Science Lyceum Homeschool Program

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Choose from a spectacular, fulldome show in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium; hands-on, interactive exhibits; or one of our award-winning programs like daily Science Live! demonstrations, 3D printing workshops, summer camps and more!

  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 We are open Thursdays - Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., allowing 150 guests per hour. We strongly encourage buying your tickets in advance.
We will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Science Lyceum Homeschool Program

LYCEUM HOMESCHOOL

Our homeschool classes bring hands-on, minds-on explorations of chemistry, physics, meteorology and each lesson building on the foundation laid during the previous class. 

Program cost: $150 per student ($25 discount for ASC Members, become a member today). Students must choose virtual or onsite at time of registration.

Cancellation policy: We understand plans change! Please review the following cancellation policy. To make changes on your registration or to be added to our waitlist please email jmoeller@adventuresci.org.

Less than 4 weeks before the start of the semester: full refund 
2 - 4 weeks before the start of the semester:
50% refund 
Less than 2 week before the start of the semester:
no refund

Please note: There will be no refunds granted in the event that the COVID-19 situation requires us to move all students to a virtual class model.

Our current COVID-19 protocol is the following:

  • Each class of students will be considered a pod. These pods are contained together during activities throughout the day.
  • If a student tests positive, all students in that pod and the learning specialist will be considered a "close contact" and transition to virtual learning.
  • If a learning specialist tests positive, all in-person classes will transition to virtual learning.
  • If a family or household member of a student or learning specialist exhibits symptoms and is being tested, the student must not attend in-person class. The student must be quarantined until the results of the family or household member returns.
    • If a family or household member receives a postive test result, the student is now considered a "close contact" and must quarantine for 14 days. The student must be symptom-free and receive a negative test result before returning to homeschool. 
    • If the family or household member receives a negative test result, the student is not considered a "close contact" and may return to in-person class. 

Our current social distancing policy is the following:

  • Six feet distance between students within each pod will be maintained as much as possible while in the classroom.
  • Face masks will be worn at all times.
  • Designated seating and a seating chart will be maintained.
  • Hands will be washed frequently, face touching will not be allowed, and areas will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
     

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Meet our instructors!

Jason Moeller

Hi! My name is Jason Moeller, and I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri. I first found my passion for teaching science there, as a summer camp counselor at the St. Louis Zoo. I graduated from Indiana University (go Hoosiers!) in 2009, and stayed an extra year to earn my teaching credential. I worked as the School Programs Coordinator at Zoo Knoxville from 2010 to 2016, where one of my main responsibilities was teaching their Homeschool program. After my wife and I moved to Nashville in 2016, I joined the Adventure Science Center, and started the Lyceum here in 2017. The thing I love the most about the Science Center is the wide range of different sciences I get to teach about! While I have a special love for herpetology (snakes are my favorite, and I volunteer at Nashville Zoo on the weekends), I also love sports science (My other hobby is being a hockey goaltender), natural disasters, aircraft, and oceanography. Like Ashley, I can’t wait to see where this semester takes us!

Ashley Duncan

Hello! My name is Ashley Duncan and I am originally from Greenhill, AL. I am a recent graduate of the University of Alabama where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science. I grew up with a passion for science and a love to learn all I could about it. My favorite experiences were going to science centers and museums to see the myriad of incredible things that could be accomplished by scientists. I always knew that I wanted to be a scientist, too. I recently moved to Nashville and am excited to be stepping into a new role as a Learning Specialist at Adventure Science Center to help encourage and inspire the next generation of scientists and wonderers. I cannot wait to begin the semester with the Lyceum Homeschool to see where our adventures in science take us!


 

Semester Topics (K - 8)

Chemistry
• AUGUST 10TH – AUGUST 13TH – LAB SAFETY/CHEMISTRY IS A BLAST!
• AUGUST 17TH – AUGUST 20TH – THE ELEMENTS
• AUGUST 24TH – AUGUST 27TH – STATES OF MATTER
• AUGUST 31ST – SEPTEMBER 3RD – MAKING ICE CREAM

Physics
• SEPTEMBER 14TH – SEPTEMBER 17TH – FORCES (AMUSEMENT PARK PHYSICS)
• SEPTEMBER 21ST – SEPTEMBER 24TH – GRAVITY
• SEPTEMBER 28TH – OCTOBER 1ST – DRAG
• THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 5TH IS FALL BREAK
• OCTOBER 12TH – OCTOBER 15TH – FLIGHT

Meteorology
• OCTOBER 19TH – OCTOBER 22ND – COOKING UP A STORM
• OCTOBER 26TH – OCTOBER 29TH – WATER, TEMPERATURE, AND WEATHER
• NOVEMBER 2ND – NOVEMBER 5TH – TORNADOES
• NOVEMBER 9TH – NOVEMBER 12TH – HURRICANE HUNTER SIMULATION

Engineering
• NOVEMBER 16TH - NOVEMBER 19TH – SAVE THE DAY
• THE WEEK OF NOV. 23RD IS THANKSGIVING BREAK
• NOVEMBER 30TH – DECEMBER 3RD – DISASTER ENGINEERING 
• DECEMBER 7TH – DECEMBER 10TH – A HELPING HAND ENGINEERING CHALLENGE
• DECEMBER 14TH – DECEMBER 17TH – SOUNDS OF THE SEA