Homeschool Science Classes at OMSI

Oregon Homeschool Science Club

Homeschooling in the Chemistry Lab, not our kitchen.
Homeschooling in the Chemistry Lab, not our kitchen.

OHSC club has been in existence for fifteen years.  We meet 24 weeks of the school year at OMSI, taking the most incredible classes with amazing OMSI Science Educators, hold science assemblies, or head out to OMSI’s Coastal Outdoor Schools

  • Fall Term: Sept. 18th – Dec. 11th
  • Spring Term: Jan. 15th – April 16th
  • Spring Break: March 26th and April 2nd

To join:

  1.  Read through our Science Classes/Activities on left side bar.
  2. Check out the registration process on the left side bar.
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Creating our own inventions and technology in the Physics Labs.

Oregon Homeschool Science families come together from all over the Portland Metro area, from Ridgefield, The Dalles, Salem, Oregon City, Seaside, and Hillsboro.  There is no single style of homeschooling that guides our families, only that quality instruction and high academic experiences are common goals.

Discovery Scientists at OMSI
Our youngest scientists in the Discovery Lab are using the concepts of mixtures in a basic chemistry experiment involving lots of paint.
Intermediate homeschooling scientists have the opportunity each year for dissections. (We also provide alternative dissection opportunities to those that request.)

Classes are 60 minutes long, meeting Tuesdays from mid September to the end of April, with a long Winter holiday break and a Spring break vacation.  Students may take up to two classes.

The Fabulous Fossils class is an annual hit with our Discovery and Beginning homeschool scientists.

Our program remains a coop as we strive to keep the costs down for everyone.  Each classroom has a dedicated parent volunteer for the entire year as well as a rotating second parent helper.  This is not a “drop-off” program; families are required to stay on the OMSI campus.

You are free to enjoy a cup of coffee, find a quiet corner to read or write your grocery list, or enjoy a conversation with other homeschooling parents.

Events are family activities.  Parents and students travel together, explore together, and go home to continue the learning.

Starting in the Advanced Science courses (5th/6th/7th grades), students start learning to take notes, develop research journals, and begin writing different parts of a lab report. By Middle School Challenge, they are conducting their own research project.

Classes and trips do fill up early. New events are added throughout the year, watch the email announcements.

Please contact the coordinator to check on availability.

Contact Coordinator

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