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  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sun,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day

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DIY Science

Rainy day blues? Summertime slump? Cabin fever?

Don’t worry… we’ve got you covered!

Adventure Science Center is proud to offer DIY Science lessons and experiments the whole family can enjoy! Each lesson provides instruction, a materials list, and ideas for activities to get hands-on with science, including sample questions to get those gears turning. Check back for more lessons!

BALLOON GREENHOUSES by Rachael Woods, ASC Camp Manager

It’s raining, it’s pouring… and here at Adventure Science Center, we are getting excited for sunny picnic lunches, bright green leaves, and breaking out the sandals, but that’s not what we’re most excited about… it’s time for SPRING BREAK! Over spring break, our ScienceQuest Camps are going to be all about the great outdoors. We’ll get our hands dirty with a gardening day, explore the color green for St. Patrick’s Day, and learn about... Read More
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HOMEMADE SPARKLERS

Do you have any fun 4th of July plans with friends and family? Whether you’re cooking out or enjoying time by the pool, you can enchant your guests with these easy-to-make sparklers! Materials 60 milliliters hot water 36 grams potassium nitrate (KNO 3 ) – i.e., stump remover 24 grams sugar (or sucrose) – granulated table sugar is fine cotton yarn (NOT synthetic, like acrylic) clothespins, alligator clips, tongs or a heat protectant glove to hold the... Read More
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SUNSCREEN SPF TEST

School’s out and summer is just around the corner, which means tons of outdoor fun! Celebrate  National Safety Month  by taking a look at how you can keep your skin safe from the harmful effects of the sun. What SPF sunscreen really works to keep out those harmful UV rays? Materials Various strength sunscreens (i.e., SPF 15, SPF 30 & SPF 70) One lotion with no sunscreen Squares of black construction paper Scissors Pen Coins A sunny day! ... Read More
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STUMPING STROOP

Ready to work out your brain? Can you name a color and read a color? What if the word and the font color are different? Discover more about how the brain works to process information quickly with this tricky task! Background Middle Tennessee native John Ridley Stroop’s research focused on measuring mental processes involving naming objects as well as reading object names. He developed a color-word task to demonstrate the interference between reading an object’s name and naming... Read More
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HOMEMADE HOLOGRAM

Missing out on the  MAD Bash  fun? Here’s an activity you can tinker with at home and ‘wow’ your friends! Vocabulary Hologram– (noun)  a three-dimensional picture made by a complex pattern of light (as laser light). Equilateral– (noun)  having all sides or faces equal <an  equilateral  triangle>. Tinker– (verb)  to repair or adjust something in an unskilled or experimental manner. Materials... Read More
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LAVA LAMP ENGINEER

Ready for a far out family project? Get ready to feel groovy with your little scientist as you craft your own lava lamp using things you probably already have around the house! Vocabulary Reaction – (noun)  chemical transformation or change : the action between atoms or molecules to form one or more new substances. Mixture – (noun)  two or more substances that are mixed together but not chemically combined and that may vary in proportion. Polarity... Read More
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