HOMESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

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 dcockerham@fwmsh.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 distancelearning@fwmsh.org


MUSEUM SCHOOL FOR HOMESCHOOL CLASSES

Museum School offers discovery-based science and history classes that are enriched with Museum specimens or artifacts, creative activities, science investigations and other hands-on explorations where appropriate to the topic.

The fall session for school-age children will begin in mid-October and will include Saturday classes as well as a few Friday classes.  Because Museum School is an informal science discovery program, all classes – including the Saturday programs – are open to school-age children who are in homeschool and traditional school settings. Classes are offered in a one-time format on specific dates. 

Museum School offers its current class brochure online only. Click on this PDF link to download the Fall 2014 class brochure.  The brochure has complete class listings, descriptions, dates and fees, plus registration instructions.

If you have any questions call 817-255-9335 or send an E-mail with your name and question to mgabbard@fwmsh.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.


Book Your Field Trip Online

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 | Book Your Field Trip Online!


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