September Homeschool Classes

September 8, 22, and 24, 2020
10 – 11:30 am
$12 (+ tax) per participant

Limited spots available. Adults who would like to participate in the class are able to register and pay the $12 fee for their own slot if available. Admission to the Exhibits is not included. There are two ways to register: in person at the Guest Services desk in the Museum lobby or contact the Group Sales department during regular weekday business hours at groups@cookmuseum.org or (256) 898-6312.

Identical class topics offered on all September Homeschool Class dates.

September Class Topics:

Class: Living vs. Nonliving

Grade Levels: K – 2nd
Maximum: 8 participants
Come and join us for Living vs. Non-Living! Participants will learn characteristics of what classifies something as living and become familiar with common habitats. Amazing fun facts about our living world will capture participants’ attention in this interactive program. Fun songs, books, games, and even a live animal demonstration will bring learning to life.

Class: Rocks, Minerals, and Geology! Oh My!

Grade Levels: 3rd – 6th
Maximum: 10 participants
The Earth rocks! In this very hands-on program, participants examine up-close specimens from the 3 groups of rocks. Participants test the knowledge they just acquired by sorting and classifying rocks as igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary types. Using the Mohs hardness scale and other tests for characteristics, participants will identify some of the specimens. Lastly, participants gear up with lab coats, gloves, and goggles to test out how acidic rain has helped shape the North Alabama landscape by conducting experiments with limestone and vinegar.

Class: Big Fat Lipids

Grade Levels: 7th – 12th
Maximum: 15 participants
Participants in this class will focus specifically on phospholipids, building cell membrane models, and appreciating how the structure of a phospholipid makes it a perfect building block for the ubiquitous organelle. Participants will investigate how substances move through a selectively permeable membrane and connect their observations to healthy cell function.


Sep 24 2020


10:00 am - 11:30 am


$12 (+ tax) per participant