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.


ENGINEERS WEEK HOMESCHOOL AFTERNOON

February 23rd, 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Engineers Week by participating in this hands-on, STEM-filled afternoon with lots of activities designed to allow you and your students to expore this amazing field as you meet engineers from a variety of professions.

Ongoing Activities

- Learn about cognitive computing with IBM Engineers. Meet Pepper the Robot and Watson-powered Cognitoys. (Inventor Studio)-Check out the latest in electronics with Mouser Electronics and explore center of balance. (Imaginer Studio)

- Meet Lockheed Martin engineers and fly a Lockheed Martin flight simulator. (Designer Studio)

    - Test Lego creations on ziplines. (Energy Blast)

      - Take apart old electronics, then generators to make components come alive. (Designer Studio)

        - Develop your own flying contraption and test it in wind tunnels. (Energy Blast)

          - Explore alternative energies as you power a city. (Energy Blast)

          Exploration Stations

          Explore engineering concepts with Museum staff in a small group setting. Staff will work with 10-12 students every 20-25 minutes. Spaces available on first come, first served basis for students ages 8 and above.

          1:30-2:45pm Popsicle Flashlights - Doodler Studio

          Construct a flashlight using nontraditional items like metal tape and LEDs.

          2:30-3:30pm Circuitry and Spin Art - Energy Blast

          Build a simple circuit using snap circuits to create a spinning surface they can use to make art.

          2:45-4:00pm Motorized Balancing Sculptures - Doodler Studio

          Explore balance and circuitry as you create electric sculptures that spin.

           

          Engineers Week activities are most appropriate for students 8 and above. Some activities are offered on a rotating basis.Engineers Week activities are included in Museum Exhibit admission 


          ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

          • Find hands-on activities, videos and resources related to engineering careers here.

          •  TryEngineering.org is a resource for students, their parents, their teachers and their counselors. Click here to learn more.

          • Engineer Girl is a website designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. Learn more here.


          MAKER STUDIO HOMESCHOOL AFTERNOON

          Programming just for homeschoolers 8 and above

          April: iMake
          Saturday, April 1st, 10 AM - 4 PM 

          Maker Studio takes a break in April so you can visit the biggest Maker event of the year in Innovation Studios: iMake! Here's your chance to mingle with makers from your local communit while trying your hand at fun making activities for the whole family.

          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.


          SAVE THE DATE

          • All Systems Earth Homeschool Afternoon-April 20 1:30-4:00 pm


          MUSEUM SCHOOL® SPRING 2017 SCHOOL-AGE CLASSES

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          DOWNLOAD THE SPRING CLASS BROCHURE HERE

          In addition to its well-known preschool program, Museum School also offers many engaging learning opportunities for school-age children. These informal, discovery-based classes feature various science and history topics enriched with Museum specimens and artifacts where appropriate, creative activities, science investigations and other hands-on explorations. 

          The spring school-age program includes Saturday classes for children in kindergarten through 6th grade, and classes for preschool children age 3, 4 and 5 with a favorite adult. Friday classes are offered for homeschool children in 1st through 6th grade (age 6 – 11). Homeschool students may also enroll in Saturday Museum School classes in their current grade level.

          Click on the link above to download the Spring 2017 Museum School brochure which contains class descriptions, dates, times and tuition, plus the registration form and instructions. Registration by fax or mail is open now.

          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 museumschool@fwmsh.org.

          COMING SOON: Museum School Summer classes for ages 3-9! For more information, click on the "Summer Classes" tab on the left. We look forward to serving you and your family soon!


          Fun Fact
          The Museum School was one of the first museum preschools accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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