Homeschool Classes

Homeschool Programs

Fall Elementary and Middle School Classes

Meets five consecutive Mondays, 1–3:30 p.m.
October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9, November 16

Natural Wonders

Grades K–2 (Ages 5–7)
Explore fascinating natural patterns and use objects from nature to create your own designs. Dig into the science behind color and texture as you experiment with organic materials like bright red beets, beautiful butterfly wings, and spiral snail shells. Each session offers an opportunity to explore amazing animals in exotic ecosystems and investigate critters of all shapes and sizes as you explore the wonders of the natural world!

Register online for Natural Wonders  

Eco Adventure

Grades 3–5 (Ages 8–10)
Explore animals in different ecosystems on regular treks through the museum’s collections. Hunt for salamanders, set up a leaf pack to trap aquatic bugs, and “fish” for microplankton. Peek in on the lives of bugs, birds, and mammals in and around trees. Soar to new heights as you study seed dispersal. There’s something for every outdoor adventurer this fall—both inside AND outside the museum’s walls!

Register online for Eco Adventure 

Environmental Detectives

Grades 6–8 (Ages 11–13)
Don your CSI gear and get ready to dig into an environmental mystery! Explore watersheds and search for possible suspects in the case of the missing trout. Investigate food webs and examine real pond water samples in search of macroinvertebrates. Dig into indicator species and use them to draw conclusions regarding the health of a watershed. And don’t forget about DNA sampling, chromatography, and heavy metal testing!

Register online for Environmental Detectives 

Pricing and Registration for Fall Elementary and Middle School Classes

Early registration by September 25: $115 (Members $100)
Registration by October 12: $135 (Members $115)
Use the online registration links, or contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or via email ProgramRegistration@carnegiemuseums.org to register.

Fall High School Classes

Meets five consecutive Thursdays, 1–3:30 p.m.
October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12

Biomimicry

Grades 9–12 (ages 14–18)
Explore how unique plant and animal adaptations are being applied in green engineering solutions that address challenges such as drought, flooding, and climate change. Perform experiments that model natural strategies for hydration in organisms as diverse as beetles and water lilies. Explore the chemistry of photosynthesis and other aspects of plant biology.

Register online for Biomimicry 

Pricing and Registration for Fall High School Classes

Registration by October 9: $115 (Members $100)
Use the online registration links, or contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or via email ProgramRegistration@carnegiemuseums.org to register.


Interested in Spring Homeschool Programs?

Save the date for classes starting Monday, February 1, 2016 for elementary and middle school classes, and Thursday, February 4, 2016 for high school classes.

Spring Elementary and Middle School Classes

Meets Mondays, 1–3:30 p.m.
February 1, February 8, February 22, February 29, March 7. (No class February 15)

Frozen

Grades K–2 (Ages 5–7)
Join us on polar journey to explore all things frozen! Explore Arctic and Antarctic regions as you walk like a penguin and hunt like a polar bear. Understand how animals adapt to survive in sub-zero weather. Take a trip back in time to see prehistoric ice age animals. Make it snow and learn how water crystalizes. Conduct temperature experiments and play with dry ice. If your scientist loves all things Frozen, we’ll help them explore the science!

Register online for Frozen 

Rock Hounds

Grades 3–5 (Ages 8–10)
Take your interest in rocks to the next level with this in-depth geology investigation. Examine rocks, gems, minerals, and fossils in the lab and throughout the museum. Take a rock walk and start a take-home collection of rocks and minerals. Explore the geologic processes that transform the face of the earth. Create your own experimental gallery to model the effects of magma on land forms, observe as lava flows into the ocean, and demonstrate how continents have shifted in the past and where they are headed in the future!

Register online for Rock Hounds 

Secrets of Ancient Cultures

Grades 6–8 (Ages 11–13)
Decode puzzles left behind by ancient peoples from around the world and throughout history. Translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, interpret murals, and write your own secret messages. Delve into experimental archaeology through design challenges such as mixing rock art pigments, using stone tools, and testing pottery techniques. Extract DNA and learn what modern studies in genetics reveal about prehistoric human migration!

Register online for Secrets of Ancient Cultures 

Pricing and Registration for Spring Elementary and Middle School Classes

$135 (Members $115)
Use the online registration links, or contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or via email ProgramRegistration@carnegiemuseums.org to register.

Spring High School Classes

Meets five consecutive Thursdays, 1–3:30 p.m.
February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25, March 3.

Chemistry of the Earth

Grades 9–12 (ages 14–18)
Explore the world around us from the chemical perspective. Prove that atoms exist and dig into atomic and molecular structure. Dig into the properties of minerals and investigate chemical reactions. Be part of the solution as you perform experiments that help define the physical and chemical properties of solutions. Explore how all of these moving pieces—and more—work together to make the world as we know it!

Register online for Chemistry of the Earth 

Pricing and Registration for Spring High School Classes

$115 (Members $100)
Use the online registration links, or contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or via email ProgramRegistration@carnegiemuseums.org to register.