Homeschool Science Experience Enrichment Days (SEED)

What does it take to make a seed grow? The seed needs water, nutrients and light to grow. Let MOSI help your child grow with our new Homeschool SEED days!

SEED Days are monthly enrichment classes for your homeschooler that complement your homeschool curriculum through hands-on explorations of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

SEED Classes for Ages 5 - 7

• Classes are from 1 – 3 pm
• Parents may accompany child in the workshop, or take a break and enjoy MOSI.
• Pre-registration and payment are required at least one week in advance. Late program registration and payments are subject to an additional $5 same day registration fee.
• Program fee: $24 per program or $176 for all 8 sessions*; MOSI Member: $18 per program or $128 for all 8 sessions*
*discount only available if you register for the entire series at once

Space Invaders – September 3, 2019 (Space Science)

3...2...1...Lift Off! Your mission: build a rocket and launch it higher and faster as you head to the moon. Explore the Milky Way Galaxy and experiment with asteroid and meteor impacts.

Construction Craziness! - October 8, 2019 (Materials Science)

Discover what makes glue stick stuff together. Create your own glue and discover how things can glow. Create and compare different types of slime. You are on your way to becoming a Junior Scientist.

Things that Go Boom!- November 12, 2019 (Chemistry)

Inflate balloons without blowing into them. Make bags explode. Discover the oohs and aahs of chemistry.

Dino Detectives - December 10, 2019 (Paleontology)

Imagine what it was like during the time of the dinosaurs. Touch and explore dinosaur fossils and learn how they hunt and what they ate. Discover how fossil casts are made.

What Goes Up… – January 14, 2020 (Physics)

How do simple machines work? Explore the energy and work behind simple machines. Compete in a challenge using pulleys, levers, inclined planes and more. Can you turn potential energy into kinetic?

Backyard Scientists - February 11, 2020 (Environmental Science)

Step outside and turn it into a science lab! Explore the MOSI backwoods as you learn about insects and plants through hands-on experiments. Conduct water testing to find the pH from tap water, bottled water and water from the backwoods.

Grossology - March 10, 2020 (Health Science)

Gross out your friends by making your own blood and snot. See how blood circulates through your body. Explore other bodily functions and your five senses.

It All Falls Down - April 14, 2020 (Engineering)

Build a variety of materials to experiment with structures and engineering. What makes the strongest foundation?

SEED Classes for Ages 8 - 10

• Classes are from 1 – 3 pm
• Parents may accompany child in the workshop, or take a break and enjoy MOSI.
• Pre-registration and payment are required at least one week in advance. Late program registration and payments are subject to an additional $5 same day registration fee.
• Program fee: $24 per program or $176 for all 8 sessions*; MOSI Member: $18 per program or $128 for all 8 sessions*
*discount only available if you register for the entire series at once

Galaxy Seekers - September 3, 2019 (Space Science)

Grab your spacesuit and prepare for launch as you learn about what makes our galaxy unique. Learn what causes planets, moons, and other satellites to move in an orbit. Design a prototype of a probe that could be used to explore our galaxy and finally build your own rocket and launch it. We are going to go out of this world for this class.

What is that Stuff? - October 8, 2019 (Materials Science)

Materials Science is one of the coolest areas of science because this is where you can get your hands dirty! Create cool slime from PVA. Watch glue become plastic right before your very eyes! Cause a chemical reaction with steel wool and make both glue and plastic from milk. You will feel like a scientist working in a lab.

Chemistry Capers - November 12, 2019 (Chemistry)

Do you know how to make a LEGO person float in water? Do you know how to use cabbage to tell the difference between an acid and a base? Can you make a rainbow from nail polish and water? Find out the answers to these chemistry questions and more by coming to Chemistry Capers.

Dinosaur Discoveries - December 10, 2019 (Paleontology)

You are now a paleontologist on the hunt for fossils. Learn how experts in the field create casts in order to carefully show what they found during a dig. Understand how fossils were created through a layering process. Discover what coprolite is and how scientists use it to determine what dinosaurs ate.

A Measure of Motion – January 14, 2020 (Physics)

Physics is the study of matter in motion and this class has a lot of stuff moving! Learn about pulleys and other simple machines as you build the climbing man creature. Use balloons to power made from scratch cars and build a simple pendulum learn about how objects move. Understand kinetic and potential energy through what is referred to as Kinetic Art.

MOSI’s Backyard of Science - February 11, 2020 (Environmental Science)

Join us as we travel through MOSI’s “backyard” to learn about its habitat. Conduct water tests at two different dam areas to test the pH. Study the soil to understand why there are so many trees back there. Quietly encounter homes of our most friendly neighbor – the gopher tortoise. By the end of class, you will truly appreciate the sunshine state.

An Apple a Day - March 10, 2020 (Health Science)

The body is truly amazing and that is why it is important that you keep it in shape! Learn why the heart is so important to the body. Discover how your stomach works and what “gooey” substance helps to protect its lining. You will understand the importance of your liver and the many jobs that it has. Finally, study why poop is important and how it keeps you healthy. So let’s put those potato chips away and grab some celery as we learn about the most important machine you will ever know… YOU!

Problem Solvers - April 14, 2020 (Engineering)

The job of an engineer is to use science and technology creatively to help solve problems. In this class, you will have to figure out how to clean up an oil spill. Construct a house from popsicle sticks that can withstand category 3 hurricane force winds. Create an adhesive from milk that can withstand the mass of several heavy washers. So give yourself a “brain stretch” as you attempt to solve the many challenges that await you.

Technology and Engineering SEED Days for Ages 8 - 12

Technology and Engineering Days are a hands-on way to prepare for the future using technology to design, invent, and build in creative and imaginative ways.

• Classes are from 10 am – 12 pm
• Parents may accompany child in the workshop, or take a break and enjoy MOSI.
• Pre-registration and payment are required at least one week in advance. Late program registration and payments are subject to an additional $5 same day registration fee.
• Program fee: $24 per program or $176 for all 8 sessions*; MOSI Member: $18 per program or $128 for all 8 sessions*
*discount only available if you register for the entire series at once

Crafty Miners – September 3, 2019

Building and crafting in Minecraft is definitely fun, but did you know that you can learn architectural and engineering practices at the same time? Join us as we work with redstone and follow a blueprint to build some cool contraptions!

It’s Electric! – October 8, 2019

Have you ever wondered what makes electronic stuff work? Or how exactly does flipping a switch on the wall cause the lights or ceiling fan to turn on? The answers might shock you! Join us to learn all about electricity and circuits as we work on a fun project to take home!

Code Lab 101 – November 12, 2019

So you’ve heard of coding and programming, but don’t know where to start? Join us for Code Lab 101 as we cover the basics of computer science and learn simple syntax to build our own computer program!

Roving Robots – December 10, 2019

Ready to tackle the exciting field of robotics? Get hands-on experience as we work with LEGOs flagship EV3 models to build robots that can complete a maze all on their own!

3…2…1…LIFTOFF! – January 14, 2020

What’s more exciting than watching a live rocket launch? watching YOUR rocket launch high into the air! See the principles of rocket dynamics in action as we build and launch our own models. Recover your rocket after a successful flight to take home proof of your work!

Prototyping 101 – February 11, 2020

How does a product go from idea to finished design? It goes through the many steps in the prototyping process! Learn how to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to make 3D models that can be sent to a 3D printer to bring them to the physical world.

Bridge the Gap – March 10, 2020

We’ll analyze the basic shapes present in architecture as we build our own bridge. Learn how technology is used to analyze stress points in models. Will your bridge support the most weight?

Behind the Scenes – April 14, 2020

Get ready for an exciting class where we’ll learn the processes that happen behind the scenes of our favorite videos and movies as we produce and edit our own short clip.

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