Science Classes are held on Tuesdays for 24 weeks of the school year.
Science Labs are private classes held around OMSI, taught by OMSI Science Educators, and assisted by Oregon Homeschool Science Parent Volunteers.
The sequence design allows students to experience six branches of science throughout the grade levels; Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth, Astronomy, and STEM. We include some repeat of classes between levels to develop depth in key skill and concept areas.
Science is about repetition, searching for the variables, replication, and new discovery. We hope you find a series of classes that support your homeschooling curriculum.
Each term begins with Science Assembly, followed by 10 weeks of classes, and ends with Final Science Film
Discovery Science (K/1st)
- Assorted Science Classes: Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth, Biology, Technology, Anatomy, and one dissection
Beginning Science (1st/2nd graders)
- Four 5 week blocks of science courses–Fall Astronomy/Physics; Spring Earth Science/Chemistry
Science Exploration Beginning (2nd-4th grade)
Assorted Science Classes: Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth, Biology, Technology, Anatomy, and one dissection
Intermediate Science (3rd/4th graders)
Four 5 week blocks of science courses: Fall — Astronomy, Physics; Spring — Earth Science, Chemistry
Advanced Science (5-7th grade)
Four 5 week blocks of science courses: Fall Life Science/Earth Science; Spring — Chemistry/Astronomy
Food Science (5-8th grade)
Class titles: What is food, building blocks, additives, ecosystems, soil science, agriculture technology, grafting, fermentation/pickling, microbiome, diet deconstruction.
Designing Our World (5-8th grade)
Integrating the various branches of science to solve real world science issues and learning about the science careers and training required for these jobs.
Middle School Challenge (7-9th grades)
Fall Chemistry (10 weeks) and Spring Biology (10 weeks), plus assemblies and films.
STEM TEAMS — (Technology.Engineering.Architecture.Math.Science)
Intermediate Engineering (3-5th grades)
Fall — Architecture and Engineering ; Spring — STEM Assorted classes
Advanced Design (5th-8th grades)
Fall — STEM assorted classes; Spring — Design process from prototype to 3-D Printing
MS/HS STEM Design (7th-9th grades)
Fall — Electronic Textiles; Spring — BioDynamic Challenge
OHSC program has been designed to cover topics at an interest and ability level as well as match National Science Standards as much as possible, without compromising the passion and depth that homeschoolers like to cover topics. OHSC classes are not designed to be a completely comprehensive science curriculum from Kindergarten through eight grade. Families are encouraged to use these courses to compliment their homeschooling curriculum.
To register, check the side bar, Registration Forms. Registration form may be scanned and emailed, but class enrollment is pending until OHSC $25 Membership Fee is received.
*Discounted Full Year Tuition is non-refundable. The discount is offered as a benefit to committed families, so that OHSC can reduce costs for accounting and processing. Please choose term or full-year discount wisely as we cannot refund at mid year. Refund for full year tuition is available until August 10th.
Per Term is enrollment is renewable for same class, Fall – Spring, if renewed by December 1st. To switch classes, request alternate class before December 1st to be placed on the waitlist. Refunds for term classes are available until Fall — August 10th, or Spring — December 10th.