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Wildlife Science: African Cheetahs (Ages 6-9)

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Kimberly Cowan, Wild Animal Science, BA Elem Ed
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This wildlife science class explores in-depth knowledge of the characteristics, habitat, and conservation future of the African Cheetah. Great fit for learners needing a self-paced schedule, with activities that are both academic and fun.

Class experience

US Grade 1 - 4
1 lesson//1 Week
 Week 1
Lesson 1
African Cheetahs
In this wildlife science class, students will learn important facts about the characteristics, habitat, diet, family life, and the ongoing field work behind the conservation of African Cheetahs.
  • All of the content presented in this animal science class is factual and has been researched through at least three current scientific resources and aligns with Next Generation Science and Common Core ELA standards-based curriculum guides. (CCSS for speaking/listening standards and NGSS for science standards.) This class and its activities can provide a great way to develop, enrich or follow a learner's interests, as well as supplementing any afterschool or homeschool learning program. Specific lesson related learning goals include: 1. Students will learn facts about the physical characteristics of Cheetahs such as size, features, diet and habitat. 2. Students will learn how scientists use these characteristics to compare and classify a species like the Cheetah. 3. Students will learn why conservation of Cheetahs is so important and what is being done to prevent the extinction of this important species. 4. Students will also learn new vocabulary words related to the study of Cheetahs in their African habitat.
I have a BA in Elementary Education and my credentials are uploaded to Outschool. I taught classroom science, art and language arts to both preschool and elementary aged students for almost twenty years before coming to the Outschool online platform. As a child, I first developed a strong love of nature and animals through books and hands-on experiences. As a teacher, I'm constantly reading, researching and learning everything I can about wild animal conservation and the natural world.
Homework Offered
Science lessons include activity worksheets that help students to process and apply the content of the lesson for learning goals reinforcement and enrichment. Examples include: a creature labeling and classification activity, matching and identifying creature concepts, writing vocabulary words and conservation brainstorming worksheets designed to support science, writing and math concepts. I'll also include templates or art prompts for creative enrichment.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
I offer a quiz that can be used as an assessment or simply a fun way to wrap up the learning experience. I will include the assessment as a link to a quiz I created using Kahoot. Please contact me if you would like to have the quiz in a worksheet form.
Grades Offered
Each learner will receive a certificate of completion for the lesson and its activities. Learners who want specific feedback or letter grades on lesson activities can contact me and then send me a copy of their work by uploading it as a message through the classroom.
Learner Supply List:
1. Activity sheets are posted for download in the classroom. They can be printed or opened up on a computer or tablet to view while working in a notebook or on paper.
2. Pencils for writing/drawing or crayons/markers can be used for completing labeling, matching, writing, drawing or coloring activities. 
3. Notebook: If you are not printing the activity sheets, you will probably want to have a notebook for writing, taking notes, labeling or drawing activities. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
NO scary or violent content here, just scientific facts presented in a positive way to encourage learning and scientific discovery.

*Video lessons were created and recorded by me, made available to be viewed through a link via YouTube. The video is an embedded link and so the lesson displays on the classroom page. No account is necessary to access the lesson and you do not have to go to YouTube.

*Optional Assessment Quiz on Kahoot: 
A link to a quiz I created using Kahoot will be shared as part of the available classroom materials. This is optional and with parental permission only. Some learners might need help with reading and answering. Private link, no account necessary. 
Here are the science resources I used as SOURCE MATERIAL to develop the science lesson for this class. They are NOT used as third-party teaching tools:

African Wildlife Foundation
Cheetah Conservation Fund
San Diego Zoo
The Smithsonian National Zoo
Joined July, 2020
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Bachelor's Degree in Education
Hello and thank you for visiting my teacher profile. I have a BA in Elementary Education and my credentials are uploaded to Outschool. My favorite area of teaching is science, with a focus on Zoology, Wildlife Biology and Conservation science.... 
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$15

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1 pre-recorded lesson
1 week of teacher support
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Completed by 3 learners
Ages: 6-9

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