Homeschool Science Discovery Program
Coming Soon, Outdoor Learning Programs for Homeschoolers and Distance Learning Students!
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 a project based, high quality, and self-driven science program designed specifically for homeschooled children ages 5–13 years old.
Check back for program dates/times and registration information. If you want to receive information about this program send us and email using the [email protected] email at the bottom of this page.
CuriOdyssey educators collaboratively with students, providing content expertise, teaching how to use science tools and materials, and creating a physically and emotionally safe place for students to follow their own creativity and interests to do amazing things.
Each homeschooler comes to the program with varying levels of knowledge, experience, and skills in science and engineering. Through individual and small group work, students attain science and engineering practices and concepts at a pace that matches their learning abilities. We will tailor the amount of structure and direction provided by the educators to the needs of the learner.
The homeschool program takes place on Wednesdays, with each class lasting three hours. The program runs from October through April. Having students over the course of a school year allows students a deeper exploration of the topic, ample time to create and work on their project(s), and develop an appropriate means to express what they learned and discovered.
Phase 1: Exploration
A more structured look at the theme where inquiry and experimentation is conducted, a deeper understanding of concepts established, and science and engineering skills are practiced and developed.
Phase 2: Experimentation
After a robust exploration of thematic content, students launch into their own projects and/or experiments. This can be in the form of building something, a research project, or experiment centered on whatever it was about the topic which caught their curiosity. CuriOdyssey educators support and work with homeschoolers to develop a project, create a work plan, provide science and engineering expertise, collaborate with others, persevere through challenges, and develop the skills needed to complete their project.
Phase 3: Expression
Towards the end of the program, students share their conclusions, lessons learned, and personal discoveries with others. This phase allows students to express themselves in a variety of ways, improve communication skills and foster important social-emotional skills.
2020/21 Content Topic
It's time to get outside! It's safe, fun, and full of learning adventures. CuriOdyssey's program this year focuses on observation, exploration and the science of play outdoors. Animal tracking, bird counts, weather monitoring, and building stick structures are only a fraction of the possible activities to engage youth in understanding how their world works. This program will be conducted outdoors, rain or shine, and wouldn't it be fun if it snowed?
Program Dates: TBD
Program Days/Times: Wednesdays, 9:00am-12:00pm and one other day TBD.
Program Fee: CuriOdyssey Members: TBD; Non-members: $TBD
There will be priority registration for returning homeschool families and general registration will open on 8/30/20. If the program is full, students can be placed on a waitlist.
To register, download the Program Registration Form. Mac users please open this file with Adobe Acrobat Reader. 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.