Tag: Chemistry

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Homeschool Workshop: Aquatic Ecosystems

Aquatic Ecosystems – Tuesday, November 12 We test samples from nearby water sources to determine the health of the systems through water quality analysis, and identify microscopic organisms inhabiting these aquatic environments. ECOLOGY LABS Tuesdays 9:30am-11:00am Ages 11-14 Throughout this…

Homeschool Workshop: Sodium: Crystallization and Polymers

Sodium: Crystallization and Polymers – Wednesday, November 13 Students learn about the crystalline structure of compounds and how they form, and recrystallize sodium chloride from a saturated solution. They also experiment with sodium-based polymers to investigate their unique properties. REAL-WORLD…

Homeschool Workshop: Water Quality Lab

Water Quality Lab – Thursday, November 14 This week we learn about nutrient cycles in our waterways as we conduct water chemistry tests on water samples from local ponds. NATURE SCIENCE LABS Thursdays 9:30am-10:45am Ages 6-8 Students explore the world around them as they investigate the…

Homeschool Workshop: Water Chemistry Lab

Water Chemistry Lab – Friday, November 15 We analyze the chemical make-up of water from various sources, including water from a pond, a fresh water tank and a salt water tank, to investigate nutrient cycles, biological filters, and sources of nutrient pollutants. HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE LABS Fridays 9:30am-11:30am Ages…

Homeschool Workshop: Boron: More Crystallization and Slime

Boron: More Crystallization and Slime – Wednesday, November 20 Yep, making slime is science, and boron is the element that makes it happen. Students study the science of slime making, and how boron crosslinks polymers in glue. They also conduct a crystallization experiment to investigate how cooling…

Homeschool Workshop: Diffusion and Osmosis

Diffusion and Osmosis – Wednesday, November 20 We learn about the movement of molecules through space and matter as we conduct diffusion and osmosis experiments with eggs, potatoes and food color. ELEMENTARY SCIENCE LABS Wednesdays 11:00am-12:15pm Ages 8-10 This semester, students experiment…

Homeschool Workshop: Crystallization

Crystallization – Friday, November 22 This week we study the process of crystallization, observe how molecules arrange themselves as they precipitate out of a liquid, and experiment with the effects of temperature on the formation of crystals. HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE LABS Fridays 9:30am-11:30am Ages…

Homeschool Workshop: Iodine: Clock Reactions and Starch Testing

Iodine: Clock Reactions and Starch Testing – Wednesday, December 4 Iodine is a reactive element that readily forms compounds with other elements. In this lab, we observe this reactivity in the form of a color change as students perform two experiments using this element. REAL-WORLD CHEMISTRY…

Homeschool Workshop: Polymer Lab

Polymer Lab – Friday, December 6 In this Materials Science Lab, we investigate the properties of four polymers and conduct experiments to study their unique chemical structure and everyday uses. HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE LABS Fridays 9:30am-11:30am Ages 14+ Students learn laboratory techniques and…

Homeschool Workshop: Phosphorus: Fire Science

Phosphorus: Fire Science – Wednesday, December 11 Ever wonder what chemical change occurs when you strike a match? Students learn about combustion and why things burn, try to (safely) start a fire, and observe a fire tornado. REAL-WORLD CHEMISTRY LAB Wednesdays 9:30am-10:45am Ages 8-10 In…