Register today for the Homeschool Adventure Winter Series, beginning Thursdays, January 2, 2014, through January 30, 2014.
This specially-designed homeschool series provides two engaging, age-appropriate courses for recommended ages 5-8 or 9-13 with thematic focus on:
- The Physics of Simple Machines
Celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, Da Vinci: the Genius with a special homeschool session focusing on Renaissance thinkers and their contributions to science and engineering. Explore the use of simple machines like levers, pulleys and inclined planes using LEGO Simple Machine kits. Build and race your own flying machines and design a parachute to protect your very own “Egg-splorer.”
- Astronomy: Mapping the Cosmos
Learn the history and use of telescopes, both earthbound and orbital. Use solar telescopes to track the evolution of sunspots and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics online telescopes to take pictures of your deep-space objects. Bring your family to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to explore the night sky with our reflecting and refracting telescopes!
Courses are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the cost is $99 per student, per four-week course or $263 for the whole day (includes lunch). To register, please click here or call (256) 721-7140.
Homeschool Expedition Camp Week $309
Registration is open for students in grades 4-8 to attend Space Camp for a week of fun, interactive learning from December 9, 2013, through December 13, 2013.
For only $309, trainees conduct a simulated shuttle mission, build and launch a rocket, and learn the history of spaceflight. This program runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is an experience they won’t forget!
The program is correlated to the state of Alabama’s Course of Study for Science and Math and utilizes the excitement of spaceflight to teach scientific concepts as well as teamwork, leadership and decision-making.
Click here to register today!