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Event: Science for Homeschool. San Francisco, CA. Nov. 30, 2010.

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Date: November 30, 2010, 1 – 4pm. Location: Exploratorium Museum, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123. Cost: $50 per child.

The Exploratorium Science Museum in San Francisco is offering a program for homeschooled students on Biological and Geological Cycles, November 30, 2010, 1 – 4pm. Cost: $50 per child.

Biological and Geological Cycles

Exploratorium Homeschool Program

Level 1
Nitrogen is essential for life and the earth’s atmosphere is mostly nitrogen, yet it is in a form we cannot use. Nitrogen is actually scarce in many ecosystems. We’ll explore how the nitrogen cycle influences nonliving resources and living things in an ecosystem.

Level 2
We’ll explore the different physical and chemical forms of carbon in the atmosphere, oceans, biomass, and fossil fuels, and the movement of carbon among these reservoirs.

The price per session is $50 per child. An adult must attend the Level 1 sessions, but there will be no fee for the adult. Adults may attend Level 2 sessions at their discretion. Childcare is not available, but children under age 5 are welcome with parental supervision. Children may attend all or selected sessions. Limit 20 children per session. Openings will be filled on a first-come, first- served basis, with priority given to past participants.

When:  Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 1 – 4pm

Where: Exploratorium, IFI Classrooms for Level 1, and TI Classrooms for Level 2

Cost: The price per session is $50 per child. An adult must attend the Level 1 sessions, but there will be no fee for the adult. Adults may attend Level 2 sessions at their discretion. Childcare is not available, but children under age 5 are welcome with parental supervision. Children may attend all or selected sessions. Limit 20 children per session. Openings will be filled on a first-come, first- served basis, with priority given to past participants.

downloadable Registration Form

Background

The Exploratorium Homeschool Program offers exciting, hands-on workshops for Bay Area families. Our Homeschool science series explores topics in depth through hands-on activities, exhibit exploration on the museum floor, contributions from experienced teachers, and Internet links for going further. With biology, chemistry, geology, and physics rounding out a brand-new curriculum, we are also including two special “current issues in science” topics: biotechnology and climate change.

In addition to a new curriculum, this year we’re offering two levels of classes to better serve the participants. The levels will differ in approach and depth, yet cover the same topic.

Classes take place Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the IFI Classrooms for Level 1, and in the TI Classrooms for Level 2.

For more information, please check the Museum Website

and the Homeschool Section for more sessions and lecture series

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