10:00am-12:00pm Wednesdays     Ages 10-13

This class will be an introduction to chemistry through discussion/presentation and hands-on activities covering topics such as atoms, elements, molecules, matter, chemical reactions and more. The class will be compatible with state standards for NY and NJ. No previous experience with chemistry necessary. 

Note taking is encouraged, and class materials will be shared online. Access to shared materials will be easier if your child has their own email address. These will help to reinforce the learning process, as well as prepare them for quizzes. The class is cumulative, so topics will build upon each other through the course of the fall, winter and spring semesters of Different Directions.

Teachers: Brandon Miller & John Watson

Brandon Miller is a homeschooling dad of an amazing daughter, who has a passion for science and asking questions.  He has created a series of classes that take students on a journey to discover our past and look to our future.

John Watson is a homeschooling dad of two girls, ages 10 and 17. He’s previously worked as a science educator at Liberty Science Center and in afterschool programs throughout NYC with elementary and middle school children.


Fall 2018: $375 + $25 materials fee

Sept. 12th, 26th; Oct. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st; Nov. 7th, 14th, 28th; Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th (13 days)

(No Classes Sept. 19th Yom Kippur, Nov. 21st Day before Thanksgiving)


Winter 2019: $300 + $25 material fee

Jan. 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th; Feb. 6th, 13th, 27th; March 6th, 13th, 20th (10 days)

(No Classes Feb. 20th Winter Break)

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Spring 2019: $275 + $25 materials fee

March 27th; April 3rd, 10th, 17th; May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd,; June 5th (9 days)

(No Classes April 24th Spring Break)