What are the rules of living on Earth, and why are they important? Are we heading into an ecological disaster, and what can we do to reverse or slow down trends? If you catch yourself pondering these questions while daydreaming, this course is for you.

In this interdisciplinary course, students will tackle ecological, environmental, biological, and chemical questions to understand how various species living on Earth are interconnected with each other and their environments. Before coming up with solutions on how to save the environment, we want our students to gain an understanding of how things work and why.

In the first module, students will learn about elements in the ecological hierarchy and what different ecologists study. They will study what factors determine ecological activity in an ecosystem, how they impact biodiversity in different biomes throughout our planet, how energy flows through ecosystems, and how toxins accumulate in our food webs.

ECOLOGY LEVEL 1
SUMMER CAMP

No prerequisites
$365
1 week
12-15 years
4-7 students
5 classes, 2 hours each
Students will understand the personal traits/behaviors associated with successful entrepreneurial performance.

Students will assess and determine opportunities for venture creation.

Students will learn how to identify a customer pain point and create a value proposition.

Students will learn how to communicate and analyze ideas and provide feedback about new products/services/ventures.

COURSE TAKEAWAYS

Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship
Venture
Entrepreneurial innovation
Value proposition Blindspots
Bias

VOCABULARY

STANDARTS ALIGNMENTS

Entrepreneurship Standards Module 1
Discovery: the process of generating ideas, recognizing opportunities and determining the feasibility of ideas.
A.01 Explain the need for entrepreneurial discovery
A.02 Discuss entrepreneurial discovery processes
A.03 Assess global trends and opportunities
A.04 Determine opportunities for venture creation
A.05 Assess opportunities for venture creation

Concept Development: the process for planning the venture, which includes identifying resources and strategies for a business plan
A.14 Assess the need to use external resources for concept development
A.12 Assess risks associated with venture
A.09 Describe entrepreneurial planning considerations
A.13 Describe external resources useful to entrepreneurs during concept development
Cognitive Skills Rubric
Inquiry
NGSS Science Practice 1: Asking Questions and Defining Problems
NGSS Science Practice 3: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Сomposing
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.x.3
CCSS English Language Arts;
Appendix A

Products and Presentations
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.x.5
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.x6

Listening and speaking
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.x.1.B
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.x.1.D

Analysis and Synthesis
NGSS Science Practice 7: Engaging in Argument from Evidence
NGSS Science Practice 5: Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
After completing this course, students will continue to Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Advanced Entrepreneurship courses, during which they will select a business idea and practice on developing a business plan and presenting it to a group of peers. In Advanced Entrepreneurship courses, UniVirtual.Academy will offer guest speakers who are experienced entrepreneurs or venture capitalists.

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