PreK – 2nd Grade

Space Freeze

Explore why liquid nitrogen is so important to NASA and the effects of extreme temperature change on the different phases of matter. Create a cloud in your classroom and discover what happens when metals get just as cold as space. 


Robotics: Bee Bots IN-HOUSE ONLY

VA SOL Computer Science Standards Alignment: K.1, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 

Learn about coding basics with our programmable robots – Bee Bots! Code your Bee Bots to navigate the Bee-Bot Town; design your own maze and code your Bee Bots to race from START to FINISH; program your team of Bee Bots to put on a Bee-Bot Parade  


Linking Our Solar System

VA Science SOL Alignment: K.1, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, K.8, 1.4, 2.8, 3.5, and 4.5 

VA Math SOL Alignment: K.11, 1.1, 2.8, and 3.7 

Explore the wonders of our solar system through modeling! Students will use fine motor skills, pattern recognition, grade-appropriate measurement techniques, and sequential ordering to create their very own celestial paper garland. 


Exploring VASSC With Tangram Shapes

VA Science SOL Alignment: K.1, 1.1, 2.1, and 3.1 

VA Math SOL Alignment: K.10, 1.11, 2.12, 3.12 and 3.13 

Explore the wonders of the Virginia Air and Space Science Center (VASSC) through STEM! Students engage in a hands-on, introductory engineering challenge using Tangram shapes to create many of the amazing exhibits found at the Virginia Air and Space Science Center – from the DC-9 Passenger Jet to the Apollo 12 Command Module. Exploring with Tangram shapes will allow students to develop spatial visualization, strengthen logical thinking, engage in collaboration, and reinforce geometric concept reasoning. 


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