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 for your and your students.
FALL 2013 MUSEUM SCHOOL® FOR HOMESCHOOL
Museum School classes will be offered this fall on specific Fridays for homeschool children in kindergarten through third grade (ages 5, 6, 7 and 8 by September 1, 2013.)
Classes are enriched with specimens or artifacts from the Museum’s collections when appropriate to the topic, and each class features creative activities, scientific investigations and other hands-on explorations.
Registrations are now being accepted for the fall Museum School for Homeschool classes. Check out the offerings in the Museum School brochure by clicking on this pdf link. You will find the class schedule, descriptions, registration instructions and the registration form. Class placement is done by lottery drawing which will take place on October 7, 2013.
If you have any questions about the Museum School for Homeschool classes or the registration process, call 817-255-9335 or send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK-OCTOBER 22-26, 2013
Join us for National Chemistry Week as we explore the exciting world of chemistry in Innovation Studios. Studios will feature hands-on chemistry based activities that will engage and excite one and all. Each day will bring new experiences to enjoy. Museum staff will be joined by the American Chemical Society Student Groups from area universities to share in the fun!
Please note: Chemistry Week activities will occur in the Innovation Studios. Chemistry Week topics, activities and environments are designed for students ages 8 and older.
All Chemistry Week Activities are included with Museum membership. Not a member? Regular admission fees apply.
DON’T MISS CHEMISTRY WEEK HOMESCHOOL AFTERNOON
Thursday, October 24 from 1:30 pm-4:00 pm
We have created special experiences for homeschool audiences after the traditional field trip groups leave for the day. Here are just a few of the experiences planned for you and your students:
- Super Cool Science demonstrations throughout the afternoon
- Experimentation station:
Make your own Turbulent Orb 1:30-2:30
M&M’s Explorations 3:00-4:00
Explore the connection between chemistry and energy with different hands-on experiences
Create your own Chemistry bookmark
Ole Mole Foil Sculptures
Please note: Chemistry Week activities will occur in the Innovation Studios. Chemistry Week topics, activities and environments are designed for students ages 8 and older
VISIT THE NOBLE PLANETARIUM
Quick insider tip: Many schools wait late October to book school field trips. October is a wonderful month for home school groups to visit the Museum and the Noble Planetarium! Don't fight the crowds, come and enjoy a quieter museum environment!
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
Star Parties October 5* and November 9
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.
* October’s Star Party will be held at Stars over Euless (Bob Eden Park, Euless, Tx)
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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