Homeschool Science Class
Welcome to Homeschool Science Class! We are thrilled to be kicking off the Fall school year with an exciting Homeschool curriculum.
This year PMEC will be offering science classes once a month beginning Tuesday, September 22nd. The structure for each session includes, one hour Education and one hour Play/Social Interaction. The classes will most often be divided by age during the first hour. Ages may combine for the second hour for gaga ball; Broom Hockey, Charades, Pictionary, and various group building games.
Please find below an outline of what we planned for each month. Hope you can join us!
Who: Ages 4.5-7yrs & 8-10yrs
Where: PMEC 66 Brook Rd Amherst, NH 03031 – Weather allowing, classes will be held outside.
When: The 3rd Tuesday of every month - from 1:00 – 3:00
Fee: $28R; $33NR
Please Note: We will be following the proper state-directed and CDC guidelines, which includes physical distancing and face coverings. We will need a minimum of 6 students and maximum of 10 students allowed for each class. All classes will have an element of outdoor time; if weather is a factor we will be able to hold class inside while maintaining 6 feet apart.
September - Aquatic Life Exploration —
Come to PMEC and explore what lives in the water around our home. Be biologists for the day, complete with nets and magnifying glasses and discover how and what lives in the watery depths. We will explore the pond and the streams. First hour of structured learning and second hour of informal outside activity.
October - The Secret Life of Trees —
Did you know that trees communicate with one another? They protect and help each other grow! Come explore the trails at PMEC and learn all about the different trees found in the woods around us and how they interact. We will learn and experiment with why leaves change colors. We will explore a variety of pinecones and uncover their amazing secrets. First hour of structured learning and second hour of informal outside activity.
November - Animal Adaption —
Skulls, furs, beaks all help animals adapt for their particular life styles. Let’s learn how with this interactive lesson! First hour of structured learning and second hour of informal outside activity.
December – Animal Tracking -
Winter is a great time to learn about animal tracks! We will study different animal tracks and how animals move throughout the woods. We will become detectives and see if we can figure out what animals have been walking around in the woods at PMEC. We will learn about tracking animals and other useful techniques that might help you to figure out what animals have been there before you!
January - Snow
How does nature make snow? Let’s make our own! We will capture and examine snowflakes (if the weather cooperates!), make snow cones, talk about the different types of snow and what animals we can find that live under the snow. We will go snowshoeing or a hike to see if we can find any traces of life in the woods.
February - Animal Signs –
What can you tell from looking at animal scat A.K.A. poop? Many things! For homeschool science this month, we will dissect an owl pellet and talk about how scat is used to identify animals. In the second hour, we will build a winter shelter in the woods.
March - April Fool’s!
We will teach you some cool science “tricks” you can play on your family on April Fool’s Day! (Can’t describe them or else we will give away the surprise!)
April - All about the Egg
Spring and Easter always bring to mind images of eggs — colored ones, fancy ones, newly laid ones! We will talk about the science of eggs and maybe walk on a dozen or two. We will talk about the science of dying them and eat one or two of you like. And let’s not forget the bunny! Why are bunnies so important for the environment? We will learn why!
May - Spring has sprung with the Sun!
Come learn about the sun and how it is brings new life to the plant world. We will make sun prints, dissect a seed, and plant one too!