HOMESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming educational opportunities available for you and your child at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  Take a look below at what we have planned this spring!

Engineers Week Homeschool Afternoon

February 26 from 1-4 pm

See how much fun science, technology, engineering and mathematics can be during this interactive afternoon created just for homeschoolers. Build, create, destroy, explore, design and invent alongside engineers from Mouser Electronics, IBM, Lockheed Martin and other area corporations.

  • Electrifying Electronics - Learn about semiconductors and explore new technologies with Mouser Electronics
  • Flight Simulator - Try your hand at flying a Lockheed Martin fighter.
  • Technology Take Apart - Take apart simple electronics to reveal interesting insides.
  • Circuitry Connections - Transform mechanical energy into electrical energy to power different circuits
  • Operation Catapult - Create your very own catapult with help from engineers
  • Water Powered Machines - Tinker with hydraulics as you invent machines that move using water
  • Engineer Meet and Greet - Engineers will be in the building from a variety of fields. Ask them your toughest, and most interesting, questions.

 

Check this webpage after February 8st for a complete schedule of activities.

Can’t come on Thursday?  The museum celebrates Engineers Week from February 24-28.   Click here for 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 and are included with exhibit admission.


"All Systems Earth" Homeschool Afternoon

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Celebrate Earth Week at the Museum during our "All Systems Earth" festival. Discover how nature recycles to keep our world in balance and learn how we can help inspire positive environmental awareness and green practices.

Included with Museum exhibit admission.


Museum School® Classes for Homeschool Students

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 spring session will feature several Friday classes for homeschool students in first through third grades.  In addition, Saturday classes and the Spring Break Space Camp are open to homeschool students in the appropriate grade levels.

The Museum School class brochure is now available online. Click here to download a PDF of the Spring 2015 class brochure.  The brochure has the class schedule, descriptions, registration instructions and the registration form. Class placement begins January 29, 2015.

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!


Studio Science

Studio Science, Innovation Studio's newest program, is designed to engage young minds in science, engineering and technology. Enjoy hands-on camps with exciting new subjects such as robotics, video game programming, animation, LEGO® Architecture, wearable technology, mobile app development, and more!

For information regarding Studio Science, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org/innovation-studios-0 for upcoming schedules and class descriptions. Spring Break camps will be posted and available for registration February 10th. Summer camps will be available beginning March 3rd.


Stars and Stories – Early Childhood Astronomy Program

Travel with your imagination at the Museum’s Noble Planetarium. Enjoy an out-of-this-world story time with Fort Worth Library staff and a child-friendly presentation of ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD'S ADVENTURE.   Intended for pre-school children and their families.

10:15 am – February 10, February 24, March 10 and March 24

Included with Museum exhibit admission.


EDUCATOR RESOURCES

http://discovere.org/our-activities   Find hands-on activities, videos and resources related to engineering careers.

www.tryengineering.org  Tryengineering.org is a resource for students, their parents, their teachers and their school counselors.

www.engineergirl.org/   EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.


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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Every year, the Museum provides almost 200,000 hours of science and social studies education for Texas students.

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