Outreach Programs

Let Adventure Science Center bring memorable science experiences directly to students. The Science Center reaches out to schools, libraries and other sites within 100 miles of Nashville. Choose up to two programs per date from a variety of Science in Motion Outreach options. All activities support Tennessee Science Standards.

Our Science in Motion  Chevy Equinox is on the road!

Adventure Science Center’s Science in Motion outreach vehicle is sponsored by Your Selected Chevy Dealers.

Questions about programming? Contact Larry Dunlap-Berg at (615) 401-5072 or outreach@adventuresci.org.

Presentations, Assemblies & Science Shows
Family Events & Festivals

STEM Learning Labs at Your School

Pre-K

Digging for Dinos

Become a paleontologist and dig up fossils, compare dinosaur features and discover why dinosaurs were so special. read more →

Flower Dissection

Budding botanists work in small groups to dissect a flower and explore its physical characteristics. read more →

Life Cycle Mania

Learn how plants and animals change as they grow, just like you! read more →

Little Engineers

Design it, build it and test it! Explore what it takes to be an engineer with this Little Lab. read more →

Space Blast Off!

Discover how living in space is different than on Earth. Explore the solar system with your feet firmly planted on Earth. read more →

Will It Move?

Magnetism is a mysterious phenomenon. Gain a better understanding of which objects are attracted to a magnet and which objects are not. Students explore repulsion, properties of magnets, poles, magnet types, and magnetic fields to gain a better understanding magnetic attraction. read more →


Grades 1-3

Flower Dissection

Budding botanists work in small groups to dissect a flower and explore its physical characteristics. read more →

Frog Dissection

Inspect the unique internal and external features of a frog, learn how the tympanum senses sound waves, and draw conclusions about the adaptations of this amphibian. read more →

Get Energized!

Explore the science of heat, light and sound energy. Observe lightning-like sparks, glowing plasma and ultraviolet light demonstrations that will have your students on the edge of their seats! read more →

It’s Electric!

Partners collaborate in a guided inquiry lab with challenges that include building series and parallel circuits to make a light bulb glow, a motor spin, and a fan turn into a flying saucer. read more →

Matter Matters

You think snow and ice are cold? Wait until you get up close and personal with Liquid Nitrogen at -321°F! Find out how everyday objects behave when heat energy is drastically added or taken away. read more →

Primary Physical Forces

Students make observations and test hypotheses about magnetism, gravity, static electricity, and vibrations and sound. read more →

Space Exploration

Wonder what it’s like in outer space? Explore our solar system to learn about our closest neighbors in the universe as if our classroom were the International Space Station. read more →

Will It Move?

Magnetism is a mysterious phenomenon. Gain a better understanding of which objects are attracted to a magnet and which objects are not. Students explore repulsion, properties of magnets, poles, magnet types, and magnetic fields to gain a better understanding magnetic attraction. read more →


Grades 4-6

Amusement Park Physics

Use engineering and collaboration skills to build an amusement park attraction and learn how potential and kinetic energy transfers in a closed system. read more →

Amusement Park Physics

Students employ engineering and collaboration skills to build a roller coaster. read more →

Cow Eye Dissection

Examine a cow’s eyeball; compare its muscles and fat; cut it open to find its parts; follow the path of light all the way to the optic nerve; and learn how the eye sends information to the brain. read more →

Frog Dissection

Inspect the unique internal and external features of a frog, learn how the tympanum senses sound waves, and draw conclusions about the adaptations of this amphibian. read more →

Get Energized!

Explore the science of heat, light and sound energy. Observe lightning-like sparks, glowing plasma and ultraviolet light demonstrations that will have your students on the edge of their seats! read more →

It’s Electric!

Partners collaborate in a guided inquiry lab with challenges that include building series and parallel circuits to make a light bulb glow, a motor spin, and a fan turn into a flying saucer. read more →

LEGO® Mindstorms®

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 →

Robotics LEGO® Mindstorms® 1 & 2

Working in teams of two or three, students build and operate LEGO® Mindstorms® robots capable of meeting challenges designed to promote 21st century team-building skills. read more →


Grades 7-12

Amusement Park Physics

Use engineering and collaboration skills to build an amusement park attraction and learn how potential and kinetic energy transfers in a closed system. read more →

Amusement Park Physics

Students employ engineering and collaboration skills to build a roller coaster. read more →

Astro-Engineering

The space suit is a multi-layer tool that protects astronauts from many harmful elements. Experiment with materials and the engineering design process to build a better one. read more →

Cow Eye Dissection

Examine a cow’s eyeball; compare its muscles and fat; cut it open to find its parts; follow the path of light all the way to the optic nerve; and learn how the eye sends information to the brain. read more →

Fetal Pig Dissection

Examine the body systems of a fetal pig while identifying major organs and discussing each one’s structure and function. read more →

Fetal Pig Dissection

Examine the body systems of a fetal pig while working in teams of two or three. read more →

LEGO® Mindstorms®

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 →

Renewable Energy Design

Ever wonder which type of renewable energy is best? Pitch solar, wind, and bicycle power against each other to see which produces the most energy and discuss real-world applications of each. read more →

Robotics LEGO® Mindstorms® 1 & 2

Working in teams of two or three, students build and operate LEGO® Mindstorms® robots capable of meeting challenges designed to promote 21st century team-building skills. read more →


Presentations, Assemblies & Science Shows

Additional outreach offerings are available through the Educational Touring Theatre. Visit edtheatre.com for more information, and be sure to share that you found their site via Adventure Science Center.

Get Energized!

Explore the science of heat, light and sound energy. Observe lightning-like sparks, glowing plasma and ultraviolet light demonstrations that will have your students on the edge of their seats! read more →

Will It Move?

Magnetism is a mysterious phenomenon. Gain a better understanding of which objects are attracted to a magnet and which objects are not. Students explore repulsion, properties of magnets, poles, magnet types, and magnetic fields to gain a better understanding magnetic attraction. read more →


Family Events & Festivals

Engineer, Build and Test It!

Design, build and test a structure to see how much stress it will support. Revise and test new designs to improve the results. read more →

Fuel Up! – Renewable Energy

Explore wind, solar, biofuel and alternative fuels and learn how technology is changing to help the environment. read more →

Nano – Science of the Small, but Powerful

Did you know that large and small pieces of gold have different colors? Explore how properties of matter often change and behave differently when objects are very small; and discover how nanoscale science, engineering, and technology lead to new knowledge and innovations. All materials provided in both English and Spanish. read more →


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