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2013 -2014 HOME SCHOOL LAB

Registration for the 2013-2014 school year begins June 1st, 2013.

 

McWane Science Center Home School Labs are designed to supplement what you are teaching at home.  Students will be able to use equipment and take part in experiments that are not easily executed in the home classroom.  Our labs fall within the standards of the Alabama Course of Study as well as the National Science Standards.

Enrollment will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Full payment is required at the time of registration.

Classes close when maximum student enrollment is reached:Capacity for Pre-K & K labs is 16 students. Capacity for 1st – 12th grade labs is 20 students.

Pre K-K through 6th grade labs will be offered on a Tuesday of each month from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. The cost for all 8 sessions is $95.00 for members and $115.00 for non-members.

7th -12th grade labs will be offered on a Wednesday of each month from 2:00pm – 4:30pm. The cost for all 8 sessions is $110.00 for members and $130.00 for non-members.

REGISTRATION:
To register please call our Reservations Department at 714-8414. The deadline for registration for 2013-2014 school year is August 30th, 2013. Full payment required at time of registration.

CURRICULUM
Click here to download the curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

 Grade Level
Cost
Includes 8 labs during the 2012-2013 School Year
2012 - 2013
Schedule Options

 Pre-K - 6th grade

 

$115.00, non-members

$95.00, members
Tuesday Labs Schedule
All Labs 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
NEW LAB: 9/10/13
LAB #1: 09/17/13
NEW LAB: 10/8/13
Lab # 2: 10/15/13
NEW LAB: 11/12/13
Lab # 3: 11/19/13
NEW LAB: 12/3/13
Lab # 4: 12/10/13
NEW LAB: 01/14/14
Lab # 5: 01/21/14
NEW LAB: 02/11/14
Lab # 6: 02/18/14
NEW LAB: 03/4/14
Lab # 7: 03/11/14
NEW LAB: 04/8/13
Lab # 8: 04/15/14

 7th - 12th grade

$130.00, non-members

$110.00, members

Wednesday Lab Schedule
All Labs 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Lab # 1: 09/11/13
Lab # 2: 10/09/13
Lab # 3: 11/13/13
Lab # 4: 12/04/13
Lab # 5: 01/15/14
Lab # 6: 02/12/14
Lab # 7: 03/05/14
Lab # 8: 04/09/14

NEW HOME SCHOOL SPECIALTY LABS

Monday, November 4th
2:00-4:00pm
Robotics Lab
1st-6th grade  Lego WeDo
7th-12th grade Lego NXT
The Robotics Lab introduces students to robots, what they are and how they are used in science and society. Participants will learn robot and programming terminology, program their own robot, and troubleshoot problems as they make their robot perform specific tasks.  Tasks are age/grade specific.
 
There will be two classes offered, one for 1st-6th grades and one for 7th-12th grades.

Cost: $15.00 per student (member); $20.00 per student (non member)
Reservations required: 205-714-8414
Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 30th

 
Monday, February 24th
2:00-4:00pm
Dissection Lab
Dissection Lab is designed to give students the opportunity to understand living systems in a unique and unforgettable way.

1st-5th GRADE
LAB INCLUDES
Introduction to dissection techniques and vocabulary
Dissection of an owl pellet
Dissection of a flower

6th-8th GRADE
LAB INCLUDES
Introduction to dissection and vocabulary
Dissection of an earthworm
Dissection of a frog

9th—12th GRADE
LAB INCLUDES

Introduction to dissection and vocabulary
Dissection of a cow eye
Dissection of a shark
 
Cost: $15.00 per student (member); $20.00 per student (non member)
Reservations required: 205-714-8414
Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 19th

Monday, April 14th
2:00-4:00pm
Microscope Lab
The use and care of microscopes is an important part of any science education curriculum. In this class students will receive an introduction to microscopes and will have the opportunity for self-directed
investigation of prepared slides and/or curriculum work from home.
 
There will be two classes offered, one for 1st-6th grades and one for 7th-12th grades.
 
Cost: $15.00 per student (member); $20.00 per student (non member)
Reservations required: 205-714-8414
Deadline to register is Wednesday, April19th