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Science Workshops

Would you like to enhance your science curriculum?  CHSRC offers engaging, hands-on lab workshops that complement any science curriculum.  Perfect for busy homeschool families who enjoy learning and avoiding the planning, prep-time, and mess. 

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ELEMENTARY

K-4th grade

4th-6th grade

Excite and inspire science exploration in young elementary students.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

6th-8th grade

Gently introduce middle school students to the rigor and coursework of a high school science program.

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HIGH SCHOOL

Biology Labs

Complete lab program designed to complement any high school Biology curriculum.

 

ELEMENTARY SCIENCE WORKSHOPS
K-4TH AND 4TH-6TH

Our popular elementary workshops are designed to excite and inspire science exploration in young students all while providing busy homeschool moms free time to spend as they see fit. Each workshop is a stand-alone science session and can be purchased in semester groups.  During each class, students will receive an introduction to the topic, participate in a lab/project, receive a summary sheet explaining the topic, and receive a take-home activity sheet to do at their leisure. Mrs. Borg's workshops are a fun, hands-on experience.

What is the difference between the K-4th and 4th-6th workshops other than time and grade level? The older (4th-6th) workshops will have more writing and a more complex variation of the same topic. If you are unsure which grade level to choose for your student, please feel free to contact Mrs. Borg for recommendations. 

No homework, no prep work, and no additional registration or lab fees. All workshops are held monthly on Thursdays. Questions can be sent to Mrs. Borg at sciencewithkaren@gmail.com.

Topics include: Respiratory System, Wild Weather, Food & Nutrition, The Moon, North and South Poles, Cactus, Units of Measure, Fish, and Simple Machines.

WORKSHOP DATES

1st Semester Dates:

  • September 8 (Respiratory System)

  • October 6 (Wild Weather)

  • November 3 (Food & Nutrition)

  • December 1 (The Moon)

2nd Semester Dates:

  • January 12  (North & South Poles)

  • February 2 (Cactus)

  • March 2 (Units of Measure)

  • April 6 (Fish)

  • May 4 (Simple Machines).

Elementary K-4th

Day: Monthly on Thursday

Time: 10-11:15

Cost: ​

  • 1st Semester $80 (four workshops)

  • 2nd Semester $100 (five workshops)

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Elementary 4th-6th

Day: Monthly on Thursday

Time: 12-1:30

Cost: ​

  • 1st Semester $100 (four workshops)

  • 2nd Semester $125 (five workshops)

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MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE WORKSHOPS
6TH-8TH

This workshop series is designed to gently introduce middle school students to the rigor and coursework of a high school science program. Each workshop is a stand-alone science session and can be purchased in semester groups.  Students will receive an introduction to the topic, participate in a lab/project, work in small groups, take home their classwork, receive a summary sheet explaining the topic, and receive a take-home puzzle sheet to do at their leisure. Mrs. Borg's workshops are a fun hands-on science experience.

 

No homework, no tests, no prep work, and no extra registration/lab fees. All workshops are held monthly on Thursdays. Questions can be sent to Mrs. Borg at sciencewithkaren@gmail.com.

 

Topics include: Rocks and Minerals, Soil, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Forces and Motion, Work and Energy, Simple Machines, Invertebrates, and Vertebrates. ​​

WORKSHOP DATES

1st Semester Dates:

  • September 15 (Rocks & Minerals)

  • October 13 (Soil)

  • November 10 (Earthquakes)

  • December 8 (Volcanoes)

2nd Semester Dates:

  • January 19 (Forces & Motion)

  • February 9 (Work & Energy)

  • March 9 (Simple Machines)

  • April 13 (Invertebrates)

  • May 11 (Vertebrates)

Middle School 6th-8th

Girls Building Robot

Day: Monthly on Thursday

Time: 10-12:00

Cost: ​

  • 1st Semester $120 (four workshops)

  • 2nd Semester $150 (five workshops)

HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY LABS
9TH-12TH

This lab series is designed to accompany any basic high school biology curriculum.   A detailed syllabus will be provided and students will be required to have a basic knowledge of each topic. Hands-on access to several different types of high-quality microscopes make this an exceptional lab experience. Completing this series is equivalent to one high school Biology lab credit. Each workshop is 3.5 hours.

No homework, no tests, no prep work, and no additional registration/lab fees. All materials and handouts are provided during each workshop. Held monthly on Thursdays. Questions can be sent to Mrs. Borg at sciencewithkaren@gmail.com.

 

Topics include: proper microscope usage, classification, pond water, protozoa, algae, Basidiomycota, yeast, molds, imperfect fungi, diffusion, enzymes, cell structure, DNA extraction, mitosis greenhouse effects, Punnett squares, sponges, hydra, bird embryo identification, planarian, earthworm dissection, flower anatomy and dissection, perch dissection, anthocyanins, roots, stems, leaves, frog dissection.

WORKSHOP DATES

1st Semester Dates:

  • September 15 or 16*

  • September 22

  • October 20

  • November 17

  • December 15

2nd Semester Dates:

  • January 26

  • February 16

  • March 16

  • April 20

  • May 18

High School 9th-12th

A Young Scientist looking through a microscope

Day: Monthly on Thursday

Time: 9-12:30

Cost:

  • $380 (nine 3.5 hr. workshops)

  • Includes all lab supplies

Please read Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Covid-19 and Participation in CHSRC Events form.

Please read the Student and Parent Handbook.

* Optional Introduction to Microscope: You will be able to choose one date during registration at no additional charge.

  1. September 15 (1-2:30)

  2. September 16 (10:-11:30)