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Choose from a spectacular, fulldome show in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium; hands-on, interactive, science exhibits; or one of our award-winning programs like daily Science Live! demonstrations, 3D Printing Workshops, ScienceQuest Camps, Science Cafes, and other special events.

  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sun,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, and March 30, 2019 for MAD Bash

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Professional Development

STEM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We're here for you...

Our amazing professional development workshops provide fresh ideas for hands-on, low-cost lessons that help you teach standards-based science in a truly engaging way. Participants receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the workshop that may be used as a professional development credit at the school system’s discretion.

...or there for you!

We’re happy to provide professional development workshops at the location of your choosing and will work with you to develop programming tailored to your specific curriculum needs. Workshops are limited to 30 participants per session.

TEACHER PD SCHEDULE:

STEAM Challenge 101

9AM - 3PM
$50

November 6

STEAM Challenge 201

9AM - 3PM
$50

October 23

November 17

Makey Makey Invention Literacy

9AM - 3PM
$50 $25

October 30

November 27

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

PICTURE PERFECT SCIENCE

Kindergarten to Fifth Grade

The award-winning NSTA Press Picture-Perfect Science program features ready-to-teach elementary science lessons designed to help K-5 teachers integrate science and reading in an engaging, kid-friendly way! Receive background information on physical science, life science, earth and space sciences, and engineering practices. Cost: $50

STEAM CHALLENGE 101

Kindergarten to Fourth Grade
Fifth to Eighth Grade

This 6-hour workshop will help you challenge your students to explore and understand STEAM topics and the Engineering Design Process. You'll leave with samples of activities to use immediately in your classroom. Resources for promoting STEAM literacy and aligning lessons to the state science standards will be showcased. Use the skills learned in this workshop to transform science from just a school subject into a critical way to understand, explore and engage with the world. Cost: $50

STEAM CHALLENGE 201

Kindergarten to Fourth Grade
Fifth to Eighth Grade

For those that already have some STEAM in their back pocket, this workshop digs a little deeper into science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts. You will learn how STEAM connects to real life applications.  This 6-hour workshop allows you to listen to real scientists and then problem solve by using the engineering design process. Design a STEAM Challenge of your own and be ready for the classroom! (STEAM 101 is not a pre-requisite to this class). Cost: $50

MAKEY MAKEY INVENTION LITERACY

For Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade Teachers

Adventure Science Center is proud to announce its partnership with Makey Makey to deliver this hands-on workshop on invention literacy, circuitry and programming. Participants will walk away with their own Makey Makey kit after a day of experimenting with all the different ways to invent and create using Makey Makey. The principles and activities in this workshop are ideal for incorporating inquiry, engineering, and technology in your classroom. After completing the workshop, participants will have access to Makey Makey Labz, an online community for educators to share their Makey Makey lessons and creations! Cost: $50 $25

Discounted Makey Makey PD sessions are made possible by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

INQUIRY IMMERSION

All Educators

Discover the fundamentals of using inquiry-based learning and the scientific method in your classroom:

  • Learn goals and approaches for hands-on inquiry learning 
  • Learn to plan and conduct an experiment using inquiry process
  • Use workshop resources to incorporate inquiry practices into your existing classroom lessons

Give your students the tools they need to inquire, observe, and deduce scientific meaning from the world around them!

TEACHER'S NIGHT OUT

Every Fall!

We'll show you our appreciation with a night out at Adventure Science Center for you and one guest! Each Teacher's Night Out event features refreshments, live science demonstrations, hands-on STEM labs, and planetarium previews.

Cost: FREE! 

Pre-registration is required. Must be 21 or older to attend.

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Call (615) 401-5088 or email pd@adventuresci.org for more information, or (615) 862-5177 to book.

800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
615-862-5160
Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
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