Helping homeschooling parents support their children's science learning is important to us. Our homeschool classes engage students in experimenting, developing ideas, and working together as they learn and build new skills.
2014–2015 Homeschool Classes
Tuesdays, once-monthly, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
$25 ($20 for members)
December 16| Hot Stuff–Volcanoes Create exciting eruptions in model volcanoes while learning how vents form and how to distinguish between two types of volcanoes.
January 27 | Acid, Base Exploration Discover how the changing colors of cabbage juice, when it is mixed with common household substances, indicate whether a solution is an acid, a base, or neutral.
February 24 | Moons of the Solar System Observe the changing moon and find out what causes its phases. Monitor the behavior of Jupiter's four moons, and take a tour of some of the dozens of moons in our Solar System.
March 24 | Volts & Jolts Learn how generators and motors work with electric meters, magnets, and coils of wire; a high-voltage finale will send sparks flying!
April 28 | Wind Turbines Design, build, and test a high-efficiency wind turbine that can harness the power of the wind. Experiment with the length, weight, number, and angles of the blades, and then test your design to see how much electricity it generates.
May 26 | Hands on Geology Students become geologists as they explore Earth's layers with clay models, and investigate Earth's crust by performing tests on igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
Create a Class Series for Your Group
Schedule a program for your group of 12–30 children. You can arrange workshops at times and dates that suit your needs. Learn more about our Programs for Schools and Community Groups. To schedule, call 510-642-5134 Mon.–Fri, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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