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When Science Attacks

Join us for our all new homeschool class: When Science Attacks! Classes this year will explore the world of science through animals and nature. Join us twice a month from September to December to see the zoo in a whole new way. Ask about our special semester pricing! Note: To join this program you must be a FOTZ member. If you are not a FOTZ member it is quick and easy to become a member, with special rates for the 2014 year.

Overall Emphasis

For the first semester we will explore chemistry and physics as it relates to animals. Spring 2015 will cover topics in life sciences.

September-October: Chemistry

November-December: Physics


Classes are open to all students in grades K-8th.  Grades will be grouped as K-2nd, 3rd-5th, & 6th-8th.  Parents are encouraged to accompany their student in the classroom. 


Wednesday Classes:

Grades K-2nd: 11:00-11:45am

Grades 3rd-5th: 12:00-1:30pm

Thursday Classes:

Grades 3rd-5th: 10:00-11:30am

Grades 6th-8th: 12:00-1:30pm

Grades K-2nd: 2:00-2:45pm


Dates for September – December, 2014 (for each week, choose either Wednesday or Thursday to attend):

Week #1: September 10th or 11th : Chemistry (Atoms, Molecules, & Bonding)

Week #2: September 24th or 25th  : Chemistry (Matter)

Week #3: October 8th or 9th : Chemistry (Toxins)

Week #4: October 22nd or 23rd : Chemistry (Bioluminescence)

Week #5: November 5th or 6th : Physics (Forces)

Week #6: November 19th or 20th: Physics (Energy)

Week #7: December 3rd or 4th: Physics (Machines)

Week #8: December 17th or 18th: Physics (Momentum)


Must be a FOTZ member to participate. Contact the Education Department (816-595-1765) for more information on a special membership for this semester. 

K-2nd: $6

3rd & up: $8

Note: Each class requires a minimum of 10 participants registered a week before the class. If this number is not met, you will be notified of the cancelled class.