Spring 2016 Homeschool Series– NOW IN SESSION
Our engaging Homeschool Series relates to science and nature and follows CT State Standards. Our program provides families with unique, hands-on science instruction, inquiry-based learning activities, and cooperative learning opportunities. The New Children’s Museum Homeschool Association is designed for students in grades K-8 and runs for a 4-month session.
In addition to 7 weeks of hands-on, cooperative science instruction in three separate tracks, enrollment in The New Children’s Museum’s Homeschool Association includes special perks and programming for the whole family:
- A Family Membership to The New Children’s Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center, active through the end of August 31, 2016.
- Standards-aligned Extension Activities designed to keep learning going at home between classes.
- Parent resources, guest-speakers, and more!
Natural Wonders: Explore biology, botany and geology through encounters with the museum’s live animals and nature center resources.
Space and Earth Explorers: Investigate the cosmos as well as our home planet of Earth through planetarium presentations and hands-on inquiry.
Team Science: Work cooperatively to solve physics, engineering and chemistry challenges using museum resources.
9:30-10:20 Class 1
10:30-11:20 Class 2
11:30-12:20 Class 3
The Museum remains open until 1pm for exploration.
Little Scientists Program
In an effort to include even the littlest of learners, our Little Scientists program is for children aged 2-4 who are not yet ready to take part in the Homeschool classes but still have a desire to discover and explore. The program meets during regular Homeschool Programming days. Each sessions features hands-on activities for early science exploration that will make up an exciting parent/child class program.
High School Level Classes *NEW*
The Homeschool Association has now introduced a High School level course for students in grades 7 to 12.
The high school homeschool track for Spring 2016 will be a crash course in basic astronomy. Starting from everyday astronomical observations like the motions of the sun and moon, the class will expand to cover the various residents and regions of our solar system, before culminating in the function of the stars, and the origins of the universe itself. Topics covered will include Kepler’s Laws, Newton’s Theory of Gravity, The Solar System, Light, Atoms, and evidence in support of the Big Bang Model of the Universe.
All Three Science Tracks + Parent Seminars + Museum Membership = $252 per student
One Track Only (no membership included) = $105
Little Scientists + Membership = $140
High School Course (no membership included)= $168
To find out about our next session, call our Registration Department at
(860) 231-2830 ext. 440