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

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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.


​MARINE BIOLOGY
Mondays, September 9-December 9 (no class October 14, or November 4 and 25; 11 weeks) 
9:30am-11:00am
Ages 11-14
Students take an in-depth dive into the field of marine biology, as we study habitats, anatomy and adaptations, scientific research methods, and environmental impacts on ocean life. Each lab includes hands-on science activities and experimentation. All lab costs are included in registration fee. Course enrollment is limited to 12 students. 
Descriptions for individual labs can be found here.

•    Coral Reef Symbioses – Monday, September 9
•    Arthropods and Echinoderms – Monday, September 16
•    Bivalve Taxonomy – Monday, September 23
•    Mollusc Biology – Monday, September 30
•    Ocean Vertebrates – Monday, October 7
•    Ichthyology – Monday, October 21
•    Shark Research – Monday, October 28
•    Shark Relatives – Monday, November 11
•    Seaweed and Algae Lab – Monday, November 18
•    Water Quality Assessments – Monday, December 2
•    Ocean Acidification Lab – Monday, December 9

Instructor: Tina Oresteen, BSc
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
Course fee: $250 OR $25/lab 
10% off sibling discount available
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MIDDLE SCHOOL PHYSICS LABS
Mondays, September 9-December 9 (no class October 14, or November 4 and 25; 11 weeks) 
11:15am-12:45pm
Ages 11-14
Throughout this course, students investigate the behavior of the universe by experimenting with matter, motion, changes through space and time, energy, and force. Students explore physics in real-life situations to better understand relationships within this field of science. Note: This is an experiential physics course, and not a math-based physics course, although there may be some limited math in this course to illustrate relationships among variables. All lab costs are included in registration fee. Course enrollment is limited to 12 students. 
Descriptions for individual labs can be found here.

•    Metrics Challenges – Monday, September 9
•    Physics of Racing – Monday, September 16
•    3D Motion – Monday, September 23
•    Experimenting with Newton’s Laws – Monday, September 30
•    Real-Life Forces – Monday, October 7
•    Mass and Collisions – Monday, October 21
•    Gravity – Monday, October 28
•    Matter and Its Properties – Monday, November 11
•    Harmonic Motion – Monday, November 18
•    Thermodynamics – Monday, December 2
•    Electric and Magnetic Fields – Monday, December 9

Instructor: Candra Umunna, BSc
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
Course fee: $250 OR $25/lab 
10% off sibling discount available

​REGISTER



ECOLOGY LABS
Tuesdays, September 10-December 10 (no class October 15, or November 5 or 26; 11 weeks)
9:30am-11:00am
Ages 11-14
Throughout this semester, students study environmental processes and ecological systems through hands-on activities and experimentation related to the study of organisms and their environment. We explore biodiversity across the plant and animal kingdoms, learn methods to study diversity and behavior, investigate adaptations allowing organisms to thrive in their habitat, and look into abiotic factors influencing ecosystems. All lab costs are included in registration fee. Course enrollment is limited to 12 students. 
Descriptions for individual labs can be found here.

•    Non-Vascular Plants – Tuesday, September 10
•    Diversity of Trees– Tuesday, September 17
•    Flower Adaptations and Pollination– Tuesday, September 24
•    Seeds and Dispersal – Tuesday, October 1
•    Invertebrate Biodiversity – Tuesday, October 8
•    Herpetology – Tuesday, October 22
•    Avian Biology and Food Webs – Tuesday, October 29
•    Aquatic Ecosystems – Tuesday, November 12
•    Watershed Management – Tuesday, November 19
•    Soil Habitats– Tuesday, December 3
•    Ecosystems and Biomes– Tuesday, December 10

Instructor: Tina Oresteen, BSc
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
Course fee: $250 OR $25/lab 
10% off sibling discount available
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ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LABS
Wednesdays
9:30am-11:00am
Ages 11-14
Throughout this semester, students learn basic classification and taxonomic organization, as well as the biology, ecology and anatomy of protist, invertebrate and vertebrate phyla. In addition, microscopy and dissection techniques are practiced throughout the semester. Although dissections are included in this course, 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.

•    Phylum Mollusca: Class Cephalopoda – Wednesday, October 23
•    Phylum Chordata: Class Amphibia – Wednesday, November 6
•    Phylum Chordata: Class Osteichthyes – Wednesday, November 13

Instructor: Tonya Shearer, PhD 
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
Course fee: $25/lab
10% off sibling discount available
REGISTER
 

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