Schools & Groups

Homeschools

Our homeschool program registration starts August 22, 2016.

Building the Minds of Tomorrow Today

We have found that children learn best through experiences that inspire them to ask questions, use their senses, and discover for themselves what makes their world work. We offer tailor-made, high quality, immersive and engaging science programs designed specifically for the homeschooling community. CuriOdyssey educators provide each student with an up-close, individualized and impactful experience in science and engineering.

Homeschool Science Discovery Program
Looking for a more in-depth and on-going science exploration for your homeschooled student(s)? CuriOdyssey has developed a series of progressive classes that allow students, 5-13 years old, to expand their exploration of a particular concept and understand the connections between each lesson in the series. Each series is comprised of eight classes, held on Wednesdays, with each class lasting three hours. We provide a low educator to student ratio and group students by age (5-7 & 8-10 & 11-13 year olds) to provide the optimum environment for both social and academic learning.

Science Discovery Themes

Engineering Inquiries: Design, Build and Test
Engineers and scientists have similar processes for finding answers to their questions. What bridge design can hold the most weight, what materials are good insulators, and how can prevent an egg from breaking when dropped for the roof? Students will learn by doing as they design, build and test a variety of creations to solve some common (or not so common) engineering challenges. There will be ample opportunities to collect data, draw conclusions, and record findings in a science journal. As an added bonus young learners will have opportunities to learn how to use basic tools (hammer, saw, drill) for building. New students will experience the important process of trial and error while returning homeschool students will continue to be challenged as we build physical science concepts, math, and engineering processes from previous sessions.

All About Animals
How does a raven beak differ from a falcon beak? Do termites prefer dry or moist environments? What animals visit CuriOdyssey at night? Discover the answer to these and other student inquiries about the world of animals. We identify the adaptations, defenses, and survival strategies of animals through examination of biofacts, observation of live animals, and exploration of ecosystems here at Coyote Point Park. Insect collection, animal enrichment, and dissections are some of the content lessons used to understand the form and function of animal biology. Students will also experience what it is like to be a keeper in a zoo as they help prepare diets, document animal behavior, and provide basic care for CuriOdyssey’s furry, feathered, and scaled creatures.

Geoscientists
How does wind impact the plants and animals in the park? Is the water in the bay “dirty”? How much rain falls at CuriOdyssey? Combining physics, chemistry, biology and more, this session looks at how individual elements such as water, wind, and sunlight interact with each other to shape the place we live. Exploring the beach, marsh, and grassy areas, studying various types of rocks, and documenting weather related data are some of the activities students will enjoy over the eight classes. The content is designed for students to get outside, make observations, formulate questions and have an opportunity to design and conduct their own session-long inquiry investigations. Don’t miss out on this chance to connect the various elements that make and shape our world.

S.T.E.A.M. “Makers” New in Winter of 2017!
This new theme is specially designed specifically for homeschoolers ages 11-13 to further explore and connect Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) through the popular process of “Making”. Students can choose from several projects to “make”- an air rocket launcher, hydraulic arm, or table top pinball game. CuriOdyssey educators will help guide students through a modified inquiry process of learning and work on and tie together the various S.T.E.A.M. concepts revealed in kids’ projects. Young “DIYers” (Do It Yourself) in multiple sessions can potentially work on more complex projects that may extend beyond one eight class session.

FALL SESSION
Wednesdays, October 5 – November 30, 2016 (no class 11/23)
9:00am-12:00pm
Ages 5-7 years: Engineering Inquiries
Ages 8-10 years: All About Animals

WINTER SESSION
Wednesday, January 11 – March 1, 2017
9:00am-12:00pm
Ages 5-7 years: Geoscientists
Ages 8-10 years: Engineering Inquiries
Ages 11-13 years: S.T.E.A.M. “Makers”

SPRING SESSION
Wednesdays, March 8 – May 3, 2017 (No class on 4/5)
9:00am-12:00pm
Ages 5-7 years: All About Animals
Ages 8-10 years: Geoscientists
Ages 11-13 years: S.T.E.A.M. “Makers”

Program Fees*:

CuriOdyssey Members: $499/student/series
Non-members: $575/student/series
*Register for 2 or more sessions for a student by 9/21/16 and get 10% off.

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Program Registration
To register download a Registration Form. Space is limited and registrations are on a first-come first-served basis. Please remember that if some or all of the program fees are being provided by Ocean Grove, you must first contact them and get a Purchase Order (PO) number, write the number on the CuriOdyssey registration form and submit it to CuriOdyssey.