Homeschool Exploration Days

RESCHEDULED for Monday, May 14!

Due to the wrath of Mother Nature, we are rescheduling our spring Homeschool Exploration Day!

May 14: 9 am – 3 pm

Are you looking for a field trip experience for your homeschoolers? These special days offer BFK exhibit exploration and Discovery Classes to enhance your curriculum!

$5 per child

$3 per Discovery Class per student (Discovery Classes are optional)


Register now!


After filling out the reservation form, you will be contacted within the week about providing payment. Adults are required to accompany students at the BFK and the Discovery Classes. Membership rates do not apply to Field Trips or Homeschool Exploration Days. Please contact us with any questions! 

May 14 schedule:

9:30 am & 10:30 am 


The story comes alive as students listen along with the storybook character! They will be able to meet the character, take photos and do a project based on the story.

Objectives: Students will…

  • Listen to a story and learn about its characters, setting and sequence of events.
  • Create a craft or conduct an activity that enhances the core ideas of the story and corresponds to themes found in the book.


WI Model Early Learning Standards: C.EL.3 Shows appreciation of books and understands how print works

WI Common Core State Standards-Reading: RI.K.1, RI.K.3, RI.K.7, RI.1.1, RI.1.3, RI.1.7


Through different weather stations, students will discover how weather affects their everyday lives and how different factors create weather. They will create a wind streamer, make a cloud in a jar and build a small structure to reduce sun exposure for a small toy animal.

Objectives: Students will learn…

  • Weather is a combination of many factors that affect our lives daily and throughout the year.
  • Meteorologists use different tools to collect weather data. Students will use or make models of some of these tools.
  • How the Sun affects different areas of the Earth’s surface. Students will read a thermometer to take the temperature of sand, soil and water.
  • About the conditions needed for clouds to form and characteristics of the major types of clouds.


NGSS: K-PS3-1, K-PS3-2, K-ESS2-1, ESS2.D

WMA-Science: C.4.1, C.4.2, C.4.4, C.4.5, C.4.6, C.4.7, C.4.8, E.4.5, E.4.6

WMA-Social Studies: A.4.6


Students are introduced to six simple machines that help make work easier (wheel & axle, lever, pulley, screw, inclined plane and wedge).  They will become engineers and team up to build their own invention.

Objectives: Students will…

  • Learn about force, work and simple machines.
  • Identify six simple machines and how they make work easier.
  • Construct an invention that uses three simple machines to move an object.
  • Demonstrate and communicate to the group how their invention works and the simple machines used.


NGSS: K-2-ETS-1, 3-PS2-1

WMA-Science: C.4.1, C.4.2, C.4.4, C.4.5, C.4.7, C.4.8, D.4.5, G.4.4

11:30 am 


1:00 pm


Students will investigate the three states of matter by participating in multiple experiments. They will explore polymers, make carbon dioxide gas and dip into a crazy colloid!

Please have at least 10 chaperones to assist with larger class sizes.

Objectives: Students will…

  • Identify and describe the three states of matter.
  • Conduct experiments to observe how the states of matter interact.
  • Learn about polymers and be introduced to three different examples.
  • Interact with a colloid and learn how it behaves.


NGSS: 2-PS1, 2-PS1-1

WMA-Science: C.4.1, C.4.2, C.4.4, C.4.5, C.4.7, C.4.8, D.4.1, D.4.3, D.4.4

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