Teacher Support Materials are provided for each program. These provide vocabulary lists, student activities to use before and after your visit, exhibit connections, and resources. You’ll also find Tennessee Science Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) to match our programs to your curriculum.
STEM Learning Labs
Working in teams of two or three, students build and program LEGO® Mindstorms® robots capable of meeting challenges designed to promote 21st century team building skills. Students see the important STEM relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the design and invention process. read more →
Follow energy from the Sun to see how it affects Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. Ride along swirling ocean and wind currents; dive into the heart of a hurricane; and come face-to-face with sharks and other sea creatures to explore our dynamic Earth and its climate system. Grades 5 & Up read more →
Get up close to erupting volcanoes, devastating earthquakes, and powerful storms with scientists trying to understand what causes these dangerous natural events. Grades 3 & up The Universe: Standard 7 Forces in Nature: Standard 12 Motion: Standard 10 Download Teacher Support Materials read more →
Witness the explosive end of massive stars and the dramatic formation of others. Use the electromagnetic spectrum to see how stars create and release the energy that powers the universe. Grades 5 & Up The Earth: Standard 7 The Universe: Standard 6 Forces in Nature: Standard 12 Download Teacher Support Materials read more →