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Fall 2014

The American Museum of Science and Energy invites families to participate in AMSE Homeschool Programs, programs designed specifically with home schoolers’ needs in mind. AMSE educators will lead student through interactive programs on a number of exciting topics.

Programs for Grades K – 2 ($7 non-members/ $5 members)

  • Programs for Grades K – 2 take place at 10:30 am and last approximately one hour.
  • Classes are age appropriate and our K – 2 programs are not intended for children under the age of 5 years by Sept. 30, 2013.

9/5/2014 – Habitat Hunters  (FB)

  • Students will learn how to look for small animals, their signs, and their homes. Different habitats (fields, rock piles, trees, the ground, buildings, etc.) will be explored. Held at Freels Bend cabin during the spring, summer, and fall.

9/19/2014 – Insects (FB)

  •  An introduction to the common order of insects, their physical characteristics, and incredible adaptability. Field activities involve collecting insects for identification and observation.

10/10/2014 – Plants, Pollinators, and Seeds (FB)

  • An investigation of the plants in the area with an emphasis on how they are pollinated and how seeds are dispersed. Seeds will be collected, analyzed, and classified. Fall only and outside access is needed.

10/24/2014 – Skins and Skulls

  • Students will be making comparisons of animal skulls. In addition to creating a food web, they will be exploring different types of food eaters, including herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and insectivores.

11/7/2014 – Geology Rocks!

  • Students will learn about the layers of the earth, their composition, depth, temperatures, and their relation to minerals. Activities include testing 9 kinds of minerals & observing 15 kinds of rocks.

11/21/2014 – Fun with Fossils

  • Learn about fossils and historical geology, identifying fossils in limestone hand specimens, and making a fossil mold. In addition to these activities, the 2-hour program includes wet sifting of fossil-laden clay from a local site.

12/5/2014 – Electricity

  • Students do activities that teach concepts relating to static electricity and direct current. The static electricity sections works best during cold months when heaters are running.

12/19/2014 – What Weather!

  • Students will study cloud types, temperature, air pressure, wind speed and direction, rainfall, humidity, and the meaning of highs, lows, and fronts. The relationship between health and weather is explored

 

Programs for Grades 3 – 6 ($12 non-members/ $9 members)

  • Programs for Grades 3 – 6 take place at 12:30 pm and last approximately two hours.

9/5/2014 – Habitat Hunters (FB)

  • Students will learn how to look for small animals, their signs, and their homes. Different habitats (fields, rock piles, trees, the ground, buildings, etc.) will be explored. Held at Freels Bend cabin during the spring, summer, and fall.

9/19/2014 – Insects (FB)

  • An introduction to the common order of insects, their physical characteristics, and incredible adaptability. Field activities involve collecting insects for identification and observation.

10/10/2014 – Plants, Pollinators, and Seeds (FB)

  • An investigation of the plants in the area with an emphasis on how they are pollinated and how seeds are dispersed. Seeds will be collected, analyzed, and classified. Fall only and outside access is needed.

10/24/2014 – Skins and Skulls

  • Students will be making comparisons of animal skulls. In addition to creating a food web, they will be exploring different types of food eaters, including herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and insectivores.

11/7/2014 – Geology Rocks!

  • Students will learn about the layers of the earth, their composition, depth, temperatures, and their relation to minerals. Activities include testing 9 kinds of minerals & observing 15 kinds of rocks.

11/21/2014 – Fun with Fossils

  • Learn about fossils and historical geology, identifying fossils in limestone hand specimens, and making a fossil mold. In addition to these activities, the 2-hour program includes wet sifting of fossil-laden clay from a local site.

12/5/2014 – Electricity

  • Students do activities that teach concepts relating to static electricity and direct current. The static electricity sections works best during cold months when heaters are running.

12/19/2014 – What Weather!

  • Students will study cloud types, temperature, air pressure, wind speed and direction, rainfall, humidity, and the meaning of highs, lows, and fronts. The relationship between health and weather is explored

 


AMSE Homeschool Programs Information

  • Advance reservations of one week required. No last minute reservation will be accepted.
  • Registrations are not confirmed until receipt of payment.
  • Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. There is a $10 minimum for credit card purchases.
  • All classes take place at AMSE except classes classes denoted by (FB) which take place at Freels Bend Cabin(directions below).
  • No refunds will be given to participants not attending on their scheduled date unless reservations are cancelled at least one week in advance.
  • AMSE reserves the right to cancel a program in the event that a minimum capacity is not reached. In this event 100% of registration fees will be refunded.
  • Program fees include fee for program and admission for one student and one adult into the American Museum of Science and Energy if the program is held at the museum. Any siblings accompanying the student and parent will have to pay regular admission into the museum.

Directions to Freels Bend Cabin

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From Knoxville

From I-140 take the Oak Ridge exit onto Pellissippi Parkway. Pellissippi Parkway will become Oak Ridge Highway. Cross the Solway Bridge ( Clinch River ). Take the Bethel Valley Road exit. At the traffic light turn left onto Pump House Road. Veer right at the gate (which will be open) and follow the road along the lake (1.1 miles). To the left you will see a gravel road with a rusty, yellow bar gate. Wait for someone to unlock the gate. If you miss the gate, you will run into Clark Center Park in about a mile.

From Oak Ridge

From Illinois turn onto Scarboro Road. Cross Bethel Valley Road. Scarboro Road becomes Pump House Road. Veer right at the gate (which will be open) and follow the road along the lake (1.1 miles). To the left you will see a gravel road with a yellow bar gate. Wait for someone to unlock the gate. If you miss the gate, you will run into Clark Center Park in about a mile.

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