Science & Nature

Oceanography 101: Ocean Features, Currents, Environment, and More!

Join me in this fascinating live course on Earth's oceans and seas!
879 total reviews for this teacher
33 reviews for this class
Completed by 170 learners
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will be able to accurately explain the motions, zones, lifeforms, and environmental concepts related to the oceans.
As a certified Earth and Space Science teacher, I have over ten years of science instruction experience. Teaching oceanography is a true passion of mine, and I am enthusiastic and engaging in my instruction style. I've been selected by NASA to present on its behalf to other Earth and Space Science teachers and at national educator conferences. I know you'll love my course!

It is my mission to help students become lifelong learners. I develop a good rapport with each student with my sense of humor, enthusiasm, and the ability to relate scientific concepts to students' everyday lives. While many students enter my class thinking science is boring, it is rare that they leave still believing so. I've won numerous awards and accolades for my highly-effective teaching strategies, and I know your young scholar will thrive in my classroom!
Students will not have any homework. However, I will provide links and resources for students should they wish to learn more about concepts. 
Students will only need a pen or pencil and either coloring pencils or markers to create an ocean's zones graphic organizer.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learner progress will be evaluated through a variety of methods. These may include teacher questioning, warm-ups and exit tickets,  and other activities. While I will demonstrate labs and concepts for students, they will not be required to complete lab activities. 
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This is an age-appropriate science course that examines Earth's oceans. We will be discussing the impacts of offshore oil drilling and the lesson will be presented in a non-biased, pros-and-cons manner. We also will discuss the age of stromatolites and other organisms from early oceans. Please contact me prior to signing up if you have already taken my Earth and Space Science course! 


Lee Ruark, M.S.Ed.
Lives in the United States
Energetic and Engaging Science and Social Studies Teacher!
879 total reviews
456 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I am so excited to teach Science and Social Studies classes here on Outschool! As an enthusiastic Maryland and Vermont educator with over a decade of teaching experience, I have been blessed to teach a wide range of subjects to both... 
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