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Homeschool Workshop: Georgia Landforms

MAPPING LANDFORMS: Georgia Landforms Thursday, February 13 9:30am-10:45am Ages 6-8 In this class, we pull out our maps and compasses, and find our way around Georgia. Students work on their map-reading skills to locate important geological landforms in our state. Instructor: Katie Sheffield,…

Homeschool Workshop: The Periodic Table

EXPERIMENTS WITH ELEMENTS: The Periodic Table Thursday, February 13 11:00am- 12:15pm Ages 6-8 We investigate the elements and learn what the symbols on the periodic table mean, figure out why we call water “H20,” and conduct a simple experiment with tin. Instructor: Katie Sheffield, BSc Location:…

Homeschool Workshop: Laws of Motion Lab

HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS LABS: Laws of Motion Lab Thursday, February 13 12:00pm-1:30pm Ages 14+ Students learn how work, force and energy are related using force diagrams, and build simple machines with LEGO® to demonstrate the advantage of using simple machines. Instructor: Candra Umunna, BSc Location:…

Homeschool Workshop: Nervous System

MINI-MED SCHOOL: Nervous System Monday, February 24 9:30am-10:45am Ages 8-10 Students have the chance to investigate a mammalian brain to learn the parts of the nervous system. We also learn about our senses and what part of the brain is responsible for interpreting the world around us. Instructor:…

Homeschool Workshop: Electronics Deconstruction and Soldering

COMPUTER SCIENCE: Electronics Deconstruction and Soldering Monday, February 24 9:30am-11:00am Ages 11-14 We take apart computers to learn what makes them function, and practice soldering skills to put them together. Offline class – no computers needed. Instructor: Candra Umunna, BSc Location:…

Homeschool Workshop: Light and Sound Underwater

SCIENCE OF SCUBA AND SHARKS: Light and Sound Underwater Tuesday, February 25 9:30am-11:00am Ages 11-14 Light and sound travel differently in water compared to in air. Students investigate how these environmental stimuli are interpreted by scuba divers Instructor: Becky Van Rooyen BSc, Master…

Homeschool Workshop: How Speakers Work

SCIENCE OF SOUND AND MUSIC: How Speakers Work Wednesday, February 26 9:30am-10:45am Ages 8-10 We disassemble speakers to see how they convert electrical energy into mechanical energy, and then into the sound waves we hear. Instructor: Candra Umunna, BSc Location: Science Center (suite 5) …

Homeschool Workshop: Plankton

MARINE SCIENCE: Plankton Wednesday, February 26 11:00am-12:15pm Ages 8-10 Students explore types of plankton and how they fit into the food chain. We look at the life phases of brine shrimp and experiment with their phototactic behavior. Instructor: Tina Oresteen, BSc Location: Science Center…

Homeschool Workshop: Relief Maps

MAPPING LANDFORMS: Relief Maps Thursday, February 27 9:30am-10:45am Ages 6-8 Students design and create a raised relief map showcasing variation in elevations, and investigate how specific coloration of the map references elevation. Instructor: Katie Sheffield, BSc Location: Science Center…

Homeschool Workshop: Helium Experiment

EXPERIMENTS WITH ELEMENTS: Helium Experiment Thursday, February 27 11:00am- 12:15pm Ages 6-8 Students are challenged to design and conduct an experiment to test the best way to lift a heavy object off the ground, while learning why helium floats. Instructor: Katie Sheffield, BSc Location: Science…