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Home School Days - Challenger Learning Center

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Home School Days - Challenger Learning Center


Every second Friday of the month during the fall and spring, the CLC offers a 3-hour hands-on STEAM program for students in home school. Join us for a fun-filled morning, learning new skills and discovering new interests!
Friday, September 11, 2020: Fall into Colors

Fall is the time of year when Nature’s colors change dramatically. In this edition of Homeschool Days, we will explore the science of color including chromatography lessons with Skittles candy and lessons designed by Challenger Teacher in Space, Christa McAuliffe. Grade specific hands-on activities may include making a sundial, crafting with ultraviolet beads, and experimenting to discover the secrets of the light spectrum.

Friday, October 9, 2020: Orbit Away

It’s guaranteed to be an “out of this world” time as we celebrate World Space Week! Explore, design, build and experiment with gyroscopes and satellites. Learn about the different types of satellites and how they affect and improve our everyday lives. We owe a lot of credit to satellites for the virtual learning, lessons, camps, concerts, etc. that we have been participating in.  Students in 4th grade and above will participate in a virtual space mission simulation, playing the role of engineer, scientist or researcher.

Friday, November 13, 2020: Food, Feast and Fun

Thanksgiving is a celebration of thanks, a day to remember the people and things we are most thankful for…it is also a day of fun and FOOD! We will explore the sciences behind food: physical, microbial and chemical, as well as the biology of taste. Feed yourself, or your family, with some yummy science experiments as you explore the properties and fermentation of yeast by making your own bread dough and the chemistry of microwave popcorn.

Friday, December 11, 2020: Winter Wonderland – Solstice, Stars and Sunlight

Winter lights and sights are coming! Learn the science, history and significance of the winter solstice and why our days are shorter in the winter. Explore the properties of the Sun, stars, auroras, and various light waves through the creation of edible models, luminaries and hands-on activities.

DELIVERY METHOD: At this time, all Home School Day programs will be held virtually, however when that changes, or we start offering the program in a hybrid environment (on-site and virtual), we will contact each customer in the order their application was received to select which method of delivery (on-site or virtual) they prefer.

MATERIALS: Home School Day material packets will be available for pick up the day prior to the program at the Challenger Learning Center.

COST: The cost is $10 per student per program for registrations received before 12:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the program. The cost is $15 per student per program for registrations received after 12:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the program. CLC Family Membership Holders receive a 10% discount on individual programs.

PRE-REGISTRATION: The registration form must be completed and submitted before 12:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the program to receive the discounted price of $10. Registration is complete and confirmed on receipt of completed registration form and full payment. Programs are limited in size; therefore, registrations will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Registration after 12:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the program is also accepted, if space permits, and costs $15 per student per program. On-site, day-of payments for program will not be accepted at this time.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: No refunds will be offered for Home School Days programs. For cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to the program, the payment may be applied to future Home School Days programs.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Should you need additional information, please call (850) 645–7777, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For content/curriculum information, contact our Education Manager, (850) 645–7787.


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