Homeschool Science Enrichment Program

Homeschool Science Enrichment Program

Our homeschool classes bring hands-on, minds-on explorations of science! Each lesson builds on the foundation laid during the previous class.

Student Handbook

The purpose of the Homeschool Science Enrichment Program student handbook is to give our students and their parents/guardians an understanding of the program’s general rules and guidelines. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Class Instructor, Jason Moeller, at jmoeller@adventuresci.org.

Full Semester Program Cost

Members: $140.00 for the 14 class semester
Non-Members: $182.00 for the 14 class semester

The Spring 2022 semester begins on Monday, January 10th. If you would like to inquire about registering for the remainder of the semester, email Jason Moeller at jmoeller@AdventureSci.org.

Individual Class Program Cost

Members: $20.00 for a single class
Non-Members: $26.00 for a single class

Email Jason Moeller at jmoeller@AdventureSci.org if you would like to register for an individual date for any of the following open class times:

  • Mondays 2:00pm, 3rd-5th Grade
  • Tuesdays 10:00am, 6th-8th Grade
  • Tuesdays 2:00pm, 3rd-5th Grade

Semester Topics (K - 8)

January 10 - 11: Chemistry – The Elements
January 17 - 18: MLK Week – No Class
January 24 - 25: Experiment Design – Color Lab Week 1
January 31 - February 1: Experiment Design – Color Lab Week 2
February 7 - 8: Astronomer – Stardust
February 14 - 15: Astronomer – Space Rocks
February 21 - 22: Geologist – Minerals
February 28 - March 1: Volcanologist – Volcanoes
March 7 - 8: Seismologist - Earthquakes
March 14 - 15: Spring Break – No Class
March 21 - 22: Civil Engineer – Paper Towers
March 28 - 29: Civil Engineer – Earthquake Engineering
April 4 - 5: Paleontologist – Terrible Lizards
April 11 - 12: Paleontologist – The K-T Extinction
April 18 - 19: Shark Biologist – Shark Dissection
April 25 - 26: Science Fair Practice Presentations
May 2 - 3: Severe Weather Makeup Week
May 6: Science Fair!

Science Fair Program Cost

There will be a $20.00 fee to enter our end-of-the-year science fair. Email Jason Moeller at jmoeller@AdventureSci.org for more information.

Homeschool Policies

Mask Policy

At this time, Adventure Science Center policy is that mask-wearing is optional for students and staff. A vaccine is available, and we encourage all students to get it.

Visit our FAQ page for additional information regarding our mask policy and other frequently asked questions.

Adventure Science Center will continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Our policy is subject to change based on evolving guidance or other science-based factors. We will only grant refunds as stated below in the cancellation policy, and will not grant refunds if the COVID-19 situation requires us to reinstate a mask policy mid-semester.

Cancellation Policy

We understand plans change! Please review the following cancellation policy:

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

Refund requests will be calculated from the delivery date of the request. Please email Jason Moeller at jmoeller@AdventureSci.org to request a 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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Homeschool Science Enrichment Program or wish to be added to our email list and waitlist, please email Jason Moeller at jmoeller@AdventureSci.org for more information.

Class Schedule

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Mondays
Yellow Classroom from 10:00am to 11:00am
Green Classroom from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tuesdays
Yellow Classroom from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Mondays
Green Classroom from 10:00am to 11:00am 
Yellow Classroom from 12:00pm to 1:00pm 
Green Classroom from 2:00pm to 3:00pm 

Tuesdays
Yellow Classroom from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Mondays
Yellow Classroom from 2:00pm to 3:00pm 

Tuesdays
Yellow Classroom from 10:00am to 11:00am

Meet our instructors!

Jason Moeller (He/Him/His)

Hi! My name is Jason, 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. I started the Homeschool Science Enrichment 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!

 
Fen Maloney (They/Them/Theirs)

Hi all, my name is Fen Maloney and I'm excited to join Adventure Science Center's Homeschool Science Enrichment Program for my second semester! 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 looking forward to working with Adventure Science Center and all of our students and families in this program again this semester!

Instructor Fen
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