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Little Innovators awakens the creativity, curiosity, and innovation in every child!

Students and adults together explore the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math through design-and-build activities, hands-on experiments, and engaging, problem-solving challenges.

Encourage your little innovator to investigate, discover, and grow!

Program Details

A parent/guardian, grandparent, or other responsible adult must accompany each child.  Students in grades K- 3 currently enrolled in the public schools of the MSiC consortium* school divisions are eligible to participate at either location (*Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, King William, Petersburg, and Richmond).

Please check the grade levels of each course and the location carefully.  Only register your child for a class appropriate to their grade level.  Younger siblings may not attend class.

Dates: Saturday, October 6 or October 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Locations: Pearson's Corner Elementary School, 8290 New Ashcake Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116 or the  MathScience Innovation Center, 2401 Hartman Street, Richmond, VA  23223 
Cost: $15 per class (includes 1 student and 1 adult)
Registration: Online or mail-in form

 

For additional information, please contact the MathScience Innovation Center at (804) 343-6525.

 

Little Innovators Classes

MSiC Creepy CrawliesCreepy Crawlies 

Grades K-1
It's easy to get creeped out by insects and bugs, until you realize just how incredibly beautiful and diverse they are! Budding entomologists, and wary investigators alike, will enjoy getting up close and personal with some amazing creepy crawlers. Come join us as we explore the wicked cool world of creepy crawlies!
Choose one date: October 6 or 13 at MSiC

 

 


 

weboticsWeBotics

Grades K-1
Have you ever seen a robotic zoo? With Legos you'll get to build the latest member of the MSiC zoo. You also get to program your robotic creation to move and make sounds using Lego WeDo programming. Plug into your creative side and let's build a zoo!
Choose one date: October 6 or 13 at MSiC

 

 


 

ozobotsCoding Is Ozobot Easy

Grades K-1
Ozobot® is robot that can read code while zooming across a card, paper, or even an iPad. The best part is you choose what commands it should follow.  Can you get this tiny robot to finish a maze of your own creation?  Can you become an Ozobot® Expert?  Coding is both colorful and simple with this little yet versatile robot.
Choose one date: October 6 or 13 at MSiC

 

 


 

number ninjasNumber Ninjas

Grades K-1
Through a variety of fun, challenging games, you’ll begin to recognize and describe important patterns in our number system. Use your ninja skills to create patterns and see numbers in a new and exciting way, but the fun doesn’t end there! Your own portable games will be a hit when you share with friends and family.
Choose one date: October 6 or 13 at Pearson's Corner Elementary

 

 


 

power of playPower of Play

Grades K-1
Bring out your playful, imaginative, and investigative side. Together, children and adults will investigate the science and math behind the marvelous invention known as TOYS. Using inspiration from traditional toys, students will design and engineer their own marvelous invention to take home.
Choose one date: October 6 or 13 at Pearson's Corner Elementary

 

 


 

scratchLittle Coders

Grades 2-3
Create a bubble pop game complete with sounds effects and a maze your character must get through using programming and your imagination. Learn the basics of Scratch©, a simple drop and drag coding program, to make characters move, disappear, play sounds and more. Best of all, you will create your own free Scratch account so you can play all of the games you create at home with your friends!  
Choose one date and location: October 6 or 13 at Pearson's Corner Elementary or MSiC

 

 


 

MSiC Aquatic_CrittersAquatic Critters

Grades 2-3

Have you ever wondered how a sea star moves? Or why an urchin has spines? Come explore the world of aquatic critters in our 30,000 gallon aquaria. Hold and examine some of these critters while learning how these important animals survive, and impact our environment.
Choose one date: October 6 or 13 at MSiC

 

 


 

Electronic SwitcheryElectronic Switchery

Grades 2-3
Would you like build an electric circuit that can make a wheel fly into the air? How about a musical doorbell? Using a nifty set of electronic building blocks, explore the world of electricity and make some "shocking discoveries"!
Choose one date: October 6 or 13 at Pearson's Corner Elementary

 

 



MSiC 	watching_the_weatherWatching the Weather

Grades 2-3
Calling all future Meteorologists! Weather is something that we experience every day and affects many of our decisions from “What clothes will I wear today” and “Will Sunday be nice enough for an outdoor picnic?” Come learn about the different conditions in our world that make up weather as you build your own weather station to take home with you.
Choose one date: October 6 or 13 at MSiC

 

 



MSiC pour_it_on_chemistryPour It On Chemistry

Grades 2-3
What’s more fun than mixing different chemicals together to see the results? Explore and investigate the world of chemistry and conduct a variety of simple experiments with common household substances. Each student will receive materials for experiments and a real set of lab equipment used by scientists in laboratories.
Choose one date: October 6 or 13 at MSiC

 

 


 

roaming robotsRoaming Robots

Grades 2-3
Using Rover, an easy-to-use, friendly robot, explore the world of robotics and math. Discover mathematical patterns within shapes and estimate distances Rover will travel. For the grand finale, use programming language to teach Rover to overcome mathematical obstacles you have created.
Choose one date: October 6 or 13 at Pearson's Corner Elementary