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Monday, January 26, 2015

Discovery Center Home School Sessions

Good day Home School families,

Our next round of home school sessions are happening Tuesday February 17, 2015.  The session content is as follows:

Ages 5-7: 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM in Kilowatt Korner

H2Olympics - Examining Water Properties
What is cohesion, adhesion, capillary action and surface tension?  Find out the meaning of these key words as students cycle through water stations performing experiments.

Ages 8-12: 10:45 AM - 12:00 Noon in Enterprise Room

What is the fastest thing humans know of?  Why do things go fast?  How does our body react to things that go quickly?  What are the fastest animals on earth?  Students will make their very own fast moving craft and learn how to add more power to speed things up.

Age 13: 10:45 AM - 12:00 Noon in Kilowatt Korner

Population Dynamics
Animal populations fluctuate naturally.  There are many different reasons for this natural fluctuation from predation to weather to food abundance.  In this session we will model the natural fluctuation of the rabbit population in Nova Scotia.

Registration for these programs opens January 26th and closes end of day February 12th (two business days before the sessions).  You must register ahead of time in the order to participate in programming.  Please fill out the PDF registration form (see below) and submit it to ehamm@thediscoverycenter.ca .  For the 2015 home school programs prepayment is required.  Please read the PDF Policy (see below).

We have placed students in aged clusters so as to work among their peers and within their curriculum levels.  Please sign up for the age appropriate session offered.

Just to let you know ahead of time we have monthly Home School Science scheduled throughout the 2015 school year. 

Scheduled dates:

March 24, 2015
April 21, 2015
May 12, 2015
June 23, 2015

For any comments or questions please contact

Kara MacPhee
Senior Science Educator
Discovery Center
902-492-4422 ext: 2227

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