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.


MAKER STUDIO HOMESCHOOL AFTERNOON

Programming just for homeschoolers 8 and above 

January: Looking at Linkages
Friday, January 6th, 2 PM - 5 PM

Explore motion in a whole new way! Try using cardboard to create beautiful kinetic art that fuses motion, physics, and creativity. Connect links of cardboard using brads and other connectors and explore how linking pieces together can create different styles of movement. Want to check out linkages in advance to get ideas? We suggest looking HERE and HERE

February: Leatherworking & Stamping
Friday, February 3rd, 2 PM - 5 PM

Explore the classic craft of leatherworking and stamping during the 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Choose your project, such as a bookmark, cuff, or coaster, and add traditional stamping details or suede lacing.

Maker Studio is a pop-up space designed to give guests ages 8 & up an opportunity to engage with local Makers and have hands-on making experiences. The program is included in exhibit admission, but space is limited and preregistration is required. 

Reserve a one-hour spot for the upcoming month online by scrolling down the page and filling out the online reservation form. Can't see the form in your browser? Click HERE.


FALL MUSEUM SCHOOL® CLASSES

DOWNLOAD THE MUSEUM SCHOOL BROCHURE HERE

Museum School offers informal discovery-based science and history classes that are enriched with topic-appropriate specimens or artifacts from the Museum's teaching collections, along with creative activities, science investigations and other hands-on explorations.

The fall session will include several Friday classes for home-school students (ages 6-11 by September 1, 2016 and currently in first through sixth grade.) Friday homeschool classes feature an engineering-based STEM format, designed around different science topics such as Olympic Science, Contraption Construction and Santa's Workshop. In addition, all Saturday classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade are open to age/grade eligible homeschool students. 

The Fall 2016 Museum School brochure contains the class descriptions, dates and times for all grades/ages plus the registration form and instructions. Registrations are accepted by mail, fax or phone.

For questions about school-age classes, call 817-255-9333 or 817-255-9335 or send an Email to museumschool@fwmsh.org. We look forward to serving you and your family soon!


TAKE PART IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

What's happening in CURRENT science? Talk with researchers and be a part of their active research studies each Saturday in the Research and Learning Center!

December studies from UTA and TCU include:

10 am to 1 pm--What leads to self-control?

1 to 4 pm--Building a meal: what makes children choose what they eat?

 Please note: The RLC will be closed December 24 and December 31.

To learn more contact dcockerham@fwmsh.org.


SAVE THE DATE

  • Engineers Week Homeschool Afternoon-February 23  1:30-4:00 pm

  • All Systems Earth Homeschool Afternoon-April 20 1:30-4:00 pm


ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

  • Find lots more maker projects here.

  •  It’s never too early to think about Engineers Week.  Check out these amazing challenges.

  •  Click here to participate in Hour of Code at home.


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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