Please be advised that you are entering an event where you may be photographed, audio recorded, and/or video recorded. By entering the NOVA STEM Day event premises, you consent to photographing, audio recording, and/or video recording of your image and voice and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction for use in: print and electronic promotional materials, including but not limited to use at other NOVA County STEM Day activities/events and on the NOVA STEM Day website or other social media websites; advertising; and any other purpose by NOVA STEM Day. You release sponsoring organizations from any and all liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, and/or publication of photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings of you.

Automotive Hands-on Activities

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

offered by NOVA Automotive Technology

Location: Hallway Area B (2nd floor hallway between 293 & 295)

Time: Drop in any time!


We will some interesting and challenging hands on activities along with the opportunity to meet with the automotive faculty and talk about career opportunities within the industry.

 

Lights, Camera, Anatomage!

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

offered by NOVA Biology

Location: Room 415 (Science Resource Center)

Time: 30 minute workshops at 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm, 12:45, 1:30pm, 2:15pm        

Have you ever wondered what your body looks like on the inside?? If your answer is yes, then come explore the wonders of the human body with us as we dissect a DIGITAL HUMAN CADAVER! Get an up close & personal look at your favorite body systems as they rotate in 3 dimensions. No gloves or tools are necessary to be a surgeon here--you need only bring your curiosity & questions.

Vex Robotics

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

offered by SySTEMic Solutions

Location: Hallway Area C (3rd floor hallway next to 395)

Time: Drop in any time!

Programming Activities

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

offered by SySTEMic Solutions

Location: Hallway Area E (3rd floor hallway between 379 & 383)

Time: Drop in any time!

Chemistry!

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

offered by NOVA Chemistry

Location: Room 395

Time: Drop in any time! 


Hands-on chemistry activities including chromatography, magnetic fluids, and water-repelling surfaces.

 

Physics Demos

   K - 2nd      3rd - 5th  

offered by NOVA Physics

Location: Room 393

Time: Drop in anytime!

 

Basic physics demos on optics and magnetism.

 

Hands on STEM Activities with Titan Robotics!

   K - 2nd      3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   (younger OK with supervision)

offered by TC Williams High School – TITAN ROBOTICS: FIRST Robotics Team 5587

Appropriate for: K - 8th grade, younger if supervised

Location: Hallway Area D (3rd floor hallway between 391& 393)

Time: Drop in any time between 12:00 and 3:00

 

Students will work with participants to lead them through fun activities on coding, circuitry, and catapults.

Natural Selection in Action

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

offered by NOVA Biology

Location: Room 393

Time: Drop in anytime!

 

Participants will play the predator and remove prey (colored paper dots) from a population to demonstrate the effects of natural selection.

  

Origami Butterfly Project    
   3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

offered by NOVA Fine Arts & Art Club
Location: Library (Room 234)

Time: Drop in anytime!

Participants will fold butterflies with multi-colored origami paper to hang from the ceiling or mount on walls in patterns. Students from the Alexandria Art Club will help teach participants how to fold a butterfly. Origami uses geometry and mathematics while the butterfly form references biology. Ultimately, the butterflies will be hung or mounted on the wall of the Library.

Building a Bridge

   3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults    (younger OK with supervision)

offered by NOVA Engineering

Location: Room 291

Time: 30 minute workshops at 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm

 

Learn how to design and build a bridge over a river to withstand car, wind, and earthquake loads.  We will use basic engineering principles design and build a bridge to take home.

  

Fluorescence Microscopy / Cell Culture

   3rd - 5th    6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults    (younger OK with supervision)

offered by NOVA Biology

Location: Room 413

Time: 30 minute workshops: 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm

 

What are cells, and how do we understand what's inside them?

How to Create a Pie Chart

  5th    6th - 8th  

offered by Kingstowne Math Academy, LLC

Location: Room 291

Time: 30 minute workshops at 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm

 

Students will learn how to create fractions from a total count, convert fractions to decimals, convert decimals to percent and create angle measure for each slice of pie. They will use compasses, protractors, rulers and colored pencils to create pie chart and prepare a report and presentation on results.

Rescue Dr. Code

  6th - 8th   9th - 12th 

offered by NOVA Campus Code Society

Location: Room 442

Time: 12:00 - 12:30 Introduction to Computer Science, 12:30 - 2:30 Rescue Dr. Code

 

Dr. Code, head of programming at the Secret Spy Services has been captured by evil spies and has been sent to a location inside this school. Being clever, Dr. Code left three clues leading to his location.

 

Students must pair up in teams of two to solve three different puzzles which at the end leads to the clues. The first team to find Dr. Code and take a selfie with him…wins the game.
 

Must have a smartphone or tablet that connects to the internet to play! (A limited number of tablets will be available to check out if you do not have your own.)

  

Password Cracking and Security

  6th - 8th   9th - 12th 

offered by NOVA Information Technology

Location: Room 416

Time: 30 minute workshop: 10:30 - 11:00

 

Learn how passwords are stored in such a way that makes them vulnerable to being hacked. Students will then learn how to create "strong" passwords and can practice finding passwords.

Modern Cameras and How to Edit Video in Adobe Premier
  6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

offered by NOVA Information Technology
Location: Room 383
Time: 30 minute workshop: 11:15 - 11:45
 
Learn about new developments in cameras, and how to edit simple video in Adobe Premiere.   

Creating Live Animations in Adobe Animate (Adobe Flash)
  6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

offered by NOVA Information Technology
Location: Room 383
Time: 30 minute workshop: 12:00 - 12:30

 

Learn about Adobe Animate software using timeline, objects, pictures and animation capabilities of the software. The animation will be suitable for the Web.
 

Routers and How to Build a Network

  6th - 8th   9th - 12th 

offered by NOVA Information Technology

Location: Room 417

Time: 30 minute workshop: 12:45 - 1:15

 

Learn about routers and how to build networks.

Interesting Ways to Use Mobile Phones in the Classroom
 9th - 12th     adults   

offered by NOVA Information Technology
Location: Room 377
Time: 30 minute workshop: 1:30 - 2:00
 
We will discuss multiple ways and applications that can be utilized within the classroom. Applications can be useful to increase student participation and understanding of the materials. 
 

How to Protect Your HAN (Home Area Network) Against Malware and Cyber Attacks
  6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

offered by NOVA Information Technology
Location: Room 377 
Time: 30 minute workshop: 2:15 - 2:45

Be in the know, protect your data, your privacy, and yourself.
 

The Role of Non-Verbal Communication in Criminal Investigations

    adults   

offered by NOVA Police

Location: Room 275

Time: 30 minute workshops at 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm

***note time change from original schedule***

 

An observant officer can tell a lot about an individual by observing his or her behavior.  Many human behaviors are involuntary and suggest how we really feel, irrespective of what we say.  It is an officer's job to find the truth, and little things, like averting one's eyes, rubbing one's forehead, folding one's hands, and clearing one's throat may contradict what a suspect is telling us.  

 

Come learn some techniques to identify deceptive behavior and insights into how someone really feels.  It may improve your insights into interactions with friends, family, and business associates.

CAD/3D Printing and Arduino Mini-STEMinars

 9th - 12th     adults   

offered by SySTEMic Solutions

Locations: Rooms 127 & 132

Time: Each program is offered in a morning (10:30am - 12:00pm) and afternoon (1:00pm - 2:30pm) session.

Space is limited, pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Our CAD/3D Printing will introduce students to Autodesk Inventor and the Makerbot Replicator. Students will utilize CAD to make basic shapes and design a unique object. The Arduino Mini-STEMinar will introduce students to microelectronics and coding through the Arduino. Students will make a circuit and control it using code. Both courses are intended as an introduction with no experience required.

 

This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now