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Home School & Enrichment

Hands On STEM Classes

Burpee's awesome homeschool and enrichment programming presents an exciting way to learn about science.  Curriculum is designed around multiple STEM themes that change each year, and each semester.  Take one class, or sign up for the full semester. 

The 2020-2021 learning experience will offer new options including 100% online option, in-person option, and the hybrid.

In Person Class Option:

Learners will arrive at Burpee once per unit for a hands-on experience with Burpee's science education team.  Burpee has put special COVID-19 precautions into place including additional sanitation procedures, social distancing through holding the classes in our largest Riverview Auditorium, and spreading students out at individual tables at least 6 feet apart.  Discussions will still engage the entire group, and teachers will be able to help with hands on activities.

For the first time, In-Person learners will have additional content available online for days they are not in the museum.  While these experiences are optional and supplemental to the in-person instruction, it provides a way to continue the learning all month!  Registered students will have the chance to access online, digital learning from virtual reality experiences in the museum, in nature, and more. 

E-Learning Only Option:

Students have the option of 100% virtual instruction with video chats and videos of activities to supplement the in-person class. (Note: remote students will be given a shopping list for activity supplies that can be often found around the house, or purchased at a local grocery store or online at amazon)

Class Groups: 6-9 Year-Old Learners and 10 & Up Learners
Semester Rate:

$80 General Public

$60 Burpee Members

Per Class Rate:

$16 General Public 

$12 Burpee Members

Sibling Discount Rate for 2nd+

$14 General Public 

$10 Burpee Members

Units of Study: Fall 2020
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Homeschool Full Semester
Units 1-5

Full Semester of Classes

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Cold Blooded Friends
Unit 1

Cold Blood (Endotherms)

September 21- October 15. This unit looks at the traits of animals that can not regulate body temperature like the warm blooded animals.

Homeschool Warm Blood
Unit 2

Warm Blood (Ectotherms)

Oct 12 - Oct 25 This unit looks at the traits of animals that regulate body temperature regardless of their environment from animal traits to the chemistry of staying warm!

Unit 3

Fine Feathers (Epidermal structures)

Oct 26 - Nov 9 Animals covered in feathers belong to a massive, unique group called Birds!

Homeschool Africa
Unit 4

Safari on the Serengeti

Nov 9-18: Travel around the world to East Africa’s Serengeti to find baobab trees, towering giraffes, tribes that call the Serengeti home, and more!

Homeschool Insect
Unit 5

Hexapod Invertebrates

Nov 30-Dec 12 Dig into the largest and most diverse group of animals: INSECTS