Upcoming Home School Family Science Day Events
Welcome to the Lab!
Monday, November 6, 2017, 10-11am
Members: $13 per youth $6 per adult/senior
Nonmembers: $16 per youth, $11 per/senior
At this home school family science day, students can conduct lab work in activities designed just for their grade level. Then spend rest of the day exploring the Museum's 11 hands-on exhibit halls!
All About Bugs | Pre-K–3rd Grade
During this program, students will develop a deep appreciation and curiosity for Earth’s most common animals: insects. Uncover the unique characteristics, diversity, and lifecycles of invertebrates through live bug encounters and hands-on activities.
Look Out: The Eye | 4th–8th Grade
During this guided dissection program, students will discover the fascinating and complex inner workings of the eye. Students will gain a better understanding of vision by exploring the basic structures of a cow eye, its connection to the brain, and how the parts of the eye work together. Students will work in pairs as assigned by the Museum Educator.
Pump Up: The Heart | 9th–12th Grade
Challenge your students to get to the heart of the matter during this guided dissection of the body’s hardest-working muscle! By dissecting a sheep’s heart, students will learn about the structure and function of a mammal heart as well as how oxygen, nutrients, and hormones are transported throughout the body. Students will work in pairs as assigned by the Museum Educator.
Resgister by grade level. All labs will take place in Learning Labs on the lower level of the Museum. Adults are required to remain with their child during the lab session. If you have multiple grades enrolled in the labs, you may choose which session you would like to attend, and your other chilld(ren) will be nearby.
Fuel Up! Renewable Energies
January 9, 2018, 10am-1pm
Registration will open November 1
This engaging, hands-on program features stations set up throughout the Museum's exhibit halls. Activities focus on family learning and are an exciting way to explore alternative energy, understand the carbon cycle, investigate the microscopic world of plants with a digital microscope, and discover the abundant energy around us.
Stations will include:
World of Energy
Explore forms of energy around us, including thermal and mechanical. Activities and demonstrations at this station include handling a cloud in bubble and observing a stunning display of convection, which are both effects of the sun’s thermal energy.
Make a Molecule
This craft-based station allows participants to create a molecule that plays a role in the carbon cycle and is influential in the energy humans use.
Use microscopes to discover tiny universes around us. The focus is on plant and algal cells, which are common sources used to make biofuels.
Plant Cell Operation
Plants have specialized cells in order to perform certain functions for the survival of the plant. Some of these cell are not functioning properly. Learn what the different organelles in a plant cell do in this fun and educational game of “Plant Cell Operation”!
Plant's Path to Biofuel
Investigate how a corn plant and algae can be converted into a burnable energy source.
Biofuel Testing Station
Use a refractometer to measure which common household liquid contains the most sugar — a molecule that can be converted into fuel.
Storing Energy — Batteries
In this station, students will explore arranging batteries and wires to power a light bulb, and go inside to learn how a battery works by using potatoes or apples to power a simple clock.
Children must be accompanied by an adult over 21 that must remain with child/children during Home School Day.
For more information about Home School Family Science Day, please call 214.428.5555, ext. 8 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.