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.
Interactions: Energy and the Environment
This three week series will cover a variety of topics targeted specifically at the curriculum for this age range. Our first lesson will have students participating in citizen science, a survey to measure the diversity and abundance of bivalves at Departure Bay Beach. Back at the studio, students will explore different forms of energy and energy transfer using tools such as our squishy circuit kits.
Grades: 3, 4, 5
Targeted PLO’s: Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems (Grade 3). All living things and their environment are interdependent (Grade 4). Energy comes in a variety of forms that can be transferred from one object to another (Grade 4). Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment (Grade 5). Machines are devices that transfer force and energy (Grade 5).
Dates: September 19 (at Departure Bay Beach), September 26 and October 3 from 12:30-2:00pm at NS3’s Science Studio Cost: $45
Shedding Light on Motion
This three week series will cover a variety of science topics targeted specifically at the curriculum for this age range. Topics will include light exploration with different light sources, splitting light with prisms, and concepts such as transparent vs. opaque. We will learn about how water cycles through the environment, transpiration and capillary action by building terrariums. Lastly, students will learn about forces and motion by designing experiments involving friction, gravity and simple machines.
Grades: K, 1, 2
Targeted PLO’s: The motion of objects depends on their properties (K). Plants and animals have observable features (K). Light and sound can be produced and their properties can be changed (Grade 1). Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment (Grade 1). All living things have a life cycle (Grade 2). Forces influence the motion of an object (Grade 2). Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment (Grade 2).
Dates: October 10, 17, 24 from 12:30-2:00pm at NS3’s Science Studio Cost: $45
Homeschool Full Day Workshop
Save the date for Friday November 24th and December 14th! Registration coming soon.
Ages: 6+. Cost: $40. Location: NS3’s Science Studio.