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.

 

Choose your Class Below:

Please remember – students only come to class once a week! Call Jason Moeller at 615.401.5082 or email him at JMoeller@adventuresci.org with any questions. Registration will open to the general public on Friday, November 6th.

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

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

Wednesdays
Green Classroom from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Yellow Classroom from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm 

Mondays
Yellow Classroom from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 
Virtual Classroom from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tuesdays
Yellow Classroom from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm 

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

Thursdays
Virtual Classroom from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm  

Mondays
Green Classroom from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Yellow Classroom from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

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

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

Thursdays
Virtual Classroom from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

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

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