Homeschool PDX works with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) to provide weekly science classes to homeschool students throughout the school year. Topics include chemistry, physics, life science, Earth science, engineering, astronomy and introductory “discovery” classes for our youngest students.
Enrollment for 2019-20 begins on April 15th, 2019. Classes will begin on Thursday October 3rd, 2019 and end on Thursday March 19th, 2020.
2018-19 Science Kids Classes
- Cosmic Quarks (Preschool, ages 3.5 – 5)
- Fall Term, Thursdays 10 AM – Cosmic Quarks A
- Fall Term, Thursdays 11:15 AM – Cosmic Quarks B
- Spring Term, Thursdays 10 AM – Cosmic Quarks C
- Spring Term, Thursdays 11:15 AM – Cosmic Quarks D
- Science Scouts (K/1st, ages 5-6) – Thursdays 10 AM (full year)
- Little Exploders (2nd/3rd, ages 7-9) – Thursdays 10 AM (full year)
- Atomic Adventurers (5th/6th/7th, ages 10-13) – Thursdays 10 AM (full year)
*Cosmic Quarks repeats itself each term. You are welcome to enroll for a Spring class if you would like your child to have extra time exploring the science concepts introduced in Fall session.
How to Enroll
To inquire about availability, please email Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name and age of your child and the class you are interested in. Once availability is confirmed, you will be given instructions about submitting payment.
2019-20 Class Syllabi
Registered families can access the class syllabi here. Proposed topics for next year (2019-20) include:
- Cosmic Quarks – Discovery Class Preschool Series
- Science Scouts – Life Science, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics
- Little Exploders – Physics, Life Science, Earth Science, Chemistry
- Atomic Adventurers – Middle School Chemistry & Biology Series
The prices below are for one student for the full year (except for Cosmic Quarks, which is just for one term). I offer a sibling discount of 10% off the more expensive class
- Cosmic Quarks – $75 one term (10 classes, 45 minutes long)
- Science Scouts – $150 per year (20 classes, 1 hour long)
- Little Exploders – $150 per year (20 classes, 1 hour long)
- Atomic Adventurers – $300 per year (20 classes, 2 hours long)
*Homeschool PDX Science Kids is not the same as the Oregon Homeschool Science Club, which holds classes at OMSI on Tuesdays. We offer the same selection of classes but not necessarily in the same order. Information about OHSSC classes can be found here.