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 limited guests enter the museum 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: For members, the cost will be $160. For non-members, the cost will be $200 (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 or call 615.401.5082.

4 weeks or more before the start of the semester: full refund 
2 - 3 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 for contact tracing
  • 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. I can’t wait to see where this semester takes us!

Rae Robeson

Hello! My name is Rae Robeson and I am thrilled to be joining the Adventure Science Center team! Originally from Nashville, TN, I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Media Communications with minors in Theatre and Dance. In 2016, I moved to Chicago and taught and developed Dance programming for Chicago Public Schools. In 2019, I expanded my teaching into my own Preschool class at a private school, where I oversaw after school programming in Science, Storytelling, Art, and Puppetry. I love finding and developing new and creative ways to teach Math and Science. I am excited to be back home in Nashville and I look forward to a fun semester!
 

Semester Topics (K - 8)

Mealworm Lab
• January 4th - 7th - Observations and Variables
• January 11th - 14th - Testable Questions and Experiment Design 
• January 18th - 21st - No Class, Week of MLK, Jr. Day
• January 25th - 28th - Experiment and Conclusions  

Lab TBD
• February 1st - 4th - Observations and Variables Practice
• February 8th - 11th - Experimental Design Procedures
• February 15th - 18th - No Class, Week of President's Day
• February 22nd - 25th - Presenting Your Conclusions

Scientist Study
• March 1st - 4th - Molecular Biologist - Model DNA
• March 8th - 11th - Geneticist - Leaping Lizard Punnett Square
• March 15th - 18th - No Class, Spring Break Week
• March 22nd - 25th - Astronomer - Planet Hunter - Test Citizen Science Project
• March 29th - April 1st - Paleontologist - Fossil Finders Lab

Scientist Study
• April 5th - 8th - Botanist - Plant Dissection
• April 12th - 15th - Gastroenterologist - Digestive System Model
• April 19th - 22nd - Zoologist - Zoo Ethogram Field Study
• April 26th - 29th - Marine Biologist - Squid Dissection

Science Fair
• May 3rd - 6th - Science Fair Prep - Practice Presentations
• May 10th - 13th - Science Fair Prep - Answering Questions in Presentations
• May 17th - 20th - Severe Weather Makeup Week
• May 21st - Science Fair in Jack Wood Hall
- A virtual option will be made available for students as needed