Our labs program specifically designed for homeschooled students, ages 8-14, is offered in progressive, 8-week sessions in core topics such as biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, robotics, programming and more. Our curriculum is carefully designed to compliment state standards, but with our own, unique approach that emphasizes hands-on activities and "three dimensional" learning - giving students a more practical, relevant perspective of science. Our curriculum also covers various skill levels – so, with or without experience, students are sure to find a level that challenges them!
Biology LabsOur Biology Labs introduce students to living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution. We also teach the proper collection of biological samples, how to handle them in a lab, the use of microscopes and how to make slides in order to explore various organisms at the microscopic level.
Chemistry LabsOur Chemistry Labs cover the atomic elements, their molecular structure and how different elements interact when mixed, heated or cooled. We utilize quality models and visual aids to demonstrate a variety of chemical principles. We also mix basic (safe) chemicals to show reactions, make crystals, and conduct other engaging experiments. We also teach students how to use quality microscopes in these workshops to examine various elements.
Engineering WorkshopsIn our Engineering Series, we cover the principles of mechanical/civil engineering, including building, structures, lifting/moving objects, strength and material calculations, motion, the impact of environmental forces on structures. For those wanting a more creative outlet, we also offer workshops on the design and invention of prototypes and technology, utilizing our own Technology Lab equipment for these workshops.
Physics LabsStudents learn the vast world of matter, energy, gravity, mechanics, electricity, sound, magnetism, atomic structure, as well as the nature of light/radiation, use of lasers and refraction. We also cover significant physics discoveries in a fun way, such as Newton’s and Einstein’s theories, using quality lab equipment.
Programming/Coding LabsStudents will learn about loops, conditional statements, variables, logic, events, constants, and animations which are the fundamentals of programming. This course is excellent for the development of vital abstract thinking and reasoning, as well as mathematical skills.
Robotics LabsWe utilize a variety of platforms, including Lego, Vex, Makeblock, and Arduino-based systems, as well as their applicable software, exploring the boundless world of robotics and engineering. Combining intuitive drag-and-drop programming for beginner students, or text coding for more experienced students, this exploratory series encourages teamwork, friendship, and creativity from day one. No prior robotics or programming experience is required.