Science & Nature

STEM Club | This Week in STEM!

In this weekly discussion class, students will learn about current events, breakthroughs, and the most cutting edge findings in STEM research topics
300 total reviews for this teacher
25 reviews for this class
Completed by 133 learners

45 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 Jun 1

Meets Once per week
5:30pm - 6:15pm

Next on Fri Jun 3

Meets Once per week
5:30pm - 6:15pm

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Class Experience

Students will learn about recent scientific developments announced over the course of the past 7-14 days. Students will discuss and theorize while learning background knowledge on the topic. 
I have a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science & Policy from Florida State University. I have studied atmospheric science, geology, and soil sciences extensively.
Students will have no required homework for this class. I will provide prompt questions to help students explore the topic further, 24 hours before the start of class. This homework is 100% optional and can take no more than 10 minutes.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners are assessed by informal assessment. Students who show remain engaged, participate in class discussions, and ask questions will be assessed to have successfully completed the class.

If your learner has special assessment requirements please reach out before the start of the course. We are happy to work with the needs of parents, organizers, charter schools, and homeschooling programs.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Topics will draw on published peer reviewed scientific literature and abstracts. We will utilize reputable findings from known and well regarded scientific institutions and publications. Sources will include:
American Association for the Advancement of Science-
US Geological Survey-
National Geographic-
Science Magazine-
Scientific American-
Science News-


Tom DurrantConnecting learners to the nature of their worlds
300 total reviews
212 completed classes

About Me

Hello Outschoolers!

I've spent the better part of the past decade teaching young learners and adults. Here on Outschool I hope to guide students as they understand the natural environment and the human experience, through the lens of... 
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