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Make sure to check out our exhibitor activities!

Silver Knights Enrichment

**Silver Sponsor**

Build robots in 5-10 minutes, see Scratch programs and more complicated robots.

Art of Problem Solving Academy

Come visit our table to see how BEAST you are at mathematics! We will have math puzzles and problems for grades 2-12 and information about our math and reading summer camps. 

 

Club SciKidz NOVA

Club SciKidz NOVA believes that every child is a scientist and that we can make children even better scientists! Our extensive variety of camps and classes include veterinary medicine, robotics, forensics, video game creation, and more! Students attending will participate in demos creating and programming robots using LEGO, and see how everyday items can be used to create movie special effects!

Forensic Fun Sessions

Identify fingerprint patterns, and view skeletal and body models.

Hungry Harvest

We will have a farmers-market style set up with various produce items on display. We will also provide flyers with Hungry Harvest discount codes. Participants will be able to take the fruit home with them towards the end of the event. 

Mason Game & Technology Academy

Try out our VR gear and games our instructors have created! We have Fall, Spring, and Summer programs that teach kids ages 9-18 about the exciting world of game design.

STEM exCEL

STEM exCEL provides the best variety of STEM courses like 3D Printing, Programming, Fashion Illustration (new!), Robotics, Game Design, Electronics, Website Design, Digital Art, Comic Book Illustration, and Minecraft Chess clubs!  We will be providing several interactive Robotics exhibits for families and students in learning more about our 2018 Summer Camps.

Virginia529

Learn about Virginia529 and win prizes on the prize wheel!

VINCI School

Play our award-winning digital games to learn math, reading, and another language; and play music using fruits or veggies. 

NOVA STEM Day

Alexandria Campus

is supported by: 

Automotive Hands-on Activities

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

offered by NOVA Automotive Technology

Location: Bisdorf Building, 3rd Floor (near room 391)

Time: Drop in any time!

 

Hands on activities related to automotive technology

Chemistry!

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

offered by NOVA Chemistry

Location: Bisdorf Building, Room 393

Time: 10 AM - 1 PM

 

Join us for many hands on experiments on the chemistry of color, the environment, density and more!

galaxy & ocean sensory science bottles

     Pre-K        K - 2nd   

offered by NOVA Early Childhood Development

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 208

Time: Drop in any time!

 

Explore! Build! Create your own galaxy and ocean sensory science bottles! Sink and float experiments! Building marshmallow structures! Paper cup towers and more!

making music with a thongophone

     Pre-K        K - 2nd   

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 208

Time: Drop in any time!

 

Learn about rhythm and speed using PVC pipes as an instrument!

NOVA SySTEMic STEM Activities

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

offered by NOVA SySTEMic

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 234 (Gymnasium)

Time: Drop in any time!

 

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

titan robotics robot demo & stem activities

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

offered by TC Williams Titan Robotics Team

Location: Fine Arts 103 (Black Box Theater)

Time: Drop in any time!

 

Titan Robotics will be doing a variety of drop in activities. We will have a robot demo where we will showcase our 2018 competition robot. We will also be doing STEM activities such as building mini catapults with popsicle sticks and making circuits using LEDs and conducive play dough.

Watercolor Chemistry

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

offered by NOVA Art Club

Location: Bisdorf Building, 2nd Floor, Near Room 275

Time: Drop in any time!

 

Visit our watercolor chemistry station that uses the technique of salt and watercolor for interesting abstract patterns on paper created from the physical and chemical reactions of watercolor pigment, water and salt. You will leave with an interesting and colorful artwork on paper!

Lights, camera, anatomage!

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

offered by NOVA Biology

Location: Bisdorf Building, Room 395

Time: 10 AM - 1 PM

 

Have you ever wondered what your body looks like on the inside? Come explore the wonders of the human body as we dissect a DIGITAL HUMAN CADAVER IN 3D! No gloves or tools required! Bring your curiosity!

Robots That Work,

Robots That Fly

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

offered by Mount Vernon High School

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 234 (Gymnasium)

Time: Drop in any time!

 

We will be demonstrating how various robots work.  Beginning with claw and tank structures that are used for remote work and ending with remote controlled and autonomous drones.

Build a Bridge

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

offered by NOVA Engineering

Location: Bisdorf Building, Room 293

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

 

Students will get an introduction to structural (bridge) engineering and the roles/responsibilities of an engineer. They will then have the opportunity to design and build a bridge with limited materials and design constraints.

Rock And Fossil Identification

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

offered by NOVA Geology

Location: Bisdorf Building, Room 391

Time: Drop in any time!

 

We will host a drop-in Rock and Fossil Identification Lab. Students can drop in and we can show them a variety of rocks and fossils and teach them some basics about the three major rock groups (Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic) and some majors classes of fossils. Attendees are encouraged to bring and rocks or fossil from their homes that they would like identified!

makerspace

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

offered by NOVA LTR Division

Location: Bisdorf Building (2nd floor), Next to Room 293

Time: Drop in any time!

 

Program! Build! Design! Explore the world of robotics, programming, and robotic modification.

making is learning: software & hardware projects with raspberry pi & arduino

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

offered by NOVA Information Technology

Location: Bisdorf Building, 3rd floor, Near Room 375

Time: 12 - 3 PM

Use Raspberry Pi units to interact and change code snippets to make the electronics perform

 

snip snip! cut & create ethernet cables & discover networking hardware

  6th - 8th   9th - 12th     adults   

offered by NOVA Information Technology

Location: Bisdorf Building, Room 375

Time: 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Cut and create ethernet cables and set up an IT network by putting together router switches and computers

steganography: hide in plain sight

 9th - 12th     adults   

offered by NOVA CyberSecurity

Location: Bisdorf Building, Room 295

Time: 10 AM - 11 AM

Students will learn how criminals hide illegal content in files in plain sight, as well as how security personnel and law enforcement find this content.

navigating it certifications

 9th - 12th     adults   

offered by NOVA Information Technology

Location: Bisdorf Building, Room 295

Time: 2 PM - 3 PM

Learn more about cybersecurity career tracks and engage in hands-on training activities. 

creating animations in

adobe animate

 9th - 12th     adults   

offered by NOVA Information Technology

Location: Bisdorf Building, Room 383

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn about Adobe Animate software using symbols, pictures, and multimedia to create animation.

edit & improve your pictures in adobe photoshop

 9th - 12th     adults   

offered by NOVA Information Technology

Location: Bisdorf Building, Room 383

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

 

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