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.


Homeschool educators, start the school year off at the Museum and participate in the Great American Eclipse on August 21.  We will offer hands on activities, informative lectures, a live feed of the total solar eclipse and safe ways to view the partial solar eclipse in Fort Worth.

Learn more about the Great American Eclipse here.

Schedule of Activities | All indoor eclipse events are included with Exhibit Admission

Eclipse Live Stream | 11:40 AM - 12:30 PM | Omni Theater
Join Dr. Morgan Rehnberg, Director of Scientific Presentation for a talk about the eclipse and watch a live stream from totality in the Omni Theater.
If the Omni Theater fills for the live stream event, the Noble Planetarium and Innovation Studios will house overflow guests.

Countdown To Totality | 10 - 11 AM and 1 - 5 PM | Noble Planetarium
Catch the Countdown to Totality show every 20 minutes in the Planetarium.

Hands-on Eclipse Activities | 11 AM - 1:30 PM | Innovation Studios
Enjoy hands-on activities in the Innovation Studios.
Create your own pocket Solar System to understand our place in space • Make your own pinhole eclipse viewer • Model how a solar eclipse works • Design your own eclipse chalk art • Use the Sun’s rays to create color and interesting prints • Activities offered on a rotating basis

Eclipse Telescope Viewing | 11 - 11:30 AM and 12:30 - 1:30 PM | Outdoors
Watch the eclipse through viewing glasses or through telescopes with local amateur astronomers and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society. Borrow a pair of glasses on-site for viewing!

Dancing Along the Path
Join others across the nation! Capture a short video (less than 1 min) of yourself, or you with others, doing an original dance inspired by the eclipse. Share your video with NASA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseDance. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your image!

Warning: NEVER look directly at the Sun. You will seriously and permanently injure your eyes.

Eclipse Educator Resources

Download the NASA Eclipse Activity Guide here.

Have older students? Get involved in different citizen science programs. To learn more, click here.

Questions? Contact at aherndon@fwmsh.org or 817-255-9521


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® STEM SQUAD CLASSES FOR HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS

Museum School Turtle

In addition to its well-known preschool program, Museum School offers engaging learning opportunities for school-age homeschool students working in grades 2-5 (age 7 through 11 by September 1, 2017). 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.

STEM SQUAD classes will start again in fall 2017. Watch this page for more information early next fall.


Fun Fact
The Museum's Noble Planetarium was the first planetarium to be named after a female astronomer, Charlie Mary Noble, a Fort Worth educator of math and astronomy.

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