Science & Nature

Marine Science Explorers: Marine Biology (FLEX)

In this four-week, flexible schedule course, learners will explore the anatomy of 4 different marine creature adaptations through project based investigations.
Laura Petrusic
266 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners

No live meetings

Over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Aug 1

Aug 1 - Aug 29 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Oct 3 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Oct 31 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

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Class Experience

Upon completion of this class learners will be able to:
-describe the mechanisms of a sea star's hydrostatic skeleton.
-describe the common characteristics of sea stars and their relatives.
-describe the anatomy of a jellyfish stinging cell.
-describe the common characteristics of a jellyfish.
-describe the structure and function of a fish swim bladder. 
-describe the structure and function of shark denticles.
-identify key adaptations of marine organisms in relationship to their environment. 
I strive to create learner-centered, integrated lessons that relate content to students’ lives.  I believe that my educational background in the field of marine science, professional teaching degree and extensive experiencing developing/delivering educational programs for all ages, will generate a class experience that fosters learners' appreciation for our oceans and environment.   Please see my teacher profile page for more detailed information on my education and teaching experience. 
Weekly Work:
-One hands on project in art, simulation or experimentation.  Project length varies.  
-2-3 activity journal question responses posted to the classroom.  
Below is a skeletal list of supplies needed to complete the course.   A detailed list will be provided the week prior to the start of class. 
•	1 -8oz clear glass
•	1 turkey baster
•	1 penny
•	1 dry bean or peanut
•	1 cotton ball 
•	Timer or watch with a second hand 
•	12oz water bottle
•	5-gallon bucket
•	Rocks
•	Paper
•	Drawing utensils such as colored pencils, crayons, markers
•	2-3 white hard-boiled eggs in their shell
•	Clear drying glue
•	One 1 inch felt pompom
•	5 feet of yarn or string
•	8 oz plastic cup
•	Tape
•	Balloon, not blown up 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • Google Jamboard
  • Padlet
  • YouTube
Students will be provided with weekly written teacher feed back on submitted work.  
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.


Laura Petrusic
Lives in the United States
Marine Science Educator Launching Voyages into Ocean Literacy 🌊
266 total reviews
272 completed classes

About Me

Welcome Parents and Students,

Thank you for taking the time to explore my courses!  Let me tell you a little bit about myself and the courses I teach on Outschool.  I am a state of Florida, professionally certified science teacher. As an... 
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