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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, April 28 or May 5, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Locations: Bettie Weaver Elementary School, 3600 James River Road, Midlothian, VA 23113 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: April 28 or May 5 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: April 28 or May 5 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: April 28 or May 5 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 and location: April 28 or May 5 at Bettie Weaver 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: April 28 or May 5 at Bettie Weaver 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: April 28 or May 5 at Bettie Weaver Elementary

 

 


 

MSiC Bulid-A-BotBuild-A-Bot NEW!

Grades 2-3
Create your very own nanobot and engineer it to complete given tasks. Can you create a vehicle for your bot? Can you get it to travel in a straight line? How fast can you make it travel? What other tricks can you teach it?
Choose one date and location: April 28 or May 5 at 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: April 28 or May 5 at Bettie Weaver Elementary

 

 



MSiC Lunar LanderLunar Landers NEW!

Grades 2-3
Blast off for a Lunar Adventure! Learn what it takes to live and work on our nearest neighbor in space. Build and program your rover to travel across treacherous terrain. Take a giant leap in lunar gravity. Manufacture systems you need to survive in the harsh environment of the moon.
Choose one date: April 28 or May 5 at MSiC

 

 



MSiC Puzzle PaloozaPuzzle Palooza NEW!

Grades 2-3
Do you like puzzles? Come have fun creating animals from an ancient Chinese puzzle. Work together using pattern blocks, tangrams, computer programs, and other resources to solve problems and showcase your creativity, and take home materials to continue your exploration.
Choose one date: April 28 or May 5 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 Bettie Weaver Elementary