Marine Mammals

Middle School Level

Junior Instructor: Emma the Animal Lover

blue book 50 What’s the difference between sea lions and seals?  What adaptations have marine mammals developed to survive in such a harsh environment?  How can you tell the species of whale from the surface?  This 8-week workshop will answer these questions and more!  We will explore the diversity of marine mammals and how they came to live in the ocean.

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  • A true desire to respectfully build community among like-minded peers in a supportive manner.
  • Students must be able to actively participate in online discussion.
  • Please remember at Athena's Advanced Academy, parental involvement is necessary.

arrow right 3 What to Expect in the Classroom:

Learning activities include communicating ideas, videos and multimedia, and web 2.0 tools to synthesize new concepts.

arrow right 3 What to Expect in the Webinar:

Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Asynchronous/Recorded sessions are available for students with schedule conflicts. Students are asked to contribute to the live webinar by doing the following:

  • Actively participating (via the microphone) to the class discussion
  • Please note: This workshop is discussion based. Only students who are ready (or need minimal encouragement to become ready) to use the microphone in an online class should enroll.

arrow right 3 Enrollment in this 8-week Junior Workshop includes free access to moderated discussion forums and Athena's Minecraft server. 

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Options are available.


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