K-8 Homeschool Adventure Courses

In each course, you will receive in-depth lab/classroom experience to add to your science learning. There will be a film for each program shown in our Dr. Phillips CineDome giant screen theater. Supplemental Pre/Post Activities will be available online at www.osc.org/educators. Students will be grouped by age according to enrollment. This program is designed for students and their parents. Together you will participate in the Discovery Lab, exhibits, and movie.

 

Program Time

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

K-5 includes a 60 minute lab experience
6-8 includes a 90 minute lab experience

 

Program Fee

Grades K-5
$25.00 Student-Parent Team – Non-members
(one K-5 student and one accompanying adult)
$23.00 Student-Parent Team – Members
(one K-5 student and one accompanying adult)
$11.00 each additional K-5 Student
Accompanying adult required for grades K-5.

Grades 6-8
$15.00 Grade 6-8 student only – Non-member
$12.00 Grade 6-8 student only – Member
$11.00 Accompanying Adult
Accompanying adult not required for grades 6-8.

 

Sample Schedule

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Check in
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Discovery Lab
(10:00 - 11:30 a.m. for Middle School)
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Guided Exhibit Hall Exploration
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. CineDome Film
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Self Guided Exploration and/or Lunch

 

Dates & Topics

Courses are independent and do not build upon each other.
 

Fall Semester:

Monday, September 7, 2015
K Forces of Nature
1-2 Forces of Nature
3-5 Forces of Nature
6-8 Destination STEM: Lasers

Monday, October 12, 2015
K Spaced Out
1-2 Spaced Out
3-5 Space Tech
6-8 Destination STEM: Soldering

Monday, November 9, 2015
K STEM-tastic 
1-2 STEM-tastic 
3-5 STEM-tastic 
6-8 Destination STEM: Underwater Robots

Monday, December 7, 2015
K Go Figure!
1-2 Roller Coaster Physics
3-5 Roller Coaster Physics
6-8 Destination STEM: Roller Coasters

 

Spring Semester:

Monday, February 8, 2016
K Mother Goose Science
1-2 Mighty Magnets
3-5 Mighty Magnets
6-8 Destination STEM: Egg Drop

Monday, March 7, 2016
K Habitat Hike
1-2 Superworm Science
3-5 Superworm Science
6-8 Destination STEM: Wind Power

Monday, April 12, 2016
K Moving Machines
1-2 Wind Tubes and Gliders Exhibit Challenges
3-5 Pinewood and Gravitron Exhibit Challenges
6-8 Destination STEM: Solar Power

Monday, May 2, 2016
K Engineering Bridges Lab
1-2 Pinewood and Gravitron Exhibit Challenges
3-5 Wind Tubes and Gliders Exhibit Challenges
6-8 Destination STEM: 3D Printing

 


 

Homeschool Overnight Adventures

Overnight Adventure programs are a great way for your child to learn while bonding with fellow friends! Each overnight program includes; exploration of the Orlando Science Center, an age-appropriate themed workshop, a large-format film, dinner, breakfast and an unforgettable experience for you and your young scientist!

  • Minimum of 50 participants is required, for booking.
  • $47 per student; 1 adult free for every 10 students.
  • $37 per additional adult chaperone.
  • Payment must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to event program.
  • A $50 deposit is due at time of registration for a Group Reservation; balance is due 2 weeks prior to scheduled event program.

 

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