Homeschool Science Experience Enrichment Days (SEED)

What does it take to make a seed grow? The seed needs water, nutrients and light to grow. Let MOSI help your child grow with our new Homeschool SEED days!

SEED Days are monthly enrichment classes for your homeschooler that complement your homeschool curriculum through hands-on explorations of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

•   Classes are from 1 – 3 pm; once per month

•   Pre-registration and payment are required at least one week in advance

•   Program fee: $24 per program or $176 for all 8 sessions*

•   MOSI Member: $18 per program or $128 for all 8 sessions*

*Discount only available if you register for the entire series at once.

September 14th OR 16th: Y.O.U. The Machine (Biology)

YOU are a fantastic machine.  Learn how the body keeps the things you need to grow and kicks out the stuff you don’t.  Learn how the circulatory system interacts with the cells of your body.  Test your lungs to see how much air you can blow into a bag.

Last Day to Register: Thursday, September 9

October 12th OR 14th: Galactic Frontiers (Space)

Learn about the wonders of space.  Discover how space exploration has led to the discovery of many modern – day objects that we use every day.  Create different types of rockets to understand the physics of rocketry. Be prepared to learn about the wonders of space and space – flight.

Last Day to Register: Thursday, October 7

November 9th OR 11th: Into the Backwoods (Environmental Science)

Discover the wonder and secrets of the MOSI’s Backwoods.  Investigate different habitats while looking for plants and animals.  Learn what biomarkers are and how they influence the population of specimens in the Backwoods.

Last Day to Register: Thursday, November 4

December 14th OR 16th: Mixing Up Magic (Chemistry)

Exothermic or Endothermic?  Do you see a color change?  What happened?  These and other questions you will answer in this class.  Learn what causes chemical reactions.  Understand what causes molecules to break down or build up.  Discover the fun in chemistry while you mix up cool creations.

Last Day to Register: Thursday, December 9

January 11th OR 13th: I Wanna Rock (Geology)

Learn about the rock cycle to understand what distinguishes rocks from each other.  Discover how certain rocks are used to build bridges and roads.   Experiment with limestone, which is one of the foundational layers of Florida.

Last Day to Register: Thursday, January 6

February 8th OR 10th: Electri-City (Physics-Electricity)

Welcome to Electri – City population all of us!  Conduct fun experiments with static electricity.  Learn how to read a schematic and build cool circuits.  Create an electric light craft to take home.  Learn about the scientists that helped to bring electricity to the masses.

Last Day to Register: Thursday, February 3

March 8th OR 10th: Make it Yourself (Maker Space/Fab Lab)

Are you the creative type?  Do you have ideas for new inventions swirling around in your head?  Then this is the class for you!  Use materials in the Maker Space to create a project to take home.  Learn how to use the Cricut and 3-D Printer to make your project shine!  So, can you make it?  Yes, you can!

Last Day to Register: Thursday, March 3

April 12th OR 14th: Innovation Station (Engineering)

At the Innovation Station, we modify existing products to make them better.  Design the next great skyscraper using imagination and science.  Use household materials to make a better bouncy ball.  Create a container that can withstand a drop of over 22 ft. with food inside of it.  The Innovation Station allows you to make your ideas become a reality.

Last Day to Register: Thursday, April 7

Program Cancellation and Refund Policy

All registrations subject to availability. MOSI reserves the right to combine or cancel classes that have not met the minimum enrollment. Campers or participants will be placed in an alternative class when possible. If MOSI cancels a class, payment will be fully refunded. For special circumstances, a 75% credit or refund will be granted for written requests made 14 or more days before the first day of the camp or program session. A 50% credit or refund will be granted for written requests made 13 or fewer days prior to the first day of the camp or program session. No refunds will be granted on or after the first day of the camp or program session.

All requests must be in writing and sent to:
sciencecamp@mosi.org or MOSI Science Camp, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617.