Homeschool Science

If numbers allow, groups will be split by age: 5-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds. Classes are stand-alone and do not build on each other. This is a drop off program.  Classrooms will also be a peanut free environment.

We are following the policies and protocols from Onslow County Schools for our programs. The following will be implemented for all program participants:

  • For drop-off and check-out, parents will form a car-rider line at the end of the breezeway. Staff will be outside during this time. Parents are not allowed in the building with students.

  • Temperatures will be taken at drop-off.

  • Students will be seated at individual tables and socially distanced with their own supplies. 

  • Masks will be required for ALL students and staff. If outside, a break can be given from wearing a mask. If your child has an exception, please notify a staff member prior to the program starting. 

 

A parent protocol sheet will be sent to parents and need to be signed and returned prior to the program beginning. This page explains what we are doing in regards to COVID-19. 

Pre-registration and payment are required. The link to register is at the bottom of the page.

2020-2021 Dates

September 3 - Rock n' Roll

How does a rock change from sedimentary to metamorphic to igneous? Join us to learn about the rock cycle and other special rock formations such as geodes.

September 10 - Landforms

Where is the tallest mountain located and how was it formed? Explore different types of landforms and their features.

September 17 - Volcanoes

Where is the nearest active volcano and how do volcanoes form? Learn about these extraordinary landforms with us and build one!

September 24 - Discovering Wetlands

What are wetlands and why are they important? Join us in discovering the plants and animals that call them home.

October 1 - Ocean Zones

Which zone of the ocean has the most life? Dive into different ocean zones and learn about some creatures that live in each zone.

October 8 - Deep Sea Explorers

How do scientists explore the deep sea under such pressure and darkness? Learn about some creatures that live in the deep sea and what adaptations they have to survive.

October 15 - Water Water Everywhere

How much clean water is there on Earth? Join us to learn about how precious this resource is and learn about the water cycle.

October 22 - Beautiful Beaches

Where does sand come from? Do beaches migrate like some birds do? Discover more about our beaches and what animals we can find right here on our coast.

October 29 - Night Flight

Do all bats use echolocation? Learn about bats from the largest to the smallest, what they eat and where to find them.

November 5 - Who's Who

Owls are magnificent birds of prey. Join us to learn about owls and how they are adapted for nocturnal life.

November 12 - Chemical Reactions

What are some chemical we see every day? Conduct some experiments involving chemical reactions during this lesson while learning about the different types.

November 19 - Plant Science

How do plants make their own food? Can plans have special adaptations? Learn about photosynthesis and all the amazing qualities of plants.

December 3 - Animal Adaptations

From camouflage to mimicry, learn about different adaptations animals have to survive.

December 10 - Ice Age

What was the world like during the ice age? What's the difference between a woolly mammoth and a mastodon? Learn about these and other creatures that lived during the Miocene period.

December 17 - Once Upon a Challenge

Join us for some great STEM challenges! Students will be given challenges with various supplies.

January 7 - Light Up the Night

Electricity is very useful. Explore its many uses from shining lights in the dark to powering up robots. Find out what kinds of animals use electricity and learn about how circuits work.

January 14 - Amazing Amazon

The Amazon Rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world. With an abundance of life, there's plenty to discover! Come explore the rainforest with us!

January 21 - Mad Science

We will create and experiment with messy chemistry using the scientific method and explore the world of reactions. 

January 28 - Our Solar System

How many dwarf planets does our solar system have? Learn about what our solar system includes such as terrestrial planets and gas giants. 

February 4 - Moon Walk

Mons Huygens is the tallest mountain on the moon, which is 2.92 miles high. What other features does the moon have? Join us to learn about our amazing moon. 

February 11 - Beat It

Our heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day. The blue whale has a heart that weighs about 400 pounds, giraffes have a lopsided heart to pump blood through its ling neck and cephalopods usually have 3 hearts. Come learn more cool facts about hearts in other creatures and of our own. 

February 18 - The Gene Scene

Genetics are fascinating and determine traits such as the color of your hair, how tall you are and the color of your eyes. Dive into the gene pool with us and discover the world of genetics. 

February 25 - Funny Bone

How many bones do you have? The human body is made up of many interacting systems! It takes all of your body systems working together to help living things survive. Come learn about some body systems with us!

March 4 - Creepy Crawlers

How do sidewinders move? How many hearts does a worm have? Join us to learn about some of these creepy crawlers and more!

March 11 - Powerful Pollinators

Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. Come join us to learn about these incredible pollinators.

March 18 - Let It Slide

Have you ever tried to slide down a slide made of carpet? Probably not, and for good reason! The main force working when you slide on a slide is gravity, pulling you down, but friction also plays a major role in the speed of your sliding. Come visit us to learn about how friction and gravity impact speed. 

March 25 - Marvelous Magnets

Magnetic fields are almost always invisible, but that doesn't mean we can't learn about magnetism. Because the Earth contains magnetic materials, it behaves like a giant magnet. Join us to learn and experiment with electromagnetism!

April 1 - Ecosystem Cycles

Three cycles, working in balance, are responsible for carrying away waste materials and replenishing the ecosystem with the nutrients necessary to sustain life. If any of these cycles should become unbalanced, the affects on the ecosystem can be catastrophic. Come learn about the carbon, nitrogen, and water cycle!

April 8 - Pollution Solutions

There are a lot of things that come together to form a functioning ecosystem, but there are three cycles that are key to understanding the big picture: the water cycle, the carbon cycle and the nitrogen cycle. By knowing how our daily activities affect our environment, we can help reduce pollution in our own small way. Come learn about pollution and solutions!

April 15 - Green and Clean

Renewable energy sources are all around us. It is in the wind that blows, the shining sun, the flowing water, and even the growing grass. We interact with sources of renewable energy every day, and this type of energy doesn't pollute the environment like non-renewable energy does. Come dig a little deeper and see what that's all about.

April 22 - Earth Day

Earth Day celebrates and promotes environmental protection. Join us in some activities to celebrate this annual day for our Earth.

April 29 - Responsible Recycling

Plastic items can take over one THOUSAND years to decompose. Learn why we recycle, where it happens, how it happens, what materials are easiest to recycle, how much energy it can same and much more!

May 6 - Wacky Weather

Tornadoes, auroras, lightning, and rainbows are just a few interesting wacky weather events that make people stop in awe. Come learn the science behind a few of the wackiest weather phenomena!

May 13 - Climate Zones

Climate Zones are areas with distinct climates. These climates have a tremendous affect on the plants that grow, wheat, and animals that live in the area. Experience the different climate zones without leaving North Carolina.

May 20 - Flippers and Claws

Learn about differences between reptiles and amphibians. Discuss the difference between sea turtles, aquatic turtles and land turtles and find out which ones are native to this area. 

May 27 - Nature Investigators

What's not to love about nature? Learn about animals and plants that live around this area and different aspects of nature this week in our classroom and around our site.

June 3 - Jurassic Journey

Learn about what the world may have looked like during this time as well as the creatures that roamed it.

June 10 - Scavenger Hunt

Everyone loves a scavenger hunt! Follow given clues to navigate through our scavenger hunt, learning about nature on the way!

General Information

 

Cost

$15 per day

or

$45 per month

(*Covers all programs that month. 10% discount on additional children for the month.)

You will be invoiced once your registration is received. 

Duration

12pm-3pm

Weekly on Thursday

Snacks are allowed but not necessary.

Address

50 Court St, Jacksonville, NC 28540, USA

Contact

Main: (910) 938-6456

Programs: (910) 938-5079

Event Rental: (910) 750-5876

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