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Natural science museum offers programs for homeschoolers

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh has some new offerings homeschoolers.

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The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh has some offerings homeschoolers.

Family Science for Homeschools begins in January with programs for ages 12 and up. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Here's what's scheduled: 

Grow It, Stain It, Identify It: Cell Biotech. The three-week series is designed to introduce the homeschool student to currently used techniques in cell biology. It's 10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 13, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27. It for ages 12 and up. Kids must be with a registered adult. The cost is $50 per parent/child pair and $25 for each additional child. 

Chemistry 1 is offered in a morning session from 10 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4. For ages 12 and up. Parents do not need to attend the lab with their child, but they do need to remain in the museum. (Introduction to Chemistry is a prerequisite). In this four-part series, students will build on the concepts learned during Introduction to Chemistry as well as introduce new and important elements to further the understanding of chemistry. The cost is $35 for the series.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919-707-9840.

Finally, the SciREN Triangle Networking Event offers a chance for teachers, including homeschool parents and older students, to talk one on one with scientists and researchers. SciREN is short for the Scientific Research and Education Network. This is the first of what organizers hope will become an annual lesson plan and networking event. The free program is 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 13. Go to SciREN's website to register.


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