Homeschool Programs 

We offer both full day homeschool workshops as well as a series of 1h and 1.5h classes for homeschool students. Scroll down to learn more!

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Homeschool Full Day Workshops

 

 November 29 – Tinker Time Full Day Workshop

Tinkering is all about building, creating, and trial and error. We will be testing our patience and ingenuity when building contraptions such as a boat, a bridge and an electromagnetic motor.

The Details

Date: Friday, November 29, 2019

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $40/student

Ages: 6+

Location: NS3 Science Studio (4355 Jingle Pot Rd Room 101)

Please note: Food is not included in cost.
Please send along lunch and a water bottle with your child.
We will be spending time outside so please dress appropriately.

Schedule*

9:00 Arrival and free play

9:30 Introduction

9:45 Boat Challenge

10:15 Snack and recess

10:45 Bridge Building

12:00 Lunch and outdoor time

1:00 Electromagnetic Motor

2:00 Zipline 

2:45 Story and Discussion

3:00 Pick-up

*Subject to change

 

 December 20 – Amazing Anatomy Full Day Workshop

Come learn about anatomy and how unique animals are. Learn by completing a human skeleton puzzle, an anatomy coding game, and comparing animals’ characteristics. We will also test our own physical abilities by completing challenges including flexibility and center of gravity.

The Details

Date: Friday, December 20, 2019

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $45/student

Ages: 6+

Location: NS3 Science Studio (4355 Jingle Pot Rd Room 101)

Please note: Food is not included in cost.
Please send along lunch and a water bottle with your child.
We will be spending time outside so please dress appropriately.

Schedule*

9:00 Arrival and free play

9:30 Introduction

9:45 What Animal Am I?

10:15 Snack and recess

10:45 Bone Puzzle

11:30 Try This!

12:00 Lunch and outdoor time

1:00 Simon Says

2:00 Build a Lung Model

2:45 Story and Discussion

3:00 Pick-up

 

*Subject to change

 

Homeschool Science Classes

New format! This year we will be offering three 8 week series classes on Wednesdays throughout the school year. This program targets specific prescribed learning outcomes in science for each grade which should qualify the work happening here at the NS3 for credit.  You may use your allotment fees by clicking offline payment at checkout and filling out your appropriate DL vendor forms and informing us where to invoice. 

Term 1: October/November will focus on physics and chemistry.
Term 2: January/February will focus on earth science.
Term 3: March/April will focus on biology. 

 

Term 1

The October/November series will cover Chemistry and Physics topics and PLOs, and involve a science project that learners can show at the Island ConnectED science fair on November 5th. 

 

Details:

Dates: Wednesdays October 2nd – November 20th.

Cost: $120 

Registration: Registration will become available September 10th. You may use your allotment fees by clicking offline payment at checkout and filling out your appropriate DL vendor forms and informing us where to invoice.  

Location: NS3 Science Studio 4355 Jingle Pot Road

 

Grades: 6 and 7

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

Join us for a chemistry and physics focused term where we will engineer, experiment, and play. Learn about Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and gravity by creating an elastic powered car and doing an egg drop, then calculating the forces acting on your creations. Experiment with chemical changes of mixtures and tinker with homopolar motors. We will also be working on larger science projects that will be presented at Island ConnectEd’s Science Fair in November. 

 

Grades: 3-5

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30pm

Come get energized with our chemistry and physics focused term. We will be exploring what makes up matter by crafting 3D molecules, and mixing and separating solutions while observing the chemical changes in them. Experiment with thermal energy and the different ways it is transferred between matter. We will also be working on larger science projects that will be presented at Island ConnectEd’s Science Fair in November.

 

Grades: K-2

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Come learn about chemistry and physics through hands-on activities and projects. We will be exploring the properties of materials through sorting games, making natural dyes, and observing the difference between reflection and refraction in light. Use gummy bears to experiment with different chemical and physical reactions. We will also be working on larger science projects that will be presented at the Island ConnectEd Science Fair in November.

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