a completely different way! We’ll learn all about what ocean juveniles look like, where they live, and what makes them different from their adult counterparts. And, of course, we’ll spend plenty of time learning about fluffy seal and otter pups!

    Join us to learn about what makes these babies unique and interesting in their own right!

    For a list of scientific skills students will develop, see the What to Expect tab.

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

    • One forum where students synthesize and expand upon the information they learned in the webinar.
    • One forum where students use their creativity to complete a related activity.

    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.
    • An activity at the end of the webinar.

    Scientific skills students will develop:

    • Scientific thought skills.
    • Knowledge of the juvenile counterparts to adult marine organisms.
    • Understanding of metamorphosis.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Read at a solid 3rd-grade level or above.
    • Write a sentence 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:

    • No required books or materials