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; MOSI Member: $18 per program

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.

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, December 3

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?

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, January 7

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.

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, February 4

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.

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, March 3

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

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

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, April 7

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; MOSI Member: $18 per program

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.

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, December 3

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.

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, January 7

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.

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, February 4

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!

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, March 3

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.

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, April 7

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; MOSI Member: $18 per 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!

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, December 3

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!

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, January 7

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.

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, February 4

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?

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, March 3

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.

Last Day to Register: Tuesday, April 7

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Program Cancellation and Refund Policy
All registrations subject to availability. MOSI reserves the right to combine or cancel classes that have not met the minimum enrollment. Campers or participants will be placed in an alternative class when possible. If MOSI cancels a class, payment will be fully refunded. For special circumstances, a 75% credit or refund will be granted for written requests made 14 or more days before the first day of the camp or program session. A 50% credit or refund will be granted for written requests made 13 or fewer days prior to the first day of the camp or program session. No refunds will be granted on or after the first day of the camp or program session.

All requests must be in writing and sent to:
sciencecamp@mosi.org or MOSI Science Camp, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617.