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 in March and April.


iMake
March 22  10:00 am-5:00 pm

Join us for an all-day festival that celebrates the do-it-yourself maker spirit.   Meet local makers and check out their 3D printers, robots, and other cool technology.   Become a maker yourself with special maker stations throughout the day.  Create motors, circuits, and electrical cardboard animals*. Dissect interesting electronics and look for pieces to use in your own creations.   Check out about animatronic puppets, and don’t miss Star Wars makers, members of the 501st Star Garrison. Click here (http://fortworthmuseum.org/imake) for more details.

*Please note:  Activities are offered on a rotating basis. Pick up an event flyer upon your arrival for specific activity times.  iMake  topics, activities and environments are designed for students ages 8 and older.


ALL SYSTEMS EARTH HOMESCHOOL AFTERNOON
April 17 1:00-4:00 pm

Have you ever…
wondered about weather systems?
reflected on the rock cycle?
contemplated composting?
pondered on pollinators?

If so, then celebrate Earth Week at the Museum during the “All Systems Earth” Festival April 15-19. Discover how nature recycles to keep our world balanced and learn how we can help inspire positive environmental awareness and green practices.

ALL SYSTEMS EARTH activities are included with paid exhibit admission and will be offered:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 10 am-2 pm

  • Thursday: 10:00-4 pm*  (Special extended hours for homeschoolers from 1-4 pm)

  • Saturday: 10 am-4 pm


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

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.  You will find the class schedule, descriptions, registration instructions and the registration form. 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.


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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Fun Fact
The rolling loop projector--the heart of the IMAX film system--was invented in the 1960's by Ron Jones, a machinist and camera builder from Brisbane, Australia.

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