2500 Old Alabama Rd. Suite 5 - Science Center Suite 21 - STEM Lab Roswell, GA 30076 770 641-9336
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.
SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE - January 28 - May 3, 2019 (12 weeks, no classes February 15-22, March 11, April 1-5 )
MIDDLE SCHOOL LIFE SCIENCE II Mondays, Jan 28 – Apr 29 (no class Feb 18, Mar 11 or Apr 1; 11 weeks) 9:30am-11:30am Ages 11-14 The focus of Life Science II includes population, community and ecosystem processes, plant classification, animal phyla and body systems. Classes include hands-on lab activities and training, including several organism and organ dissections. Students that did not participate in our Life Science I class in the fall semester are welcome to register for our Life Science II course. Course fee includes all lab materials.
LEGO® MINDSTORM® ROBOTICS LAB Mondays, Jan 28 – Apr 29 (no class Feb 18, Mar 11 or Apr 1; 11 weeks) 11:45am-1:00pm Ages 11-14 In this student-led robotics lab, students work in small groups to build, program and complete challenges at their own pace. Using Mindstorm® EV3 kits and software, students learn robot design and programming basics. This hands-on course is open to a limited number of students due to availability of our robot kits, and registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so register early! Students are welcome to bring their lunch.
TINKERCAD BASICS Tuesdays, Jan 29 – Apr 30 (no class Feb 19, Apr 2; 12 weeks) 10:30am-12:00pm Ages 8-12 Learn the art of 3D modeling with Tinkercad! Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. Quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer with Tinkered. Students take home their designed models once they are printed on an offsite 3D printer. Course is limited to 12 participants. Registration for this course closes on January 15, 2019. Instructor: Claudia McClelland from Claudia's Creative Corner Location: STEM Lab (suite 21) $380 REGISTER
SCIENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY Fridays, Feb 1 – May 3 (no class Feb 15, Mar 8, Apr 5, or Apr 26; 10 weeks) 10:00am-12:00pm Ages 8-14 Learn about the science of Photography by using fundamentals of Physics and Chemistry to learn how we capture light. Students create their own studio sets, utilize darkroom techniques, and work with editing software.
Properties of Light - Friday, February 1 – Practice lighting techniques on a photography set and deconstruct a camera. Students should bring a USB.
Aperture Priority - Friday, February 8 – Learn about apertures by doing a depth of field activity.Students should bring their own DSLR camera, manual point and shoot camera, or smartphone with manual camera capability.
Shutter Priority - Friday, February 22 - Experiment with shutter speed by capturing fast moving objects. Students should bring their own DSLR camera, manual point and shoot camera, or smartphone with manual camera capability.
Film Noir - Friday, March 1 - Play with light and shadow in black and white storytelling photography. Students should bring a USB.
Wavelengths of Color - Friday, March 15 - Use color gels on your own photo set and learn about CMYK and RGB coolr models. Students should bring a USB.
Alternative Photography - Friday, March 22 - Develop cyanotype prints using nature print paper, and learn about other alternative photography methods.
Instagram versus Photoshop - Friday, March 29 - Re-create popular preset filters using basic editing techniques, hue, saturation, temperature, lens effects, and more. Students should bring their personal laptops or tablets or share with other students.
Light Trails - Friday, April 12 – Experiment with long exposure and speed of light to draw pictures using light. Students should bring a USB.
Developing Film: Color Photography (Part 1) - Friday, April 19 - Take color photos and develop a contact sheet. Discussing the chemistry of filming dark room etiquette.
Developing Film: Bring Negatives to Life (Part 2) - Friday, May 3 - Use a scanner and photoshop to develop a negatives, and learn about the chemistry of developing a photo. Students should bring their personal laptops or tablets or share with other students.
Instructor: Candra Umunna, BSc Location: Science Center (suite 5) $225 full course/$25 drop-in class REGISTER