Classical Life Science Academy


Teacher:  Jessica McDaniel

Ages:  6-9


Class Fees:

Spring:  10 weeks:  $283 or $273 if taking 2 or more classes


Fall Trimester:   Jr. Paleontologist Academy

This trimester we will explore Life Science through studying dinosaurs in depth! We will study the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods. We will investigate what happened to cause the extinction of the dinosaurs. We will also discover the one type of dinosaur that survived until present day. Students will learn about carnivores and herbivores, as well as dinosaur senses, skin coverings, and protective mechanisms. Some activities will include diagraming time periods, making a Pangea puzzle, experimenting with asteroids and craters, creating STEM dinosaurs out of marshmallows and sticks, making fossils, and having our own fossil dig and assembly project. Students will discover a passion for biology, history, and earth science by participating in Jr. Paleontology Academy.


Winter Trimester: Jr. Marine Biologist Academy

This winter trimester we will explore Life Science through studying Marine Biology in depth. We will study marine life including coral reefs, marine invertebrates, marine reptiles, fish, sharks, marine mammals, and marine birds. We will study ocean characteristics and what it takes to become an ocean explorer. Some activities will include creating our own intertidal zone tide pools, writing in Marine Animal observation journals, diagraming marine animals, experimenting with echolocation and blubber, and much more! Don’t be surprised if your child wants to become an ocean explorer after this class.


Spring Trimester: Jr. Botanist Academy

This trimester we will explore Life Science through studying the world of plants. We will learn the life cycle of a plant, diagram parts of plants, learn about seeds, flowers, and leaves, discover photosynthesis and plant cells. We will learn to classify plants, grow plants, and will even get to learn first hand about carnivorous plants. Some activities will include sprouting beans in a paper bag, and transplanting them into cups, watching celery drink water, dissecting a potted plant, looking at parts of flowers under a microscope, pressing flowers, and growing and feeding a carnivorous plant garden.