We offer science courses in a laboratory as well as hands-on science workshops in community centres or halls. Our lab based chemistry and physics courses are run in a fully equipped laboratory, commonly at a university or polytech. This gives home educated children the experience of working with laboratory  equipment and chemicals that are not easily accessible at home. The  focus is on learning how to use laboratory equipment and practice laboratory skills. Our courses are specifically designed for home educating families and their children. Parent attendance is encouraged so that families can continue and expand their learnt skills at home. We also offer hands-on workshops in community rooms. These workshops are hands-on, fostering an interest in science.

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Basic chemistry laboratory course

Applied chemistry lab

Precipitations workshop

Titrations workshop


Basic physics for families

 photo Our workshops:

Elements, atoms and molecules explained!

Atoms and molecules

Introductory chemistry: atoms and molecules

Radiation & Radioactivity

Electricity workshop

Forensics science workshop

Introduction to nuclear physics   Home school 016

The bits that Matter

Voltage and current explained

Geometric drawing techniques


Genetics – mutations & disorders

Genetics  – inheritance

Chocolate matters

Energy transfer

The Respiratory System


See a list of upcoming courses and workshops here.   Courses and workshops have been offered in the following cities and towns in New Zealand: Paihia, Whangarei, Auckland (several suburbs), Tuakau, Hamilton, Katikati, Tauranga, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Taupo, Wanganui, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, Ashburton, Dunedin, Invercargill. Also in Australia: Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Northern Rivers, Coffs Harbour. If you would like to organise a course in your area do contact us.