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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 (*Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, King William, Petersburg, Powhatan, 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, January 20 or January, 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Locations: Gayton Elementary School,12481 Church Rd, Richmond, VA 23233 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 NEW!

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: Jan. 20 or 27 at MSiC




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: Jan 20 or 27 at Gayton Elementary



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: Jan 20 or 27 at MSiC



winter wonderlandWinter Wonderland

Grades K-1
Have you ever wondered what snowmen do at night? Come learn the fun snowmen have while you're resting in your warm bed! Create an insulated igloo for your snowman so he doesn't melt on hot days, explore temperature through technology and a nice up of hot cocoa, and design your own indoor snowball launcher.
Choose one date and location : Jan 20 or 27 at Gayton Elementary and MSIC



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: Jan 20 or 27 at Gayton 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: Jan 20 or 27 at Gayton Elementary or MSIC



watching the weatherElectronic 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 and location: Jan 20 or 27 at Gayton Elementary or 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: Jan 20 or 27 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: Jan 20 or 27 at Gayton Elementary