Home School Families, Co-ops, and Learning Pods

Liberty Science Center welcomes home school families, co-ops, and learning pods. Your learners can participate in our STEM programming in a variety of ways. Let us help foster your children's curiosity.

Home School Days

LSC Home School Days are for families who wish to supplement their science curriculum with an engaging, inquiry-based adventure inspired by a diverse group of scientists and engineers. This school year, our sessions are being held virtually and will each run 45 minutes.

Programs are structured in such a way 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), Investigators (ages 7-9), and Specialists (ages 10-12). While we do not restrict families to stay within grade bands, please know that the content is built for an understanding of the recommended science targets according to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Each program is $12 for LSC members and $15 for non-members. Payment must be made at least 48 hours before each scheduled program in order to secure access for the students. Once payment is received, you will receive a link to register for the program.

Our Home School Days are each inspired by a different scientist. Browse the different dates below, and then select a program to purchase:

Wednesday, October 7

Francisco Mojica

We’re kicking off our new year with a focus on the work of Francisco Mojica and his discovery of CRISPR. Students will be led through an experiment they can do from home to extract and examine the building blocks of life, DNA!

Adventurers
Age: 4-6
Time: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Investigators
Age: 7-9
Time: 11 am – 11:45 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Specialists
Age: 10-12
Time: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here


Wednesday, November 18

Margaret Burbidge

As the days steadily become shorter, what a great opportunity to go outside and observe the stars! In this month’s session, we’ll discuss British astronomer Margaret Burbidge and her efforts to champion opportunities for women in science.

Adventurers
Age: 4-6
Time: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Investigators
Age: 7-9
Time: 11 am – 11:45 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Specialists
Age: 10-12
Time: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here


Wednesday, December 9

Anthony Fauci

We are in the heart of the flu season. During this session, we’ll go over a few experiments students can try to explore the work of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has led our nation’s response to the COVID crisis.

Adventurers
Age: 4-6
Time: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Investigators
Age: 7-9
Time: 11 am – 11:45 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Specialists
Age: 10-12
Time: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here


Wednesday, January 13

Annie Easley

Even though National Technology Day was last week, we’ll be celebrating it today with a look at NASA scientist Annie Easley. To celebrate her coding skills that sent rockets into space, students will get an introduction to coding across all ages.

Adventurers
Age: 4-6
Time: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Investigators
Age: 7-9
Time: 11 am – 11:45 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Specialists
Age: 10-12
Time: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Wednesday, February 17

James West

The modern-day microphone found in things like baby monitors, hearing aids, and telephones is all thanks in part to James West. During this program, students will investigate how sound works as we explore this inventor’s work.

Adventurers
Age: 4-6
Time: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Investigators
Age: 7-9
Time: 11 am – 11:45 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Specialists
Age: 10-12
Time: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Wednesday, March 17

Tu Youyou

Awarded the Nobel Prize for finding a cure for malaria, Tu Youyou is credited with arguably the most important pharmaceutical intervention in the last half-century. In this session, we will explore how chemistry is applied in our everyday lives.

Adventurers
Age: 4-6
Time: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Investigators
Age: 7-9
Time: 11 am – 11:45 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Specialists
Age: 10-12
Time: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Wednesday, April 7

James Hansen

Humans are burning lots and lots of fossil fuels for energy, in planes, in cars, to light our houses, and that’s putting greenhouse gases into the air. But how do those gases affect Earth? During this session, we will explore climate change and what we can do to help become stewards of our planet.

Adventurers
Age: 4-6
Time: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Investigators
Age: 7-9
Time: 11 am – 11:45 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Specialists
Age: 10-12
Time: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Wednesday, May 19

Charles Henry Turner

How do insects see color? Can they hear and distinguish sounds? During this session, we’ll be exploring the importance of honey bees as we celebrate the work of entomologist Charles Henry Turner.

Adventurers
Age: 4-6
Time: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Investigators
Age: 7-9
Time: 11 am – 11:45 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Specialists
Age: 10-12
Time: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Wednesday, June 16

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

In celebration of the conversation and social justice work of Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, our last home school day of the season will be spent getting an introduction to LSC aquatic animals.

Adventurers
Age: 4-6
Time: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Investigators
Age: 7-9
Time: 11 am – 11:45 am
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Specialists
Age: 10-12
Time: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
Are you an LSC member? If so, register here
If not an LSC member, register here

Individual Programs

Groups of more than 10 students are invited to book individual programs or series from our STEM Guide. Please call 201.253.1214 or email groups@lsc.org to book your program or for more information.

Educator Mornings

Home school, co-op, and learning pod leaders are invited to join our free Educator Mornings to learn more about our programs!

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