Homeschool Series - Ecosystems

An offering by Prairie STEM

Prairie STEM Fall Homeschool Series will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays in our classrooms at The Mastercraft Building, 1111 N 13th St. Suite 307, Omaha, NE.

Register at:

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16

9:00 - 10:30 am - Physics ages 3-5 (PreK)
11:00 - 12:30 pm - Earth Science ages 4-6 (K-2)
1:00 - 2:30 pm - Space Science ages 7-10 (3-5)
9:00 - 11:00 am - Coding ages 10-14 (5-8)
12:00 - 2:00 pm - Robotics ages 8-14 (4-8)

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18

9:00 -10:30 am - Earth Systems 7-10 (3-5)
11:00 - 12:30 pm - Energy ages 11-14 (6-8)
1:00 - 2:30 pm - Ecosystems ages 4-6 (K-2)
9:00 - 11:00 am - Engineering 8-14 (4-8)
12:00 - 2:00 pm - Beginners Art ages 10+ (5-12)

Physics - ages 3-5 (preK-K)
Students will learn about forces, motion, ramps, swings, and reactions. During this course students will demonstrate the laws of motion, conduct hands-on physics experiments.

Earth Science - ages 4-6 (K-2)
Students will learn about landforms, how they are shaped and what influences them. During this course students will conduct experiments and create models to demonstrate the types of land, bodies of water and where they are located on the Earth’s surface.

Ecosystems - ages 4-6 (K-2)
Students will learn the interdependent relationships in ecosystems. During this course students will conduct experiments, create models and use observations to understand animal, plant and human needs, impact on their environment, interactions with each other and their behavior.

Earth Systems - ages 7-10 (3-5)
Students will learn about weathering and erosion, identify patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers. During the course students will develop a model of the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere. Define a simple problem and design solutions by applying scientific ideas about conservation.

Space Science - ages 7-10 (3-5)
Students will explore Earth’s stars and the solar system. During this course students will explore the daily changes in the length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

Energy - ages 11-14 (6-8)
Students will learn about different types of energy, engineer and test a device that transfers energy. Through experiments students will understand relationships among transferred energy.

Engineering - ages 8-14 (4-8)
Students will learn about engineering and how all areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) are used together in engineering. During the course students will learn about the Engineering Design Processes.

Robotics - ages 8-14 (4-8)
Students will build and operate a variety of robots. During the course students will learn the laws of robotics, components of robots, and how robotics are used in everyday life.

Coding - ages 10-14 (5-8)
Students will learn how to code using a variety of platforms. During the course students will code MicroBits and STEMBoT robots. No coding experience is required. Lessons can be adjusted based on students' coding abilities.

Beginners Art - ages 10+
Students will be introduced to a variety of art techniques. During the course they will learn how to sketch (still life, nature, perspective), paint (watercolors and acrylic pours), and use mixed media to create works of art.

Health and Safety: Our goal is to provide a safe environment for our campers. Health and safety protocols will be implemented according to local, state, and federal guidelines which we will continue to monitor.

Wearing Face Coverings (cover both nose and mouth)
Social Distancing
Reduced Class Sizes
Regular Hand Washing/Sanitizing
Regular Cleaning and Sanitizing of desks and chairs
Limit Sharing of Supplies

Any students or staff who receive a positive COVID-19 test or are asked to quarantine due to exposure will not be permitted to attend class. Please do not send your student if they are not feeling well. If students have a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit they will be sent home. For Health and Safety only students, volunteers and instructors are permitted to stay in the room. If you wish to wait for your student you may tour Mastercraft on your own.

**Prairie STEM reserves the right to substitute kits/lessons based on product availability**

Learning Outcomes

None listed
Omaha, NE
13th October, 2022
Offering Since
9th September, 2021
End Date
25th November, 2021
Start Time
1:00 PM
End Time
2:30 PM
Repeats every week
on Thursday
Science - Biology
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