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 5-11. (Please use child’s
birthday as of September 1.) Classes meet Tuesday from 1-3 P.M. (New monthly payment plans and discounts
are available) There will also be a Thursday class from 1-3 P.M. for the 6-7 and 8-9 age ranges.
TUITION (26 Hours/13 Weeks)
- $210 Member
- $230 Non-member
*Monthly Payment Plan (includes $5 processing fee per payment)
- $95 Member down payment
- $115 Non-member down payment
A 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 2013 & Spring 2014 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
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.
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 planetology. The hands-on activities,
games and experiments will involve your child directly in the learning process.
6-7 year olds
Fall Discover Your World: Animals
Animals come in a vast array of shapes and sizes. Students will explore animal diversity though their classification, habitats, survival requirements and interrelationships.
Spring Discover Your World: Habitats of Texas
From the desert to the ocean, ponds to wetlands, and mountains to prairies, this semester we will study the many different environments in Texas and the plants and animals make their homes there.
8-9 year olds
Fall Explorers: Forest Ecology
Students will study forests around the world, the relationship between trees and plants and the animals that depend on them, as well as explore the importance of forests to us and the global environment. This class utilizes the different woodland habitats found on the sanctuary.
Spring Explorers: Wildlife and Water
How plants and animals need and use water in the different habitats on the sanctuary and in the world is the focus of this experiential study. Students will also compare the ways wildlife adapts to living in freshwater and saltwater environments.
10-11 year olds
Fall Earth Trek: Living on the Planet
From ants to zebras, every animal on the Earth has a purpose. Students will discover the importance of a myriad of animal species on our planet and learn the connections they have to us and each other. We will explore different ecological dilemmas from endangered species to the effects of climate change on ecosystems, animal behavior and health. With the application of the scientific method, this will be an in-depth, thought-provoking and problem-solving experience.
Spring Earth Trek: Living on the Planet II
In Part 2, we will continue to explore different ecological dilemmas from endangered species to the effects of climate change on ecosystems, animal behavior and health. With the application of the scientific method, this will be an in-depth, thought-provoking and problem-solving experience.