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.
MAKER STUDIO HOMESCHOOL AFTERNOONS
Maker Studio is a pop-up space located in Innovation Studios designed to give guests ages 8 & up an opportunity to engage with local Makers and have hands-on making experiences. Maker Studio will pilot special homeschool only hours on the Friday afternoons from 2-5 PM October through December.
Click here (http://www.fortworthmuseum.org/make) to learn more about this program and to register for a one-hour times slot for these events.
Click Here for the Maker Studio Homeschool Afternoon Flyer
October 15th and October 18-21
This year's theme is Solving Mysteries through Chemistry! Your students will use their powers of observation, data gathering techniques and their senses as they complete different hands-on activities and mysteries in the Innovation Studios. Museum staff will be joined by the American Chemical Society Student Groups from area universities to share in the fun!
CHEMISTRY CONNECTIONS HOMESCHOOL AFTERNOON
OCTOBER 20 | 1:30 - 4:00 PM
We have created special experiences for homeschool audiences after the traditional field trip groups leave for the day. Visit this website again in early October for a complete schedule.
Please note: Chemistry Week topics, activities and environments are designed for students ages 8 and older.
Programming for Chemistry Week is sponsored by
FALL MUSEUM SCHOOL CLASSES
Museum School offers informal discovery-based science and history classes that are enriched with topic-appropriate specimens or artifacts from the Museum's teaching collections, creative activities, science investigations and other hands-on explorations.
The fall session will begin in October and will include several Friday classes for home-school students (ages 6-11 by September 1, 2016 and currently in first through sixth grade.) Friday homeschool classes feature an engineering-based STEM format, designed around different science topics. In addition, Saturday classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade will also be open to age/grade eligible homeschool students.
A PDF of the Fall 2016 Museum School brochure containing the class descriptions, dates and times for all grades/ages plus the registration form and instructions, can be downloaded here. You may register by mail or fax anytime after downloading the brochure and making your choices. Registration by phone (with use of a credit card) begins Wednesday, September 28 at 9 am.
For questions about school-age classes, call 817-255-9333 or 817-255-9335 or send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to serving you and your family soon!
TAKE PART IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
The 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.
Visit http://fortworthmuseum.org/rlc-current-research to learn about September and October's studies.
For more information, or to schedule at time, contact Debbie at email@example.com.
ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Download the Solving Mysteries through Chemistry Educator Guide for great hands-on science activities. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ncw.html
Explore forensic science through CSI: The Experience Web Adventures and an educator guide full of forensic science experiences. Most appropriate for students ages 8 and above. http://forensics.rice.edu/