Home School Classes Spring 2017
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 below to register today!
|Grades / Times|
|Middle School||K - 2nd Grade||3rd - 5th Grade||
|11am - 12pm||12:30pm - 1:30pm||2pm - 3pm||See Bottom of Page|
Current Classes for Grades K - 8
Feb 8th - Brain in Action
The human body is a fascinating combination of many different parts and pieces all working together to help us respond and interact with the world around us. The brain is what helps to control and coordinate all our various actions and intricate inner workings. In this session, we’ll learn about our amazing brains through hands-on experiments and activities.
Feb 22nd - Skeletal Science
If you’re looking for some really intriguing examples of engineering in action, look no further than your own body. Your skeletal system supports your body, allows you to bend and twist and move around, and even protects the most important parts of your body. This session will focus on some of the different parts of the skeletal system and their functions in the body.
March 8th - Chemical Reactions
In this session we’ll look at the basic categories of chemical reactions like synthesis reactions, single and double replacement reactions, and decomposition reactions. We’ll talk about what is happening with each of these reactions and show some examples with hands-on experiments.
March 29th - Discovery Dome
The Discovery Dome is a smaller, portable version of our planetarium. Don’t let its size fool you, though. There is still plenty to see and learn about. During this unique educational experience, we will be learning about what we can see in the night skies above us as well as some things that lie beyond what we can see with our own eyes.
April 12th - Everglades and Alligators
This session takes a closer look at something right in our geographical backyard. The Everglades represents a unique blend of different habitats and an extremely vital part of our ecosystem. It provides a natural filtration and storage system for freshwater and is home to a wide variety of plants and animals - including several threatened and endangered species.
April 26th - Shark Tooth Lab
Of all the inhabitants of the animal kingdom, sharks may be some of the most misunderstood. In this session, we’ll learn about sharks and their senses, what you can learn from a shark tooth, and even make a shark tooth souvenir to take home with you.
May 10th - Artistic Arthropods
Science and art may seem to be very different subjects but they complement each other much more than you think. Today, we’ll look at how art has historically been used in the study of insects and use artistic techniques to help us learn more about our creepy crawly friends.
May 24th - Science Snapshots
Another example of the intersection of art and science is photography. Our final session will focus on some of the basic science behind capturing light and images - aka photography.
Register for grades K - 8 here:
Current Classes for High School (Grades 9-12) 2:00 pm -3:20 pm
January 17 - Applying Stoichiometry and Even More Reactions
We learned about the basics of stoiciometry and the process of writing chemical reactions as mathematical equations. Today we’ll see how that applies to real reactions and take a look at a few more examples of the basic types of chemical reactions.
February 21 - Gas Laws, Catalysts, and the Last of the Reactions
Today we’ll finally finish up with the basic types of reactions and talk about the predictable behavior of gases.