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Zoology Summer Club
12 August @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am BST£7.50
Zoology Summer Club
As a special treat for our existing Biologist (and any new ones!) this special topic will explore some fascinating areas of Biology. If your child would like to know how scientists organise their understanding and naming of the natural world, be able to compare the anatomy of a bird to an insect, get all icky about some yucky parasites or learn how to study animal behaviour… this is the place to be!
These small group lessons will contain no more than 10 students per class. Small groups enable tutors to get to know individual students, tailor teaching to meet group needs and create maximum opportunities for interaction and engagement via cameras, microphones, chat, polls and quizzes (all are optional).
Tutors are available online 10 minute before the advertised start time of the lesson. This is a great time to get to know each other, review previous learning or have specific questions answered. Students completing all lessons in a topic will receive a certificate congratulating them on their work – these can be useful if evidence is required for schools or local authorities.
These lessons are not based on the KS3 Science National Curriculum – they are designed to broaden and deepen scientific knowledge above and beyond that usually taught in school. Some of this content relates to the Astronomy GCSE.
It is recommended that lessons are taken as a whole topic to give the students and the tutor a chance to get into the subject properly. However lessons can be taken individually if preferred – all students will be made to feel welcome and helped to join in whenever they attend.
These lessons are typically suited to students aged approximately 10-14 years of age.
Lesson 1 (Thurs 5th August): Diversity of Life – Learn how scientists have gone about naming about 2 million different species on Earth (out of about 9 million), find out about the 9 major phyla including Porifera (sponges) and Echinoderms (starfish)
Lesson 2 (Thurs 12th August): Entomology and Ornithology – Learn some basics about the anatomy of these major animal groups.
Lesson 3 (Thurs 19th August): Animal relationships – Learn about beneficial and not so beneficial relationship including parasitism and mutualism
Lesson 4 (Thurs 26th August): Ethology – Learn how scientists study animal behaviour in the wild.
- Lesson titles are a guide only, exact content may vary (lessons aren’t all written at the time of posting and are tailored to suit a particular group).
- Please ensure the Zoom name of the learner matches that entered on the ticket below. Their Zoom name is their ‘password’ to enter the lesson. Incorrectly named students may not be admitted to the lesson.
- Learners are advised to join the Zoom room at least 10 minutes before the start of the lesson. Assistance with IT difficulties is not possible once the lesson has started.
- Ticket sales will end at least 30 minutes before the lesson is due to start.
Andy is a qualified and experienced science teacher who has been working in education since 2009 and with Home Ed families since 2018 . Andy has also worked in research for the NHS, in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), in publishing and in events management. Andy is interested in all types of science from Astronomy to Zoology, politics, board games and the natural world (including gardening, birds and pets). Andy is a co-founder of Tutor Led Learning.
How to Join
Joining lessons is easy:
- After purchasing a lesson or topic check your email (including junk/spam) for your ticket
- Click the Zoom* link in the ticket and join the lesson!
*We strongly recommend downloading and testing out Zoom before using it for the lesson. Your child is advised to use a computer, laptop or tablet to access the lesson. Some tutors may encourage the use of cameras and microphones but it will always be optional.
It’s important to be nice…
We treat all members of our community with respect and expect our students to do the same. We will not tolerate any abusive language or behaviour towards either students or tutors and we may remove students who behave inappropriately from any lesson without warning.