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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. 

As a teacher, you can check out lessons and easy-to-use equipment to demontrate principles of electricity, states of matter, and simple machines. These are fun to teach and to watch and really get the students involved!

Use our resources and curriculum for up to a week at a time. For added effect, engage volunteers from STEM fields or parents to help you.

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
  • Magnetism

Simple Machines

  • Lever & Fulcrum
  • Pulley

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