Outreach Programs

Let Adventure Science Center bring memorable science experiences directly to students. ASC 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 on the Go! Outreach options. All activities support Tennessee Science Standards.

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Diggin’ Dinos

Become a paleontologist and dig up fossils, compare dinosaur features and discover why dinosaurs were so special. MORE >

Digital Exploration Lab

Conduct experiments and analyze the results using laptops, science probes and webcams.

50 minutes, up to 20 students MORE >

Engineering for Earthquake Safety STEM Learning Lab

Explore earth structures, plate tectonics and earthquake prediction, safety and engineering for earthquake safety.

Grades 4-9 MORE >

Fetal Pig STEM Learning Lab

Examine the body systems of a fetal pig while working in teams of two or three. Students will identify major organs and discuss each one’s function. A non-refundable lab deposit of $50 is required. Three week advance booking required.

50 minutes, add $9

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Flower Dissection STEM Learning Lab

Budding botanists work in small groups to dissect a flower to explore its physical characteristics.  Be amazed at the detail of a leaf, plant cells or pollen grains when viewed under a compound microscope.

A non-refundable lab deposit of $50 is required.

50 minutes, add $3

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Fuel Up! – Renewable Energy

Explore wind, solar, biofuel and alternative fuels and learn how technology is changing to help the environment. MORE >

Germ Fighters

Bacteria, viruses, germs, oh my! Learn what makes the human body sick, ways to prevent illness, and how to fight the spread of germs. MORE >

It’s Electric! Circuitry STEM Learning Lab

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.

50 minutes, add $3

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Little Engineers

Design it, build it and test it! Explore what it takes to be an engineer. Make structures and explore how to make them stronger. 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.

Non-refundable materials fee of $30 per program is required. (3rd grade and above only)

25 minutes, add $2

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Robot Explorers

Power On! All Systems Go! What’s a robot and what can robots do? Explore simple robots and how they are different from you. MORE >

Robotics LEGO® Mindstorms® STEM Learning Lab

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.

50 minutes, add $5, maximum 25 students

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Sheep Heart STEM Learning Lab

In this investigation of a real specimen, students learn the anatomy of the heart muscle by dissecting the structurally similar sheep heart. A non-refundable lab deposit of $50 is required.

50 minutes, add $3

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Space Blast Off!

Complete “space training” to see what it’s like to be an astronaut and how living in space is different from living on Earth. MORE >

The Butterfly Effect

Learn about the metamorphosis of the caterpillar to the butterfly and about other insects.

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Whoo Ate That?

Get wise about owls and what it means to be a raptor. Investigate what’s for dinner when you are an owl through dissecting an owl pellet. MORE >

Wind Turbines STEM Learning Lab

Experiment with blade shape and size to determine the most efficient design for a wind turbine that generates the greatest amount of voltage. Use scientific tools, math and problem-solving skills to collect data and compare results.

50 minutes, add $3

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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. MORE >

Fuel Up! – Renewable Energy

Explore wind, solar, biofuel and alternative fuels and learn how technology is changing to help the environment. MORE >

Weather!

Explore how heat, water and air produce weather; make your own weather instruments; and learn to make and record weather observations. MORE >


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