SCIENCE for grades K-1



NOTE:  These classes meet on Tuesdays from 10:00-12:0o, during the same time that the preschool program meets.
NOTE: I will be team teaching with my daughter, Hannah.  We will each have the K-1 and the 2-4 group for an hour, so we will only have to plan and prep for one hour of class time.
To sign up, you can email me, or you can contact Hannah at:   Please note that space will be limited.
You don’t have to pay online.  You can bring payment as cash or check when classes begin.


Science in North America:  Biomes and Deserts

September 11  to Oct. 9  (10:00-12:00)  (5 classes total)


       We will look at many of the specialized plants and animals that live in the deserts in the western US.   Activities will include art and crafts about the deserts.  Books about deserts will be available in our library, so you can supplement by reading at home.  We also have some games and activities you can borrow, also.


Science in South America:  Rain forests and cold deserts

Oct. 23 to Dec. 4  (10:00-12:00)  (6 classes total)


             We’ll continue in our ecological journey by going southward.  We’ll not only investigate the rain forests of the Amazon, but also the cold deserts in the southern portion of the continent.  Art will be an important feature of this unit, with drawings and crafts about the plants and animals of South America.


Science in Antarctica

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 2, 19, 26 (10:00-12:00)  (7 classes total, with the extra day being a built-in snow day)  NOTE: No class Feb. 14, to allow for special homeschool activities that day.


       Antarctica is mysterious and fascinating.  We will learn about the wildlife that survives there and how they cope with the cold.  We’ll also take a look at what lives in the water and under the ice shelf.  We’ll take some video field trips, and see what scientists do in Antarctica.


Forces and Motion

Mar. 19 to April 23    (10:00-12:00)  (6 classes total)


      Hands-on exploration of how and why things move.  Hands-on activities will include standard demonstrations appropriate to this age group, such as balloon rockets, rubber band cars, simple machines, drop towers, etc.  We’ll learn a bit about Galileo and Newton, and what they did.