Home School Explorations Series

Home School Explorations Series

For K–2nd graders (ages 5–8 years), at Explora


Spring Semester: January 30th- April 25th, 2023

Be curious, discover, experiment!

Overview:

Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, 75 minute-long experiential science, technology, and art programs. Each Exploration is facilitated by Explora educators. These are 75 minute-long, materials-rich classes that actively engage every child in inquiry activities. In these classes, children will make discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and cultivate skills such as observation, creativity, critical thinking, cooperative learning, communication, and innovation as they explore a different topic each week. Class topics change each semester.

In-person classes will meet all CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety.  (Explora staff will be masked). 

Choose one day/time:   

  • Monday, 1pm-2:15pm (at Explora)
  • Tuesday, 10:30am-11:45am (at Explora)
  • Tuesday, 1pm-2:15pm (at Explora)

Registration Fee

Explora members* $110 per child per semester
Non-members $125 per child per semester

*Join & Save! Explora members get discounts on semester programs, camps, and admission all year!

Register now for Spring Semester 2023

1. Online: Select a session day and time to register online
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2. Call the Reservations office at 505‐600-6734 or e‐mail reservations@explora.us.

3. Mail registration form with payment to: Explora Reservations Manager, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque NM 87104

Explora’s Camps & Programs

Explora educators develop 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: 505-600-6734. Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9am–5pm. Para español, llame al 505-600-6734, de lunes a viernes, 9am–5pm.

Email: reservations@explora.us

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

Fax: 505-224-8325

Cancellation Policy

  • If a cancellation is received more than 5 business days before the camp, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received 5 business days or fewer before the camp will not be refunded.
  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program

Spring 2023 Explorations Schedule

Spring 2023 Explorations Schedule

January 30 - April 25, 2023

Slippery Slime

MON Jan 30/TUES Jan 31

Get your hands dirty as you explore a variety of slimy substances and make your own chemical concoctions.

Balancing Act

MON Feb 6/TUES Feb 7

Investigate the concept of balance from balancing themselves to balancing objects. Students will also investigate the concept of counterbalance as they try to get objects to balance.

Crazy About Chromatography

MON Feb 13/TUES Feb 14

Inside an ordinary black marker is a rainbow of color waiting to escape. Investigate how paper chromatography is used to separate the components of mixtures, and test colored markers, food coloring, and candy to see what unexpected colors each contains.

Round and Round

MON Feb 20/ TUES Feb 21

Test different shapes to see which ones make the best wheels and investigate different surfaces for roadways as you explore wheels moving "round and round". Build your own wheeled vehicle to take home.

Static Power

MON Feb 27/ TUES Feb 28

Get charged up about electricity. Make your hair stand on end with static electricity and go fishing with a balloon. Make a static box to take home.

Switch On, Switch OFf

MON March 6/ TUES March 7

Turn things on and off as you explore open and closed circuits. Investigate a variety of switches and much more.

Playful Pendulums

MON March 13 /TUES March 14

Explore pendulums and chaotic motion. We’ll play with pendulums that draw in the sand, pendulums that paint and much more.

Where Does the Food Go?

MON March 27 / Tues March 28

Where does the food go after you eat it? Let's answer this question by consulting our 8-foot-tall, blue haired doll, whose canvas body unzips to reveal ten large digestive, circulatory and respiratory organs. We'll learn what these body parts do and how to stay healthy, too!

Measure Me

MON April 3 / TUES April 4

Discover measuring concepts such as more and less, weight and height. We’ll practice using scales, measuring cups, and droppers, and we will use these tools to create our own snack.

Air, Air, Everywhere

MON April 10 / TUES April 11

See air take up space as you trap it in parachutes and bubbles, and watch air do work as you blow pinwheels and move paint with your own breath. Then we'll make our own windmill hats to take home.

A Shovelful of Dirt

MON April 17 / TUES April 18

Get your hands dirty as you make discoveries about dirt and soil. Use magnifying loupes as you look for living material in the dirt, and sculpt your own creation out of clay.

Wonderful Water

MON April 24 /TUES April 25

Get wet exploring unique properties of ice and water during a number of exciting activities. Explore different types of water, race water drops down a hill, and much more.

Class topics vary from semester to semester. For more information about this program please contact our Reservations office.

Phone: 505-600-6734

Email: reservations@explora.us

Para información en español, llame al 505-600-6734