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 in October.
DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET MYTHBUSTER KARI BYRON.
Friday, October 10 at 7:00 pm
Chat with Kari: Insights and Q&A from a MythBuster
Kari Byron has trained to be on MythBusters since she was a child. By the age of 5 she was experimenting on her sister and using dolls as crash test dummies. After graduating from San Francisco State University, Kari began her career as a sculptor and painter. Her sculpting skills and love for odd jobs soon led her into the field of model-making and toy-prototyping, which led to a job at M5 Industries with MythBusters. Kari brings a unique perspective to the show as an artist, a science chick and a working mom. Book signing to follow.
Tickets are $20 for guest, $18 for members. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 817-255-9540
CHEMISTRY CONNECTIONS, OCTOBER 21-25, 2014
Join us during National Chemistry Week for Chemistry Connections where 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!
DON’T MISS CHEMISTRY CONNECTIONS HOMESCHOOL AFTERNOON
Thursday, October 23 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 stations-short experiments for small groups of students
Explore the sweet side of chemistry with different hands-on experiences
Please note: Chemistry Connections activities will occur in the Innovation Studios. Chemistry Week topics, activities and environments are designed for students ages 8 and older.
MUSEUM SCHOOL FOR HOMESCHOOL CLASSES
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 fall session for school-age children will begin in mid-October and will include Saturday classes as well as a few Friday classes. Because Museum School is an informal science discovery program, all classes – including the Saturday programs – are open to school-age children who are in homeschool and traditional school settings. Classes are offered in a one-time format on specific dates.
Museum School offers its current class brochure online only. Click on this PDF link to download the Fall 2014 class brochure. The brochure has complete class listings, descriptions, dates and fees, plus registration instructions.
If you have any questions call 817-255-9335 or send an E-mail with your name and question to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you and your family soon!
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
Use these websites to enrich your Museum experience with Educator Resources
Mythbusters Educator Resources http://www.mythbusterstheexhibition.com/educators/
Jerusalem Educator Guide http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/jerusalem/?ar_a=1
Museum exhibits and additional Educator Guides can be found at http://fortworthmuseum.org/pre-visit-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.
For more information: School Program Planner - PDF | Book Your Field Trip Online!
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