It’s time for parents to register their students for 2013 Homeschool Friday Programs offered two times a month for Grades K-2 and Grades 3-6 beginning January 11 through May 24 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
Topics for the interactive programs are the same for each of the specific groups; however, the class time varies as does the cost for the Homeschool Friday Programs. The K-2 classes meet at 10:30 am for one hour with cost of $7 for non-members and $5 for AMSE members. The Grade 3 – 6 classes begin at 12:30 pm and continue for two hours with the cost of $12 for non-members and $9 for AMSE members. For more information and to register for the Homeschool Friday Programs go to www.amse.org or come by AMSE.
The dates, topics and program descriptions for the Homeschool Fridays in 2013 include:
January 11 “Forces and Motion” activities will make Newton’s three laws come alive! Students will learn about speed, velocity, acceleration; action/reaction; linear and angular momentum; types of energy; the law of conservation of energy and more.
January 25 “Simple Machines” includes a discussion of energy and the types of energy and provides hands-on experimentation with inclined planes, levers, wheels, springs, and compound machines.
February 8 “Robots” are used in industry, the military, space exploration, and other areas that students will learn about as they run some simple robots. In the two-hour class, the students will use their imagination to make their own ‘pretend’ robots out of household things.
February 22 “My Body and Me” gives students an opportunity to learn about the different body systems and how to take care of them. Hands-on activities include X-ray photos, listening to body sounds using a stethoscope and an anatomy puzzle.
March 8 “Microscopes” is an introduction to the importance of microorganisms. A projection microscope and a stereoscope are used, along with student microscopes to provide a close-up view of various microscopic organisms.
Other Homeschool Friday Programs are scheduled for March 22 “Create A Critter,” on April 5 “Flight and Hovercraft.” and on April 19 “Butterflies,” followed by May 10 by “Geology,” and May 24 “Trees.” All Homeschool Friday Programs are held at AMSE, except for “Butterflies” and “Trees”, which are held at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge.
The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 – 5 pm. AMSE admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $3, Students (6 – 17) $3 and Children (5 and under) no charge. AMSE members are free. Group rates are available for 20 or more with advance reservations. AMSE memberships, good for 12 months from purchase date, are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individuals $25 and Family & Friends $75. AMSE members received unlimited museum visits and free admission to 250 museums that participate in the ASTC Passport Program. AMSE members get discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on classes, programs, camps and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, click on www.amse.org To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.
Contact: Lissa Clarke
Public Information Officer
American Museum of Science and Energy
Tel. (865) 576-3218
January 8, 2013