earth party online class

Earth Party Science: Fall 2022

“This was one of the best science classes that I have seen. It incorporates hands-on work, while being solid at the same time. When we went for a hike, my daughter was so excited to point all the things we saw on the trail that Ms. Christine mentioned in the class.”

Ayat, homeschool mom
  • 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: Christine Echeverri

Ages: Grades 4-6

Fall Semester: September 5 – November 30 (12 classes)

Holiday week: Thanksgiving break

Time: Tuesdays at 1 PM (75 minutes)

Tuition: $320 ($50 discount for private pay)

  • If paying privately, the price with the discount is $270. Click on payment link above or Venmo @Christine-Echeverri.
  • Payment or deposit (charter families), must be completed within 24 hours of registering.

Openings

  • Tuesday: 2 spaces

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! Christine Echeverri, author and publisher of Earth Party! unit study curriculum, will teach a semester-long class exploring 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).

Each session will have 55 minutes of content involving hearing stories (from 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 allowing students make one of several multi-sensory project choices.

“This is an amazing class! Ms. Christine sparked a deep enthusiasm in our 9-year old daughter for the “The Kingdoms of Life” especially the fungi kingdom! Thank you Ms. Christine for another wonderful class!”

Rania E., homeschool mom

Class FAQs

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 below.
  • $25 deposit required to hold spot. Deposit will be refunded when PO arrives, subject to our refund policy.

Required Resources

  • Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (Amazon or available at libraries)
  • Tree of Life by Rochelle Strauss (Amazon or available at libraries)
  • Earth Party! Student Book (link)
  • Microscope, USB preferred (Link to an inexpensive one on Amazon. If student has a non-USB scope, no need to buy another one.)
  • Lab supplies: materials such as a bird feather, pond water, an insect, chicken egg, and other weekly supplies are required; the list will be available in summer.
  • 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 course workload?

  • Weekly: 40-60 minutes per week reading the Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (several pages a week) and written and/or other work.
  • Final Project: 1-4 hours, depending on project chosen.

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.

I wish this class was twice a week or more!

Kinza, 4th grade

PURCHASE ORDER INSTRUCTIONS

For billing purposes, please order in monthly increments.