Let EdVenture Be Part of Your Curriculum! We have fantastic programming developed just for the unique needs of home school groups. Perfect for ages 3-12, this programming gives your students 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 – 3:30pm. Homeschool groups receive a discounted rate: $8 per child with free admission for one parent/guardian; $5 for each additional parent/guardian.

Please call Theresa Dozier at 803-400-1151 to reserve your space.

 

Home School Programming and Schedule: 2013-2014

Throughout the semester on first Fridays, EdVenture Educators will have special, SC standards-based programs just for home school students.

 

Registration Tip:

Frequent users may click "register" in the upper right corner of a registration page and create a user name and password to make future registrations faster.

 

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 (September 2013 through May 2014)

 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Ages 3-4: BioLab: Giggles and Goggles

By mixing and pouring a few simple ingredients, your junior scientist will build their own model blood and learn about its major components as well as their functions!

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Ages 5-7: It's Just a Phase

This lesson teaches students about the three states of matter, their properties, and how matter changes phases.  Students will see experiments with dry ice and even liquid nitrogen!

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Ages 8-10: DIY Science

Students will learn about chemical versus physical changes, states of matter, and how we can manipulate them with items found in our very own kitchen!

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Ages 11-12: My Physics Lab: Roller Coasters

Explore the laws of physics while constructing a roller coaster!  Students will discuss inertia, mass, friction, acceleration, deceleration, and other forces as they explore them first-hand. 

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Ages 3-4: Chatter Splatter

Join us as we unlock an artist’s toolbox to discover the exciting world of art.  Students will chatter about the color wheel and splatter their own creation!

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Ages 5-7: Maker: Doodlebots

Explore the engineering behind motors.  This program introduces students to the process of building a simple robot, from parts and wiring to creative decorating!

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Ages 8-10: BioLab: Human Cells Under the Microscope

After learning to use compound microscopes at different magnifications, students will view a vast variety of human cells and try their hands at illustrating this magnificent microscopic world.

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Ages 11-12: Engineering: Building Bridges

Students will explore the physics behind bridges through discussion of shape, balance, space, and more. They will then build a bridge out of pasta strong enough to hold a toy car!

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Ages 3-4: Maker: Give Me a Beat

Transforming into musical engineers, students will experiment with sound waves through a series of hands-on activities and create their own musical instruments!

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Ages 5-7: Taste Buds: Chocolate Tofu Mousse

Join us in Taste Buds, EdVenture’s Cooking Lab, where we’ll discover how to keep our bodies growing strong and healthy.  This program offers a healthy twist on a classic dessert – chocolate mousse!

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Ages 8-10: Zap!

What is electricity?  Students will learn about the flow of electrons, circuits, and the ways in which electrical energy can be transferred through hair-raising experiments and hands-on interaction.

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Ages 11-12: BioLab: DNA Necklaces

Students will learn about nucleotides and genetic structure when they create DNA models and extract their own genetic material from cheek cells to take home in a necklace.

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Friday, February 7. 2014

Ages 3-4: The Farmer and the Deli

From a bushel of wheat to a sandwich good enough to eat, discover where your food comes from in this hands-on program that is connected to our newly renovated exhibits.

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Ages 5-7: BioLab: Candy Cell Models

You’ll get a sweet tooth for cytoplasm when we use sugary treats to model animal cells and discuss how organelles work together to keep us alive.

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Ages 8-10: Taste Buds: Salsa

Join us in Taste Buds, EdVenture’s Cooking Lab, where we’ll discover how to keep our bodies growing strong and healthy.  This program will teach students to make their own salsa!

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Ages 11-12: Paper Art and Symmetry

Explore the mathematical concept of symmetry while constructing three-dimensional art!  Using paper and simple techniques, students will discover endless possibilities for artistic creation.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Ages 3-4: Taste Buds: Little Bites

Join us in Taste Buds, EdVenture’s Cooking Lab, where we’ll discover how to keep our bodies growing strong and healthy.  We’ll create delicious snacks the whole family will love!

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Ages 5-7: Healthy Me, Healthy You

Meet STUFFEE®, EdVenture’s health ambassador, who teaches students how to maintain the body – inside and out!  From digestion and nutrition to exercise and dental health, this program emphasizes healthy habits.

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Ages 8-10: Maker: Doodlebots

Explore the engineering behind motors.  This program introduces students to the process of building a simple robot, from parts and wiring to creative decorating!

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Ages 11-12: Tensegrity: Balancing Forces

Explore three dimensional structures by combining compression elements and tension elements.  Students will learn about these forces of physics while creating their own artwork!

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Friday, April 4, 2014

All ages - EDDIE's Greatest Hits!

 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Ages 3-4: Waiting for Wings

Students will participate in a program exploring the unique aspects of the butterfly and experience butterflies first-hand in our Blooming Butterflies exhibit. 

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Ages 5-7: Motion Commotion

Through catapult science, scooter races, and tug-o-war, discover the forces of the world in motion in this exciting program that will teach students about push vs. pull, mass vs. weight, gravity, friction, and inertia. 

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Ages 8-10: Robotics

Explore the intersection of creativity and technology!  Students will create unique, robotic works of art and design their own computer program to control LEGO Mindstorm® robots.

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Ages 11-12: Taste Buds: Spring Rolls

Join us in Taste Buds, EdVenture’s Cooking Lab, where we’ll discover how to keep our bodies growing strong and healthy.  This program will teach students to make their own spring rolls!

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