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Explore Science!

Hands-On Science Lessons for Elementary School Students

For STEM education it’s so important to capture the imagination of kids from an early age. With our program ‘Explore Science!’ we strive to inspire the next generation of scientists by delivering exciting SOL-based hands-on lessons to elementary school students, concentrating on engaging them with playful investigation rather than passive instruction. 

Volunteers go to local schools and help teachers deliver science lessons to guide students' education pathway. Whether volunteers are teachers, industry professionals, or retirees, we can use your passion for STEM to inspire and educate.

Lessons available to review with elementary students at a local school:


  • Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Insulators and Conductors
  • Magnetism

States of Matter

states of matter
  • Dry Ice Bubble
  • Phase Changes
  • Solids, Liquids, Gases

Please fill out the ‘Explore Science!’ Volunteer form. You don’t need a STEM background to volunteer!

For more information contact our Volunteer Outreach Coordinator Nadine Moscoso at bmoscoso@nvcc.edu or 703.530.3053.