WONDERFUL WORLD OF WEATHER
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Experience weatherto the extreme! Learn about the elements that create weather, both everyday and major weather events like tornadoes and hurricanes. Make your own meteorological instruments to help you gather and track weather phenomena. Visit TFI's weather station to get a hands-on lesson in data collection.
WON'T YOU BE MY PLANETARY NEIGHBOR?
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Our cosmic neighborhood is home to more than just planets! Examine the real estate outside our atmosphere with a special guest speaker. Take a virtual trip to orbiting comets and meteorites to learn more about their role in our solar system.
DESIGN IT, BUILD IT!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
An object doesn't have to be complicated to be a machineit just has to perform work! Put simple machines to the test though your own game design. Enjoy time in TFI's Amazing Machine exhibit where you can see machines in action.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Take a scientific look at the anatomy and function of animals through this hands-on workshop. Dissect an owl pellet to learn about an owl's diet and hunting habits. Explore a cow eye to find similaities between it and a human eye.
ONE DAY IN POMPEII
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Explore the ancient Roman city of Pompeii through TFI's special traveling exhibit. Become a volcano detective, using evidence from Mt. Vesuvius' epic explosion to learn more about life in ancient times. Apply what you found to modern-day seismic events including earthquakes and tsunamis.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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 encouraged to bring their own textiles to sew onto, like t-shirts, bags, or patches.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Put your thinking caps on for this day of brainy experiments and activities! Begin with an exclusive preview of TFI's new Your Brain exhibit. Learn about new advancements in neuroscience through a hands-on workshop.
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.