How To Find Tardigrades
What you'll learn
- You'll learn where to find tardigrades in your back yard
- You'll learn how to collect and prepare specimens for observation under the microscope
- You'll learn how to find them while looking through the microscope
- You'll learn how to photograph and make videos of tardigrades under the microscope
- You'll learn how to set up and use a scientific notebook for science fair projects or scientific research
- You will be able to download course materials, study guides, games and puzzles included with the course. For example, the How To Find Tardigrades Starter Manual is a free download in the course. Several other eBooks are also included.
- No skills are required, however below is a list of additional Course Materials you will need which are not included with the course.
- Dissecting Microscope, Plastic Petri Dishes, Science Notebook, Microscope Slides & Cover Slips, Paper Envelopes, Pocket Knife or Single-Edge Razor Blade, Eye Dropper, Tweezers, Pocket Flashlight, Black Electrical Tape (or Black Cardboard), Smart phone
In this course, you'll learn how to find tardigrades your back yard. You'll learn how to to observe them and preserve them! You'll even be able to photograph them under the microscope using your smartphone camera. You will also learn microscope basics.
This course prepares students for the perfect science project and allows parents or grandparents to work with budding scientists and share in the fun. The Space Bear Hunter walks you through the process in step by step videos until you too are an expert.
Each lesson has a quiz at the end to test your knowledge
Each lesson comes with a summary, which you can download
Each lesson also includes a fun tardigrade maze, crossword, wordsearch, or game
Bonus materials include science notebook templates, eBooks on Microscopy and exclusive videos
A winning science fair project looks great on a college application, and academic resume. This course explains everything needed to enter into the world of scientific research.
What you'll learn
Where to Find Tardigrades
How to Collect Specimens
How To Label Your Specimens and Use a Scientific Notebook
How to Find Them Under the Microscope
How To Photograph Them Using Video or Smartphone Pictures
How To Make a Plant Press for Leaf and Flower Preservation
AND MUCH MORE!
When you begin the course, you can immediately download the How To Find Tardigrades Starter Manual. AND - at the end of the course You will be able to download the companion audio book as well!
You'll get lots of extra resources including three of my favorite beginner microscope books for download as eBooks
The Romance of the Microscope
Marvels of Pond Life
Through a Microscope
The course also includes a bonus tardigrade printable poster, as well as template downloads to create your scientific notebook. Planners and templates make it all easy. The course even includes a parents' Homeschool Planner printable template.
IMPORTANT: For each lesson - always check the resources drop-down list first. There may be a file which says-READ THIS FIRST, and you will need read that (short half-page) so you can best understand what you are going to learn in the video.
Who this course is for:
- Students and adult learners of all ages interested in science and microscopes. For students- a winning science fair project looks great on a college application, and academic resume. For parents this is a great way to have science fun and participation with your student. For citizen scientist adults, this is an enjoyable hobby and supports your committment to lifelong learning.
Known as “The Space Bear Hunter,” Mike Shaw popularized tardigrades by hosting the YouTube video “First Animal to Survive in Space.” He also hosted the PBS video “Songs For Unusual Creatures,” and has appeared on national television in Brazil discussing the tardigrade’s ability to survive extreme conditions.
Mr. Shaw has authored several books and a scientific paper increasing our knowledge about this unusual microscopic species. Most recently, Mr. Shaw was featured in a science article in the New York Times to tie in with the tardigrade exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.