Our homeschool courses are designed by scientists and educators to supplement homeschool science curricula through fun, hands-on science experiments and activities. Students can register as a course or as individual workshops. A minimum of 6 participants is required for each class. There is a 10% off early registration discount through July 31. 10% off sibling discount available beginning August 1.


FALL COURSE SCHEDULE - September 9 - December 13, 2019 (12 weeks, no classes October 11-18, November 4, 5 or November 25-29)
PLEASE NOTE: We have two classrooms, our main Science Center (suite 5), and our new STEM Lab (suite 21, just up the sidewalk). Please make note of where your child's class will meet.


DIGITAL DESIGN
Tuesdays, September 10-December 10 (no class October 15, or November 5 or 26; 11 weeks)
11:15am-12:45pm
Ages 12+

In this course, students combine computer science with crafting skills as they master the graphic designing of their own personalized creations. Students learn the basics of designing SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) files to be used for cutting different materials with an electronic die cutting machine. They learn to use different features, and apply that knowledge to create their own designs and create personalized items. Students can bring their own computers, or share one of ours. All lab costs and materials are included in registration fee. Course enrollment is limited to 12 students. Descriptions for individual workshops can be found here.

•    Vector Graphics and Color – Tuesday, September 10
•    Vector Graphics and Text – Tuesday, September 17f
•    SVG Design Session – Tuesday, September 24
•    Die Cutting and Card Making – Tuesday, October 1
•    Multi-Color Layers – Tuesday, October 8
•    Trace Functions – Tuesday, October 22
•    Multi-Color Design Session – Tuesday, October 29
•    Adhesive Vinyl Making – Tuesday, November 12
•    Digital Frames and Patterns – Tuesday, November 19
•    Heat Vinyl Transfer Design – Tuesday, December 3
•    T-Shirt Printing – Tuesday, December 10

Instructor: Becky van Rooyen, BSc
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
Course fee: $300 OR $30/lab 
10% off early registration discount through July 31
10% off sibling discount available beginning August 1
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COMPARATIVE ANATOMY
Thursdays, September 12-December 12 (no class October 17 or November 28; 12 weeks)
9:30am-11:30am
Ages 14+
Students learn characteristics of protist, invertebrate and vertebrate phyla, basic anatomical terms, microscopy, and safety and dissection procedures as they investigate a range of organisms. Focus is on comparing anatomical features and physiological processes (respiration, digestion, circulation, etc) across various phyla. Dissections are included in this course, however, students do not have to actively participate in the dissections if they prefer not to. All lab costs are included in registration fee. Course enrollment is limited to 12 students.
Descriptions for individual labs can be found here.

•    Kingdom Protista – Thursday, September 12
•    Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria – Thursday, September 19
•    Phyla Platyhelminthes, Annelida and Nematoda – Thursday, September 26
•    Phylum Arthropoda – Thursday, October 3
•    Phylum Mollusca: Class Bivalvia and Gastropoda – Thursday, October 10
•    Phylum Mollusca: Class Cephalopoda – Thursday, October 24
•    Phylum Echinodermata – Thursday, October 31
•    Phylum Chordata: Class Amphibia – Thursday, November 7
•    Phylum Chordata: Class Osteichthyes – Thursday, November 14
•    Phylum Chordata: Class Chondrichthyes – Thursday, November 21
•    Phylum Chordata: Class Mammalia (nervous and musculoskeletal systems) – Thursday, December 5
•    Phylum Chordata: Class Mammalia (circulatory, urinary and digestive systems) – Thursday, December 12

Instructor: Tonya Shearer, PhD 
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
Course fee: $330 OR $30/lab 
10% off early registration discount through July 31
10% off sibling discount available beginning August 1

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FORENSIC SCIENCE LABS
Thursdays, September 12-December 12 (no class October 17 or November 28; 12 weeks)
12:00pm-1:30pm
Ages 14+
In this course, students use scientific methods (biology, chemistry, and physics) to answer questions related to crimes and law enforcement investigations. Students learn proper collection, preservation and analysis of various types of evidence. All lab costs are included in registration fee. Course enrollment is limited to 12 students. 
Descriptions for individual labs can be found here.

•    Forensic Science and Evidence Gathering – Thursday, September 12
•    Fingerprint Analysis – Thursday, September 19
•    Blood Analysis – Thursday, September 26
•    Blood Typing – Thursday, October 3
•    DNA Analysis – Thursday, October 10
•    Hair and Fiber Analysis – Thursday, October 24
•    Forensic Entomology – Thursday, October 31
•    Handwriting Analysis – Thursday, November 7
•    Weapon Identification – Thursday, November 14
•    Powder Analysis – Thursday, November 21
•    Impressions and Gait Analysis – Thursday, December 5
•    Crime Scene Investigation – Thursday, December 12

Instructor: Tonya Shearer, PhD 
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
Course fee: $275 OR $25/lab 
10% off early registration discount through July 31
10% off sibling discount available beginning August 1

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HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE LABS
Fridays, September 13-December 13 (no class October 11 and 18, or November 29; 11 weeks)
9:30am-11:30am
Ages 14+
Students learn laboratory techniques and perform hands-on science experiments to supplement their high school physical science, chemistry and biology curricula. A brief review of relevant material starts each lab, followed by a lab period which includes lab preparation, experimentation and clean-up. Students work semi-independently to conduct each lab and complete reports for each investigation. All lab costs are included in registration fee. Course enrollment is limited to 12 students. 
Descriptions for individual labs can be found here.

•    Compounds, Reactions, and Stoichiometry – Friday, September 13
•    Light Lab – Friday, September 20
•    Measurement and Molar Calculations – Friday, September 27
•    Bacterial Investigations – Friday, October 4
•    Flower and Seed Dissection Lab – Friday, October 25
•    Smoke and Fire Science – Friday, November 1
•    Acid and Base Lab – Friday, November 8
•    Water Chemistry Lab – Friday, November 15
•    Crystallization – Friday, November 22
•    Polymer Lab – Friday, December 6
•    Soldering Circuits – Friday, December 13

Instructor: Tonya Shearer, PhD 
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
Course fee: $300 OR $30/lab 
10% off early registration discount through July 31
10% off sibling discount available beginning August 1
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​homeschool courses - high school (ages 14+)

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​​2500 Old Alabama Rd.
Suite 5 - Science Center    
Suite 21 - STEM Lab 
Roswell, GA 30076    
770 641-9336