Homeschool Science Classes:
New format! 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.
October Series for Grades 1,2,3
This three week series will cover a variety of science topics targeted specifically at the curriculum for this age range.
Water and Erosion: Explore the water cycle, discover how it cycle through the environment, and how it can change the landscape. In this program learners investigate the water cycle, glaciers, and erosion, through hands on activities. PLOs: Observable patterns of cycles occur in local sky and landscapes (Grade 1), water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment (Grade 2), and wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land (Grade 3).
Senses and the Environment: Explore the natural world using all your senses! Learners create a sound map of the environment around them and use quadrats to investigate plants and animals in a local park. Creating their own nature journals, learners will draw and document different adaptations and life cycles of the creatures we find. PLOs: Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment (Grade 1), living things have life cycles adapted to their environment (Grade 2), and living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their own ecosystems (Grade 3).
Magnificent Matter: Break down the mysteries of matter! Learners explore the properties of matter through physical and chemical changes. Hands on activities such as yeast inflating balloons, states of matter game, and modeling clay towers, allow learners to discover the particles that make up matter and how materials can be changes. PLOs: Matter is useful because of its properties (Grade 1), materials can be changed through physical and chemical processes (Grade 2), and all matter is made of particles (Grade 3).
Dates: October 17, 24, 31 from 12:30-2:00pm at NS3’s Science Studio and Field Trip to Local Park on October 24 Cost: $45
November Series for Grades 4,5,6
The three week series will cover a variety of science topics targeted especially at the curriculum for this age range.
Renewable Resources: Get the rundown on natural resources! Our first lesson will have learners investigate the many ways energy can be transferred, differences between renewable and non-renewable sources, and sustainable practices around BC resources. Hands on activities include creating your own water wheel and responding to a mock oil spill. PLOs: Energy can be transformed (Grade 4), machines are devices that transfer energy and the rate at which energy is transferred (Grade 5), and mixtures can be separated using a difference in component properties (Grade 6).
Messin’ with Mixtures: Let’s mix it up! Join us in learning about the properties of solutions and mixtures. Discover the difference between homogeneous and heterogeneous. Become an environmental scientist testing and separating a ‘soil’ (trail mix) sample to determine the percent of contaminants, and other various hands on solution and mixture experiments. PLOs: Matter has mass and takes up space (Grade 4), solutions are homogeneous (Grade 5), and everyday materials are often mixtures (Grade 6).
Newton’s Laws: Get on the next level with Newton! Learners explore Newton’s three laws of motion with hands on activities. Build an inertia tower, investigate acceleration with egg bungees, and explore equal and opposite reactions with Newton cars. By the end, learners will have a good understanding of the relationship between force and motion. PLOs: Energy can be transferred (Grade 4), machines are devices that transfer force and energy (Grader 5), force and effects of simple machines (Grade 5), and Newton’s three laws of motion describe the relationship between force and motion (Grade 6).
Dates: November 21, 28 and December 5 from 12:30-2:00pm at NS3’s Science Studio. Cost: $45
Homeschool Full Day Workshop:
September: Investigate Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. FULL
October: Explore coding as you program an Ozobot robot using colour codes on paper and Ipad to move around and light up. We will also do some non-computer programming where students write code to build cup structures that a student “computer” will interpret and follow.
November:Discover the many facets of stop motion animation from storyboards, set building and filming. Complete your own stop motion animation video by end of day!
Registration available above. 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.