Semester Topics (K – 8)
August 16 -18: Experiment Design, Slime Lab Week 1
August 23 – 25: Experiment Design, Slime Lab Week 2
August 30 – September 1: Programmer, Binary Code
September 6 – 8: Robotic Engineer, Upload Your Code
September 13 – 15: Astronomer, Voyager
September 20 – 22: Lab Technician, Get Fired Up!
September 27 – 29: Chemist, Squealing Ice
October 4 – 6: Chef, Into the Frying Pan
October 11 – 13: NO CLASS, Fall Break
October 18 – 20: Toxicologist, Death by Chocolate
October 25 – 27: Mycologist, A Fungus Among Us
November 1 – 3: Oceanographer, Poseidon’s Realm
November 8 – 10: Marine Biologist, Starfish Dissection
November 15 – 17: Citizen Scientist, Zooniverse Oceanography Project!
November 22 – 24: NO CLASS, Thanksgiving Break
November 29 – December 1: Animal Researcher, Sprawling Species
Meet our instructors!
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 Adventure Science Center, and started the homeschool program here in 2017. The thing I love the most about the Science Center is the wide range of different sciences I get to teach! My favorites are herpetology, sports science, flight, and oceanography. I can’t wait to see where this semester takes us!
Hi all, my name is Fen Maloney and I’m excited to be an instructor for Adventure Science Center’s Homeschool Science Enrichment Program! I’m a recent graduate from Earlham College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a love for the natural world. My primary interests are insect and plant biology, though all facets of the STEM world tend to grab my curiosity. I’ve spent several years working in informal education settings, including summer camps, zoos, and museums. Fostering curiosity through exploration and hands-on learning has long been a passion of mine so I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with the science center and all of our students and families in this program!