Look Into Your Heart
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Get to the heart of the matter by learning all about the heart and circulatory system. Students will dissect sheep hearts to investigate the structures, functions and similarities to their own human heart; play blood vessel games and make some sweet model blood all to understand the inner workings of the circulatory system.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Get your creative juices flowing and your inventive skills warmed up while practicing the engineering design process. Students will have three design challenges where they must plan, build and rebuild devices that float, slide, and fling in just the right ways.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
This workshop will explore some of the technology behind conservation science. Students will explore how electricity is produced with a variety of renewable energy sources. They will also unearth some discoveries about waste from light pollution to recycling centers.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - SOLD OUT!
Students will light up this workshop as they investigate the basics of electronics and circuitry, and then create their own fashion design using LEDs and conductive thread. Students are welcome (but not required) to bring their own textiles to incorporate into their designs.
Homeschool Workshops 2013
Homeschool Workshops are for students ages 7-14. All ages will be in the same classroom, but separated by age at different tables.
Each workshop runs from 10:30AM-2:30PM followed by free time to explore the museum as a family.
What to Bring
- Please pack a lunch. The class will take about a 30 minute break in the classroom for lunch.
- Portfolios and pencils will be provided, so you don't have to bring anything else, unless you want to.
- The temperature can vary greatly around the museum, so dress in layers and be prepared for small messes!
- A Health and Consent Form if you haven't already returned it. (Only one per year needed.)
Arrival and Departure
Sign in will begin in the Bartol Atrium on the 2nd floor around 10:15AM and we will leave for the classroom by 10:30AM. We will return your student(s) to the Atrium around 2:30PM for you to sign them back out and begin exploring the museum on your own.
You may park in The Franklin Institute's garage, entrance on 21st St, at a discounted rate of $6 per Workshop. Please bring your ticket inside to receive the Workshop pass.
$60 per student (Non-Member)
$55 per student (Member)
The Registration Form provides more details about program discounts.
With your registration, you will need to provide a signed Consent Form.