Home school: Scientists

Home school: Scientists

Ages 7-9

It’s a wide world out there, and we are going to learn as much as we can about it!  Students will be guided through the scientific process, with a new topic of inquiry each session.  Create hypotheses, conduct experiments, and get ready to make some awesome discoveries!  We’ll explore the fields, forests and wetlands to gain inspiration for our experiments, letting our natural curiosities guide the way. The curriculum includes topics like reptiles, weather, Native American life, astronomy, water, amphibians, soil, and pollination. Activities related to the curriculum include fire building, fishing, campfire cooking, birding, animal tracking, foraging, and stream study.

Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month, 1:30-4:30 p.m., September 2016-June 2017. Minimum 3 students, maximum 20 students. Includes snack time.  (Please provide a snack for your child).

$15/session; DPNC family membership required.

 

Sept. 13 – Insects (aquatic) Sept. 27 – Insects (field) Oct. 11 – Forest (trees, leaves) Oct. 25 – Forest (life in the undergrowth)
Nov. 8 – Streams (water world) Nov. 22 – Seeds (need for seeds) Dec. 13 – Evergreen trees Jan. 10 – Crystal structure of snow and ice
Jan. 24 – Life beneath the snow Feb. 14 – Animals: awake or asleep? Feb. 28 – Resident birds of winter Mar. 14 – Weather (wind)
Mar. 28 – Weather (clouds) Apr. 11 – New life (tree buds and flowers) Apr. 25 – New life (amphibians) May 9 – Migration (insects, reptiles)
May 23 – Migration (spring birds) June 13 – Field trip at Bluff Point