We offer homeschool classes for K-2nd grade, 3rd through 5th and middle school students on a variety of topics. Classes involve fun experiments and interactive labs designed to present a rich science experience, increase students’ critical thinking skills, engage students in active discussions and enrich the school curricula.
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.
Register below or call (561) 832-2026.
This series takes place at the Science Center in our Discovery 4 Classroom.
For classes in Abacoa, at STEM Studio, please click here.
|Grades / Times|
|Middle School||K - 2nd Grade||3rd - 5th Grade|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||1:00pm - 2:00pm||2:30pm - 3:30pm|
September 11th - Heart in Motion:
This lab will focus on one of our most vital organs - the heart. We’ll learn what the heart does and some of the different ways we can check to see if it’s actually doing what it’s supposed to do.
September 25th - Discovery Dome:
Gain a unique perspective as we gaze at the stars in our portable planetarium and discuss some of the basics of space science.
October 9th - Owl Pellets:
What can you learn from owl vomit? A lot, actually! Biologists use clues found in owl pellets to learn about owl behaviors and feeding habits. Students will learn that valuable scientific information can be found just about anywhere…as long as you’re not too squeamish.
October 23rd - What’s the Matter?:
This lab will focus on the different properties of matter and the difference between chemical and physical changes. We’ll discuss different ways we can observe the properties of matter and do some hands-on experiments that demonstrate different ways matter can change.
November 6th - Mineral Mysteries:
Students will dig into the world of mineral science and learn some of the techniques used to study the different properties of minerals.
November 20th - Pneumatics Vs Hydraulics Lab:
Scientists and engineers figured out that squeezing stuff through a closed system of pipes or hoses can yield surprising results - like making it easier to lift heavy objects, for example. When we squeeze something like air through the pipes and hoses it’s called pneumatics. When we use water it’s called hydraulics. How do these systems work? What can they be used for? What’s the difference between using air vs water? Find out in this week’s lab.
December 4th - pH Lab:
Can a cabbage be a scientific instrument? Absolutely, it can! Cabbage juice can be used to show how acidic or basic a solution is. This acidic/basic property is something scientists call pH. This class will discuss the difference between acids and bases and give students the opportunity to test the ph of different solutions.
December 18th - Gas Investigations:
Today we’ll explore the science of one of the three most common states of matter here on Earth. Gases have some unique and interesting properties that we will investigate with some demonstrations and hands-on experiments.