Homeschool Cohorts

Hands-on online courses

Summary of the Student Experience

  • The full-year course consists of 6 awesome short courses — each one is a whirlwind journey through a fascinating and important science topic.  


  • Each short course includes:

    • Five 1-hour online synchronous sessions, led by a QC instructor!

    • 5 chapters of videos, readings, and lab challenges — we set the context and invite you into the journey

    • 5 problem sets — great way to check your own understanding of the big ideas

    • A digital lab notebook for entering hypothesis and lab write-ups — students must think and convey their inferences and conclusions

    • 5 sets of extension links — students can bone up, review, and research a wide set of related topics through web links to videos, simulations, and readings we curated

  • Lab supply kits — the only way to do science right! (real equipment, not just plastic stuff) and we send it right to your student. 

  • Login access to  the QC course platform

How-It-Works for the Student

Each short course is five chapters and each chapter consists of two labs. Students will do 60 labs during the year!


  1. We meet once per week for one hour to discuss results from previous labs and do another lab together

  2. During the week students run one lab on their own (or with other students), study the articles and videos on the course platform, and submit hypotheses and lab write-ups. This typically takes 2 to 3 hours of work outside of class time.

Setting Up a Group

We run courses for self-organized groups. If you have a  group of at least 8 middle schoolers, reach out via the form below and we'll schedule 30 synchronous lab-sessions for the year. 

Middle School Courses

Available Now!

  1. The Chemistry of Air

  2. The Chemistry of Atoms

  3. The Chemical Elements

  4. The Mass of Oxygen

  5. The Periodic Law

  6. The Chemistry of Electrons

Coming soon: 2023-2024

  1. The Steam Engine

  2. Entropy

  3. Electricity

  4. Circuits

  5. The Color of Light

  6. The Hydrogen Atom

Coming soon: 2023-2024

  1. Buoyant Continents

  2. Plate Tectonics

  3. Darwin

  4. Genetics and Evolution

  5. Organic Chemistry

  6. The Origin of Life

Homeschool Course Interest Form


Story-Guided Science Courses

If you are interested in setting up a class for your homeschool group or pod, let us know! 


Fill out the form and we’ll get back to you right away.

Michael Finnegan, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO


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