Science & Nature

Weekly Animal Spotlight

Each week, a new animal steps, flies, slithers or swims into the spotlight as the class researches and discusses the amazing Animal Kingdom one creature at a time. | (Zoology) (Animals) (Science) (Marine Biology)
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Completed by 13 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
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Sat May 28

Meets Once per week
4pm - 4:45pm
5 learners enrolled

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Class Experience

Learners will learn many things such as behaviour, diet, and fascinating facts about a specific animal each week.
I have a strong passion for animals and have even worked with many species for over 10 years. I love getting others excited about the animal kingdom and feel as though I can approach this topic with a lot of fun and excitement for the learners. I've also been a classroom teacher for over five years
Students will have a week to find information about the selected animal for the following week. While this isn't necessarily homework or mandatory, it will help with the discussions and team building within the class. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
I will provide an (optional) handout that students can use for note taking if they would like to. It is strongly recommended that students bring their own journal, notebook, binder or some other method of note taking with them. This will be a great way to keep track of all the animals discussed week to week and a good way to keep track of learning.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
➡️ Websites ⬅️
When researching, students are welcome to use websites such as - to find the level of concern of a creature - to find pictures for our fact sheet

I will be using these websites in class though students are not required to go to them at any point. They are used as tools for us to build our fact sheet. Please make sure to have a discussion with your learner for when they are doing research outside of class in terms of appropriate websites to use etc.

➡️ Articles ⬅️
There may be times when articles may be used if there is a neat finding with the weekly animal. 

The articles used, despite best efforts in selection, may mention things that may not be for everyone. For example, mortality of certain species, evolution, a new hunting method for a predator to catch their prey, reproduction etc. Please think about the sensitivity of your learner in regards to current news in the Zoology world before enrolling. 

The terminology of the articles may range from easy to advanced (in terms of understanding) depending on the article topic, though explanations and debriefs will occur to make sense of it more.

➡️ Canva ⬅️
From the class description:
All throughout the class, as we are brainstorming and discussing, we will also be putting together a basic fact sheet for the selected animal using Canva. Students do not need to have an account or enrol in any way - they will watch as the information they share is added to the sheet and the completed product will then be shared in the classroom for the learners to view/save/add to their notes!
We will be using Canva to create our fact sheets 


Marc Cuda
Lives in Canada
Educator and Adventurer
1806 total reviews
640 completed classes

About Me

IMPORTANT UPDATE! - Hi everyone! Each July, I lead a group of 50 teenagers on an adventure somewhere around the world and this year will be no different. Shortly, I will be adding my fall classes but please note that there won't be any classes in... 
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