Contests and Experiences K-5

Roanoke STEAM DAY

Roanoke STEAM DAY

November 8, 2019-Roanoke STEAM Day is hosted by locations that include the Science Museum of Western Virginia, Taubman Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Transportation, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Radford University Carilion. School Registration required.

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VT Science Festival

VT Science Festival

The Virginia Tech Science Festival is Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 10AM to 4PM, immediately followed by the Nutshell Games at 4:30PM. All festival events are free.

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UVA SATURDAY Enrichment Program

UVA SATURDAY Enrichment Program

The Saturday Program is offered every winter, on 5 consecutive Saturday mornings in January and February. This program offers academic enrichment classes for students in grades Kindergarten through 5th. Dates for 2020 are: Saturday, January 18 through Saturday, February 15, 2020.

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Virginia PTA’s Citizenship Essay Project

Virginia PTA’s Citizenship Essay Project

Open to grades K-12 at schools with good PTA/PTSA in Good Standing

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National PTA Reflections Program

National PTA Reflections Program

This competition encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by providing positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Registration opens July 1, 2019 and will close on February 1, 2020.

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George Mason University Summer Camps and Youth Programs

George Mason University Summer Camps and Youth Programs

Elementary to High School students includes various topics and different campus locations.

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Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest for Kids

Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest for Kids

Enter your best nature shots online with a parent. Ages 5-13. Easy online entry each month.

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NASA Grades 5-8 Student Site

NASA Grades 5-8 Student Site

Hand on projects, NASA Career Corner, Contests and Things to Do.

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Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest

Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest

Visit the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest for a self guided driving tour provided by the VA Department of Forestry.  Or learn more about Virginia Forests through these activities and materials for Kids and Families.

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Set up a backyard conservation area with help from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  From creating a backyard pond, planting trees, and creating a wildlife habitat, these activity sheets get you involved in nature. Conservation guide pages 1-14;  pages 15-28.

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Virginia State Parks Programs

Virginia State Parks Programs

Explore what is happening at your favorite Virginia State Park from photography and papermaking to building a bird or bat house. Check out what is happening near you.

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The Kids Science Challenges

The Kids Science Challenges

A project made possible by the National Science Foundation, this site has over 50 science challenges for students to do at home or at school! Includes videos and printables with instructions and directions.  Bring science into any home with these great challenges! Teacher and Parent page here!

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Kids Science Videos

Kids Science Videos

Sponsored by the Kids Science Challenge, these videos show real life scientists at work!

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