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

Thursday, February 25 from 1:00-4:00 pm

 Join us for another exciting, annual Homeschool Afternoon during Engineers Week! This year features both come-and-go, hands-on activities as well as more in-depth challenges and experiences. Get creative while learning about electrical engineering with circuits, aerospace engineering through flight, and so much more! There will even be REAL engineers from many fields on-site to guide activities and answer any of your questions about how a career in engineering could be perfect for YOU!

Engineering activities will include:
  • Eclectic Electric Engineering: Get creative with Mouser Electronics as you learn how to build circuits using nontraditional items like metal tape and steel thread.

  • Focus on Flight: Be a pilot in a real Lockheed Martin flight simulator and construct amazing flying machines while learning how planes are made.

  •  Technology Take Apart: Ever wonder what's inside your favorite electronic device? Have fun taking apart simple electronics and see what interesting things await you inside them!

  •  Engineer Meet and Greet: Learn what it's like to be an engineer as you get to ask REAL people from different fields of engineering your toughest and most interesting questions!

  •  What is Cognitive Computing?:  Learn about cognitive computing from IBM engineers

 Visit this page after February 13 for more detailed information.


 Can’t come on Thursday?  The museum celebrates Engineers Week from February 23-27.   Click here for more details.


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. 

Upcoming experiences include:

Leather Working

Saturday, February 6, 10 AM – 5 PM   Sunday, February 7, 2:15 PM – 4 PM

Take a cue from the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo’s fashion and join us in Maker Studio to learn the art of Leather Working! See how leather is cut and tooled into amazing designs while you create your own bracelet, bookmark, or coaster.

High-Tech Bubble Wands

Saturday, March 5th 10 AM – 5 PM   and Sunday, March 6th 2:15 PM – 4 PM

Get ready early for the soapiest event of the spring, BubbleFest! Learn how to bend and solder metal into your own unique bubble wand and then see how you can attach motors and code an Arduino to create a motorized bubble blowing experience. 

Visit http://fortworthmuseum.org/make to learn more.


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 January's studies.

For more information, or to schedule at time, contact Debbie at dcockerham@fwmsh.org.


ENGINEERING 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

 


 

DON'T MISS THESE ONLINE RESOURCES

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.

Click the following links for more information: School Program Planner - PDF   

  •   DOWNLOAD the THINK exhibit app.  Explore how progress happens with this app for kids, innovators and forward thinkers. Explore how we can follow this path to address some of our most pressing challenges—from the grand to the everyday.  This app is a perfect compliment to the Museum’s THINK exhibit-use it before your visit to the Museum to prepare or go deeper into the exhibit content after your field trip.

  • The Teachers TryScience web site (http://www.tryscience.org/) offers several hundred STEM lesson plans for teachers from upper elementary through high school grades.  The topics are cutting edge, meant to demonstrate the relevance and excitement of science and engineering to students.  Each plan includes instructions and a list of materials for a hands-on team-building project that brings the lessons alive.  IBM developed Teachers TryScience as a community service to help prepare students for STEM careers and interests.

  • Imagine donating your computing devices' idle computing power when it's on but you're not using it actively, whether for a short break or for hours at a time.  Imagine that computing power helping global researchers speed their work toward finding cures for cancer and Ebola, or making solar power cells more efficient.  You can do exactly that and have a teachable moment at the same time by downloading World Community Grid  (https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/).  Hundreds of thousands of "donors" have enabled more than 1.1 million years of computing power to help dozens of researchers speed up their work in a very safe manner.  Get more info and sign up at the link above.


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