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 in February and March.
ENGINEERS WEEK HOMESCHOOL AFTERNOON
February 20 from 1:00-4:00 pm
We have created a special afternoon for homeschool audiences after the traditional field trip groups leave for the day. Don’t miss these hands-on engineering experiences!
Try out a scanning electron microscope (1 pm-3 pm only)
Electronics Dissection-take apart some electronic gadgets…. and see if you can make some components work again
Cardboard Constructions-Upcycle, build and create with this versatile material
Lots of opportunities to meet and “interview” practicing engineers
Explore wearable technology
Try out new engineering systems
Experimentation Station in the Imaginer Studio*:
Create Paper Circuits 1:00-2:00 pm
Motor Mania-build simple motors 2:30-3:30 pm
*These experiences are appropriate for students ages 8 and above and can accommodate 8-10 students at a time.
Can’t come on Thursday? The museum celebrates Engineers Week from February 18-22. Click here for a daily schedule and more details http://www.fortworthmuseum.org/engineers-week
Please note: Most Engineers Week activities will occur in the Innovation Studios. Engineers Week topics, activities and environments are designed for students ages 8 and older
RESEARCH AND LEARNING CENTER
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. Researchers will work in the Research and Learning Center each Saturday. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW SCIENCE RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS AND 5TH-8TH GRADE STUDENTS
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is proud to partner with the National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Affliates to bring Q?rius to you.
Q?rius is a new way for teens and tweens – and their families and educators – to connect science with everyday experiences. Q?rius is a first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space that brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. (https://qrius.si.edu/)
Smithsonian Science Now delivers real-world science to you through free, interactive, live webcasts and supporting classroom resources. The 25-minute programs feature the research and personalities of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, providing your students with positive STEM role models, information about science careers and pathways, and connections to current research. You can watch these from home or in the Imaginer Studio on select days at 1:00 pm.
Visit http://www.fortworthmuseum.org/smithsonian-science-now for more details about this exciting project.
Questions: Email email@example.com
MUSEUM SCHOOL FOR HOMESCHOOL CLASSES
This spring brings three Friday Museum School classes for homeschool children in kindergarten through 3rd grade - plus a special engineering class for 4th through 8th graders.
Check out the Museum School brochure by clicking on this pdf link http://fortworthmuseum.org/museum-school-saturday-classes. You will find the class schedule, descriptions, registration instructions and the registration form. Mail or fax your registration soon - class placement is done by lottery drawing, which will take place on January 30, 2014.
If you have any questions call 817-255-9335 or send an E-mail with your name and question to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you and your family soon!
VISIT THE NOBLE PLANETARIUM
Visit www.fortworthmuseum.org/noble-planetarium-now-showing for program descriptions.
Check out Skyline, the Noble Planetarium’s monthly newsletter www.fortworthmuseum.org/skyline-noble-planetarium
2014 STAR PARTIES DATES
March 8 | April 5 | May 10 | June 7 | July 5 | August 2 | September 6 | October 4, Stars over Euless | November 1
Join the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society for free monthly Star Parties. You’ll find plenty of telescopes for viewing and even more astronomy buffs to help you navigate your way through the skies. The party begins at dusk, weather permitting in the Museum’s South Parking Lot* and lasts until approximately 10:30 p.m.
EDUCATOR RESOURCES-Supporting you as your support your students
Try one of these websites to find high-quality science activities for your students.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore The Exploratorium in San Francisco has created a web portal filled with award winning apps, activities and experiments. From Skateboard Science to the Science of Candy, this website covers a wide range of topics and age levels.
www.howtosmile.org Created by Museum educator, this website features over 2,000 activities and you can easily search for activities based on age level, time available and cost.
Looking for learning opportunities for your Homeschool Association?
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History invites homeschool groups and families to participate in any of our educational programming. Please note that to receive group pricing for programs, you must have a group of 15 or more and reserve two weeks in advance.
For more information: School Program Planner - PDF Fax Form - PDF
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