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.
FALL 2017 HOMESCHOOL SCHEDULE - ELEMENTARY (AGES 8-10) 12 weeks: September 11-December 15 (no class October 9-13 or November 20-24)
Wednesdays, Sept 13-Dec 13 (no class Oct 11, Nov 22)
This course is all about bugs! Students learn about social behavior of honeybees, design experiments to determine pill bug habitat preferences, perform grasshopper dissections, investigate insect life cycles, and more.
Simple Machines Thursdays, Sept 14-Dec 14 (no class Oct 12, Nov 23) 9:30-10:45am Ages 8-10 During this hands-on engineering course, LEGO® are used to create simple machines and investigate the physics of doing work. Students are challenged to create devices that will perform simple to complex tasks, including pinball games, Rube Goldberg contraptions, cranes, marble runs and more. Instructor: Dr. Tonya Shearer $240 REGISTER
Introduction to Coding Thursdays, Sept 14-Dec 14 (no class Oct 12, Nov 23) 11:00am-12:15pm Ages 8-10 Coding will be a required skill for jobs of the future (yes, even marine biologists have to code :/). Students practice keyboarding skills, learn basic coding commands, understand the importance of syntax in making the program properly execute and troubleshoot when it does not work, and learn to alter the code to create their own custom program. We also work on offline activities to understand computational thinking. This is not a drag and drop coding course, and is designed for students with very little to no programming command experience. Students should bring a laptop or tablet (must have a physical keyboard), but we have a couple of computers that can be shared by students. Instructor: Dr. Tonya Shearer $240 REGISTER