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Science & Nature

Dr. Annie's Big Ideas Academy: Animal Lovers’ Club (9-13)

In this ongoing class our community of learners will explore amazing animals and behaviors every week. Consider it a science support group for people who love creatures! This club is led by Dr. Annie, a real zoologist.
Dr. Annie Bosacker
73 total reviews for this teacher
32 reviews for this class
Completed by 206 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Students will be able to:
   a.	feel welcome in a community of learners that are passionate about animals
   b.	tell 1+ science story about the animal or behavior of the week
   c.  share 1+ reason why scientists study this topic
   d.	describe the natural history of the week’s topic AND/OR describe 3+ facts about the biology of the week’s topic 
   e.	ask questions “like a scientist” about what they have learned—what do you know now, what do you wish you knew next?
   f.	communicate what they have learned with a parent, caregiver or friend in a creative way: storytelling, writing, drawing, cartoon, song, etc. 

Materials/Resources/Technology: mini lectures, discussions, video clips, virtual visits with animals when possible, all provided by the teacher.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Student learning will primarily be assessed by active participation in the classroom. I encourage all students to ask questions and engage with our learning community. However, I do understand that some students learn best through quiet observation and reflection. (If you feel like your student wasn’t able to learn to their fullest, please reach out to me in a private message after class.)
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Content Advisory: We will talk about the following subjects which may be disturbing to some learners: evolution, life cycles, reproduction, death, fighting/conflict. I strive to do so in an age-appropriate way. Please also note that my human children will occasionally join as teaching assistants or learners.
We will talk about at least one peer-reviewed scientific paper each week, and students who are curious can always request a copy of the full paper. 


Dr. Annie BosackerDr. Annie Loves Learning: Everything is Connected to Everything Else!
73 total reviews
40 completed classes

About Me

1. I am passionate about learning everything I can about about the world around me. My areas of greatest expertise are: 
   a.) Biology: animal behavior, zoology, life science, biology, AP biology, science writing, science    
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