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Science & Nature

Cute and Cuddly Koalas

In this one-time class, students will learn about koalas from joey to adult, their diet and the threats they face.
Lauren Wiggins
25 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 7 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
60 minutes
per class
Meets once
7-11
year olds
1-9
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn many facts about koalas from joey through adult, while also learning/reviewing science terms such as marsupial, joey, diet, physical/behavioral traits, inherited traits, communication, threats/predators, and conservation.
Some students like to take notes, but that is completely up to the learner. Our trivia will be a thumbs up or down response so no paper or pencil is required.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
If time allows we will play koala trivia at the end of class to assess ourselves individually. Families can also discuss what was learned after class and evaluate if students were able to grasp and acquire new science terms.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Baby koalas eat pap which helps them digest their food as an adult. Kids may giggle as pap can be misunderstood as poop because it comes from the same place. It is all part of koala science and we won't spend too much time on that fact. When we discuss how a koala gets a "date" we will simply be talking about how the males make a loud grunting sound like a burp and how they use their stinky scent gland to attract a female.

Teacher

Lauren WigginsCertified Elementary Teacher, Integration Expert, and Former Professional Athlete
25 total reviews
19 completed classes

About Me

     If I hadn't become a teacher, I'm almost certain I would have become a dolphin trainer. Or a zoologist. Or perhaps, a park ranger. So, it makes perfect sense that I love teaching classes about animals!
     What makes my teaching style unique... 
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