Looking for more scientific adventures for your children? Check out our Maker Days workshops! We'll have different themed activities each month for multiple age groups. We also have middle school workshops for grades 6-8. Check out our Summer STEAM Workshops for continued education during June and July!
HOME SCHOOL ACADEMY
Lessons tailored to grades 1st-5th
We invite all young explorers (ages 6-12) to take part in our Home School Science Academy. Students will participate in hands-on science lessons designed to foster a life-long love for science.
Home School Academy is a drop-off program during the school year, and as such it allows many of our home school students to interact with our educators and other students in a classroom setting. These classes are designed to engage, stimulate, encourage, and challenge young children with hands on exploration using a typical class arrangement.
Classes scheduled for the 3rd Monday and Tuesday of the month:
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The same lesson is taught on both days
Cost per session:
$30 members | $35 nonmembers
15% off additional siblings
-Students will need to bring their own lunch.
-Students must be at a first grade reading level.
-This is a drop-off program.
-While our staff will make every effort to accommodate any special needs of students, we are not trained behavior specialists. If you wish to discuss your child's needs or address any redirection strategies you use at home with our staff, please schedule a one-on-one conference with an educator at least a week before your child's next class.
-To schedule a conference, please call us at 850-664-1261 or email email@example.com.
-Please closely review the code of conduct page on the registration form as it outlines behavior expectations so that no students disrupt the class for the rest of the children learning during a session.
Preregistration is required:
Please ensure your registration forms have been submitted and tickets purchased online, via phone, or in person to secure your child's spot in the program as space is limited. YOUR CHILD'S SPOT IN THE WORKSHOP IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS PROCESSED.
To register, please complete our registration form and email it to us or bring it with you to the workshop; you can also sign up via our events page. If you wish to register for multiple classes at once, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your completed registration form and the dates you'd like to sign up for to be invoiced.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Cancellations made 48 hours or more in advance of the event date will incur a 10% administrative fee. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the event will incur a 30% administrative fee. There will be no refunds offered for missed classes without notice once class has occurred.
2023-2024 Class Topics
August: Wildlife Ecology
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of wildlife ecology in our first Home School Academy of the school year, where you'll gain a deep understanding of the intricate relationships between diverse animal species and their ever-changing habitats.
Ignite your child's curiosity and love for science at this month’s Home School Academy, where they will explore the exciting world of molecules, reactions, and colorful experiments that will leave them amazed and eager to discover more.
October: Robotic Engineering
Calling all aspiring young engineers! Join our exhilarating robotic engineering workshop, where kids will delve into the captivating realm of technology and unleash their creativity. This Home School Academy will have the students designing mechanical marvels, bringing their creations to life with code, and much more.
Embark on an extraordinary journey through the cosmos in our awe-inspiring astronomy workshop, where young stargazers will uncover the mysteries of the universe, from dazzling galaxies to shimmering constellations. Students will engage in activities such as rocket building and virtual space explorations.
December: Human Anatomy
Step into the fascinating world of the human body with our captivating human anatomy workshop, where students will embark on an exciting adventure to uncover the secrets of bones, muscles, organs, and the intricate systems that make us who we are.
Unearth the wonders of the past in our thrilling archaeology workshop, where young adventurers will become time detectives—excavating ancient artifacts, deciphering mysterious hieroglyphics, and piecing together the puzzle of lost civilizations.
Join us for a thrilling journey into the fascinating world of immunology, where young scientists will discover the hidden superheroes of our bodies – the immune system. Through interactive experiments, engaging games, and exploring the intricate defense mechanisms of our bodies, this immersive workshop will empower kids to understand how our immune system works, its role in keeping us healthy, and how to protect themselves and others from harmful invaders. Get ready to unlock the secrets of immunity and become a superhero for health!
Enter the enchanting realm of plants in our captivating botany workshop, where budding botanists will embark on an exciting adventure to explore the wonders of the plant kingdom, from vibrant flowers to towering trees. Through hands-on activities like plant dissections, seed planting, and nature walks, this immersive workshop will ignite their curiosity, foster a deep appreciation for nature, and unveil the extraordinary role that plants play in sustaining life on our planet.
Let’s bug out together into the mesmerizing world of insects in our enthralling entomology workshop, where young explorers will unravel the mysteries of buzzing bees, colorful butterflies through engaging activities like bug hunts, insect specimen observation, and interactive games. This workshop will aim to deepen their understanding of these tiny creatures and inspire a newfound appreciation for the vital role insects play in our ecosystem.
May: Mechanical Engineering
Gear up for an exhilarating mechanical engineering workshop, where aspiring young engineers will embark on a hands-on adventure to design, build, and test their very own incredible machines. Get ready to unleash your inner engineer and witness your wildest inventions come to life!