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 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: April/May will focus on biology. 

 

Term 3 Biology:

Dates: Wednesdays April 1st – May 20th.

Cost: $120*

Registration: Registration will become available March 6th. 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

*For one class we will have a local First Nations elder teaching a cedar weaving workshop. There will be an extra $10-$15 depending on the age group (class length). If you choose not to participate that week, join us the next week for regularly scheduled classes. 

**Once registration closes, families will receive an email with details on the schedule including the beach field trip and the cedar weaving workshop.

Grades: 6 and 7

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

This spring term is focused on biology. We will explore the human body and create a paper model of the body systems. Students will learn about structure and function and test their understanding by creating their own animals suited to a particular environment. Try to see natural selection at work with a fast-growing plant experiment. There will also be a class at the beach where students will complete our Citizen Science program.

Grades: 3-5

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30pm

Join us for a term all about biology. We will learn about biodiversity and explore local food webs. Learn how populations of animals interact by playing a lynx-and-hare game. Students will build a working lung model and test their five senses with a set of challenges. There will also be a class at the beach where students will complete our Citizen Science program.

Grades: K-2

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

This term is all about biology. We will explore how to classify living things and why they behave the way they do. Students will play a game to explore how local wildlife reacts to situations such as predators and winter temperatures. Observe how organisms can change over their lifetime using salmon as a key example. There will be a class at the beach where we will observe and identify local intertidal life. 

 

Homeschool Full Day Workshops

 February 28 – Super Sleuths Full Day Workshop

This day is all about learning spy skills! Practice de-coding morse code messages, extract DNA from fruit, and tackle an obstacle course. We will work on our problem-solving skills with games, puzzles, and hands-on activities.

The Details

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm (half-day option available)

Cost: $40/student

Ages: 6+

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

Please note: Food is not included in the 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 Senses Activities

10:00 Snack and recess

10:30 DNA Extraction

11:30 Invisible Ink

12:00 Lunch and outdoor time

1:00 Obstacle Course Challenge

2:00 Morse Code

2:45 Story and Discussion

3:00 Pick-up

 

*Subject to change

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