The MathScience Innovation Center houses nine uniquely designed rooms, including the only Challenger Learning Center in Virginia, a simulated Weather Emergency Operations Center, a 20,000 gallon series of aquaria and a touch tank, along with several outdoor learning spaces, including a pond. During MSiC specialized lessons, students and their teachers engage in robust, SOL-based content ranging from ecology, physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, engineering, space and computer science and more. All lessons are between two and three hours in length and are taught by MSiC educators. While lessons are geared toward 3rd- 6th grade, we are able to expand the lesson content for students who need more scaffolding and/or extensions, as well as for elementary and secondary students.
Center lessons are free of charge to teachers in our consortium* and are scheduled through the designated MSiC Representative at each school. To ensure participation, please confirm all lesson dates through your MSiC Rep by November 1. After November 1, lessons become available to all divisions. For those outside of the consortium, there is a fee for participating in MSiC lessons (see website for information).
For more information
Please contact Carolyn Shute (804-343-6525 ext. 238) or Donna Newman (804-343-6525 ext. 222).
*MSiC consortium school divisions are: Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, King William, Petersburg, Powhatan, and Richmond public schools.
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