your student to the Natural Sciences. Students will experience learning
through classroom activities, outdoor field investigations, laboratory
science, small group activities and take-home study packets. Each
course curriculum is developed by the Heard Museum's education staff
who strive to recognize and meet the needs of home school families.
Home School Science Program
is appropriate for children ages 5-12. (Please use child’s
birthday as of September 1.) Classes meet Tuesday from 1-3 P.M. (New monthly payment plans and discounts
Please note that registration for Ages 6-9 Spring 2013 Homeschool Classes are now CLOSED.
TUITION (26 Hours/13 Weeks)
- $205 Member
- $225 Non-member
*Monthly Payment Plan (includes $10 processing fee)
- $90 Member down payment
- $110 Non-member down payment
A $65 monthly payment (includes a $5 processing fee) will be charged to your credit card on file the 1st of October and November in the fall or February and March in the spring..
Fall 2012 & Spring 2013 CLASS TOPICS
Give your home schooler the gift of nature! In addition to studying the natural science topics for each semester, class time includes exploring our 289 acre sanctuary & visits from live animal ambassadors.
5 year olds
Spring Which ‘Ology is Which? Earth & Planetary Science
Young scientists will explore some of the “ologies” that deal with earth and space including geology, climatology, vulcanology and cosmology. The hands-on activities,
games and experiments will involve your child directly in the learning process.
Fall Which ‘Ology is Which?
“Ology” refers to the study of a topic, and in this class young scientists are introduced to the study of a variety of scientific fields. Ornithology (birds), herpetology (reptiles & amphibians), entomology (insects) and mammology (mammals) are just a few of the “ologies” that are explored in class.
6-7 year olds
Spring Discover Your World: The Earth - Class full for spring of 2013
What can clouds tell us about the weather? What’s inside the earth? How are rocks formed? Why does the moon change? These are just some of the questions that will be explored as we take a look at our planet—its insides and its surface, and its place in space.
Fall Discover Your World: Plants
Students will explore the amazing world of plants, from defining what a plant is and learning the parts of a plant to exploring plant life cycles, adaptations, and reproduction.
8-9 year olds
Spring Explorers: Amazing Adaptations - Class full for spring of 2013
Adaptations, what are they? What do they look like? What has them? Students will examine the adaptations of a variety of animals and plants from all over the globe. We will study organisms from the microscopic to the most unusual plant life.
Fall Explorers: Ecosystems
Students will examine how plants and animals live together and form amazing systems that help nature work. They’ll explore food chains, food webs, and the cycles of living things. Excursions on the sanctuary will provide opportunities to closely observe and experience different woodland, prairie, and fresh water ecosystems.
10-12 year olds
Spring Earth Trek: Sharing the Planet
Find out more about how and where animals live on Earth. Students will investigate adaptations to habitats, weather, climate, and human encroachment, as well as effects of global climate change, pollution and natural disasters.
Fall Earth Trek: Understanding the Planet
Students will explore the geography, geology, meteorology and ecology of the Earth to understand how our planet functions and why these processes are important for our survival. We will closely examine how these systems work on the sanctuary.