Homeschool Classes

Homeschool families can enjoy science classes and workshops offered in Discovery Place Science's state-of-the-art labs and classrooms. Programs geared towards different age groups are all scheduled on the same day so siblings can each experience unique, educationally appropriate content.

Grades K - 2

Sounds of Music

Explore the science behind sound

Grades K - 2

Monday, November 20

Grades 6 - 8

Aerospace II

Delve into aerodynamics and the engineering skills needed to create flight

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, November 20

Grades 3 - 5

The Science of Exercise

Study the body in motion & discover the importance of nutrition

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, November 20

Grades 3 - 5

Construct a Car

Use your understanding of physics & aerodynamics to design the fastest car you can

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, November 20

Grades 6 - 8

Operation Fungi

Uncover the secret world of molds, fungi & yeast

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, November 20

Grades 6 - 8

Cycles of Nature

Investigate the process of photosynthesis and evaluate living systems

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, December 04

Grades K - 2

Light, Colors, Action

Use light to make things glow & discover things that make their own light

Grades K - 2

Monday, December 04

Grades 3 - 5

Exploring the Respiratory System

Learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle & your lungs

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, December 04

Grades 3 - 5

Science of Armor

Design and test your own impenetrable armor

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, December 04

Grades 6 - 8

Are We Alone?

Explore our solar system for signs of potential life

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, December 04

Grades 6 - 8

Efficiency & Advantage

Develop a working knowledge of mechanical marvels through hands-on activities

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, December 18

Grades K - 2

Can You Dig It?

Unearth animals & fossils and learn about different soils

Grades K - 2

Monday, December 18

Grades 3 - 5

Exploring the Circulatory System

Explore how nutrients are delivered by your heart & blood vessels

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, December 18

Grades 3 - 5

Simple Machines

Make your own simple machine or engineer a new invention.

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, December 18

Grades 6 - 8

Trickledown Ecosystems

Investigate symbiosis, commensalism, mutualism & parasitism

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, December 18

Grades 6 - 8

Advanced Robotics I

Get an introduction to writing programs for LEGO® EV3 robots with easy to use software

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, January 08

Grades 6 - 8

Beginner’s Zoology

Gain an introduction to differentiating taxonomic groups

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, January 08

Grades K - 2

Chemistry 101

Conduct experiments & create exciting chemical reactions

Grades K - 2

Monday, January 08

Grades 3 - 5

Genetics for Beginners

Discovery why organisms are similar to their parents

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, January 08

Grades 3 - 5

Build a Boat

Design & engineer your own boat

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, January 08

Grades K - 2

Space Race

Design a space craft to explore our solar system

Grades K - 2

Monday, January 22

Grades 6 - 8

Advanced Robotics II

This course covers advanced programming for LEGO® EV3 robots

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, January 22

Grades 6 - 8

Mammal Study

Learn all about the world of mammals and how researchers study them in the wild

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, January 22

Grades 3 - 5

Intro to Biotech Tools

Get introduced to a wide variety of tools used by scientists

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, January 22

Grades 3 - 5

Egg Drop Challenge

Find out how to protect an egg from a two-story free-fall

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, January 22

Grades 3 - 5

Science Tools

Discover the world of tools around you, particularly those used by scientists

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, February 05

Grades K - 2

Power Up

Test out different ways to make and use electricity

Grades K - 2

Monday, February 05

Grades 3 - 5

What’s the Matter?

Manipulate the three phases of matter through hands-on experiments

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, February 05

Grades 6 - 8

Next Level Hand and Power Tools

Learn to safely use power tools such as a belt sander, drill press and band saw

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, February 05

Grades 6 - 8

Take a Cell-fie

Delve into the human cell and explore the different organelles

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, February 05

Grades 3 - 5

Eat Your Science

Discover chemical reactions that happen in your own kitchen

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, February 12

Grades 3 - 5

Plant Study

Learn all about plants and how they survive

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, February 12

Grades 6 - 8

Infection Connections

Gain a better understanding of how infectious diseases spread through a variety of inquiry-based activities

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, February 12

Grades K - 2

Animal Architects

Could you build a dam like a beaver or weave a nest like a bird?

Grades K - 2

Monday, February 12

Grades 6 - 8

Sewing Machine

Learn sewing machine basics to bring your super hero creation to life

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, February 12

Grades 3 - 5

Force and Motion

Experiment with Newton’s Laws of Motion through a variety of hands-on activities

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, March 05

Grades K - 2

Food for Thought

Find out what's inside your lunch

Grades K - 2

Monday, March 05

Grades 6 - 8

Introduction to 3D Printing

Get up close and personal with our 3D printers

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, March 05

Grades 3 - 5

Invertebrate Dissection

Learn different anatomy & functions of various invertebrates

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, March 05

Grades 6 - 8

Biochemistry of Cells

Learn the basics of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins & nucleic acids

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, March 05

Grades 3 - 5

Frog Dissection

Learn all about amphibians and anatomy through a hands-on dissection of a frog

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, March 19

Grades 3 - 5

Architectural Engineering

Discover more about the world of engineering as you complete a series of building challenges

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, March 19

Grades K - 2

Our Planet

Look below the surface to find out what the Earth is made of

Grades K - 2

Monday, March 19

Grades 6 - 8

NASA Challenge

Use a 3D printer to develop a Mars survival plan for NASA

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, March 19

Grades 6 - 8

Histology for Beginners

Get introduced to the microscopic study of human tissue

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, March 19

Grades K - 2

Habitats of the World

Discover adaptations that allow plants & animals to live in some unlikely places

Grades K - 2

Monday, April 09

Grades 3 - 5

Earth, Space & Beyond

Blast into space and learn more about the solar system

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, April 09

Grades 3 - 5

Geology

Investigate Earth’s geological history by analyzing rock samples & diagrams

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, April 09

Grades 6 - 8

Brain Games

Learn about reflexes, balance and how your brain works

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, April 09

Grades 6 - 8

Microcontrollers & Microprocessors

Try technology such as Makey Makey, Rasberry Pi and Aurduino

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, April 09

Grades 6 - 8

Intro to Soldering

Make a durable electrical circuit that you can wear

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, April 23

Grades K - 2

Wonders of Water

Examine the substance that covers over 70% of our planet

Grades K - 2

Monday, April 23

Grades 3 - 5

Fossils

Explore Earth’s history through various geological periods

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, April 23

Grades 3 - 5

A Little Lunacy

Learn about the origin of the Earth’s moon, its effect on us and its doomed future

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, April 23

Grades 6 - 8

Heart Healthy

Explore what it takes to keep your heart healthy

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, April 23

Grades 5 - 8

Workshop: Robotics

Explore robotics from the ground up

Grades 5 - 8

Friday, May 04

Grades 5 - 8

Workshop: Human Anatomy with Dissections

Discover how the body is divided into different systems and the organs that belong to them

Grades 5 - 8

Friday, May 04

Grades K - 2

Exhibit Design

Explore a sampling of physics, gravity and energy experiments

Grades K - 2

Monday, May 07

Grades 3 - 5

Hot and Cold

Use your bare hands to cause a color change and make a liquid boil

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, May 07

Grades 6 - 8

Body Blueprints

Explore genotypes, phenotypes, alleles and traits

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, May 07

Grades 3 - 5

Earth Systems

Explore the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere & atmosphere

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, May 07

Grades 6 - 8

Science of Weaponry

Explore historic battles, weaponry development & defense tactics

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, May 07

Grades K - 2

I Like to Move It, Move It

Discover how objects move while exploring force and motion

Grades K - 2

Monday, May 21

Grades 3 - 5

What's the Forecast?

Experience weather events firsthand

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, May 21

Grades 3 - 5

Colorful Light

Learn all about light and how it can be refracted, reflected and absorbed

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, May 21

Grades 6 - 8

Experimental Archaeology

Reverse engineer artifacts excavated from archaeological sites

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, May 21

Grades 6 - 8

DNA Detectives

Delve into the exciting science of DNA

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, May 21

Grades 3 - 5

Animal Behavior & Adaptation

Observe fascinating behaviors and adaptations of animals

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, June 04

Grades 3 - 5

Electricity and Magnetism

Discover how magnets interact with other objects through electrifyingly fun activities

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, June 04

Grades K - 2

Small Science

Experiment with things too small to see

Grades K - 2

Monday, June 04

Grades 6 - 8

Engineering for Natural Disasters

Can you construct a building that can withstand an earthquake?

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, June 04

Grades 6 - 8

Biotechnology in Action

Learn how scientists use biotechnology to transform bacteria

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, June 04

Grades K - 2

Engineering 1, 2, 3

Find out what it’s like to be an engineer

Grades K - 2

Monday, June 11

Grades 3 - 5

Ecosystem Exploration

Explore the many biomes on planet Earth and meet some of our live animal representatives

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, June 11

Grades 3 - 5

Basic Robotics

Turn a box of parts into a working ambulatory robot that performs a set task

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, June 11

Grades 6 - 8

Make a Robotic Hand

Make a prosthetic hand or limb out of various materials

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, June 11

Grades 6 - 8

Forensics

Exercise your powers of deduction to solve the crime

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, June 11