Exploreum Science Center of Mobile,AL

Homeschool Programs

 

 

Homeschool programs are back! The Exploreum has exciting homeschool classes available for families looking to supplement their science curriculum. Explore physics, biology, engineering and more! Our classes are tailored for a variety of ages and provide educational programming, hands-on experiments, and time to socialize with other young scientists. Best of all, there are no explosions in your home! Join us for hands-on, age-appropriate science lessons to foster curiosity and discovery in support of what your kids are learning at home. Please contact Charise Barlow with additional questions at cbarlow@exploreum.com  or 251-208-6869.

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9/28/20 1st-2nd Grade Anatomy and Physiology

Students will learn about the cardiovascular and respiratory system and their relationship with one another. They will also have the opportunity to interact with real pig lungs and a sheep heart.

 

9/30/20 3rd-4th Grade Anatomy and Physiology

Students will learn about the brain and the nervous system and how they interpret sensory information. They will also participate in a sheep eye dissection.

 

10/2/20 5th-6th Grade Anatomy and Physiology

Students will learn about the different systems of the body and how they work together. They will also participate in a frog dissection.

 

10/12/20 1st – 2nd Grade Zoology

Students will learn about the different kinds of animals on our planet. They will then practice sorting different animals into different classifications.

 

10/14/20 3rd – 4th Grade Zoology

Students will discuss animal adaptation and will discover how some animals thrive while others do not survive. They will examine different animals and discover how they adapt into their environments.

 

10/16/20 5th – 6th Grade Zoology

Students will learn about comparative anatomy between different species and see hands-on examples of how this anatomy is mirrored in different animals.

 

10/26/20 1st – 2nd Grade Biomimicry

In this class, we will introduce students to the concept of biomimicry by talking about the artificial leaf, a photosynthetic solar cell. Students will then brainstorm how to solve a modern problem with inspiration from nature.

 

10/28/20 3rd – 4th Grade Biomimicry

In this class, we will introduce students to the concept of biomimicry by talking about how butterfly wings led to innovations in modern smartphones. Students will then brainstorm how to solve a modern problem with inspiration from nature.

 

10/30/20 5th – 6th Grade Biomimicry

Students will create their own solution to the 2019 Youth Challenge as presented by the Biomimicry Institute.

 

11/9/20 1st – 2nd Grade Bioenergy

Students will learn what bioenergy is and investigate renewable and nonrenewable resources.

 

11/11/20 3rd – 4th Grade Bioenergy

Students will study plant cell structure and familiarize themselves with how plants can be used to create energy, fuel, and products.

 

11/13/20 5th – 6th Grade Bioenergy

Students will investigate polymers – what they are, how we can use them, and why they relate to bioenergy and bioproducts.

 

11/30/20 1st-2nd Grade Chemistry

Students will learn about solids, liquids, and gases with oobleck and play dough. They will also experiment with acids and bases, and learn about endothermic and exothermic reactions.

 

12/2/20 3rd-4th Grade Chemistry

Students will learn about solids, liquids, and gases as well as endothermic and exothermic reactions by experimenting with different acids and bases.

 

12/4/20 5th-6th Grade Chemistry

Students will learn about acids and bases. They will also learn the difference between endothermic and exothermic reactions by performing experiments with different acids and bases.

 

12/14/20 1st – 2nd Grade Robotics

Students will learn how to program robots. We will start with internal coding and end with a full autonomous routine.

 

12/16/20 3rd – 4th Grade Robotics

Students will learn how robots are used to assist humans. We will design medical assistance helpers for those in need.

 

12/18/20 5th – 6th Grade Robotics

Students will learn about the 3 laws of robotics and how they relate to artificial intelligence. We will trace the development of AI from chess through the 21st century.