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Science & Nature

Penguins - Learning Through Drawing (5-7 Years)

We will explore through drawing about penguins and why they can't fly, what sort of nest they build, their food, and more.
Sarah Benson
129 total reviews for this teacher
25 reviews for this class
Completed by 74 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
45 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
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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Class Experience

Students will improve their basic knowledge of penguins.

They will also get the opportunity to improve their listening skills, following directions, fine motor skills and preliminary skills needed for better writing and drawing.
For my entire life, I wanted to be a veterinarian. I read countless animal books and magazines about animals and nature (national geographic, zoo books, fiction and nonfiction), and I still enjoy watching documentaries through netflix and amazon in my free time. We live in an incredible world full of amazing creatures, and I love to share my excitement about it all!

I have taught this class several times, and previous learners (and their parents) have provided questions and suggestions to better this class even more for future learners!
Learners may want to continue coloring and adding details to their picture after the class has been concluded.
Paper - can be white printer paper or lined notebook paper Pencil or other writing utensil, I will be using a black marker Crayons (or other coloring utensils, markers are just fine)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There are several questions that are asked throughout the lesson to maintain engagement, and learners will get the chance to share what they drew (and learned) about their penguin at the end of the class.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Penguin parents feed their babies by vomiting into their mouths (regurgitation). There is a picture depicting this, and we will talk about it. Sensitive stomachs may not appreciate this.
There are also a few pictures of penguins eating fish and squid. There is no blood or gore shown in these pictures.
Leopard Seals are a natural predator of penguins. There is a picture in the powerpoint that shows a leopard seal chasing a penguin, but learners will be encouraged to imagine that the penguin managed to escape.


Sarah Benson
Lives in the United States
Special Education Teacher
129 total reviews
117 completed classes

About Me

I have a passion for the visual arts, it was my first dream! However, I also have a tremendous amount of knowledge about the maths and sciences (think algebra, calculus, physics, anatomy, chemistry, biology, and everything in between). I've been... 
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