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


​homeschool courses - middle school (ages 11-14)

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% sibling discount for siblings registering for the same class.

FALL COURSE SCHEDULE - September 10 - December 10, 2018 (12 weeks, no classes October 8, or November 19-23)


Mondays, September 10-December 10 (no class Oct 8 or Nov 19)


Ages 11-14

Over the course of one year, students journey from microscopic organelles to single and multicellular organisms to delving into the biological systems of the human body and ecosystem processes. Fall semester we focus on foundational concepts in life science, including cell structure, cellular processes, organismal classification, and hands-on laboratory training. Students apply this knowledge to topics in current affairs, technology and ethics in science. In the spring semester, Life Science II covers population, community and ecosystem processes, energy flow through food webs and more
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)


Mondays, September 10-December 10 (no class Oct 8 or Nov 19)

Ages 11-14
Adventure through history, biology and chemistry to understand the progression of various diseases, conditions and treatment methods that have developed. Students study pathology and physiology through organ dissection, microscope analysis and experimentation.

  • Tuberculosis - Learn about epidemiology and disease transmission, and understand the spread of the sneaky bacteria that causes tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Monday, September 10, 12:30pm-1:45pm

  • Cataracts - Students dissect an eye to better understand how vision works, why cataracts impair sight and locate where they develop inside the eye. Monday, September 17, 12:30pm-1:45pm​

  • Mono vs Strep - Learn the difference between viruses and bacteria, how different illness can result in similar symptoms, and discuss the dangers of unnecessary antibiotic use. Monday, September 24, 12:30pm-1:45pm​

  • Ebola - Explore RNA and how the Ebola virus is transmitted, analyze the response methods used in the 2014 Ebola outbreak and assess the future threat of Ebola. Monday, October 1, 12:30pm-1:45pm​

  • Dilated Pores, Zits, Cysts and Blackheads - Explore the differences between these skin blemishes, examine epidermal tissue under a microscope, debunk common myths about acne, and see the work of Dr. Pimple Popper. Monday, October 15, 12:30pm-1:45pm​​

  • Malaria - Investigate mosquitos under a microscope to understand how they could transmit disease, learn what causes malaria and why only some mosquitos carry Plasmodium, the malaria parasite. Monday, October 22, 12:30pm-1:45pm​​

  • Kidney Failure and Dialysis - Students dissect a kidney as we discuss its structure and function to understand the importance of hydration, kidney disease and when dialysis is needed. Monday, October 29, 12:30pm-1:45pm​​

  • Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attacks - Dissect a bovine heart to examine the structure of the chambers, arteries and veins, and analyze the statistics, prevention and differences between these two potentially fatal heart conditions. Monday, November 5, 12:30pm-1:45pm​​

  • Influenza - Why do people get a flu shot every year? Why is the flu shot more effective some years than others? How is the flu shot developed? This week, we investigate the interaction between antigens and antibodies. Monday, November 12, 12:30pm-1:45pm​​

  • Cholera - Let’s talk about poop! Actually, let’s talk about the importance of safe drinking water and how cholera can rapidly spread. Students design water filtration systems and compare various purification methods. Monday, November 26, 12:30pm-1:45pm​​

  • Fevers and Chills - What does it mean to say your fever broke? What is the purpose of a fever anyway? Learn about our immune response and examine some of the famous fevers throughout history. Monday, December 3, 12:30pm-1:45pm​​

  • Scurvy - Investigate the symptoms and history of scurvy, and the role vitamin C played in its cure. Students conduct color changing chemical reactions with vitamins that give strength to our immune system. Monday, December 10, 12:30pm-1:45pm​​​

​Instructor: Alyson Colin, MSc 
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)

Students can register as a course or as individual workshops.
$220 for the course or $20 drop-in workshop

Tuesdays, September 11-December 4 (no class Nov 20)


​Ages 11-14
Explore the diverse ecosystem and ecological processes in our very own backyard at Big Creek Park. Students identify local flora and fauna and study their ecological roles, learn soil, water and tree sampling methods, and collect and analyze data regarding biotic and abiotic factors throughout the course of the semester. Be prepared to walk on wooded trails and be outside each class. Class will meet rain or shine.

Location: Classes meet in back parking lot at Big Creek Park (1600 Old Alabama Rd, Roswell). There are bathroom facilities at this park entrance.

Wednesdays, September 12-December 5 (no class Nov 21)

Ages 11-14
Students investigate interactions between the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere through hands-on experiments and activities. Explore how Earth has changed over time by geologic forces, and the role weather has played in these phenomena. Gain an understanding of the latest technology surrounding natural resources, and how our fuel management and waste changes the Earth.
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)