Looking for experiences and programming that supplement your homechool science curriculum?
SCI homeschool programming supports the Iowa Core and National Science Standards and is accurate, relevant and fun! Your Science Center of Iowa experience will reflect the quality of our fully accredited institution, endorsed by AAM and ASTC.
Homeschool Science Series
With hands-on workshops for students and parents, the Homeschool Science Series is a unique opportunity for homeschoolers to enhance their curriculum through STEM programming led by SCI staff.
Workshops also provide an opportunity for homeschoolers to share ideas and expand their network of like-minded learners. The Homeschool Science Series will be held in SCI’s lab spaces, and we invite you to visit the corresponding experience platform after each workshop.
The Homeschool Science Series will be held in SCI’s lab spaces, and we invite you to visit the corresponding experience platform after each workshop.
- October 24, 9:15 –10:15 am — Bricks, Bricks and More Bricks
Get a behind-the-scenes look at our newest exhibit, Brick By Brick. Learn how the LEGO® models were designed and constructed using math concepts like scale and ratio.
- November 7, 9:15 –10:15 am — Engineering Challenges
Get an inside look at the challenges faced by engineers when designing structures like the Hoover Dam, Golden Gate Bridge and Gateway Arch. Use your own engineering skills to design and build amazing structures.
- November 28, 9:15 –10:15 am — Building Blunders
Explore the marvels of engineering. Learn how failure isn’t always a bad thing – it’s a tool that can help you build even better things! The building blunders that topple, tilt or twirl can teach engineers – and us! – how to design, test and build better structures.
- December 5, 9:15 –10:15 am — Engineering Through the Ages
Building structures have changed over time. Learn how engineering has changed through the ages, from building the Pyramids of Giza in 2500 B.C. to the Ping An Finance Center in Chin, completed in 2017.
- Spring Workshops — TBA
Homeschool Science Series workshops will return in the spring. Stay tuned for updates!
To accommodate a variety of skills and learning levels, two tracks are available for Homeschool Science Series workshops:
- Novice (ages 4–8)
- Practioner (ages 9–14)
- BONUS: Parents are invited to take part in a concurrent workshop that will support the learning of their students.
- SCI Members = $10 per child
- Non-members = $19 per child
Workshop registration includes materials and admission to SCI for the day. Parents receive free workshop admission. Additional children over the age of two will need to purchase ticket for admission.
To register for workshops, click the button below and find the date of your workshop or call the SCI Sales Office at 515-274-6868 ext. 222.
Contact the Education Team at email@example.com or call 515-274-6868 ext. 255.