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 22, 2018 | 1:30 - 4:00 PM

Join us for an engaging afternoon focused on engineering and the engineering design process. Here are just a few of the experiences planned.
Learn about LEDs and electronics as Mouser Electronics staff feature an interactive LED puzzle game with 900 addressable LEDs and a LED- and motion sensor-based bean bag toss.
Fly a Lockheed Marin Simulator and talk with Lockheed Martin engineers
Interview area engineers from local organizations
Learn about the concept of cognitive computing with IBM engineers
Dissect broken electronics searching for workable components then test those components with our engineers.
Solve sound related engineering challenges like designing a Sound Sandwich or creating an Ear Guitar
Take your sound explorations to deeper level by visiting Guitar: The Instrument that Changed the World
Try out an 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.
We have assembled a fascinating group of engineering volunteers this year.  One of the most powerful experiences for your students is ask the volunteers about their careers and about what they work on each day.   
All Engineers Week activities are included with exhibit admission. Engineers Week activities are most appropriate for students 8 and above.   Some activities are offered on a rotating basis.

Join us for an engaging afternoon focused on engineering and the engineering design process. Here are just a few of the experiences planned:

  • Learn about LEDs and electronics as Mouser Electronics staff feature an interactive LED puzzle game with 900 addressable LEDs and a LED- and motion sensor-based bean bag toss.
  • Fly a Lockheed Martin Simulator and talk with Lockheed Martin engineers.
  • Interview area engineers from local organizations.
  • Learn about the concept of cognitive computing with IBM engineers.
  • Dissect broken electronics searching for workable components then test those components with our engineers.
  • Solve sound related engineering challenges like designing a Sound Sandwich or creating an Ear Guitar.
  • Take your sound explorations to deeper level by visiting GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World.
  • Try out our 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.We have assembled a fascinating group of engineering volunteers this year.  
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    One of the most powerful experiences for your students is to ask the volunteers about their careers and about what they work on each day.   

    All Engineers Week activities are included with exhibit admission. Engineers Week activities are most appropriate for students 8 and above. Some activities are offered on a rotating basis.


    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 upcoming studies.


    EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

    Bring your homeschool group to the Museum to take part in our educational programming.
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    SPRING 2018 MUSEUM SCHOOL CLASSES

    For children ages 5 - 12 in grades K - 6

    For over 66 years, Museum School has been a leader in informal science education. Whether the topic is dinosaurs, space, mammals, chemistry or physics, class curriculums and activities are designed so that students can construct their own knowledge of the world through hands-on experiences. The engaging environments are supported by enthusiastic educators that support the joy of learning through discovery. 

    Museum School offers many exciting learning opportunities for school-age children who attend a traditional public or private school or who are homeschooled. These informal, discovery-based classes feature various STEM-based science topics enhanced with specimens and artifacts from the Museum’s teaching collection when relevant, science investigations, creative activities and other hands-on explorations.

    Click here to download the Spring 2018 Museum School class brochure which has the schedule, class descriptions, fees and the registration instructions and form.

    For questions about the 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.orgWatch this website for the Summer 2018 class brochure to be posted in late February.

     


    Questions? Contact aherndon@fwmsh.org

     

    Fun Fact
    When established in 1941, the Museum was the first children's museum in Texas and one of the first children's museums in the nation.

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