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Bugs in the Classroom - Entomology For Teachers

3 Credits
Entomology is the study of insects, the most abundant form of animal life on earth. Many insects are easily maintained in the classroom and can thrive despite being handled and kept in captivity. Insects can be used to model many scientific principles. Additionally, you'll find a variety of potential cross-curricular activities with insects that connect science with art, math, language arts and social studies. The objectives of this course are to give educators basic information about insects and methods on how to use insects in the classroom. The pedagogy utilizes hands-on, project-based learning full of facts, fun and DIY classroom activities aligned with the Next Generation Science and Common Core Standards.

NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.

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Dr. Bill Cockerham

Learning is fun and since I am a big proponent of lifelong learning, the fun never ends. I have over 50-years of learning and teaching fun. Fresno Pacific’s Continuing Education has given me the opportunity to continue to combine my love for both teaching and learning. I set up courses to be project-based, allowing students flexibility in creating the projects to meet their own unique interests and needs. I continue to learn from each student’s creative projects. The goal for course projects is to not only gain content knowledge in a fun and practical way but to also provide material immediately usable in current or future classroom settings. I welcome you to join me in the fun.