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An Adventure to the Science Center gives JOHS Engineering students behind the scenes education


The Adventure Science Center is a science museum in Nashville, Tennessee. It was built in 1974. The Adventure Science Center features many interactive exhibits, and they are constantly bringing new exhibits for children and families of all ages to learn from and enjoy.

The Adventure Science Center is one of Overton’s Engineering Academy’s business partners. On Tuesday, April 4, a group of John Overton High School students from the Engineering Academy went to The Adventure Science Center for their job shadow.

The students didn’t just get to enjoy the exhibits, but they got to learn from those who curate the exhibits as well. The Engineering Academy students were provided  the opportunity to how engineering is integrated into The Adventure Science Center. They learned how the exhibits are constructed and the work that is put into all of it.

“I have come to The Adventure Science Center many times, and I always enjoy the visit. However, the job shadow was different than the other times I’ve came. That is because this time I got a look at how the things we enjoyed were built and made and I really thought that was pretty cool,” says Trenton Ward, one of the students that went to the job shadow.

“I actually enjoyed learning about the engineering part at The Adventure Science Center. It was pretty cool to learn that there were so many things that connected with engineering. I always thought it was just a science place, but then I realized there were so many cool things to learn.”

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