Home School Explorations for grades 3-5 (ages 8-10)

Spring 2017 Semester
January 23 – April 18

Mondays, 11am-12pm or 1-2pm
Tuesdays, 11am-12pm

Explora members $90 per child per semester
Non-members $108 per child per semester

Home School class sessions meet every week.

No session Mar. 20 and 21 due to Spring Break Camps.

Three ways to register

  1. Online: Select a session day and time to register online

2. Mail: Download, print, and mail registration form:

3. Call Reservations at 505-224-8341.

Class Schedule

LOOKING UP CLOSE

1/23 or 1/24
Students use microscopes and magnifiers to discover the fascinating world of organisms and elements among us. Explore the structures and functions of a variety of interesting features among a micro-world of bugs, plants, and rocks.

EXCITING ELECTRICITY

1/30 or 1/31
Use batteries and wires to light a bulb, and explore open and closed circuits. Then make a gigantic complete circuit you won’t forget!

SHOCKING DISCOVERIES

2/6 or 2/7
Shock your students into learning with a simple touch of the Van de Graaff electricity generator! Energize their understanding of static electricity with this hair-raising class full of empowering experiments.

GALILEO’S UNIVERSE

2/13 or 2/14
Students gravitate toward experiments that have them swinging pendulums, rolling masses, and dropping objects as they explore several of Galileo’s famous experiments. By recording and analyzing data, students learn about the actions of pendulums and the laws that govern falling objects.

FOOD SLEUTHS

2/20 or 2/21
What’s for dinner? Students test a variety of foods to determine the presence of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and vitamins. We also learn the roles these substances have in a healthy diet, and what they really do inside our bodies.

ENERGY TRANSFORMERS

2/27 or 2/28
During these energizing activities, participants explore the different forms of energy and how these forms are converted from one to another. Students will experiment with “Newton’s Cradles” and build wind turbines that produce electricity.

CLASSY INVESTIGATION

3/6 or 3/7
We take the mystery out of animal classification! Students discover the five major vertebrate classes, build 3-D classification keys, and use their new skills to solve an animal mystery.

WATER ON THE MOVE

3/13 or 3/14
How does water move through the soil? Students design, build, and test aquifer models to track contaminants, water tables, and well levels.

No class the week of March 20–24 for Explora Spring Break Camps.
Visit www.explora.us for more information.

OUT OF THE BLUE

3/27 or 3/28
How do you create a photographic image using light from the sun? In this exploration you will apply chemicals to paper and manipulate variables to make your own unique print. Note: This program is weather-dependent.

PIGMENTS OF YOUR IMAGINATION: THE CHEMISTRY OF ART AND SCIENCE

4/3 or 4/4
Do artists need to understand chemistry? Explore the art/science connection by using pigments to make your own paints. Then use your handmade paints to create an original work of art.

JUMP ROPE MATH

4/10 or 4/11
How far will you go as you jump, skip, measure, investigate, and graph? Jumping rope can be seriously fun when you go to great lengths making predictions about travel, proportions, and number of skips.

KALEIDOSCOPE CRAZED

4/17 or 4/18
Explore the amazing properties of mirrors, lenses, and light, and discover all the wonderful images and colorful patterns you get when angles and symmetry come into play. Students design and build their own unique kaleidoscopes.

It’s time for Explora’s 2017 Spring semester programs

Explora educators develop camp activities with children’s developmental levels in mind. Your children will have the opportunity to learn from, and work with older and younger peers and make new friends.

Registration/Information

  • You can register online, by phone, or download and mail/fax the completed registration form.
  • Please have the following available when you register: emergency contact name and phone numbers; name of alternate adults who can pick up the child; child’s medications, dosages, and physician’s name; child’s insurance information, as well as any allergy or special needs information for your child.


Call:

505-224-8341. Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9 am – 5 pm.

Email:
reservations@explora.us

Mail:
Explora Reservations
1701 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Fax:
505-224-8325

Cancelation policy

  • If a cancelation is received at least 5 business days before the first class, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administration fee.
  • Cancelations received fewer than 5 business days before the first class will not be refunded.
  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program.

Explora is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all purchases at our store are always tax-free.

Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the store at Explora, help fund our programs and exhibits.

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