Hands-on STEM fun for the entire family, from kindergarten to high school and beyond! If you want to get your children interested and engaged in STEM, don’t miss the 5th annual NOVA STEM Day at the Loudoun Campus on Saturday, September 28 from 10am to 4pm. With more activities than you can count, we’re about DOING. Come ready to participate! This event is FREE, open to the public, and includes a variety of physical and hands-on activities. Children under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is responsible for providing appropriate supervision.
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STEM DAY ACTIVITIES
NOVA Systemic – STEM Zone
Learn about programming and robotics using VEX, Sphero, Osmo platforms and more!
Loudoun County Public Library – Makerspace
Academies of Loudoun – UV Light/Slime
Interactive experiment with UV Lighting & Slime
Academies of Loudoun – FRC Robotics Team
Meet FRC Team 5338 and their FRC Robot!
NOVA Loudoun – Bones of the Body
Learn the bones of your body! What properties make up the bones of your body? What microscopic structures the compact of bone? Identify the organic and inorganic components that make bone hard and yet flexible. Examine skeletons, individual bones, coloring activities and more.
NOVA – CHM Toon
Chemical reactions and more!
Adobe Illustrator – Explore your Artistic Potential with Technology
Create characters and activities in Adobe Illustrator!
Vet Tech Dept – A Day in the Life of a Veterinary Technician
Become a Vet Tech by bandaging patients, examining xrays and bones and more!
Loudoun Water – Interactive Watershed Model
Explore the interactive watershed model, water source protection and conservation
Geared UP! – Robot Driving Station with Team Geared UP!
Northern Virginia Community College – Psychology IS a Science
Celebrate the scientific studies of the senses. Learn about sensation, perception and classical conditioning. Taste our treats, check out optical illusion demos, and more!
Russian School of Mathematics – Fun with Math!
NOVA Physics – Hands-on demos with a mini roller coaster, Van der Graff mini-generator and Gyro-effect with a Bicycle wheel
NOVA Programming – Introduction to Visual Programming
Virginia 529 – spin the wheel to win prizes
biofeedbackWORKS – Check out bio and neurofeedback technology!
Geology – Interactive Geology models and processes
Cyberjutsu Girls Academy (CGA)/Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu – workshops provide a hands-on, fun, and interactive experience in topics such as web design, mobile application development, computer fundamentals, programming and many more!
American Society of Naval Engineers – Students will play the FLEET video game so they are able to explore and master it at home. The game is completely free and a great resource for exploring STEAM and solving problems using the engineering design process.
How much does it cost?
STEM Day is a FREE event with open parking in “B” lots. Follow signs upon arrival.
Who will I learn from?
Our activities will be taught by NOVA faculty and community educators with assistance from college and high school students.
Do I need to pre-register?
Not mandatory, but it does help us plan the logistics of the day. Pre-Register here.
What should I wear?
For safety purposes, no shorts, tank tops, or open-toed shoes are permissible in the science labs. Safety precautions are strictly enforced. Some events will take place outdoors, so monitor weather reports and dress accordingly.
What’s for lunch?
For those who work up an appetite, Uncle Fred’s BBQ Smoke Shack (also serving ice cream) and Mama Lucie’s Kitchen will be on site with a variety of lunch options.