Explore the World of Slimy Sea Creatures
Invertebrates like octopuses, jellyfish and squid have fascinating adaptations for life in their ocean ecosystems. Take on the role of marine biologist as you learn about how slimy sea creatures survive and thrive.
Students will observe sea stars, sand dollars and moon snails, to name a few. They will watch a squid dissection while learning about anatomical structures of invertebrates. We will investigate the secret of how octopuses change color and how pearls are made. Students will also consider what kind of invertebrate they would like to be. They will test their knowledge by playing a game that rewards those with the best mastery of vocabulary from the class. Each student will create artwork using seashells and other materials from Mother Earth. Slimy Sea Creatures offers a great way to inspire students to pursue further studies in marine biology
What You Will Learn
Students in Elementary School: Slimy Sea Creatures will:
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- Survey the adaptations that allow marine invertebrates to survive in their ecosystems.
- Gain a basic understanding of taxonomy and of the characteristics of invertebrates.
- Observe invertebrates like sea stars, crabs and sand dollars.
- Learn what a phylum is and what the features of mollusks are.
- Categorize and learn about different shells.
- Design and create a seashell-bound book, seashell hair clip or seashell box.
- Investigate the external and internal anatomy of a squid and the functions of its organs.
- Learn and practice vocabulary related to marine invertebrates.
Course Number: SIO-90036
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)
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7/31/2023 - 8/4/2023
This is a traditional classroom setting.
All class meetings held in-person according to published location, dates and times. Students may be expected to engage with course content online during the published course dates.
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Lorrie Blackard Friet is an educator specializing in STEAM content creation. She has developed programs for San Diego Unified and Los Angeles Unified school districts as well as the San Public Library NeXT program. Lorrie is a practicing artist featured at Tower 23 Hotel in San Diego 92109. Her paintings are in collections worldwide. Passionate about the Ocean, Lorrie is the senior instructor at the San Diego Floating Lab. This program explores the wonders of the Ocean with San Diego County students and visitors from Arizona, Colorado and Mexico. She is also a board member of Spiral Pacific, a nonprofit dedicated to global marine conservation.
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|7/31/2023||Mon||9:00 a.m.||12:00 p.m.||Room 202, UCSD Division of Extended Studies University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego|
|8/1/2023||Tue||9:00 a.m.||12:00 p.m.||Room 202, UCSD Division of Extended Studies University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego|
|8/2/2023||Wed||9:00 a.m.||12:00 p.m.||Room 202, UCSD Division of Extended Studies University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego|
|8/3/2023||Thu||9:00 a.m.||12:00 p.m.||Room 202, UCSD Division of Extended Studies University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego|
|8/4/2023||Fri||9:00 a.m.||12:00 p.m.||Room 202, UCSD Division of Extended Studies University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego|
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