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Homeschool Workshop: Immune System and Germs

Immune System and Germs – Tuesday, November 19 We study germs and the immune system in lab this week. Students test their handwashing skills, investigate bacteria under a microscope, conduct a bacterial growth study, and learn how our body fights off germs. MINI MED-SCHOOL 11:00am-12:15pm Ages…

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: Common Pests

Common Pests – Monday, December 2 This week we look at insects that are considered pests due to the fact that they cause harm or damage to other organisms or property. We investigate disease vectors, as well as critters that infest our homes. BUG SCIENCE Mondays 11:00am-12:15pm Ages 8-10 Explore…

Homeschool Workshop: Genetics and DNA

Genetics and DNA – Tuesday, December 3 This week we investigate our genetic code. Students learn what DNA is and where it is located in a cell, build a model of DNA and extract DNA from strawberries. MINI MED-SCHOOL 11:00am-12:15pm Ages 6-8 Students learn about the tools doctors use, study…

Homeschool Workshop: Microscopy

Microscopy – Wednesday, December 4 Students learn the proper use of microscopes as we investigate plant and animal cells, create biological drawings and learn to make wet-mount slides. ELEMENTARY SCIENCE LABS Wednesdays 11:00am-12:15pm Ages 8-10 This semester, students experiment with chemistry,…

Homeschool Workshop: Soils and Rocks

Soils and Rocks – Thursday, December 5 This week we study the different types of soils and rocks found in our backyard. We investigate soil as a habitat, and compare the absorbency of different soils, and discuss why it matters. NATURE SCIENCE LABS Thursdays 9:30am-10:45am Ages 6-8 Students…

Girl Scout Workshop: Biological Drawings (Juniors and Cadettes)

Biological Drawings (Juniors and Cadettes) Sunday, December 8 3:00-4:30pm Juniors and Cadettes learn how to create accurate biological drawings of living organisms, as well as specimens in a microscope, with emphasis on relative size and scale. Girls also use their creative talents to sketch an abstract…

Homeschool Workshop: Insects Around the World

Insects Around the World – Monday, December 9 Insects are found on every continent, but the species vary depending on habitat and climate. In this lab, we investigate insects around the world, including huge bugs found in Australia to the tiny insect of Antarctica. BUG SCIENCE Mondays 11:00am-12:15pm Ages…

Homeschool Workshop: Jello Surgey

Jello Surgery – Tuesday, December 10 Students test their skills at surgically removing foreign objects embedded in their jello “patient” without scarring them. MINI MED-SCHOOL 11:00am-12:15pm Ages 6-8 Students learn about the tools doctors use, study how our bodies work, use microscopes…

Homeschool Workshop: Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate – Thursday, December 12 Students investigate the difference between weather and climate through experiments using familiar household items, and analyzing the data from their research. NATURE SCIENCE LABS Thursdays 9:30am-10:45am Ages 6-8 Students explore the world around…