Home School program

Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in the Museum of Discovery and Science’s homeschool classes. Students in grades 3-5 from the local homeschool community can attend virtual or private onsite sessions designed to complement homeschool science curriculums and make homeschooling more convenient, interactive and  engaging for your family.

MODS has launched INSPIRE (INnovative STEM Programs In Remote Education) to connect homeschool learners to live interactive virtual and onsite Museum programming. INSPIRE provides bi-directional, real-time, virtual programming streamed to learners using secure video conferencing platforms. INSPIRE is an impactful way to enhance learning for homeschool learners with interactive experiments, educational games and an at home STEM challenge. The minimum number of registrants for each program is eight (8) households.

MODS offers four enriching INSPIRE options to support, enhance STEM learning and augment classroom curriculum:

INSPIRE KIT: LABS 30-minute lab
INSPIRE Labs are filled with hands-on, real-world connections that help
learners (children and adults) to explore STEM in this impactful evidence based approach. Labs are specifically created to meet your instructional needs. Each live, virtual program includes a kit of required materials and fun activity sheets to keep learners’ minds active!

INSPIRE KIT: MAKERSPACE 45-minute program
Join a MODS Maker-educator live, as we learn about the Design Process and all of the joys of MAKING! Each learner will receive a kit of materials and supplies that will enable them to MAKE with us as we build and engineer together!

INSPIRE TOURS 30-minute program 
Join a MODS educator live on a virtual tour of your favorite MODS exhibits. Explore, discover and learn via a robotic avatar – a self-driving, two wheeled videoconferencing robot! Enjoy a virtual Museum experience like no other! Each tour involves demonstrations that teach the exhibit’s core principles, along with supporting props. Also included are fun and interactive activity sheets for extended learning.

INSPIRE CONNECT 30-minute program
Join our MODS educator virtually, as we demonstrate STEM concepts through exciting activities designed to instill understanding of key learning objectives. There are specific virtual demonstration themes to select based on your grade level. Each program includes fun and interactive activity sheets to activate your learners’ minds!

Special packages and private onsite experiences for homeschool learners are available.

Read the latest Educator Guide at mods.org/educator2020.

To inquire or book your INSPIRE program, please email booking@mods.org.