Homeschool Programs

Add EdVenture’s signature programming to your curriculum! On the first Friday of each month, EdVenture offers informal, experiential, hands-on education specialized for homeschool students. Come enjoy EdVenture's signature programs on-site in one of Columbia’s biggest and brightest classrooms. Perfect for ages 4-12, this programming gives your student a chance to enjoy EdVenture in a whole new way!

Enjoy EdVenture-led special activities on the first Friday of each month from 2:30–3:30 p.m. Homeschool families receive a discounted rate; $8 per child with a free admission for one parent/guardian; $5 for each additional parent/guardian.

For questions or to reserve your space, please contact:

Tiffany Collins,Youth Development Coordinator
803-400-1161 or (c) 803-609-9107, tcollins@edventure.org 


Homeschool Fridays Programming and Schedule, 2017-18

(CLICK ON THE CLASS NAME TO REGISTER)

September 1, 2017

Theme: Under the Sea

Age 4-5: Cooking Lab—Under the Sea Cups

Max Students: 30

Subject: Health, Cooking

Age 6-7: Ocean in a Bottle Experiment

Max Students: 25

Subject: Environmental Science

Kids will create a simulation of the ocean as a means to learn more about waves, density, and fluid properties!

Age 8-10: Ocean Cleanup

Max Students: 30

Subject: Environmental Science

Kids will learn about the importance of keeping the ocean healthy by participating in a STEM activity focused on cleaning up a mock oil spill.

Age 11-12:  DIY Engineering Challenge: Underwater Vehicles

Max Students: 30

Subject: Engineering, Maker

Can you make a vehicle that can move through water using only a mini DC motor, AA batteries, common household items, duct tape and glue? Come ready to solve many problems, be creative and willing to learn from mistakes!

 

October 6, 2017

Theme: Halloween

Age 4-5: Boo Bubbles

Max Students: 25

Subject: Science

Kids will observe how dry ice, baking soda, and vinegar can be used to create spooky potions and bubbles that leave behind a mysterious gas when popped!

Age 6-7: Cooking Lab—Monster Munch Trail Mix

Max Students: 30

Subject: Health, Cooking



Age 8-10: The Scaredy Rover Robot

Max Students: 30

Subject: Robotics, Maker

Work in teams using Lego Mindstorm kits to build a cute little rover robot. Program your robot to run away from any approaching “Halloween monsters”. Have fun driving the rover with the remote control.

 

Age 11-12: Halloween Carnival

Max Students: 30

Subject: Health, Fitness

Kids will participate in carnival style booths that focus on physical fitness, health, and wellness.

 

November 3, 2017

Theme: Storybook

Age 4-5: Storybook Smashup

Max Students: 30

Subject: Literacy

Have you ever noticed the connections amongst fairy tales? Come join us and see how different fairy tales are connected.

Age 6-7: Animation Station!

Max Students: 30

Subject: Engineering, Maker

Create your own animated story using the Scratch visual programming software. Learn how to create and move characters around, add dialogue and sound effects, change the landscape and so much more! class will empower your young makers and encourage them to ask questions and define problems while utilizing the engineering design process. Students are encouraged to make mistakes and develop their own ideas.

Age 8-10: Cooking Lab—Magic Apple Wands

Max Students: 30

Subject: Health, Cooking



Age 11-12: Magic Potions!

Max Students: 25

Subject: Science

Kids will create their very own magic potions that bubble and change colors!

 

December 1, 2017

Theme: Outerspace

Age 4-5: Out of Space Ozobots!

Max Students: 30

Subject: Robotics

Meet the cutest aliens to ever visit EdVenture! Learn how to speak their language (hint: it’s all about colors) and help them find their way back home. Safe travel little Ozobots!

Age 6-7: Gravity Painting

Max Students: 30

Subject: Science

Come learn how science meets art. We will be using scientific instruments to learn how gravity can impact the outcome of an art project.

Age 8-10: Moon Dough

Max Students: 25

Subject: Science

Kids will get messy with everyday materials to create their very own "moon dough!" Mix and shape your dough to create moon rocks!

Age 11-12: Fruit Rocket Skewers

Max Students: 30

Subject: Health, Cooking

 

January 5, 2018

Theme: Winter Wonderland

Age 4-5: Cooking Lab—Melted Snowman Dip

Max Students: 30

Subject: Health, Cooking

Age 6-7: Holiday Slime and Magic Show

Max Students: 25

Subject: Science

Kids will learn about the science of polymers as they have the opportunity to make and play with their very own messy slime and powdery snow!

Age 8-10: Snowflake Science

Max Students: 30

Subject: Science

Kids will learn how water vapor plays a vital role in the formation of snowflake and crystalize their own special snowflake to take home.

Age 11-12: Snowflakes 3D Design and Print

Max Students: 30

Subject: Maker, Technology

Did you know that every single snowflake is unique? Design your own snowflake using the Tinkercad software then watch it materialize as it gets printed with our super-duper MakerBot Replicator. Depending on the number of participants the printing process may take few hours to complete.

 

February 2, 2018

Theme: Where the Wild Things Are

Age 4-5: Follow the Footprints

Max Students: 25

Subject: Science

Kids will observe and recreate the footprints of some of their favorite wild animals!

Age 6-7: Cooking Lab--Max’s Boat and Monster Cookies

Max Students: 30

Subject: Health, Cooking



Age 8-10: Where the Kudo and Friends Are

Max Students: 30

Subject: Coding

Create your own video game using Kodu Game Lab 3D visual programming software. You will a create a wild, wild world for Kodu and his friends. Beware of the menacing tower ready to strike at anyone who dares to come near it!

 

Age 11-12: Habitat Construction

Max Students: 30

Subject: Environmental Science

Have you ever wanted to invent your own animal habitat? Kids will design a habitat based on an animal they choose to create.

 

March 2, 2018

Theme: Dr. Seuss

Age 4-5: Hop on Pop Hopscotch

Max Students: 30

Subject: Literacy

Come learn to rhyme words just like Dr. Seuss! This fun, physical activity will have kids hopping and popping balloons while learning literacy skills.

Age 6-7: The Truffula Forest

Max Students: 30

Subject: Engineering, Maker

Make a magical forest scene using materials found in nature: leaves, pine cones, sticks, rocks, sand and more.

Age 8-10: Cooking Lab—Hop on Popcorn Snack

Max Students: 30

Subject: Health, Cooking



Age 11-12: Oobleck

Max Students: 25

Subject: Science

Kids will have the opportunity to learn about non-Newtonian fluids as they create and play with the substance straight out of the classic Dr. Seuss book!

 

April 6, 2018

Theme: Music

Age 4-5: Makey Makey Music

Max Students: 30

Subject: Computers, Engineering

Let’s see if we can make everyday household objects and foods play music for us. Don’t believe it? Then come see it! It’s amazing what circuit boards, computers and whole lotta of creativity can do!

Age 6-7: Give me a Beat!

Max Students: 30

Subject: Music, Engineering

Drum roll please! Students will discover the science of sound and become musical engineers. Students will experiment with sound waves through a series of hands-on activities. Using this knowledge, students will then get their creative gears turning by engineering their own musical instruments out of everyday objects to create their own unique sounds.

Age 8-10: The Science of Sound & Waves

Max Students: 25

Subject: Science

Kids will get to experience first-hand how sound waves travel through water and will then have the opportunity to make their own musical water bottles!

Age 11-12: Jazzy Jambalaya

Max Students: 30

Subject: Health, Cooking

 

May 4, 2018

Theme: Rainbows and Sunshine

Age 4-5: Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Max Students: 30

Subject: Cooking, Health

Age 6-7: Weather You Like it or Not

Max Students: 25

Subject: Earth Science

Kids will explore the science behind all weather phenomena, from thunderstorms and tornadoes to rainbows and sunshine!

Age 8-10: Flower Yoga

Max Students: 30

Subject: Health, Fitness

Come welcome in Summer through movement and core exercise! Sharpen your focus and strengthening your balance.

Age 11-12: Make Your Own Zoetrap

Max Students: 30

Subject: Maker

Have fun with pictures in motion. What do 19th century homemade toys, a running horse and the movie industry have in common? Come and find out!

  

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