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15 | Winter/ Spring Homeschool Classes (Ology Days) at Long Acres Ranch (Richmond)

COST

$5, per class per family

TIME

9am-12pm (you must be off of the property by 1pm)

LOCATION

Long Acres Ranch| 2335 Richmond Pkwy., Richmond, TX 77469

Ology Days DETAILS

From the Ology Days organizer:

Ology Days

Welcome all inquisitive minds! We offer a different science class each month to our homeschool families. The classes are designed for students in 1st-8th grades, but even younger/older siblings will enjoy the activities.  If the weather cooperates, most classes will take place outside.  Families will stay together as a unit and rotate to [approximately 6-8] activity stations. Each station will contain detailed instructions and it will be up to the parent/guardian to explain and help their child(ren) with the activity at that station.  All activities are hands-on and sometimes quite messy!  Details about each class will be sent out the week before, along with any background knowledge you might need to help facilitate the learning. We encourage you bring a science notebook for recording observations, a writing utensil, water to drink and wear closed-toe shoes at all times.

Registration– Registration opens the 15th of each month before the class; If you cannot attend, you can use the same link to unregister- just sign into your account.

A note about ages and learning experiences…children under the age of 6 should spend most of their time exploring the world around them. We have designed the lessons at LAR to be for readers/writers (6+ years old) that need a more defined lesson to springboard units that could be taught at home. If ALL of your children are under the age of 6 years old, we strongly encourage you to skip the lessons at Long Acres Ranch and go find parks and museums to explore and play! Let us know if you would like some guidance on any of this!

Winter/ Spring Ology Classes

January 9th, 10th or 11th– Kymatology- The study of wave motion. We are going to take a little turn in our normal life science and look at how physics plays a role in our lives. We will take a look at the passage of waves through air, land, water and space, and learn how this energy affects our lives.

February 13th, 14th or 15th– Enzymology- The study of enzymes, their kinetics, structure, and function, as well as their relation to each other. Enzymes are an important part of our daily lives. They help digest fats, change starches into sugars, break down proteins and more. This class will have a strong chemistry focus as we take a look at how these amazing little things work.

March 19th, 20th or 21st– Phytology- The study of plants. It is growing season in SE Texas! We will dig in the dirt, plant some seeds, and make observations with green and woody plants.

April 23rd, 24th or 25th– Astrogeology- The study of the structure and composition of planets and other bodies in the solar system. *This is a special class this year because we will have a total eclipse pass right over Texas. Learn about the parts that make up our solar system. The sun will be a major focus as we talk about how all of our energy is derived from this large celestial body in the sky.

May 14th, 15th or 16th– Apiology- The study of bees. Learn about the importance of this special pollinator. Take a peek into a live hive and run some experiments on honey. You will leave with a new respect for these little gals!

 


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