​​​​​Our homeschool courses are designed by scientists and educators to supplement homeschool science curricula through fun, hands-on science experiments and activities. A minimum of 6 participants is required for each course.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to several requests by parents and students, we have made the decision to more strictly adhere to the minimum age for each course. Students must be the minimum age indicated for a course in order to enroll. Hopefully we have enough options for each age group to satisfy your child's science interests. 

SPRING 2018 HOMESCHOOL SCHEDULE - ELEMENTARY (AGES 8-10):


STEM Challenge using LEGO® with Play-Well TEKnologies 

Spring Session: Tuesdays, Mar 13-Apr 24 (6 weeks; no class Apr 3), 9:30am-11:00am
Ages 8-12
Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Gear Cars, Gondolas, Merry-Go-Rounds, and Scissor Lifts. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Instructor
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$134/session
REGISTER (link to Play-Well TEKnologies registration website)


Claymation with Claudia's Creative Corner

Wednesdays, Jan 31-May 2 (no class Feb 21 or Apr 4)
12:30pm-1:45pm
Ages 7-12
Reveal the creative and problem solving sides of your child by enrolling them in Claymation movie-making. This Claymation class guides children through the process of making a stopmotion movie. Brainstorming, scriptwriting, character design, set and prop creation, animation, and audio/video editing are a number of skills your child will learn. Release the budding designer, engineer and graphic artist as your child takes pride in showing you their finished movie at the end of the course. All photo and editing equipment and art supplies included. Movie Premiere for the family at the end of the course. 1-DVD copy of the finished movie to each child at end of course. Movie posted on the website(for past movies please visit www.claudiascreativecorner.com)
Instructor: Claudia McClellan with Claudia's Creative Corner
Location: Discover Science Center (suite 5)
$270 
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FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS - ELEMENTARY (AGES 8-10)
Optical Illusions: Index of Refraction - Tuesday, February 13, 11:30am-12:45pm
Ages 8-10
In this workshop, students study the physics of optical illusions by bending, breaking and putting pencils back together again, making images flip, and exploring how magicians use simple angles to make objects disappear. 
Instructor: Alyson Colin, PhD Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: Discover Science Center (suite 5)
$20
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Science of Georgia: Stone Mountain Mystery - Wednesday, February 14, 9:30am-10:45pm
Ages 8-10
Scientists know how Stone Mountain was formed, but there are different hypotheses about how it emerged from underground. Use sand tables to model these hypotheses to come to your own conclusion. Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Invertebrate Ecology and Biology: Bilateral Symmetry - Wednesday, February 14, 11:00am-12:15pm
Ages 6-10
Some cute little flatworms are free-living, while others are gross and parasitic. Explore the symmetrical shape of these soft-bodied creatures.
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Optical Illusions: Spot the Dot - Tuesday, February 27, 11:30am-12:45pm
Ages 8-10
Learn how our brains interpret movement, shadow and color. How can the same color appear as a different color depending on the circumstances? Take measurements using the metric system to determine how distance plays a role in perception. 
Instructor: Alyson Colin, PhD Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: Discover Science Center (suite 5)
$20
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Science of Georgia: Where Does Our Water Go? - Wednesday, February 28, 9:30am-10:45pm
Ages 8-10
Learn the importance of watersheds and why we should protect them, study how water flows through Georgia, and use our 3D EnviroScape to model impacts of pollution on our watershed. 
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Invertebrate Ecology and Biology: Squirmy Worms - Wednesday, February 28, 11:00am-12:15pm
Ages 6-10
Earthworms are important detritivores that play an important role in keeping soils healthy. Take a look at their “tube within a tube” body plan, and learn how many hearts they have.
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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MARCH CLASSES - ELEMENTARY (AGES 8-10)
Optical Illusions: Geometry of M.C. Escher - Tuesday, March 6, 11:30am-12:45pm
Ages 8-10
This famous artist is a master of using geometry to play tricks on the mind. Students study the techniques used in his artwork, along with other common tricks, to create a masterpiece of their own.  Instructor: Alyson Colin, PhD Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: Discover Science Center (suite 5)
$20
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Science of Georgia: Indian Seats of the Blue Ridge Mountains - Wednesday, March 7, 9:30am-10:45pm
Ages 8-10
Explore the geology and history of the Indian Seats at Sawnee Mountain, learn about topographical maps and create a play-dough model of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. 
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Invertebrate Ecology and Biology: Bivalves and Snails - Wednesday, March 7, 11:00am-12:15pm
Ages 6-10
They are slimy and gooey, but are really cool creatures. Learn how big some clams can get, and how some snails kill fish.
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Optical Illusions: See the Light - Tuesday, March 13, 11:30am-12:45pm
Ages 8-10
Discover where visible light lies on the electromagnetic spectrum and how light can be both a particle and a wave. Explore diffraction, watch light bend and observe how it travels through different mediums.  Instructor: Alyson Colin, PhD Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: Discover Science Center (suite 5)
$20
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Science of Georgia: Our Blackwater Swamp - Wednesday, March 14, 9:30am-10:45pm
Ages 8-10
The Okefenokee Swamp is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia. Learn the physical characteristics of blackwater, and how they affect what lives there, explore how and when the Okefenokee formed, and why it smells so stinky. 
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Invertebrate Ecology and Biology: Masters of Disguise - Wednesday, March 14, 11:00am-12:15pm
Ages 6-10
Squid and octopus can camouflage themselves and communicate with each other by changing their chromatophores. See what else makes these animals so smart.
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Optical Illusions: Liquid Rainbow - Tuesday, March 20, 11:30am-12:45pm
Ages 8-10
IIs it possible to stack liquids? By exploring differences in densities students create a rainbow in a graduated cylinder. But what will happen if the solutions are miscible? The appearance of a magic illusion, but it is real science. 
Instructor: Alyson Colin, PhD Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: Discover Science Center (suite 5)
$20
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Science of Georgia: Barrier Islands of Georgia -  Wednesday, March 21, 9:30am-10:45pm
Ages 8-10
Jekyll Island is one of four barrier islands of Georgia. Learn the importance of barrier islands and how they are formed, model their formation using sand and water tables, and investigate turtle nesting data from beaches there.
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Invertebrate Ecology and Biology: Crustaceans - Wednesday, March 21, 11:00am-12:15pm
Ages 6-10
Crabs, shrimp and lobster are crustaceans, but did you know there are terrestrial crustaceans as well? Roly polies, or pill bugs, you find in your yard are also crustaceans. Learn all about crustaceans in this workshop.
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Science of Georgia: Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary - Wednesday, March 28, 9:30am-10:45pm
Ages 8-10
Approximately 19 miles east offshore of Sapelo Island, is Georgia’s only protected natural reef habitat. Students learn about this unique underwater habitat and the organisms that live there, how it differs from tropical reefs and the importance of the Gray Whale fossil that was found there.  Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Invertebrate Ecology and Biology: Insects - Wednesday, March 28, 11:00am-12:15pm
Ages 6-10
Insects are the most successful group of animals on Earth. Study their diverse body plans, ecological roles, and behaviors to learn how they have become so abundant.
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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APRIL WORKSHOPS - ELEMENTARY (AGES 8-10)
Science of Georgia: North Georgia Mining - Wednesday, April 11, 9:30am-10:45pm
Ages 8-10
North Georgia is rich in rocks, minerals and gemstones. Students map sites of known deposits of rocks, minerals and gemstones, investigate their chemical composition using a periodic table, learn how specific rocks were formed, and why these deposits were important in our state’s history.  Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Invertebrate Ecology and Biology: Bug Pollinators - Wednesday, April 11, 11:00am-12:15pm
Ages 6-10
Learn about the importance of insect pollinators in our ecosystem, their unique behaviors and social interactions.
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Science of Georgia: Man-made Lakes of Georgia - Wednesday, April 18, 9:30am-10:45pm
Ages 8-10
Most lakes in Georgia are man-made. Students use a map to locate several man-made lakes of Georgia, including Lake Lanier, learn and model how lakes are formed, and investigate the purpose of these lakes. 
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Invertebrate Ecology and Biology: Spiders and Scorpions – Wednesday, April 18, 11:00am-12:15pm
Ages 6-10
These creepy creatures are really neat. Explore the ecological role of arachnids, where they live, what they eat, and why they are good for our ecosystem. Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Science of Georgia: Georgia’s Forests - Wednesday, April 25, 9:30am-10:45pm
Ages 8-10
Our state is home to several National Forests. Learn where these protected areas are located, investigate the common flora and fauna of these areas, practice identifying trees using leaf shape and learn about endangered species inhabiting these forests. 
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Invertebrate Ecology and Biology: Water Bears - Wednesday, April 25, 11:00am-12:15pm
Ages 6-10
What has eight legs with little claws, lives in the water but can survive dehydration, has traveled to space, can survive temperatures of -328°F, and are less than a millimeter in length? Tardigrades!
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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MAY CLASSES - ELEMENTARY (AGES 8-10)
Science of Georgia: Prehistoric Georgia - Wednesday, May 2, 9:30am-10:45am
Ages 8-10
Georgia’s state fossil is the shark tooth because the southern half of Georgia was once under the ocean. Explore how our Coastal Plain formed, learn how shark tooth fossils were important to early Native Americans in Georgia, and make your own shark tooth fossil replica.
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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Invertebrate Ecology and Biology: Parthenogeneic Creatures - Wednesday, May 2, 11:00am-12:15pm
Ages 6-10
These microscopic invertebrates are an important part of freshwater plankton, and have a very interesting life cycle. Learn how these aquatic creatures survive when the water dries up.
Instructor: Meredith Walters, MSc, EdS 
Location: Discover Science STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20
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​homeschool courses - Elementary (ages 8-10)

2500 Old Alabama Rd., Suite 5
Roswell, GA 30076    
770 641-9336

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