Homeschool Science Opportunities
This Fall 2021, Clemson’s Science Outreach Center has two opportunities for our homeschool families: 1) Homeschool Virtual STEM Club and 2) Homeschool Science Day (an in-person event).
Download the 2021 Homeschool Flier or read the information below for more details on each opportunity. Hope to see you soon!
Homeschool Virtual STEM Club
A fun learning experience for children ages 8-12. The STEM Club will engage students through six unique STEM Club sessions, each with two live instructors present.
WHERE? Zoom virtual classroom
COST? $142 (includes all 6 sessions + cost of mailing materials to each student’s home
WHEN? 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST (see below for topics & dates of each session)
REGISTER for Fall 2021 Virtual STEM Club here: https://bit.ly/3eKXgDa
QUESTIONS? firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-656-9939
✽ Session 1: Density — October 6
Explore density with density towers and floating foil boats.
✽ Session 2: Water — October 13
Investigate the wonderful and weird properties of water through experiments with pepper, milk, food coloring and soap.
✽ Session 3: Sound — October 27
Deepen your understanding of sound waves by creating your own musical instruments and devices that imitate animal sounds.
✽ Session 4: Flight — November 10
Design, build and fly gliders while learning the science behind flight.
✽ Session 5: Engineering Design Challenge — December 1
Apply the laws of physics to build, test and evaluate your own bridge designs.
✽ Session 6: DNA Day — December 8
Discover the biomolecule that makes you YOU and solve a mystery with your new knowledge of biochemistry.
Homeschool Science Day
On Wednesday, December 15th @ 9:30 am-12pm Clemson’s Science Outreach Center is hosting an in-person science lab day for homeschool students. For only $12/student, your child will engage in the following hands on STEM exploration:
Mystery of the Dead Hemlock Tree (ages 8-13) In this lab students will:
Use solutes and solvents to create mixtures and solutions
Learn techniques to micropipette and measure small quantities of liquids
Perform gel electrophoresis to compare DNA from known pests to an unknown tree killer
(scientists use this method to separate out parts of a mixture)
- Discover the interdependent relationships of the hemlock ecosystem
Biology: DNA Fingerprinting/Crime Scene (ages 14 & up) In this lab students will:
Isolate their own DNA
Set up a restriction digest of DNA from a “crime scene”
- Run DNA samples from crime scene and suspects on a gel and compare the results to ensure that the right guy/girl is caught.
Learn about the human genome, genetic signatures, and how they are used in forensics and other application