Programs & Events

Family Science Investigation: Math in Science, History and at Home

This program is Full.
Program Number: 
465
Program Type: 
Family Program
Date: 
Jan. 22, 2014 | Wednesday, 10:00am
Multiple Times: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014; 10am-12pm
Requirements: 
Suggested minimum age 11 yrs (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult). Students should have at least a little understanding of degrees and angles and should be able to read a tape measure.
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
Fee: 
$20 for parent/child pair and $10 for each additional child.

How can math be fun?  By using it that’s how!  Thousands of years ago ancient people developed math, not to give themselves headaches, but because they wanted to understand their world.   In this class we will learn to use Pythagorean Theorem, triangles, (maybe a little Trigonometry), as well as the ratio of Pi to quickly calculate the heights, distances, diameters, and circumferences of trees, buildings and astronomical bodies!  From a simple pen and paper to lasers and calculators, we will learn how easy it is to measure and appreciate our mathematical world.

Family Science Investigations programs offer families an opportunity to participate together in monthly science classes related to Museum research, including topics in ecology, paleontology, geology and biology. These classes are especially useful for homeschoolers looking for additional reinforcement to curriculum goals, or any family group that simply enjoys learning together!

Program Instructor: Bob Alderink and Colin Brammer, Coordinators for Natural World investigate Lab.

Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.