2017-2018 Science Class Descriptions

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Science Labs are private classes held around OMSI, taught by OMSI Science Educators, and assisted by Oregon Homeschool Science Parent Volunteers.  Classes are 18 students and cover a variety of topics as described below.    Courses do overlap grades so that parents have many choices based on their student’s ability.

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.

Science Classes

Fall– begins with Science Assembly, followed by 10 weeks of classes, and ends with Final Science Film

Spring– begins with Science Assembly, followed by 10 weeks of classes, and ends with Final Science Film

  • Discovery Science
    •  Kindergarten and young 1st graders
    • 10:00, 11:15, or 1:00
    • Assorted Science Classes: Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth, Biology, Technology, Anatomy, and one dissection
    • $125 spring term
    • or $175 full year* (fall/spring terms pd by August 1st)
  • Beginning Science               
    • 1st & 2nd graders
    • 10:00 or 11:15
    • Four 5 week blocks of science courses–Fall Astronomy/Physics; Spring Earth Science/Chemistry
    • $125 spring term (pd by December 1st)
    • or $175 full year* (fall/spring terms pd by August 1st)
  • Intermediate Science        
    • 3rd & 4th graders
    • 10:00 or 11:15
    • Four 5 week blocks of science courses: Fall — Astronomy, Physics; Spring — Earth Science, Chemistry
    • $125 spring term (December 1st)
    • or $175 full year* (fall/spring terms pd by August 1st)
  • Advanced  Science  
    • 5th – 7th grade
    • 10:00 or 11:15
    • Four 5 week blocks of science courses: Fall Life Science/Earth Science; Spring — Chemistry/Astronomy
    • $125 spring term (pd  December 1st)
    • or $175 full year* (fall/spring pd by August 1st)
  • Food Science                           
    • 5th – 7th grade
    • 11:15 or 1:00
    • Class titles: What is food, building blocks, additives, ecosystems, soil science, agriculture technology, grafting, fermentation/pickling, microbiome, diet deconstruction.
    • $125 spring term (pd August 1st and December 1st)
  • Designing Our World
    • 5th – 7th grade
    • 11:15 or 1:00
    • Integrating the various branches of science to solve real world science issues and learning about the science careers and training required for these jobs.
    • $125 spring term (pd December 1st)
  • Science Exploration Beginning                              
    • 1st-3rd grade
    • 1:00
    • Assorted Science Classes: Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth, Biology, Technology, Anatomy, and one dissection
    • $100 spring term (pd December 1st)
    • or $150 full year* (fall/spring pd by August 1st)
  • Science Exploration Advanced                              
    • 4th-6th grade
    • 2:15
    • Assorted Science Classes: Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth, Biology, Technology, Anatomy, and one dissection
    • $125 term (pd December 1st)
    • or $175 full year* (fall/spring pd by August 1st)
  • Middle School Challenge 
    • 7th – 9th grade
    • 10:00-12:00 or 1:00-3:00
    • Fall Chemistry (10 weeks) and Spring Biology (10 weeks), plus assemblies and films.
    • $250 spring term (pd December 1st)
    • or $350 full year* (fall/spring pd by August 1st)
TEAMS (Technology.Engineering.Architecture.Math.Science)
  • TEAMS  Intermediate Engineering  
    • 3rd — 5th grade
    • 10:00 or 11:15
    • Fall — Architecture and Engineering ; Spring — STEM Assorted classes
    • $125 term (pd December 1st)
    • or $175 full year* (fall/spring pd by August 1st)
  • TEAMS Advanced Design 
    • 5th — 7th grade
    • 10:00 or 11:15
    • Fall — STEM assorted classes; Spring — Design process from prototype to 3-D Printing
    • $125 spring term (pd December 1st)
    • or $175 full year* (fall/spring pd by August 1st)
  • TEAMS Engineering & Design Combo
    • 5-8th grade
    • 1:00
    • Fall — Architecture and Engineering ; Spring — Design process from prototype to 3-D Printing
    • $125 term (pd  December 1st)
    • or $175 full year* (fall/spring pd by August 1st)
  • High School Design Seminar 
    • 8th-10th grade
    • 10:00 – 12:00
    • Fall — Electronic Textiles; Spring — Shoe Sole Technology
    • $350 spring term (pd December 1st)
    • or $550 full year* (fall/spring pd by August 1st)

Overview

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.