McWane Science Center strives to provide home school students with opportunities to explore science in unique and fun ways! 

We are offering Homeschool S.T.E.M Labs monthly from March – May of 2021. The Labs are from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM on March 17th, April 21st and May 19th (these are all Wednesdays). Each month is themed, allowing students a more in-depth study of the specific S.T.E.M. subject matter.

Our Home School Labs are designed to supplement what children are learning at home. Students will use equipment and take part in experiments that are not easily executed in the home classroom.

To register for the labs please use one of the links above, or contact McWane Science Center’s Reservations Department at (205) 714-8300.

Full payment for each semester is required at the time of registration.

Children must be at least 6 years old by March 1st, 2021 to attend Homeschool S.T.E.M. Labs

PRICE PER CLASS:

$18 for members

$20 for non-members

COVID-19 Health & Safety Policy

Students will be required to wear a mask while attending the labs. To ensure social distancing, the maximum enrollment for each class will be limited to 10 students. If we do not have at least 5 students enrolled in any one class, we reserve the right to cancel.

DatesTheme1st-3rd Grades4th-6th Grades7th-9th Grades
March 17, 2021RoboticsRobot WorkshopRobotic EngineersRobotics Lab
April 21, 2021Physical ScienceMatter and MixturesChemistry MattersChemistry Lab
May 19, 2021Life ScienceAnimal AdaptationsEcosystem ExplorersMicroscope Lab

Registration is now open for the Spring 2021 Homeschool Lab program at McWane Science Center. The spring 2021 semester runs from January through May with themed monthly programs that coincide with the Alabama Course of Study Standards for Science with emphasis on the 2020-2021 Critical Standards. Lab sessions are available for students currently in 1st grade* through 12th grade.

COST PER SEMESTER:

$90 members

$100.00 non-members

Full payment for each semester is required at the time of registration. Maximum enrollment of 10 students per class**. Students may be registered under the Group A or Group B schedule. Both groups will cover the same content but meet on different dates (see next pages for the group schedules)

*Children must be 6 years old by January 1st, 2021 to attend Homeschool Labs

**If we do not have at least 5 students enrolled in any one session, we reserve the right to cancel that session.

To register for the labs please see the tables below and follow the link for your student’s grade level. You may also book by phone with McWane Science Center’s Reservations Department at (205) 714-8300.

The Deadline for SPring 2021 Lab Registration is

Wednesday Jan. 13th

Schedule

Group A Lab Sessions

Wednesdays
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Lab #1

Jan. 20

Lab #2

Feb. 17

Lab #3

Mar. 17

Lab #4

Apr. 21

Lab #5

May 12

Group B Lab Sessions

Wednesdays
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Lab #1

Jan. 27

Lab #2

Feb. 24

Lab #3

Mar. 31

Lab #4

Apr. 28

Lab #5

May 19

Group A Programming

Spring 2021
1st-2nd
3rd-4th
5th-6th
7th-8th
9th-12th
Group A RegisterRegisterRegisterRegisterRegister
Lab #1 Jan. 20thSound Waves and Light RaysForces and MotionMatter and MoleculesGenetics and DNACells and Energy
Lab #2 Feb. 17thSolids, Liquids & GasesForces and EnergySolutions and DensityIntro. to AnatomyGenetics
Lab #3 March 17thExploring SpaceLight and SoundChemical ReactionsEcosystemsForces and Energy
Lab #4 April 21stScientific Method TestersTraits and AdaptationsThe Solar SystemEnergy in MotionChemical Reactions
Lab #5 May 12thFossil FindersEarth ScienceStars and ConstellationsChemical InvestigationsCircuits and Electricity

Group B Programming

Spring 2021
1st-2nd 
3rd-4th
5th–6th
7th-8th
9th-12th
Group BRegisterRegisterRegisterRegisterRegister
Lab #1 Jan. 27thSound Waves and Light RaysForces and MotionMatter and MoleculesGenetics and DNACells and Energy
Lab #2 Feb. 24thSolids, Liquids & GasesForces and EnergySolutions and DensityIntro. to AnatomyGenetics
Lab #3 March 31stExploring SpaceLight and SoundChemical ReactionsEcosystemsForces and Energy
Lab #4 April 28thScientific Method TestersTraits and AdaptationsThe Solar SystemEnergy in MotionChemical Reactions
Lab #5 May 19thFossil FindersEarth ScienceStars and ConstellationsChemical InvestigationsCircuits and Electricity