UPCOMING HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOPS

EXPLORING POLYMERS LAB
Thursday, January 9
9:30am-11:30am
Ages 8-10
We explore and experiment with four types of common polymers to learn how their properties can be useful in everyday items. Students can take home some of the products they create.
Instructor: Tonya Shearer, PhD
Location: Science Center (suite 5)
$25

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ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS
Thursday, January 16
9:30am-11:30am
Students conduct experiments to explore properties of helium and iodine, learn about the process of sublimation, and investigate the characteristics of common compounds. 
Ages 8-10
Instructor: Tonya Shearer, PhD
Location: Science Center (suite 5)
$25 

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SPA SCIENCE
Wednesday, January 22
9:30am-11:00am

Ages 8-12
Learn how scientists incorporate chemistry and physiology to create bath bombs and soap. Students create their own spa products to take home. 
Instructor: Christina St Martin, MSc candidate

Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20 
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COSMETIC CHEMISTRY

Wednesday, January 22

12:00pm-1:30pm

Ages 13+

Students become cosmetic scientists as they experiment with chemistry, including acid-base reactions and saponification, to design, create, and test new, custom bath products.

Instructor: Christina St Martin, MSc candidate 

Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)

$20 

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CHEMICAL REACTIONS
Thursday, January 23
9:30am-11:30am
Ages 8-10
For kids that LOVE experiments. In this lab, we investigate endothermic and exothermic reactions, experiment with reaction rates, and conduct a single replacement reaction.
Instructor: Tonya Shearer, PhD
Location: Science Center (suite 5)
$25

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LEGO® MINDSTORM® ROBOTICS LAB - Driving Base Mini-Course
Thursdays, January 30-February 27 (No class Feb 20; 4 weeks)
9:30am-11:00am
Ages 8-12
In this student-led robotics lab, students work in small groups to build a Mindstorm® Driving Base, program and complete challenges at their own pace. Using Mindstorm® EV3 kits and software, students learn robot design and programming basics. This hands-on course is open to a limited number of students due to availability of our robot kits, and registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so register early!
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21
$95
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DENSITY LAB
Wednesday, February 19
9:30am-11:00am 

Ages 8-12
Students use scientific tools to measure the mass and volume of objects to calculate density, learn about the density of liquids as we study density gradients, and predict the relative density of a variety of objects.

Instructor: Christina St Martin, MSc candidate 

Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)

$20 
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EXPERIMENTS WITH DENSITY
Wednesday, February 19
12:00pm-1:30pm

Ages 13+
We use the scientific method and design experiments to determine the density of solids and liquids, and test the behavior of various substances in a aqueous environments.
Instructor: Christina St Martin, MSc candidate

Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20 
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LEGO® LAB - Power Cars

Friday, February 28 

9:30am-11:00am
Ages 6-10
Students learn about gears and wheels as they work together to build a motorized LEGO® car, and modify it to complete driving challenges involving different effects of gravity and other forces.
Location: Science Center (suite 5)
$25
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LEGO® MINDSTORM® ROBOTICS LAB - Free Build Mini-Course
Thursdays, March 5-April 2 (No class Mar 12; 4 weeks)
9:30am-11:00am
Ages 8-12
In this student-led robotics lab, students work in small groups to select and build a Mindstorm® robot of their choice, program and complete challenges at their own pace. Using Mindstorm® EV3 kits and software, students learn robot design and programming basics. This hands-on course is open to a limited number of students due to availability of our robot kits, and registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so register early!
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$95
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GERM LAB

Wednesday, March 18
9:30am-11:00am

Ages 8-12 
Using microscopes and microbiology methods, we learn about beneficial and pathogenic bacteria, germ transmission, and how our body protects us from infection.
Instructor: Christina St Martin, MSc candidate

Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20 
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IMMUNOLOGY
Wednesday, March 18
12:00pm-1:30pm

Ages 13+
Students learn about the branch of medical and biological science that involves the immune system and transmission of pathogens through the use of microscopy and microbiology methods.

Instructor: Christina St Martin, MSc candidate

Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$20 
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LEGO® LAB - Power Cranes
Friday, March 27
9:30am-11:00am
Ages 6-10
Students work together to build a motorized crane out of LEGO®, complete lifting challenges, and design modifications to create a more efficient machine.
Location: Science Center (suite 5)
$25
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PARASITES
Wednesday, April 22
9:30am-11:00am

Ages 8-12
In this workshop, students explore the creepy, but awesome world of parasites through microscopic investigations of common parasites and dissection of a parasitic worm.

Instructor: Christina St Martin, MSc candidate

Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$25 
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PARASITOLOGY
Wednesday, April 22
12:00pm-1:30pm

Ages 13+ 
Students get an overview of several mammalian parasites, including their life cycle, vector of transmission, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations, as well as view various life cycle stages through a microscope, and dissect a preserved parasitic Ascaris roundworm.
Instructor: Christina St Martin, MSc candidate

Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$25 
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LEGO® LAB - Chain Reactions
Friday, April 24
9:30am-11:00am
Ages 6-10
Students use their creativity and engineering skills to design and build a series of simple machines to create complex chain reactions.
Location: Science Center (suite 5)
$25
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THE SCIENCE AND ART OF TIE DYING 
Wednesday, May 6
9:30am-11:00am

Ages 8-12
We combine science and art as we use the chemical reactions of dyes to make fabric fun and colorful. Bring a white t-shirt or socks to dye.

Instructor: Christina St Martin, MSc candidate

Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$25 
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TIE DYE CHEMISTRY 
Wednesday, May 6
12:00pm-1:30pm

Ages 13+
In this lab, we study the chemistry of tie dying. Students learn about the reactions involved in the chemical bonding of dye to fabric, and make their own tie dyed creation. Bring a white t-shirt or socks to dye.
Instructor: Christina St Martin, MSc candidate

Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
$25 
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