Homeschool Science Discovery Program
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.
Session A: October 3 – December 19, 2018 WAITLIST
Session B: January 9 – April 24, 2019 WAITLIST
CuriOdyssey educators work as collaborators with the students, providing content expertise, procuring tools and materials, and creating a physically and emotionally safe place for students to follow their own creativity and interests to do amazing things.
The homeschool program takes place on Wednesdays, with each class lasting three hours. The program runs from October through April and is divided into two sessions. While the topic will remain the same for both sessions, each session will include the three phases. Attending both sessions allows students to have longer term or multiple projects. Younger learners will benefit from slightly greater structure throughout the phases than older students.
Each session has a student progress through three phases of learning as the science and engineering concepts stem from one over-arching topic.
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
Based upon the questions and discoveries made during the exploration phase, students launch into their own projects and/or experiments. This can be in the form of building something, a research project, or experiment centered around whatever it was about the topic which caught their curiosity. CuriOdyssey educators support and work with homeschoolers to develop plans, manage their project, collaborate with others, persevere through challenges and further develop skills 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.
2018/19 Content Topic
Action/Reaction and our Changing World
The place in which we live has changed much over time. Some changes came as a result of human actions, such as the filling in of the bay to provide land for housing. Other changes occur naturally like the eroding hillside at Coyote Point as a result of wind and waves from the bay. The exploration phase will encompass observing CuriOdyssey animals and exploring how their adaptations resulted from changes in form and function over time; conducting experiments to see how water changes states from solid to liquid to gas; building simple structures to understand how small changes can impact its stability; and exploring Coyote Point Park to record and assess how the weather changes over time.
Session A: WAITLIST
Wednesdays, October 3–December 19, 2018 (12 weeks)
9:00 am–12:00 pm
Program Fee: CuriOdyssey Members: $750/student; Non-members: $875/student
Session B: WAITLIST
Wednesdays, January 9–April 24, 2019 (14 weeks) (no class 4/3 or 4/10)
9:00 am–12:00 pm
Program Fee: CuriOdyssey Members: $875/student; Non-members: $995/student
Registration for returning Homeschool families will be on 8/21/18 and new families can register on 8/23/18. 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.