Homeschool Classes

  • 6 week course (Once per week for 3 hours)

  • wednesday from 1-4 PM + thursday from 1-4 Ages 5-10

  • Thursday from 9-12 pm Teen - Ages 11+

  • weeks of September 17-October 24


 Teen Curriculum - Echinoderms 

Intro to echinoderms and their family tree - Making their own family tree and intro to their own aquariums

Internal structure - digestive and nervous system - SUP and species collection and identification (to be placed on their family tree)

Internal structure - circulatory, respiratory and excretory system - Sea Star Dissection 

External structure with emphasis on skin and cells - Cell model and microscope work 

Food chain, habitat and life cycle - Make a real (with live specimen) food chain with specimen collected from the field. (No animals will be harmed in this experiment.)

Aquarium work and semester presentation to public and parents  - Aquarium presentation on their echinoderm and aquarium special on their species.

They will be given 15 minutes of class time each week to prepare their aquarium and section of the aquarium. They will make an info sheet, with art, for their presentation station!


Under 10 Curriculum - Echinoderms and the intertidal zone 

Intro to Echinoderms (spiny skin!) - Spiny skin replica and cell model 

Intro to intertidal zone - SUP,  Detritus samples, water samples

Brittle Stars and Sea stars - Sea star dissection 

Siphons, Tunicates and Sea Cucumbers - Make our own tunicates and water propulsion experiment

Sand Dollars & Sea Biscuits - Fossil Scavenger Hunt and make our own fossils from beach finds 

Group presentation - Group presentation about their animal they have been studying all year 

They will be given 15 minutes of class time each week to prepare their presentation at the end of the semester!

Spring Homeschool science: $175