Homeschool Classes

Welcome to the world of exciting Homeschool Classes!

Cost Per Participant: $15 For Members, $20 For Non-Members. Fee includes admission to the Science Center and class for one child and one adult. Call (561) 832-2026 or click the registration button below to register today! 

The Fall 2017 series will take place at the Science Center in our Discovery 3 Classroom. 

Grades / Times
Middle School K - 2nd  Grade 3rd - 5th Grade
11:00am - 12:00pm 1:00pm - 2:00pm 2:30pm - 3:30pm

 

Spring 2018 Schedule 

January 31 - Wind Power

Wind is a wonderful source of renewable energy that has been used in many ways. In this session, we’ll take a look at how we currently use energy from the wind to make electricity. We’ll also use “wind” energy to light up a light bulb as we assemble and test wind turbines.

February 14 - Frog Dissection

Dissections are a staple in biology lessons. They can be very useful in helping us understand the inner workings of different types of organisms and even give us some insight into how our own bodies work. This session will focus on the common grass frog and a group of animals known as Amphibians.

February 28 - Coding Unplugged 1

Computers have become an essential part of our daily lives. Have you ever wondered how computers and computer programs really work? This session will introduce some basic computer science concepts using fun, non-technical, hands-on, real-world activities - no computers necessary!

March 14 - Coding Unplugged 2

This session will delve a little deeper into the realm of computer science. We’ll learn a little more about computers and their programs with some more exciting all without once touching an actual computer! It will help if you attended the previous Coding Unplugged session but it is not required.

March 28 - Exciting Electrons

Exciting Electrons is one of our more popular demonstration-based programs. We’ll learn about the extremely tiny yet extremely important electron and how it makes things like electricity and magnetism work. This will be accompanied by several exciting electromagnetic demonstrations.

April 11 - AIM (Art Inspired by Math)

Science and art don’t’ have to be mutually exclusive. Mixing the two can be a very rewarding educational experience. Today we’ll be making unique artwork inspired by some interesting mathematical concepts.

April 25 - Physics Lab

Physics is a branch of science that deals with the interactions of matter and energy. It’s also a subject that has an intimidating reputation for being extremely difficult to learn. That doesn’t have to be the case. Many fundamental physics concepts can be broken down and explained using simple hands-on activities.

May 9 - Sound Science

Today we’ll be learning about the science of sound. What is sound? What makes some sounds loud and some sounds soft? Why do we call some sounds noise and other sounds music? We’ll answer these questions and more with a variety of auditory explorations.

May 23 - Electrophoresis

Imagine you have a bunch of incredibly small, microscopic items all mixed together and your job is to divide them all up and separate them into their own groups. It seems like an impossible task. Luckily there’s a process that uses electricity to do this for us. It’s called electrophoresis and it’s used to separate things like DNA molecules for scientists to study them more easily. Today we’ll be doing our own version of electrophoresis using food dye instead of DNA.