The Beaumont Children's Museum has homeschool programs available for families who want to supplement their science, technology, engineering, art, and math curriculum. Our workshops are tailored to K - 2nd and 3rd - 5th grade. These workshops include hands-on experiments and activities, social interaction with other students, and a fun way to bring to life what they are working on at home with you. We hope you can join us for S.T.E.A.M. based lessons to help foster your kid's curiosity and discovery in support of what you are learning at home.
Individual Class - $12 each
Full Series of 7 Classes - $75
Grade and Class
Kinder through 2nd Grade or 3rd Grade through 5th Grade
Workshops will run on Wednesdays, from October 7 through November 18.
All classes are 60 minutes long and will start promptly at 1:00 PM.
Class costs include entrance into the museum for the participating student. If the guardian would like to play in the museum with any younger siblings, they will need to purchase an admission ticket or have a membership.
Class sizes will be 20 kids max.
Class Details - Fall 2020
*still subject to change*
October 7 – Origami
During this class, students will be introduced to the art of Japanese paper folding, origami. Through this art technique, a person can turn a simple sheet of paper into a stunning creation. Learn about the history of papercraft traditions for note folding, wrapping, and packaging. Then explore different folding techniques to create a new piece of art.
October 14 – Circuit Cards
During this class, students will learn the basics of electricity and circuits while making a custom greeting card for their friends and family. In this project, students will be using copper tape, LEDs, and a coin cell battery to create their cards.
October 21 – Squishy Circuits
Building on the concept of circuits, this class will be creating circuits using Squishy circuits. Using conductive and both insulating dough, students will be creating a creature that can light up!
October 28 – LEGO® WeDos
During this class, students will create their own robot and learn to program it to follow their commands. Students will be using the LEGO® WeDo kits and coding software.
November 4 – Engineering with Rigamajigs
During this class, students will be introduced to structural and civil engineering. Students will be presented with different challenges and then use our Rigamajigs to complete the challenge! Rigamajig has no right or wrong answers. These pieces are intuitive, fun to figure out, and encourage open-ended play and problem-solving.
November 11 – Up, Up, and Away!
Up, Up, and Away! Students will be constructing a helicopter that can fly at least 8 feet in the air. Students will be learning about different engineering concepts that designers face when creating flying objects.
November 18 – Wild Weather
Tornadoes, Lightning, and Rainbows oh my! Fall is a wonderful time of the year to study weather changes, and we definitely have them in SETX. During this class, students will learn about different types of weather and what causes them with fun hands-on activities!