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Homeschool Day Features Anatomy and Physiology Labs on December 3
Register Your Students for Homeschool Day this December at Discovery World

Discovery World will be turned into your own personal classroom on Tuesday, December 3. Whether you've been to Homeschool Day at Discovery World before or it's your first time, you're sure to enjoy these hands-on experiences. 

Your family will participate in labs and other new activities with other homeschooling families. It's a great opportunity for you to meet other parents who choose to homeschool. Students will have an enjoyable time interacting with others as they participate in educational and fun activities.

After many discussions with recent Homeschool Day participants, we are excited to announce that the upcoming event will feature Anatomy and Physiology Labs. Some of the innovative labs that will be offered include Bloodstain Analysis, Incriminating Skeletons, and Solving the Disease Mystery.

Another exciting portion of next month's Homeschool Day is a pair of Poster Printing Labs that are available to both students and parents. Be sure to sign up for Beautiful Beating Heart Poster Printing and Your Brain as a 3D Map Poster Printing.

Please take a look at the schedule of labs below and choose activities appropriate for the ages of students in your family. Each student may sign up for as many experiences as he or she chooses. 


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Beautiful Beating Heart Poster Printing
Ages 13+ | 10:30am | 75-minutes

Explore the art and science of screen printing in this hands-on workshop in our professional print lab. From CMYK color layering to ink chemistry, you'll learn what goes into making high-quality posters. Learn the basic anatomy of the human brain. This lab is ideal for a student to take with a parent!

Each student may sign up for as many experiences as he or she chooses. This 75-minute lab experience is $8 for Discovery World Members and $10 for Non-Members.  

Sign up by calling 414.765.8625 or register at the link below.

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Your Brain as a 3D Map Poster Printing
Ages 13+ | 2:00pm | 75-minutes

Explore the art and science of screen printing in this hands-on workshop in our professional print lab. From CMYK color layering to ink chemistry, you'll learn what goes into making high-quality posters. Learn the basic anatomy of the human brain. This lab is ideal for a student to take with a parent!

Each student may sign up for as many experiences as he or she chooses. This 75-minute lab experience is $8 for Discovery World Members and $10 for Non-Members.

Sign up by calling 414.765.8625 or register at the link below.

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Bloodstain Analysis
Ages 13+ | 12:00pm | 90-minutes

Reconstruct a crime scene and utilize trigonometric functions to determine the impact angle of any given blood droplet. Students will use a combination of mathematics and science to piece together the events leading up to a crime.

Each student may sign up for as many experiences as he or she chooses. This 90-minute lab experience is $6 for Discovery World Members and $8 for Non-Members.

Sign up by calling 414.765.8625 or register at the link below.

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Genotypes, Phenotypes & Blood Types
Ages 13+ | 10:30am, 2:00pm | 45-minutes

Investigate the science of heredity and genetics through blood typing. Students type synthetic blood samples and use the basic rules of genetics -- including Punnett squares -- to solve a case of disputed inheritance.

This lab will run at 10:30am and 2:00pm. Each student may sign up for as many experiences as he or she chooses. This 45-minute lab experience is $4 for Discovery World Members and $6 for Non-Members.

Sign up by calling 414.765.8625 or register at the link below.

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Message in a Bottle: DNA Extraction
Ages 10-12 | 10:30am, 2:00pm | 45-minutes

Discover your DNA, its structure, functions, and importance during this hands-on wet lab. Students gather, spool, and craft their own DNA into a souvenir necklace to take home.

This lab will run at 10:30am and 2:00pm. Each student may sign up for as many experiences as he or she chooses. This 45-minute lab experience is $4 for Discovery World Members and $6 for Non-Members.

Sign up by calling 414.765.8625 or register at the link below.

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Fooling Your Senses
Ages 10-12 | 9:30am, 1:00pm | 45-minutes

We trust our senses to tell us what food we like and what might be safe to eat. Explore the reliability of the senses of smell and taste. Examine the role other senses play with the food we eat and how it's possible to fool your senses.

This lab will run at 9:30am and 1:00pm. Each student may sign up for as many experiences as he or she chooses. This 45-minute lab experience is $4 for Discovery World Members and $6 for Non-Members.

Sign up by calling 414.765.8625 or register at the link below.

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Incriminating Skeletons
Ages 10-12 | 10:30am, 1:00pm | 90-minutes

Explore the secrets held in bones. Examine skulls of different Wisconsin mammals to identify characteristics and function. Use the science of anthropometrics to determine what can be learned from just one bone. 

This lab will run at 10:30am and 1:00pm. Each student may sign up for as many experiences as he or she chooses. This 90-minute lab experience is $6 for Discovery World Members and $8 for Non-Members.

Sign up by calling 414.765.8625 or register at the link below.

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Muscles & Structural Tension
Ages 10-12 | 12:00pm | 45-minutes

Explore the relationship of muscle to bone using architecture. Students will create tensegrity models -- unique 3D structures under tension -- and examine tensegrity structures in Nature and architecture to better understand the skeletal-muscular system. Use this hands-on class to enhance units in anatomy, mathematics, and physics.

Each student may sign up for as many experiences as he or she chooses. This 45-minute lab experience is $4 for Discovery World Members and $6 for Non-Members.

Sign up by calling 414.765.8625 or register at the link below.

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Solving the Disease Mystery
Ages 7-9 | 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm | 45-minutes

Explore the microscopic world of fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Students learn the differences and similarities of the microbes that we know as "germs", investigate how diseases are spread, and defend themselves with a self-made antibacterial sanitizing solution. 

This lab will run at 9:30am, 11:30am, and 2:00pm. Each student may sign up for as many experiences as he or she chooses. This 45-minute lab experience is $4 for Discovery World Members and $6 for Non-Members.

Sign up by calling 414.765.8625 or register at the link below.

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Test Your Taste Buds
Ages 7-9 | 10:30am, 1:00pm | 45-minutes

Why is it that you love the taste of pizza, but maybe not broccoli? Students will use their own taste buds in order to learn about the science of taste, and investigate the factors that influence our experiences with food.

This lab will run at 10:30am and 1:00pm. Each student may sign up for as many experiences as he or she chooses. This 45-minute lab experience is $4 for Discovery World Members and $6 for Non-Members.

Sign up by calling 414.765.8625 or register at the link below.

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Kohl's Design It! Lab Quick Shop
Open Lab | 10:00am - 3:00pm | FREE 

Laser cutters, 3D printers, and vacuum formers are just a few examples of the high-tech tools you will encounter in the Kohl's Design It! Lab. Learn about design, innovation, and creativity while you create products ranging from laser-cut architectural models to Do-It-Yourself wearables.

This experience is FREE and open to all Homeschool Day participants 5 years old and up. Those under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult.