Workshop registration opens one month prior to each workshop.
We are a family that is homeschooling our kids. We are museum members and have attended the homeschool classes, as well as other programs and camps for years now. We also participated in classes at the libraries and nature centers. We had a community garden and meet-ups with friends. All of that was an important part of our homeschooling experience, and now none of that is happening. Most of the programs we relied on for input and interaction have not gone virtual.
My kids participated in the first virtual homeschool class you offered, and they loved it and needed it! It was a rare chance, in these times, for them to interact with teachers and students that they have known in person. I think it may be extra hard on homeschoolers right now because most of the interactive community programs our kids participated in have not gone virtual.
They need more of this. We’d sign up for weekly sessions, if you offered it…
We hope the museum can continue to play an important role in the education of our children. Thank you.
October 12 Space Exploration
Primary: Explore our Milky Way Galaxy in the Starlab Planetarium and create a galaxy painting filled with gas, dust, and stars!
Secondary: Travel into deep space and look at the stars like never before in our StarLab Planetarium. Create a set of star cards and learn more about how stars are categorized!
Primary: Take a tour of the Mexican and Latin American Folk-Art exhibit and get a closer look at Mesoamerican replicas. Participants will create their own bouncy ball and learn more about the Mesoamerican Ball Game that the Olmec civilization played.
Secondary: Take a tour of the Mexican and Latin American Folk-Art exhibit and get a closer look at Mesoamerican replicas as we learn about and create our own Mayan calendar through printmaking.
December 6 Coding Basics
Primary: Discover the basics to coding as you learn about sequences, and if/then commands. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop as they learn about block coding. Laptops provided will be shared.
Secondary: Learn more about computer science as you code your way through a maze! Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop, laptops provided will be shared.
January 3 Art History: Landscape Art
Primary:Explore different styles of landscape art as you take a guided tour of Natural Expressions: Collected Landscapes from the IMAS Vault. Participants will create their own landscape painting as they create perspective through foreground, middle ground, and background.
Secondary: Explore different styles of landscape art as you take a guided tour of Natural Expressions: Collected Landscapes from the IMAS Vault. Participants will create their own landscape painting as they create perspective through foreground, middle ground, and backgrounds.
February 1 Scientific Process
Primary: Discover the scientific process, learn about lab safety, and conduct a mini experiment. This workshop will go over the upcoming Homeschool Science Fair.
Secondary: Discover what it takes to design a science experiment and conduct mini science experiments. This workshop will go over the upcoming Homeschool Science Fair.
Special Homeschool Events
These events are designed for homeschool community and times vary.
RGV Homeschoolers from elementary to high school levels are invited to showcase their science skills at the fourth annual IMAS science fair on Friday, May 10, 2024. Homeschoolers will be judged based on creativity, use of scientific process, and verbal presentation during judging.
Entry opens in March. More information will be provided at the February workshop.
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