Home School Families & Co-ops

On site LSC Home School Days are back! LSC Home School Days are for families who wish to supplement their science curriculum with an engaging, inquiry-based exploration inspired by a diverse group of scientists and engineers.

Programs are structured so that families with multiple children of different ages can have a shared, age-appropriate educational experience. Learners will be grouped by age: Adventurers (ages 4-6), and Investigators (ages 7-9). Families are not required to stay within defined age groups; however, program content is built to align with grade-level performance expectations defined by the Next Generation Science Standards.

Adventurers (ages 4-6)
Program Length: 60 minutes (10:30 am - 11:30 am)
Non-Member Pricing: $35 per child and $10 per adult (includes general admission)
Member Pricing: $25 per child

Investigators (ages 7-9)
Program Length: 2.5 hours (10:30 am - 1:00 pm, with a lunch break from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm)
Non-Member Pricing: $65 per child and $10 per adult (includes general admission)
Member Pricing: $50 per child

Programs may be canceled if minimum registration requirements are not met. Notifications regarding program cancellation will be sent one week before the program date.

Virtual Home School: As we go through another wonderful year celebrating science, we understand that many of our young home-schoolers will be unable to join us in person. As a result, we have added virtual days for this school year. Separate 45-minute virtual workshops will be provided for children ages 4-6 (our Adventurers, meeting from 9:30 – 10:15 am) and ages 7-9 (our Investigators, meeting from 11 – 11:45 am). Each session will include a hands-on experiment to talk about a science concept connecting to the work of our featured scientist of the month.

Below, please see our 2021-22 offerings for on site and virtual courses.

Programs at LSC

Thursday, June 23

Robby Goldman

We’re going to close our season much like we started… with a bang! Our final scientist in focus is Robby Goldman, a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois. Goldman’s work looks at how stresses within a volcanic system influence how magma spreads and where eruptions occur. And what better way to celebrate his work than make some volcanoes of our own!

Adventurer (ages 4-6)
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Investigator (ages 7-9)
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