HOMESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Thank you for your interest in educational programs available for you and your child at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  Here are just a few of the upcoming educational opportunities.


All Systems Earth Homeschool Afternoon

 Special homeschool hours - Thursday April 20, 1:30 - 4pm

Celebrate Earth Week by learning about the world around you! Check out hands-on activities to learn about topics such as pollination, decomposition, geology, and weather. Discovery how new energy sources can change our planet, and learn how you can help protect the environment.

Here are just a few of the experiences planned:

Operation Oil Spill Clean-up: Learn how scientists clean up oil spills and help save wildlife.

DIY Seedling Pods: Use recycled materials to make your own seedling pod to take home.

Wild Weather: Learn about cloud formation and static electricity.

Recycling: Get hands-on to learn how you can help protect our environment.

Rocks and Fossils: Get up close with specimens from the museum's collection to learn more about the rock cycle and how fossils are made.


MAKER STUDIO HOMESCHOOL AFTERNOON

Programming just for homeschoolers 8 and above

May: Light-Up Fashion
Friday, May 5th, 2-5 PM

Create wearables that light up using LEDs and sewn circuits! Suggested projects include light-up animal ears, neck ties, and bracelets/cuffs. Feel free to bring your own items to light-up or use our fabric & materials. Want to learn more? Check out how you can connect your LED creation to an Arduino and control the patterns of the LEDs using code!

Maker Studio is a pop-up space designed to give guests ages 8 & up an opportunity to engage with local Makers and have hands-on making experiences. The program is included in exhibit admission, but space is limited and preregistration is required. 

Reserve a one-hour spot for the upcoming month online by scrolling down the page and filling out the online reservation form. Can't see the form in your browser? Click HERE.


TAKE PART IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Research and Learning Center aims to immerse museum guests in the scientific discovery process as it brings researchers into the Innovation Studios to share their research with the public. Museum guests will have opportunities to learn from these scientists as they participate in current research studies, discuss research with the scientists, and find out how the research impacts their day-to-day lives. 

Click here to learn about February studies.


MUSEUM SCHOOL® SPRING 2017 HOMESCHOOL CLASSES

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Download the Spring 2017 Museum School class brochure and register now by fax, mail or email attachment.

In addition to its well-known preschool program, Museum School offers engaging learning opportunities for school-age children who are homeschooled or attend traditional school. The spring program includes STEM SQUAD classes for homeschool children working in grades 1-3 (age 6, 7 or 8 by last September 1, 2016) or grades 4-6 (age 9, 10 or 11 by last September 1, 2016.)

STEM SQUAD classes have student teams work through engineering challenges using the design process to brainstorm and collaborate, design, build, test, evaluate and revise their designs. Students will keep design notes and sketch their ideas and results. The following classes still have available places:

BIG ENGINEERING                                                                                                                                     

APRIL 21, 2017       9:30 am-2:30 pm / Grades 4-6 (must be age 9, 10 or 11 by last September 1, 2016.)  

This class will feature fun engineering challenges that connect to projects featured in the Museum’s IMAX® movie Dream Big: Engineering Our World.  The day will include a class visit to the Museum’s Omni Theater to view the Dream Big movie, which tells of the human stories behind some of the most amazing engineering projects from around the world, and introduces a diverse group of forward-thinking engineers.

$80 (includes Omni Theater movie admission, all supplies, an afternoon snack and the $5 per class non-refundable registration fee. Students should bring a peanut/tree nut-free lunch and drink. There will be no individual projects to take home other than project notes and sketches. 

CIRCUIT CIRCUS                                                                                                                                      

MAY 5, 2017           9:30 am-2:30 pm / Grades 1-3 (must be age 6, 7 or 8 by last September 1, 2016)    

MAY 19, 2017         9:30 am-2:30 pm / Grades 4-6 (must be age 9, 10 or 11 by last September 1, 2016.)    

A creative slant will be incorporated into this class about electrical circuits. Teams will investigate electricity through experimentation with batteries; wires, conductive materials and motors, then blend this knowledge with creative supplies to design a drawing machine.

$75 (includes all supplies, an afternoon snack and the $5 per class non-refundable registration fee. Students should bring a peanut/ tree nut-free lunch and drink. Students will take home a small art-bot. 

To register or find out about other class offerings, click here to download the Spring 2017 Museum School brochure, where you can find registration instructions plus the registration form.

Homeschool students are also welcome to enroll in Saturday Museum School classes in their current grade level. For questions about school-age classes, call 817-255-9333 or 817-255-9335, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm or send an Email to mgabbard@fwmsh.org.

Museum School offers summer classes for ages 5-9! For more information, click on the "LEARN" tab at the top and choose the “Summer Classes” under Fort Worth Museum School. We look forward to serving you and your family soon!


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