Education@Home

Check out our 2020-2021
Education@Home

These home based programs are great for engaging your children while they school at home and are the perfect addition to any homeschool curriculum, as they are designed to fulfill Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with dynamic, hands-on lesson plans. Some programs will have student material kits that can be shipped to your teacher or picked up at the Air Zoo and distributed to students, while other classes will have a material list of items most students have at home, like markers, paper, or tape.  In both cases, students will complete interactive activities with the Air Zoo Educator, live.  Prepare for your programs and follow up to reinforce concepts with the pre- and post-lesson activities available on our website! 

General Information: 
Education@Home programs take place on Tuesdays from 9am - 10:15am or from 1pm - 2:15pm.
Ages 3-4: 1st Tuesday of the month 
Ages 5-7: 2nd Tuesday of the month 
Ages 8-11: 3rd Tuesday of the month 
Ages 12-14: 4th Tuesday of the month 

Must register at least 2 weeks prior to selected programs and the program cost is only $6 per student! Don't wait to register as class sizes are limited to 30 children.  Registrants will receive an email with password protected classroom links and instruction approximately 10-14 days prior to their program. 

Some programs will have material kits provided by the Air Zoo to supplement the lesson. Kit shipping is available for an additional fee. Families purchasing programs for more than one child, can combine that month's kits and save on shipping beginning in November. Kits can also be picked-up at the Air Zoo at no cost to families prior to the start of the program. 


Program Schedule

October 2020

Ages 3-4 | October 6, 2020

Blast into Space - Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) must live for days, weeks, or months in very small spaces. Learn what it takes to eat, work and dress like an astronaut and assemble your very own space helmet! 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 5-7 | October 13, 2020

Astronauts - Astronauts are living in space! Join us for an astronaut challenge as students learn about the special tools and equipment used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Young explorers end the class by assembling their own space apparel! 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 8-11 | October 20, 2020  |  NO KIT

Life in Space - Did you know that there are people living in space? Climb aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and discover how astronauts live and work in outer space. Explore the day to day life of an astronaut aboard the ISS, learn about the social and physiological challenges posed by extended stays in space, and take an up-close look at some of the Air Zoo’s spacecraft! 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 12-14 | October 27, 2020

Mission to SpaceInvestigate how aerospace engineers use rockets and space planes to tackle the challenges of reaching space in the 21st century! Students apply their knowledge of Newton’s Laws of Motion while working within time and budget constraints to design and build make-at-home landing vehicles. 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm


November 2020

Ages 3-4 | November 3, 2020

Weather Explorers Children encounter air pressure at work with The Cat in the Hat, and explore the question, “What is weather, and why is it important to us?” Kids learn about and utilize the vocabulary of weather, view instruments used to measure our changing atmosphere, and create tools to measure wind direction in this wacky weather workshop. 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 5-7  |  November 10, 2020

Weather Explorers - Children encounter air pressure at work with The Cat in the Hat, and explore the question, “What is weather, and why is it important to us?” Kids learn about and utilize the vocabulary of weather, view instruments used to measure our changing atmosphere, and create tools to measure wind direction in this wacky weather workshop. 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 8-11  |  November 17, 2020

Storm Chasers - Young meteorologists make weather observations, use weather map skills, and operate weather instruments while learning the science behind our changing atmosphere. Students study natural hazards like tornadoes and floods by observing and making predictions about a dry ice tornado and a 5-foot stream table model. 

Register for 9am Register for 1pm

Ages 12-14  |  November 24, 2020

High Voltage -  Students learn the fundamentals of electricity while constructing circuits, building real electric motors, and observing 150,000 volts of static electricity generated by a Van de Graaff generator!  This course is designed to give students an understanding of AC and DC current and how energy is transferred to devices used in daily life.
Register for 9am   |    Register for 1pm 


December 2020

Ages 3-4  |  December 1, 2020

Primary STEAM Engineering Challenge - Jump into the story of the ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and then design a bridge to protect the goats from the troll! In this introductory engineering course, students will use the engineering design process to identify problems, ask questions, brainstorm solutions, and then test their creations!  

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 5-7  |  December 8, 2020

Primary STEAM Engineering Challenge - Jump into the story of the ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and then design a bridge to protect the goats from the troll! In this introductory engineering course, students will use the engineering design process to identify problems, ask questions, brainstorm solutions, and then test their creations!  

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 8-11  |  December 15, 2020

The Forces Are with You - Young scientists utilize engaging models to demonstrate the power of physics and learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion. Basic physics principles come to life as students manipulate variables while building make-at-home hovercrafts and catapults to test the formula: Force = Mass x Acceleration.  

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 12-14  |  December 15, 2020

This IS Rocket Science - Young astrophysicists learn how rockets work by gaining knowledge of physical forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion. They race the force of gravity, investigate the exchange of energy, and create real-life action/reaction scenarios while building and launching their own make-at-home reusable rockets (weather permitting).

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm


February 2021

Ages 3-4  |  February 2, 2021

Fantastic Flying - Discover how people learned to fly by studying birds and experimenting with kites, gliders, and planes! After comparing the shapes and functions of a bird’s body with an airplane, young aviators make their own take-home flying machines. 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 5-7  |  February 9, 2021

High Flying Fun - Discover how people learned to fly by studying birds and experimenting with kites, gliders, and planes! Young aviators explore the forces of flight, compare the shapes and structures of a bird’s body with an airplane, and learn about basic aircraft construction while making their own flying machines. 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 8-11  |  February 16, 2021

Young Aviators - Students explore the science and history of flight during this exciting hands-on experience. Young Aviators experiment with the four forces of flight and learn how to manipulate airplane control surfaces to make their own homemade glider soar! 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 12-14  |  February 23, 2021

Flight School Science - Students explore the science and history of flight during this hands-on experience! Participants design and build FPG-9 gliders and experiment with the four forces of flight, control surfaces, and Bernoulli’s Principle. 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm


March 2021

Ages 3-4  |  March 2, 2021

Sun, Stars & Solar System - Look beyond the Earth into the sky. Learn more about our Sun, the stars and the planets with our Starry Night program. 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 5-7  |  March 9, 2021  |  NO KIT

Milky Way - The solar system is brought down to Earth as students view the planets using our Starry Night program! Young astronomers act out the movements of the sun, moon, and Earth to describe the patterns of night and day in this out-of-this-world program. 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 8-11  | March 16, 2021  |  NO KIT

Seeing Stars - Look out to the universe to investigate the sun and stars with our Starry Night program! Check out the view from above to observe the patterns of the day and night skies before gravity pulls you back down to Earth. 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 12-14  |  March 23, 2021  |  NO KIT

A View from Orbit - Let the planets and stars come to you with our Starry Night program! Students will examine the reasons for the seasons, moon phases, and create a model of a solar eclipse while watching the Sun-Earth-Moon system come to life. 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm


May 2021

Ages 3-4  |  May 4, 2021 |  NO KIT

Animal Adaptations - Explore the amazing variety of animal body parts that help creatures sense their surroundings, eat, survive, and thrive! Use your creativity to adapt or improve your human body. Pay a virtual visit to Air Zoo Education’s creepy crawly class pets.

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 5-7  |  May 11, 2021  |  NO KIT

Animal Adaptations - Explore the amazing variety of animal body parts that help creatures sense their surroundings, eat, survive, and thrive! Use your creativity to adapt or improve your human body. Pay a virtual visit to Air Zoo Education’s creepy crawly class pets.

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 8-11  |  May 18, 2021

Dynamic Earth Children reveal Michigan history by digging out “fossils” and learn to interpret map data in this hands-on class. Observe simulated glacial movements that re-create the formation of the Great Lakes. Alter the landscape in our 5-foot stream table model to prevent water erosion and flooding! 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

Ages 12-14  |  May 25, 2021  |  NO KIT

Innovations in Aviation - Through this tour and Q&A session, students will be introduced to the significant aviation innovations in the eras of Early Flight, World War I, the Golden Age, World War II, and the Jet Age. 

Register for 9am  |  Register for 1pm

 

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