Homeschool And Beyond
      a la carte science classes at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
  
    Homeschool And Beyond
      a la carte science classes at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
 

YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT is your PROOF OF PURCHASE so please save a copy of your receiptTickets are not issued. Your name will be on the roster in each classroom.

Only purchase ticket(s) for your Student(s). Parents and non-participating siblings get entrance to the Permanent Exhibits areas of the museum for FREE on class day. Be sure to adjust quantity in your Paypal cart to reflect your total number of students for each class. Most 1 hour classes are $17.50 per student. Most 2 hour classes are $35.00 per student.


All children of the appropriate age attending the class will need to purchase a class spot. Siblings who don’t want to purchase a class spot are welcome to wait in the hallway outside of class or explore the museum with an adult in your party. “Sit ins” will no longer be allowed in the classroom unless they are too old or too young for the assigned age range for the class. Also, remember these are not ‘drop off’ classes except for students 16 and older (per museum rules), so one adult will need to remain in the class or in the adjoining hallway.


Please remember, your class purchase is not unlike a timed-entry ticket purchase for a movie, play or other 'event' and is nonrefundable and not eligible for date or time changes should your plans or schedule change.


Parents and non-participating siblings get entrance to the Permanent Exhibits areas of the museum for FREE on class day.

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email
address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT
email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues
or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email

address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT

email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues

or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim



October-November 2017            Click Class Date to Purchase


                     

         NEW! -  OFF SITE FIELD TRIP  -  NEW!

Jurassic James’ Washington’s World Field Trip to Jesse James Park

Jurassic James transforms the Jesse H. Jones Park in North Houston into our own special ‘classroom’. See real world biological and geological examples -- James uses the rocks, fossils, soils and plant growth to show connections between the environments that contribute to sedimentary rock formations. We will meet at the park at 9:45am and leave on our trek at 10am sharp. Rain or shine.


Participants need to be able to negotiate unpaved terrain and park paths for 2 hours. Each student in attendance must purchase a class spot and must have a designated parent or designated chaperone (1 per family - free). Students must be capable of following instructions, staying with the group and not distracting other students and families.

IMPORTANT: Email your contact info ASAP to me, please... and include a phone #

 2.5 hour off-site trek - $40 per student and each additional adult (after the 1st one)


        Thursday, November 30th – 9:45am to 12:30pm (or possibly a bit later)


The Romanovs Time Lab

Explore the history of the Romanov family who were murdered on July 17th 1918.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                   Tuesday, October31st – 11am to Noon

                    Wednesday, November 15th – 1pm to 2pm


Decoding Minerals, Rocks & Resources of the Americas

James Washington’s World for Older Students

Take a look at the Mayan, Aztec, tribes of the Amazon, Plain’s tribes, Southwest and Northeast Native Americans with a focus on the specific geologic conditions that gave humanity the building materials to create the mega structures, mythologies and wealth of the Americas before the arrival of the old world inhabitants.  

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                  Friday, November 3rd – 10am to Noon

                   Thursday, 16th – November 10am to Noon


Blood Basics, Detection & Collection

Forensics Lab for Older Students

Come discover the basics of blood. How much blood is in your body and what is the composition of this life-giving fluid? Experiment with how blood-typing works, perform a presumptive blood test, and investigate how to find hidden blood using chemicals.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+ - $35 per student


                           Wednesday, November 8th – 10am to Noon

                          Tuesday, November 14th – 10am to Noon   Sold Out

NEW----------->   Thursday, November 16th - 10am to Noon



Electricity TechnoScience Lab 

Explore current, voltage and resistance as you build circuits.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                  Tuesday, October, 31st – 1pm to 2pm

                 Wednesday, November 15th  – 11am to Noon (Sold Out)

NEW------>  Tuesday, November 28th – 11am - Noon



All in the Family Wildlife Lab

If you haven't HERD much about animal family groups then SCHOOL yourself with a class PACKed full of information! 

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                   Wednesday, November 1st  – 11am to Noon

                  Thursday, November 9th – 1pm to 2pm



Ornithropoda (Bird Foot Dinosaurs) in Jurassic James’ World

From the tiny and swift Otheinosaurus – to the Iguanodon (the second dinosaur ever named) – to the “ducked billed” multi-crested Hadrosuaurs, this class will go over dinosaur communication, parenting and migration. Did you know 40% of all dinosaurs discovered are Hadrosaurs? What made them so successful? Find out in this class!

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                   Wednesday, November 1st – 1pm to 2pm

                   Thursday, November 9th  – 11am to Noon



Parents and non-participating siblings get entrance to the Permanent Exhibits areas of the museum for FREE on class day.

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email
address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT
email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues
or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email

address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT

email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues

or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim



December 2017            Click Class Date to Purchase


                     

        NEW! -  OFF SITE FIELD TRIP  -  NEW!

Jurassic James’ Washington’s World Field Trip to Jesse James Park

Jurassic James transforms the Jesse H. Jones Park in North Houston into our own special ‘classroom’. See real world biological and geological examples -- James uses the rocks, fossils, soils and plant growth to show connections between the environments that contribute to sedimentary rock formations. We will meet at the park at 9:45am and leave on our trek at 10am sharp. Rain or shine.


Participants need to be able to negotiate unpaved terrain and park paths for 2 hours. Each student in attendance must purchase a class spot and must have a designated parent or designated chaperone (1 per family - free). Students must be capable of following instructions, staying with the group and not distracting other students and families.

IMPORTANT: Email your contact info ASAP to me, please... and include a phone #

 2.5 hour off-site trek - $40 per student and each additional adult (after the 1st one)


        Friday, December 8th – 9:45am to 12:30pm (or possibly a bit later)                  


Underground Railroad Time Lab 

Discover the secret network organized by people to help men, women, and children, escape slavery to freedom.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                Tuesday, December 5th – 1pm to 2pm

                 Wednesday, December 13th – 11am to Noon



Signs of Intelligent Life Wildlife Lab

If you give a mouse a rake he'll give HIMSELF a cookie! Discover the creative methods researchers have used to understand animal intelligence.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                 Wednesday, December 6th – 1pm to 2pm

                  Tuesday, December 12th –  11am to Noon



Cool Chemistry TechnoScience Lab

Check out chemical changes and find out what makes them happen.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                 Tuesday, December 5th – 11am to Noon

                 Wednesday, December 6th – 11am to Noon

                Tuesday, December 12th – 1pm to 2pm

                Wednesday, December 13th – 1pm to 2pm



Advanced Dissection Diffusion with Lung Dissection 

Two hour extended sheep lung dissection for older students. Students will learn the difference between Diffusion and Osmosis, learn about lung tissue anatomy and dissect a sheep lung.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                Friday, December 1st – 10am to Noon (Sold Out)

                Tuesday, December 5th – 10am to Noon


Mythical Creatures Time Lab for Older Students

The human imagination combined with the natural world have inspired the creation of a legion of mythical creatures that populate human history. Inspired by living animals and even fossils, we can catch a glimpse of the natural world in many of these magical creatures. Explore amazing creatures from the Kraken to dragons and beyond on a fantastical journey into history.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+ - $35 per student


                 Tuesday, December 12th – 10am to Noon

                 Friday, December 15th – 10am to Noon



After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email
address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT
email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues
or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email

address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT

email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues

or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim



Parents and non-participating siblings get entrance to the Permanent Exhibits areas of the museum for FREE on class day.

   

January 2018            Click Class Date to Purchase



                     

Scientific Farming Time Lab 

Science and innovation made farming more productive and better for the environment, find out how!

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                    Tuesday, January 9th - 1pm to 2pm

                    Wednesday, January 17th - 11am-Noon



Soap Science TechnoScience Lab

Investigate bubbles, emulsification, and soap films. 

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                   Tuesday, January 9th - 11am-Noon

                    Wednesday, January 17th - 1pm to 2pm



Marginocephala (Edge Heads) in Jurassic James’ World

Of course you know Triceratops (three horned face) the largest of the horned dinosaurs, but have you met its edged head relatives like Pentaceratops (five horned face) or Protoceratops (first horned face)? The Ceratopsians have a varied and diverse family tree with a plethora of horn and frill designs. Just like today’s big horned sheep, bison and gazelles have different horns for different purposes, these dinosaurs adapted to their horns for different uses. They are classified as Marginocephala or “edge head” because their horns are located on the edge of their skulls on a frill. The Ceratopsians share a common ancestor with the famous “ram head’ dinosaurs more properly known as the Pachycephalosaurids (thick headed lizards). We will also use modern examples to theorize why they had such thick skulls.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                  Thursday, January 11th - 11am-Noon

                  Wednesday, January 24th - 1pm to 2pm



Spiny Yet Spineless Dissection Lab 

Enter the underwater world of an interesting echinoderm, the sea urchin, as you study these prickly wonders of the ocean. Includes sea urchin dissection.

1 hour class for Grades 5-12+


                 Thursday, January 11th - 1pm to 2pm

                  Wednesday, January 24th - 11am-Noon



Alternative Energy - Earth Science Lab for Older Students

Discover what makes a resource renewable! In this lab, we will discuss different types of alternative energy and explore how these resources are harnessed. We will study environmental factors that affect these resources and take a brief tour through the New and Expanded Wiess Energy Hall.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                  Friday, January 12th – 10am to Noon

                  Tuesday, January 16th – 10am to Noon


Heraldry Time Lab for Older Students

Heraldry is the practice of devising, granting, displaying, describing, and recording coats of arms and heraldic badges. The origins of heraldry stretch back into ancient times. Warriors often decorated their shields with patterns and mythological motifs. Army units of the Roman Empire were identified by the distinctive markings on their shields. These were not heraldic in the medieval sense, as they were associated with military units, not individuals or families. Come design your own heraldic signature! Class includes entry into Special Exhibit for registered student. All others over the age of 2 will need to purchase a discounted ticket through the links below. Be sure to add your ‘extra’ tickets to your purchase before checking out and email me your details.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                 Friday, January 19th – 10am to Noon

                    Extra Exhibit Tickets 1/18/18 Friday


                 Thursday, January 25th – 10am to Noon

                    Extra Exhibit Tickets 1/25/18 Thursday


Mindstorms Robotics Project (Same series as presented Fall 2017)

This 5 week series of 1.5 hour classes is designed to be an introduction to robotics for students who have never programmed before. Students will work with a partner to learn the basics of programming using a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robot and the associated MINDSTORMS Edu program.


Over the course of the five week series, students will learn how to create and execute a program using their robot and participate in challenges during class. No Prerequisites.The class is designed for students without any previous knowledge of robotics for kids from 6 years old to 10 years old. Older students are welcome to sign up, but may find the class not advanced enough.  (5 class series - $135 per student - 12 student minimum)

           

               Mindstorm Series (5 class series)

                    Tuesdays (Jan. 23 & 30, Feb. 6, 13 & 20) from 1pm to 2:30pm



Parents and non-participating siblings get entrance to the Permanent Exhibits areas of the museum for FREE on class day.

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email
address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT
email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues
or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email

address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT

email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues

or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim



February 2018            Click Class Date to Purchase


                     

Lost Colony of Roanoke Time Lab

Explore what clues we have to what happened to the settlers who disappeared from this early colony.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                   Wednesday, February 14th - 11am-Noon

                   Tuesday, February 27th - 1pm - 2pm



Get a Grip Wildlife Lab

Animals use everything from claws, hair, wrinkles and even microscopic spoons to get a grip. Uncover how they hang on in this lab.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                   Wednesday, February 7th - 11am-Noon

                   Tuesday, February 27th - 11am-Noon



Fossil Fuels Earth Science Lab

Dig into fossil fuels! Explore fossil fuel formation, and discuss the characteristics of these nonrenewable resources.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                   Wednesday, February 7th - 1pm - 2pm

                   Thursday, February 22nd - 1pm - 2pm



Thyreophora in Jurassic James’ World

Learn why the Shield Bearers Stegosaurus, Denversaurus, Ankylosaurus and more –were bad to the bone! These dinosaurs were not the smartest or fastest, but they knew how to survive! When you have armor plating in your skin you have to be tough.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                   Wednesday, February 14th - 1pm - 2pm

                   Thursday, February 22nd - 11am-Noon



Advanced Fetal Pig Dissection

An extended Dissection Lab for older students. Explore mammalian anatomy with dissection of a fetal pig. Repeat students welcomed as there is a tremendous amount of information available in this lab.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                   Friday, February 9th - 10am-Noon

                   Tuesday, February 20th - 10am-Noon



Fossilization Methods James Washington’s World for Older Students

Class will cover the ten major types of fossilization: original remains (hard and soft parts), permineralization, carbonization, petrification, recrystalization, replacement, trace fossils, coprolite, cast and mold. Students will identify fossil samples in the classroom and in the Hall of Paleontology by fossilization methods.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                   Thursday, February 8th - 10am-Noon

                   Friday, February 16th - 10am-Noon



Victorian Funerary Practices and Tombstone Symbolism Time Lab for Older Students

Persons of the Victorian era are viewed by many as having a morbid fascination with death. Discover the interesting practices and rituals associated with death from mortuary photography to mourning jewelry and beyond. 

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                   Friday, February 2nd - 10am-Noon

                   Thursday, February 22nd - 10am-Noon



Mindstorms Robotics Project (Same series as presented Fall 2017)

This 5 week series of 1.5 hour classes is designed to be an introduction to robotics for students who have never programmed before. Students will work with a partner to learn the basics of programming using a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robot and the associated MINDSTORMS Edu program. 


Over the course of the five week series, two museum instructors will teach students how to create and execute a program using their robot and participate in challenges during class. No Prerequisites.The class is designed for students without any previous knowledge of robotics for kids from 6 years old to 10 years old. Older students are welcome to sign up, but may find the class not advanced enough.  (5 class series - $135 per student - 12 minimum - 20 maximum students)

           

               Mindstorm Series (5 class series)

                    Tuesdays (Jan. 23 & 30, Feb. 6, 13 & 20) from 1pm to 2:30pm



Parents and non-participating siblings get entrance to the Permanent Exhibits areas of the museum for FREE on class day.

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email
address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT
email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues
or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email

address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT

email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues

or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim



March 2018            Click Class Date to Purchase



                       

The Zulu Kingdom Time Lab

Discover this South African kingdom who gained fame during and after the Anglo-Zulu War.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                   Tuesday, March 6th - 1pm - 2pm

                   Wednesday, March 21st - 11am-Noon

                   WHATday, March 20th - 11am-Noon


Australian Wildlife Wildlife Lab

It's home to flying foxes, venomous wonders and the only two egg laying mammals in the world! Australia is a unique and fascinating biodiversity hotspot. 

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                   Tuesday, March 6th - 11am-Noon

                   Wednesday, March 21st - 1pm - 2pm

                   WHATday, March 7th - 1pm-2pm

                   WHATday, March 1st - 1pm-2pm


The Eyes Have It Dissection Lab

Blind spots, color blindness or myopia a problem? Come find out why as you take a peek at the eye and see how it functions. Includes eyeball dissection.

1 hour class for Grades 5-12+


                   Wednesday, March 7th - 11am-Noon

                   Tuesday, March 20th - 1pm - 2pm

                   WHATday, March 1st - 11am-Noon


Knights Time Lab for Older Students

Just below the nobility on the medieval social ladder were the knights who served as the mounted soldiers in the Lord's army. Most knights lived and slept in the manor of their lord. A knight was higher than a common foot soldier and often was granted his own fief along with a title of minor nobility such as sir. Come discover the difficult path to knighthood.  Class includes entry into Special Exhibit for registered student. All others over the age of 2 will need to purchase a discounted ticket through the links below. Be sure to add your ‘extra’ tickets to your purchase before checking out and email me your details.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                   Friday, March 2nd - 10am-Noon

                        Extra Exhibit Tickets 3/2/18 Friday


                   Thursday, March 29th - 10am-Noon

                        Extra Exhibit Tickets 3/29/18 Thursday


Advanced Physics/Engineering Lab - Projectile Motion

Prepare for launch as we explore the science behind projectiles - launch angles, momentum, etc.   Class is two hours and students should be age 13 and seventh grade or older. (Firm!)

2 hour class for Grades 7-12+


                   Thursday, March 8th - 10am-Noon

                   Friday, March 23rd - 10am-Noon


Parents and non-participating siblings get entrance to the Permanent Exhibits areas of the museum for FREE on class day.

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email
address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT
email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues
or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email

address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT

email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues

or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim



April 2018            Click Class Date to Purchase



                       

Understanding Ungulates Wildlife Lab

The hooves have it in this lab all about hoof stock!

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                   Tuesday, April 10th - 1pm-2pm

                   Wednesday, April 18th - 11am-Noon



Petroleum Production Earth Science Lab

Journey through the processes that transform petroleum into its many products. Dis- cover everyday items that come from this fossil fuel.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                  Tuesday, April 24th - 11am-Noon

                  Wednesday, April 25th - 1pm-2pm


Bridges TechnoScience Lab

Build models and investigate forces to determine what makes a sturdy structure.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                   Tuesday, April 10th - 11am-Noon

                   Wednesday, April 18th - 1pm-2pm

                   Tuesday, April 24th - 1pm-2pm

                   Wednesday, April 25th - 11am-Noon


Jurassic James’ Washington’s World Field Trip

Details to follow about an ‘off-site’ field trip with Jurassic James to explore a local Houston site.


                   Thursday, April 5th (Time & Location to follow)

                   Friday, April 13th (Time & Location to follow)


Roller Coaster Forces Extended Physics/Engineering Lab for Older Students 

The ups and downs of motion, friction, etc. Class is two hours and students should be age 13 and seventh grade or older. (Firm!)

2 hour class for Grades 7-12+


                   Wednesday, April 11th - 10am-Noon

                   Tuesday, April 17th - 10am-Noon


Forensic Anthropology Field Experience Time Lab for Older Students

Engage in the process of documenting and excavating a clandestine burial. Erect a meter grid over the burial, document and collect evidence, and recover remains from the grave. Parts of class will take place outside: please dress appropriately. Class will proceed rain or shine (excepting dangerous weather in the museum district).

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                  Friday, April 20th - 10am-Noon

                  Thursday, April 26th - 10am-Noon



Parents and non-participating siblings get entrance to the Permanent Exhibits areas of the museum for FREE on class day.

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email
address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT
email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues
or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim

After completing your Paypal Transaction, please email me your preferred contact email

address and the age/grade of your student(s). Paypal does not always give me your CURRENT

email address and that means I have no way to contact you if there are scheduling issues

or cancellations. Also, please check back to this page before class.   ~ Kim



May 2018            Click Class Date to Purchase


                       

Going, Going, Hopefully Not Gone! Wildlife Lab

Discover a world of rare and wonderful creatures as you learn about endangered species.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                  Wednesday, May 2nd - 1pm-2pm

                  Tuesday, May 8th - 11am-Noon


Discover Maps! Earth Science Lab

Learn about latitude, longitude and cartography in this class all about maps!

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                 Wednesday, May 2nd - 11am-Noon

                 Tuesday, May 8th - 1pm-2pm


Motion and Machines TechnoScience Lab

Make work easier as you explore gears, levers and other simple and compound machines.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                 Tuesday, May 1st - 11am-Noon

                 Wednesday, May 9th - 11am-Noon


Dinosaur contemporaries in Jurassic James’ World

The marine reptiles (Marine replies and Pterosaurs) like Plesiosaurs (“Lockness Monster”) and Mosasaurs (As seen in Jurassic World) as well as Pterosaurs like Pterodactyl are often considered dinosaurs by the general public. In this class we will go over what features make them different in the Dinosaur room.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+


                Tuesday, May 1st - 1pm-2pm

                Wednesday, May 9th - 1pm-2pm


Monsters Time Lab for Older Students

There’s no such thing as monsters! ...Or is there?  Monsters have frightened and fascinated us for millennia, but is there a scientific explanation for some of history’s most fearful creatures. Delve into the history between vampires, werewolves, zombies and more.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                Friday, May 4th - 10am-Noon

                Thursday, May 10th - 10am-Noon



  Completed Classes       


   

Young Wonders Wildlife Lab

Do you know which animal begins its life as a rock climbing kidney bean with no hind legs? What about the animal that starts it's life as a pinhead sized ninja star only to grow into a 2,000 pound powerhouse? Take this lab to find out!

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+ - $17.50 per student


                Wednesday, September 6th – 11am to Noon

                Tuesday, September 19th – 11am to Noon

                Tuesday, September 26th – 1pm to 2pm

                Wednesday, September 20th – 11am to Noon



Storm Science TechnoScience Lab

Explore weather and the tools we use to measure and predict it.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+ - $17.50 per student


                Wednesday, September 6th – 1pm to 2pm

                Tuesday, September 19th – 1pm to 2pm

                Tuesday, September 26th – 11am to Noon

                Wednesday, September 27th – 11am to Noon



Theropods (Beast Foot Dinosaurs) in Jurassic James’ World

Theropods are the predatory dinosaurs! Today anyone can easily see the difference between a tiger, a bear and a dingo -- but for some reason many people think all meat-eating dinosaurs look alike! This class will focus not only on the carnivorous dinosaurs and what features make them different from one another as well as why we see certain dinosaurs on certain continents.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+ - $17.50 per student


                 Thursday, September 14th – 1pm to 2pm

                Wednesday, September 27th – 1pm to 2pm



Cosmopolitan Crawdads Dissection Lab

Crayfish are found throughout the world in freshwater streams. Take an inside look at this crawling crustacean through dissection. Includes preserved crayfish dissection.

1 hour class for Grades 5-12+ - $17.50 per student


             Thursday, September 14th – 11am to Noon

             Wednesday, September 20th – 1pm to 2pm



Golden Age of Piracy Time Lab for Older Students

During the Golden Age of Piracy, ca. 1650 to 1726, bands of pirates menaced merchants in the Caribbean, along the North American eastern seaboard, the West African coast, and the Indian Ocean. The characters from the Golden Age of Piracy and their exploits form the basis of the modern conception of pirates as depicted in popular culture.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+ - $35 per student


              Friday, September 15th – 10:00-12:00

              Thursday, September 21st – 10:00-12:00


Paleontology and Fossils

James Washington’s World for Older Students

Gain a deeper understanding of fossil assemblages on a macro scale with an overview of Geologic Time Scale and the Principles of Stratigraphy. After a brief review of how the major groups of fossils are classified in the Paleo study guide, students will be broken into teams with bags of presorted fossils to identify the samples and present their findings. We will finish with a tour to reinforce understanding of the topics covered.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+ - $35 per student


                   Friday, September 29th – 10am to Noon

                   Thursday, October 5th – 10am to Noon


Mindstorms Robotics Project

This 5 week series of 1.5 hour classes is designed to be an introduction to robotics for students who have never programmed before. Students will work with a partner to learn the basics of programming using a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robot and the associated MINDSTORMS Edu program.


Over the course of the five week series, students will learn how to create and execute a program using their robot and participate in challenges during class. No Prerequisites.The class is designed for students without any previous knowledge of robotics for kids from 6 years old to 10 years old. Older students are welcome to sign up, but may find the class not advanced enough.  (5 class series - $135 per student)

           

                Mindstorm Series (5 class series)

                    Mondays (Sept. 18 & 25, Oct. 2, 16 & 23) from 1pm to 2:30pm



Golden age of Piracy Time Lab 

Discover an era in which being a pirate could be a fulltime job. Pirates and privateers were able to amass massive fortunes terrorizing the high seas.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+ - $17.50 per student


                Tuesday, October 10th -  1pm to 2pm

                Wednesday, October 18th – 11am to Noon



Renewable Energy Earth Science Lab 

Discover the many forms of renewable energy at our fingertips. In this class, students will learn about forms of alternative energy and discuss which are better suited to where we live!

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+ - $17.50 per student


                Tuesday, October 10th – 11am to Noon

                Wednesday, October 18th – 1pm to 2pm



Sauropods (Lizard Foot Dinosaurs) in Jurassic James’ World

Giants in all their forms. The Sauropods (Brachiosaurus and Diplodocus) were the largest animals to ever walk the Earth! Yet they are the least known scientifically among the dinosaurs groups. One reason is their bones are so large and hard to excavate. This class will explain the easily identifiable features used to classify the different “long necked” dinosaurs as well as some of the advantages and disadvantages of being so large.

1 hour class for Grades 1-8+

                Wednesday, October 11th – 11am to Noon

                  Tuesday, October 3rd – 11am to Noon

                 Thursday, October 19th – 11am to Noon



Paleontology and Fossils

James Washington’s World for Older Students

Gain a deeper understanding of fossil assemblages on a macro scale with an overview of Geologic Time Scale and the Principles of Stratigraphy. After a brief review of how the major groups of fossils are classified in the Paleo study guide, students will be broken into teams with bags of presorted fossils to identify the samples and present their findings. We will finish with a tour to reinforce understanding of the topics covered.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                Thursday, October 5th – 10am to Noon


Advanced Pond Wildlife

Learn about water quality as you study the delicate balance of life in this rich habitat. Details and dates will be available soon.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                 Friday, October 20th – 10am to Noon


Aw, Rats… Dissection Lab 

Beavers, capybara and agoutis, oh my? More fascinating than fearsome, learn about the Rodent Family from the outside in. Includes rat dissection.

1 hour class for Grades 5-12+ - $17.50 per student



                 Tuesday, October 3rd – 1pm to 2pm

                 Thursday, October 19th – 1pm to 2pm

                Wednesday, October 25th – 11am to Noon



Heart with Blood Flow Dissection Lab for Older Students

Two hour extended heart dissection for older students. Learn about heart function, anatomy and blood flow in this extended Heart Dissection Lab for older students. No prerequisites.

2 hour class for Grades 6-12+


                Friday, October 6th – 10am to Noon

                Tuesday, October 24th – 10am to Noon