Earth Party Biology

“This was one of the best science classes that I have seen. It incorporates hands-on work, while being solid at the same time.”

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  • Do your kids love animals?
  • Are you looking for a biology or life science class?
  • Are you looking for courses with hands-on activities?
  • Do you have curious, self-starter kids that enjoy digging into their studies?
  • If you answered “Yes!” to these questions, this class is just for your student!

Instructor: Yunju Ray

Ages: Grades 5-7

Sections (75 minutes)

  • Tuesdays at 1 pm
  • Wednesdays at 1 pm

Fall Semester 2024: 12 classes

  • Begins: the week of September 3 and 4
  • Ends: the week of November 19 and 20

Tuition: $355* ($50 private pay discount)

  • If paying privately, tuition can be paid in a lump sum or in 3 installments.
  • Earth Party/Earth Story sections will continue on the same days and times of the week for the duration of the year.
  • *The Earth Party/Earth Story series is a year of biology and ecology. Earth Party is 12 weeks, and Earth Story is 13 weeks. Both semesters are the SAME price, but Earth Story goes 1 one additional week.

Maximum number of students: 10

Course Description

If your kids like to camp, beachcomb, hike, or visit an aquarium or zoo, they won’t want to miss this fun class! Yunju Ray will teach Carrier Shell Curriculum’s Earth Party! unit study curriculum. This semester-long class will explore the Linnaean system of classifying living things — single-celled life through the animal kingdom. During the course of the semester, students will be introduced to bacteria, fungi, plants, animals (vertebrates and invertebrates), and protists (algae, paramecium, etc.). This course will explore the “what” in the categories of life on the planet, and Earth Story (spring semester) will explore the “where” life exists.

Each session will have 55 minutes of content from the Earth Party curriculum, watching videos, discussions, and looking at life forms; the last 15-20 minutes will involve games and hands-on activities. This class will have weekly reading and work, and a fun final project component.

Questions? Contact Yunju for course questions; email Christine for registration-related questions. Read more about Ms. Yunju and reviews of her teaching!

Class FAQs

I see there is a wide range of grades. Do you teach at a higher level for older students?

Yes, since this class encompasses upper elementary and middle school, there will be additional challenges for grades 6/7.

Do you accept California Charter School funds?

  • Yes, we do! See Service Vendorship list for an up-to-date list of charters.
  • Purchase Order (PO) instructions can be found below.
  • A $25 deposit is required to hold a spot. The deposit will be refunded when the PO arrives, subject to our refund policy.
  • Don’t see your charter on the list? Fill out this form to begin the process of adding your organization!

Required Resources

  • Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (Obtain the 2017 book not the August 2024 book, if possible; available at Amazon or at libraries.)
  • Tree of Life by Rochelle Strauss (Amazon or available at libraries)
  • Earth Party! Student Book (link)
  • Microscope, USB (link to an inexpensive one on Amazon)
  • Sketch book and colored pencils
  • Lab supplies: materials such as a bird feather, pond water, an insect, chicken egg, and other weekly supplies are required; list TBD
  • We sell a complete book pack in our store! (Note: the Teacher Book and Karl! Get Out of the Garden are not required for this course.)

What is the out of class course workload?

  • Weekly: 1-2 hours per week reading the Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (several pages a week) and written and/or other work.
  • Final Project: 2-4 hours, depending on project chosen.

What type of parental support will be needed?

Parents will need to help their student to gather the needed books and supplies and navigate the online platforms including Zoom and Google Classroom.

What platforms are required?

Zoom and Google Classroom (Google Login Email or Gmail required)

Here is our cancellation and refund policy.

For more answers to your questions, see our Class FAQ page.


For billing purposes, please order in monthly increments.

  • Vendor: Christine Echeverri DBA Carrier Shell Curriculum
  • Instructor name: Yunju Ray
  • Class: Group tutoring – Earth Party Science Online Class
  • Start date: September 3, 2024
    • End date: November 21, 2024
  • Duration of lesson: 75 minutes
  • Frequency: once per week for 12 weeks
  • Cost per month: $118.33 per month x 3 months (September-November)
    • Semester tuition: $355
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