Are you looking for homeschooling programs that offer mind-stretching fun® with a STEM focus? Join us for one of our Homeschool Workshops.

Classes are run by our experienced staff on a wide range of topics. Get hands on with slime science, meet our resident reptiles, explore programming robots, tinker with engineering and more.

12:00-12:45pm second week of each month

$10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Pre-registration required. Fees secure a spot for 1 participating child per class. Parents and siblings receive entry to the museum at our discounted rate of $7 and may attend our free drop-in PreK Science Hour program.

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Workshop Themes:

September 11 & 12, 2019

A Bug’s Life (1st – 3rd grade):

Get one on one with some super meal worms as we run them through a few quick experiments to explore what we have in common. Learn how insects sense the world and how the scientific method helps us discover.

Reptile Round Up (4th – 6th grade):

Meet a few of Sci-Tech’s resident reptiles. Learn about their physical and behavioral adaptions. Get up close and personal with a Ball Python, Leopard Gecko, Bearded Dragon, and Russian Tortoise.

October 9 & 10, 2019

CSI (1st – 3rd grade):

Your students – budding forensics scientists – are on the case to solve the mystery of Sci-Tech’s missing snake! Collaborating in teams, they must work together to explain clues, utilize forensic tools and analyze evidence in this real-world experience.

World of Ozobots© (4th – 6th grade):

Discover robotics and learn to use our minibot color sensors with color coding. Create a big world for them to explore, and control how they move with the language of red, green and blue.

November 13 & 14, 2019

Slime Time (1st – 3rd grade):

Mix up your own lab-grade slime and put it to the test. Decide if it is a solid, liquid, gas or something else entirely! You may be surprised. Children will be able too take home their new slime experiment.

3D Animation (4th – 6th grade):

Learn how animation has jumped from paper to the screen. Students will work as animation partners to develop the environment and characters of their choosing. See how you can make them run, walk and express themselves in your mini movies.

December 11 & 12, 2019

Reptile Round Up (1st – 3rd grade):

Meet a few of Sci-Tech’s resident reptiles. Learn about their physical and behavioral adaptions. Get up close and personal with a Ball Python, Leopard Gecko, Bearded Dragon, and Russian Tortoise.

Intermediate Robots – Dash© (4th – 6th grade):

Test your block programming skills in our Dash robot challenges. Build armatures and send your team’s bot on its way.

January 8 & 9, 2020

Force & Motion (1st – 3rd grade):

A high-energy interactive demonstration of Newton’s Universal Law of Gravity and three Laws of Motion. Learn about motion and trajectory, force, and kinetic energy principles while playing our life-size Angry Birds game.

Bridges (4th – 6th grade):

Investigate the forces of gravity, push and pull as you create K’nex® bridges. Learn the architectural secrets behind some of the most famous bridges, and put yours to the test.

February 12 & 13, 2020

What a Watershed (1st – 3rd grades):

Pollution and the water cycles come together as we “trash” our EnviroScape watershed model. See what happens next and decide how we can keep our planet clean for years to come.

Slime Time (4th – 6th grade):

Mix up your own lab-grade slime and put it to the test. Decide if it is a solid, liquid, gas or something else entirely! You may be surprised. Children will be able too take home their new slime experiment.

March 11 & 12, 2020

Intro to Robot Adventures (1st – 3rd grades):

Help our little bots to journey across magical lands as you decide their programming. Students will use Cubetto©, the wooden robot that introduces kids to computer programming.

Adv. Robots – Mindstorm (4th – 6th grade):

Take a crack at more complex programming with LEGO Mindstorm robots.  Teams will modify existing robot chassis, use sensors, and learn top program their movement to tackle our challenges.

April 8 & 9, 2020

Tiny Tinkerer – Pinball Wizard (1st – 3rd grades):

Try your hand at engineering a pinball game in our tinkering class for beginners. Learn how forces and physics will help your team’s ball bounce and spin.

Makey Maker (4th – 6th grades):

Break out our Makey Makey© kits and learn to create complex circuits with unusual materials. Teams then build working game controllers and piano keyboards to test and play!

May 13 & 14, 2020

Flower Dissection – Flower and Owl Pellet (1st – 3rd grade):

Step into our lab and learn the basics of dissections.  Explore the parts of a flower and discover the food chain with owl pellets.

Dissection – Cow Eyeball (4th – 6th grade):

Our eyes are our windows to the world. These organs take in reflected light and make sense of our environments via form, color and movement. Students will work in teams to dissect a cow eyeball, learn about its complex parts and compare/contrast its adaptations to those in a human.

For more information please contact us at bookit@scitechdiscovery.org