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Homeschool Day Series

Piedmont Park Conservancy is hosting Homeschool Day for Field Trips!

Students will come together for a day full of unique, engaging, educational opportunities. We will be offering two field trips each Homeschool Day, sure to captivate students of all ages.

DATES AND PROGRAM OFFERINGS

August 20th: K-5

10am: Check in begins for Program

10:30am-12pm: Program – Erosion 101: K-5th grade

Conduct a hands-on investigation of wind and water erosion, and how these processes slowly shape Earth’s changing surface. Students, as small group scientists and engineers, will carry out a cause and effect investigation, analyze data, use math skills to measure/record changes, and construct an argument based on evidence. Students engineer their own solutions to determine, as a whole group, the best methods for controlling erosion. GSE: SKE2, MGSEK: OA.1-3, MGSEK.MD.1-2, MGSE1.OA.3-5, MGSE1.MD.1-2, MGSE1.MD.4, S2E3, S2P1a,b, MGSE2.MD.1-5, MGSE2.MD.9-10, S3E1c,  MGSE3.MD.3, MGSE4.MC.1, S5E1, MGSE5.MD.1

September 24: K-12

10am: Check in begins for Program 1

10:30am-12pm: Program – Pollination Investigation: K-5

Investigate the process of pollination from flower to fruit! Discover pollinator adaptations, learn how flowers attract insects and animals, and dissect flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

12pm: Check in begins for Program 2

12:30pm-2pm: Program – Pollination Investigation: Middle/High School

Investigate the process of pollination from flower to fruit! Discover pollinator adaptations, learn how flowers attract insects and animals, and dissect flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

October 29: K-12

10am: Check in begins for Program 1

10:30am-12pm: Program – Mad Scientist: K-5th grade

Cook up some candy science and put your sweet treats to the test. Students perform a series of experiments on Halloween candies and get down to the science behind Trick or Treat.

12pm: Check in begins for Program 2

12:30pm-2pm: Program – Mad Scientist: Middle/High School

Cook up some candy science and put your sweet treats to the test. Students perform a series of experiments on Halloween candies and get down to the science behind Trick or Treat.

November 19: K-12

10am: Check in begins for Program 1

10:30am-12pm: Program – Fall Leaves- K-5

Uncover the science behind fall colors! Students hike through the fall foliage in the Park, learn the basics of tree ID, and experiment with pigments.

12pm: Check in begins for Program 2

12:30- 2pm: Program – Putting Green into Goldberg- Middle/Highschool
Integrate life science and physical science using mathematical representations of energy flow and cycling of matter in ecosystems. Students, inspired by the notion of Rube Goldberg machines, design, construct, and refine a device that converts one form of energy into another.

Program cost is $7 per student (children ages 3+). Payment is due at check-in.

A picnic area is available on a first come first serve basis; bring sack lunches to enjoy in the Park!

We look forward to having your students in the Park for Homeschool Day. For more information or questions regarding the program, please contact the Field Trips Team: 404-875-7275 ext. 325 / fieldtrips@piedmontpark.org