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Keeping up With the Kingdoms: The Life Science Social Club

In this ongoing social club, learners will share their passions and interests about life science with like-minded peers.
Mary Dansak
612 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
30 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse 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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Wed Aug 17

Meets Once per week
3pm - 3:30pm
1 learner enrolled
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Learners will make friends with like-minded peers.
Learners will have fun learning new things about life-science, and sharing what they know.
Learners will practice productive and respectful discourse.
I've been studying science all my life. My father was a renowned herpetologist. As such, I grew up surrounded by animals, plants, and other life forms. I followed my interests in college by studying biology as well as education. I taught middle school science for 21 years, then worked as the middle school science education specialist for the State Department of Education in Alabama for 6 years. In that capacity, I trained teachers in Earth and space science, biology, and physical science. Now retired, I am still actively involved in many scientific communities, and stay engaged with groups such as the North American Association for Environmental Education and the National Science Teachers Association. I am passionate and knowledgeable about the study of life, and about passing on this passion to youngsters.
Students who enjoy doodling and writing may want to bring a dedicated notebook to this class. My favorite are composition notebooks, which are bound and will not fall apart.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We may use Kahoot in our class. Kahoot is a COPPA approved resource which does not collect or save data on individual participants. Learners can play directly from their device; no need to split a screen or have a second device.

When watching videos, I share my screen. Students do not leave the platform. Slides are presented via PowerPoint, created by me. 
We may visit educational websites for no less than 2 minutes, or watch very short clips from YouTube. I will vet any visits and views. This will be done through sharing my screen. Students will not leave the platform.


Mary Dansak
Lives in the United States
Science Nerd, Nature Lover, Passionate Writer, Certified Teacher (she/her)
612 total reviews
444 completed classes

About Me

Hello Parents and Learners!

I am excited to share my enthusiasm about the natural world with you. I've been wide-eyed in wonder about this planet we live on since childhood, and it thrills me to share my passion with kids. My love for science is... 
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