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Homeschool Workshops - Alarming Circuits

Homeschool Workshops 

New themes: Biology, Technology and Energy!

One Wednesday per month
10:30am  Noon
This monthly program, for students 7–12 years old, will has a NEW look for the 2018-19 school year! The program will be focused around three themes: Biology, Technology and Energy. Come ready to explore hands-on science and learn with other families.

Thank you to all who attended our Homeschool Workshops! 
The 2018 - 19 schedule is now closed. 

Check back for information about the 2019 - 2020 workshops
later this summer.

Biology Series

Wise Up: Owl Pellet Dissection
Students will be part of a science research and have a hoot as they learn about owls and their environments, and get hands-on with the life cycle. They will identify bones and collect data to help researchers learn more about owl habitats across the country.

Eye Opener
Take your students’ vision to a new level by exploring the eye of a cow! Through the technique of dissection, they’ll examine the wonders of the cow’s interior eye, walk away with an understanding of the difference between the vitreous humor and the aqueous humor and gain a new perspective on how they see the world.

Squid Dissection
Students will learn all about this mysterious sea creature by taking a careful look at the outside. They will use dissection techniques to explore the inside as well, discovering how the squid’s internal body structures help it survive in its underwater environment.

Technology Series

Scratch Coding
Students will learn how to use drag-and-drop coding. Combining their knowledge of storytelling with instruction in coding, students will bring their own computer programmed stories to life in animated fashion.

LEGO® Robotics
Who has never dreamed of creating their own robot and programming it to follow their commands? In this workshop, students will get to do just that, through the use of specialized LEGO® kits and coding software.

Students will understand the process of soldering and its many contemporary uses. They will get to try it out for themselves by creating their very own light-up badge to wear proudly, demonstrating their newly learned skill.

Energy Series

Sewn Circuits
Students will explore the flow of electricity through simple, parallel and series circuits.  Students will put their knowledge to the test by sewing their own light-up objects using both hand sewing and sewing machines.

Electric Guitars
Students will experiment with the energy of sound while learning how it transmits from place to place. Then, they learn more about how musicians put their knowledge of sounds to good use creating musical instruments. Using that knowledge, students will create their own electric guitars.

Light It Up!
From candles, to the first light bulbs, to modern LED lights, the way humans have seen in the dark has changed dramatically over time. Students will explore a variety of ways that light can be created, along with exploring circuits and creating their own candles to take home!

Workshop Pricing

Sign up for each series at a reduced rate, or choose from our individual workshops.

Imagination Station Members: $12 per workshop / $100 for the series
Non-members*: $17 per workshop / $145 for the series
*Imagination Station admission must be purchased separately for non-members.

Not a member? 
Become a member and save on the cost of  the Homeschool Workshops. Plus receive all of our other membership benefits. Learn more about our memberships here.

Space is limited to 30 children per session, and reservations are required.

Cancellation Policy

Workshop cancellations are non-refundable; however, registrations are transferable. We reserve the right to cancel workshops if minimum registration numbers are not met, and refunds would be issued or applied to another workshop. We can give a pass, good for admission only, but the workshop is non-refundable.

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