Science & Nature

Animal Club: What Makes an Animal a Mammal?

Join us to figure out what characteristics make an animal a mammal, how to identify different groups of mammals, and how mammals’ special traits help them survive all over the world!
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50 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
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Class Experience

After class, kids will be able to understand what makes mammals unique in the animal kingdom, how to identify a mammal, and have increasingly organized (and scientific) thoughts about animals. 

These goals link with Next Generation Science Core standards 3-LS3-1, 3-LS4-1, 3-LS4-2, 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-1; practices 1 (asking questions), 6 (constructing explanations), and 8 (obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information); and Cross-Cutting concepts 1 (patterns) and 6 (structure & function).
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Paper and writing tools of choice (or digital note-taking system that allows you to show things visually and not just in text). Bring some colors!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We may check websites such as or during class.

Course image: "Sleeping fennec fox" by Tambako the Jaguar is licensed under CC BY 2.0 


Alma Baumwoll (she/her), MA Biology
Lives in the United States
Biology & Health Teacher
3 total reviews
2 completed classes

About Me

I’m that teacher jumping around classrooms with craft supplies talking about evolution, brains, and germ theory. Creating space for students to direct their own paths through curriculum is a core tenet of my pedagogy, so most of my discussions and... 
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