Jan. 17 - First Day of Classes
March 14 - Spring Break (no classes)
May 2 - Last Day of Classes
STEAM Topics for Spring, 2017
Meet the Teacher: For any students new to The Muse or class groups in general, join us for an introduction to people, places, and practices. 2:00-2:30. Parents may attend. Please RSVP to camps@themuseknoxville if your child will attend.
Chemistry of Water: Two weeks. Week 1 includes a full-dome planetarium film on the molecular chemistry of water, along with a brief winter star tour. Week two will include hands-on experimentation to discover properties of water!
Animal Science: Five weeks. First, learn about owls and what foods they like to eat by dissecting an owl pellet! Then begin a 4-week project growing a painted lady butterfly from a tiny caterpillar. Students will also discover how an animal’s covering helps it survive in “Fur, Feathers, and Scales.” Finally, an art lesson inspired by the work of Eric Carle.
Live Smart, Stay Well! Three weeks. Lessons centered on our new exhibit areas! Explore the way food gets from the farm to your table, learn how nutrition and activity affect your body, and practice wellness habits like dental care and visiting a doctor.
STEM Exploration: Five weeks. First, practice creativity and engineering by making a giant puppet! Then grades 3-5 will explore our newest exhibit area, STEM Station, through guided exploration and experimentation into physical science concepts. Grades K-2 will practice Engineering in the context of a familiar Fairy Tale. Two weeks will focus on STEM Challenges that help students practice Curiosity, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Communication. The last class of the semester will be our favorite Water Rocket Launch and celebration!
Spring 2017 Semester Calendar