Homeschool Science

Groups are split by age: 5-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds and 13 and up. If you have students outside of these ranges and are unsure about registering please contact us at (910) 938-5079 or programming@sturgeoncity.org. Age groups must have 10 or more in order to be split into separate groups. Classes are stand-alone and do not build on each other. You can register for as few or as many as you would like. This is a drop off program.  Classrooms will also be a peanut free environment.

Upcoming Dates​​​

January 23: Sticks and Stones: Ancient Architecture

Artifacts, or objects made or modified by humans, reveal a great deal about early human life, survival, and culture. Learn about how humankind survived before modern technology.

 

January 30: The Faults in Our Earth

Did you know that the outermost layer of the Earth is called the crust? The crust has many cracks and geologists label these as “faults.” Movements of these faults and the different ways they slide over, around, and past each other can create mountains, trenches, earthquakes, and volcanoes! Forget about the fault in our stars, come learn about the faults in our earth!

February 6: Our Place in Space

Earth is the third closest planet to  the sun, but what about all of the other celestial bodies. Learn about planets, comets, and stars through interesting learning activities.

 

February 13: Up, Up, and Away

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history when they landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on the moon in 1969. How were they able to get there? In “Up, Up, and Away” learn about flight, aircraft, and space travel. 

 

February 20: The Life of Stars

Our own sun is a star. It is the center of our solar system, it shines and contributes to our gravitational pull. Learn about our own star as well as the other stars that are in our universe. 

 

February 27: One Small Step for Man

The word “astronaut” comes from the Greek language and translates to “star sailor.” Come learn about all the science that allows humans to sail the stars and explore outer space.

March 5: May the Force be with You

Sir Isaac Newton’s first law of motion states “that a body in motion is likely to stay in motion, while a body at rest will stay at rest.”  Learn about motion and force by designing fun simple machines and seeing these forces in action. 

 

March 12: Gravitational Pull

Gravity is the essential force that holds everything in our universe together. It holds you to the ground, it prevents your dog from floating off into space, and it keeps the Earth a toasty-but-not-too-toasty distance from the Sun. Come learn about the principles of gravity, Earth’s gravity, and gravity in the universe!

 

March 19: 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 and movement!

 

March 26: Marvelous Magnets

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

April 2: 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 three cycles should become unbalanced, the effects on the ecosystem can be catastrophic. Come learn about the carbon, nitrogen, and water cycles!

 

April 9: 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 16: 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 23: 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 save and much more

April 30: The Call of the Wild

Earth Day celebrates and promotes environmental protection. Learn about the amazing  secrets of the Earth and how you can protect the Earth.

May 7: 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 14: Climate Zones

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

 

May 21: Under Pressure

Did you know that 10 tons of air may be resting on you, but another 10 tons are pushing outward from inside your body? Equal and opposite pressures are being exerted on our body to keep us feeling comfortable every second of the day. Join us and learn about how the pressure within us also influences to create the weather and experiences around us. 

 

May 28: Why So Cirrus

From thin wisps to threatening thunderheads, clouds tease our imaginations. Made of water and particles they play a critical role for life on Earth. Learn about this role, types of clouds, and why they are needed.

June 4: The Truth Hertz

Electricity powers the world around us to make it better. But how? Find out by working with exciting experiments to gain a better understanding of electricity, how it is created, and how the world around us is powered. 

 

June 11: Inventor’s Workshop

Have you ever dreamed of making a new car, or a machine to do your housework? What about an exciting new toy? Bring your inventor’s mind and imagination to work with different activities as you build, create, and design.

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 through PayPal once your registration form is received.

Duration

12pm-3pm

Weekly on Thursday

Snacks are allowed but not necessary. If you pack a snack with your child it must be peanut free.

Ready to Register?

Online

Fill out the online registration form. You will be redirected back here to pay after you submit your form. You will be invoiced through PayPal once your registration form is received.

Phone or Email

Contact the Program Coordinator at (910) 938-5079 or programming@sturgeoncity.org. You will be invoiced through PayPal once your registration form is received.

Online Payment will be available after you submit your registration. Please contact the Program Coordinator to discuss other payment options if needed. 

Address

50 Court St, Jacksonville, NC 28540, USA

Contact

Main: (910) 938-6456

Programs: (910) 938-5079

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