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Here you'll find trip planning worksheets, chaperone guides, maps and more!  All documents require Adobe Acrobat (or equivalent) to view.

At-a-Glance
You can find all our programs, their grade levels, prices and the Tennessee Science Curriculum Standards they cover -- all in one page!

Tennessee Science Standards Program Correlations
Not sure how ASC programs fit into your curriculum? We make it easy for you to check! Download charts and specific Grade Level  Expectations (GLEs) to see how we match our objectives to the state science standards. 
    K-3 Standards  
    4-5 Standards  
  
 6-8 Standards
    Health Standards
    Planetarium Standards

Tennessee STEM Resources Web Site

TEACHER RESOURCES


Pre-Visit Planning Form
This form is a convenient way to plan and collect all information needed before you call to reserve a field trip date with Adventure Science Center.

Gift Shop
Please review our guidelines for allowing your students to visit the gift shop. Or, learn how to pre-purchase souvenirs for your students with our Adventure Packs to save time.

Blank Schedule
Use this document to help your chaperones keep track of their assigned kids and their program schedule.

Code of Conduct
Bring this form with you on the day of the field trip. Be sure to read over and sign at the bottom. Turn it in with payment upon arrival.

Field Trip Guide
This checklist will help you to remember all the little details that make a field trip run smoothly.

Chaperone Guide
Download this document and copy for all chaperones. It outlines the Center rules and gives helpful hints about how to manage groups.

Map of ASC
This is a current map of the exhibit areas and classrooms in the Science Center. Print and distribute copies to all teachers and chaperones in your group.

Field Trip Announcement
Use this form to inform parents that a field trip is planned. It details the important payment/admission policies of ASC and may help answer many questions parents will ask before the field trip.

STUDENT SELF-GUIDED ACTIVITIES

Use these self-guided forms to keep students busy when exploring the different exhibit areas of the Center. Divide small groups into teams with an adult chaperone in each group. Give each team a copy of the challenge. The focused explorations can be used in specific areas (BodyQuest, Adventure Tower, or Space Chase) or can be used as open-inquiry challenges when exploring the whole Center.

NEW!
Energy Quest - Grades 4-8
Students search for examples of exhibits that demonstrate uses of energy and find examples of simple machines. Choose between a checklist quest and a written response list, depending on the grade level of students.

BodyQuest Student Challenge
One of the most exciting areas of Adventure Center is BodyQuest where visitors learn about human body systems using interactive exhibits. Challenge students in grades 4 and up to read information, conduct simple experiments and explore the exhibits while trying to find the answers to the BodyQuest Student Challenge.

Tower Trek
Use this scavenger hunt to help your students explore the Adventure Tower which has focused science themes on each color-coded level.

Space Chase Challenge (grades 1-3)

Space Chase Challenge (grades 4-8)

Motivate your students to read, observe and answer the Space Chase challenge. Students visit the new Space Chase wing to find the answers.

SCIENCE JOURNALS & NOTEBOOKS

These open-ended journals may be used as a way to make observations about exhibits or programs. Students are asked to explain, test, draw, and ask questions about a specific topic or program.

KLEW chart (2nd to 5th grade)
Field Trip Science Journal 1 (elementary)
Field Trip Science Journal 2 (elementary to middle)
Field Trip Science Notebook (middle to high school)

 

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