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NOVA STEM Day Loudoun Campus will offer tasty lunch options at this year's food trucks (located in the B-2 parking lot):

NEW this year, we're excited to welcome the Washington Capitals Street Caps!

The Washington Capitals 'Street Caps' are an extension of the youth hockey program and the Capitals brand as a whole. Sponsored by AAA, this program is designed to grow the game of hockey to local youth, while also maintaining easy accessibility. While striving to educate and excite local youth about hockey, the Street Caps also reiterate the importance of staying active and physically fit.

NOVA STEM Day

Activities & Workshops

The Washington Capitals

Street Caps Driven by AAA

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th    9th - 12th     adults   

Location: B2 Parking Lot

Show your Caps fan pride and play a little hockey while you're here!

Design Technology: Explore Your Artistic Potential 

   3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

Location: HEC Building, Room 112

Come experiment with Adobe Illustrator and construct a fun do-it-yourself cartoon character.

Psychology IS a Science

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th  

Location: HEC Building, 2nd Floor Common Area

Celebrate the scientific studies of the senses! Learn about sensation, perception and classical conditioning. Taste our treats, check out optical illusion demos, and more!

A Career in Veterinary Technology

   3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

Location: LS Building, Room 102

Would you like a career caring for animals? Come see our exhibits and ask your questions about the field of Veterinary Technology. We have interactive stations for learning animal anatomy, microscope slides such as parasites and animal cells, interesting radiographs, hands-on bandaging techniques, and other related animal nursing skills.

Cybersecurity for Parents:

Keeping Secure in the Digital World

  6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: HEC Building, Room 104

​Protect yourself and your children from cyber criminals! This session will educate parents on what they can do to keep themselves, their family, and loved ones secure while using digital media (phones, email, internet, computer, social media, etc). The presenter will arm parents with information on detecting, deterring, and countering the cyber predator.

 

VEX Robotics with Riverside High School (LCPS)

  6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults  

Location: HEC Building, 1st Floor Common Area

Drive, test, and maneuver VEX VRC robotics with local high school pros!​

Underwater Robotics Demonstration 

(U.S. Navy's Center for Excellence in Ships and Ship Systems)

   3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

Location: HEC Building, Outdoor Patio (pond side)

Drive our underwater robots. Presented by U.S. Navy's Center for Excellence in Ships and Ship Systems, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division.

Flubber Bubbles & Skittles Science
(Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology TWIST)

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th  

Location: HEC Building, 1st Floor Common Area

​Discover non-Newtonian liquids, by making flubber bubbles! Use a straw to see who can blow the biggest bubble. Then, experiment with Skittles. Who knew candy could be so smart?

Soils and the Water Table Interactive Model with

Loudoun Water

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th  

Location: HEC Building, 2nd Floor Common Area

A live, active demonstration on how water on our planet flows right under our feet!

Game Design with Mason Game & Technology Academy

  6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults    

Location: HEC Building, 2nd Floor Common Area

Do you love playing video games? Have a great game idea that you've always wanted to make? Come join us to learn the basics of how to make a game of your own! Presented by the Mason Game and Technology Academy.

Robot Driving Station with Team Geared UP!

   3rd - 5th    6th - 8th  

Location: HEC Building, 1st Floor Common Area

Come check out our robots and take them for a test drive!​

Loudoun County Public Library Makerspaces

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults  

Location: HEC Building, Room 204

Learn about the resources available at Loudoun County Public Library branches and Makerspaces. There will be 3D printing and a hands-on activity at our booth.

 

Russian School of Mathematics

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

Location: HEC Building, 1st Floor Common Area

Math is fun! Come check out our math activities, puzzles, games, and prizes!

NOVA SySTEMic 

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults  

Location: HEC Building, Event Space, Room 203

Learn about programming and robotics using VEX, Sphero, and Osmo platforms! 

Phone Programming with AppInventor

   3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

Location: HEC Building, Room 214

Using provided phones, students will be guided through tutorials to create their own mobile applications.

Be a Chemist with Children's Science Center

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults  

Location: HEC Building, 2nd Floor Common Area

Come join us with interactive, hands on chemistry experiments and activities and get ready for the upcoming National Chemistry Week!

Toshiba/National Science Teacher Association ExploraVision

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults  

Location: HEC Building, 1st Floor Common Area

Check out previous national ExploraVision science competition winner projects and try our hands on activity!

ISACA Greater Washington DC Chapter

  6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults  

Location: HEC Building, 1st Floor Common Area

Come and learn what is in it for you at ISACA

Maker Faire NoVa & NoVa Labs

   3rd - 5th    6th - 8th    9th - 12th     adults 

Location: HEC Building,  Room 204

Visit some of our local Makers as they show us and tell us about what they’re making.

FIRST Tech Challenge with 

FIRST Robotics of Gainesville (FROGbots) &

X-BOTS, FTC Team 6700

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults  

Location: HEC Building, Event Space, Room 203

We've got a hands-on robotics booth and information about worldwide STEM competitions. Get excited about robotics!

The Wonderful World of Biology

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults  

Location: LS Building, Room 123

Come and explore the wonderful world of biology with hands-on experiments and demonstrations. You will have the opportunity to examine fossils from the Chesapeake Bay, touch a live blue crab, view your cheek cells under a microscope, and create an electrocardiograph (ECG) of the electrical activity of your heart. There will also be Legos to play with, pictures of the bay to color, and much more.

Build Your FLEET: In-Water and Virtual Ship Design

American Society of Naval Engineers

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th 

Location: HEC Building, 1st Floor Common Area

Aspiring engineers will engage in hands-on shipbuilding and explore the FLEET physics simulator. Students will build boats using recyclables to accomplish specific missions. Then, build mission-specific ships virtually using the FLEET free video game.

 

Clone Wars & Bug Battles

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults  

Location: LS Building, Room 114

Clone Wars: Ever wonder how you can clone a plant? At this workshop visitors will learn how to make a cutting from a Jade plant that will make an exact copy of the “mother plant.” Take home your cutting and watch it grow!

 

Bug Battles: How do you spot the signs to stop the beetles? Observe and learn how to identify imported invasive insect species that are coming to Loudoun County. Stop them in their tracks!

Phun with Physics!

   3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

Location: LS Building, Room 102

Come learn about the principles of physics. Join us for demonstrations on gravity, velocity, and more!

 

Ultraviolet Radiation

The Academies of Loudoun (LCPS)

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th  

Location: HEC Building, Outdoor Space

Did you know the sun gives off energy that we can see (visible light) as well as energy that we cannot see (ultraviolet rays)? Stop by our activity to observe the effects of ultraviolet rays!

STEM and Makerspace Solutions

TLC SmartTECH

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults  

Location: HEC Building, Room 204

TLCSmartTECH will have some of their favorite STEM and Makerspace products on display for hands-on demonstrations.

Our Mysterious Planet

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

Location: LS Building, Room 131

See our cool minerals, rocks, fossils, and geologic processes on display and learn the secrets of our mysterious planet.

Volcanoes!

     Pre-K        K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

Location: LS Building, Room 123

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Eruptions @ 11, 12, & 1:00

Is the largest volcano in our solar system found on our planet Earth? Come by to find out more and see a demonstration of a volcanic eruption!

School of Rock

   3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: HEC Building, Room 110

Check out NOVA’s state-of-the-art music recording studio. Snap a selfie as you perform a song for your adoring fans!

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