West Virginia Community Science Fair

ABOUT:

The fair, which was founded in 2015,  gives children in grades K – 12, in the Fairmont, WV community (and North Central West Virginia and beyond) the opportunity to follow the Scientific Method in creating an experiment-based project.

We believe our community science fair unites school children across our region, regardless of school designation, economic status, or STEM ability.

Mission of the NCWV Community Science Fair

1. To promote hands-on exploration of scientific principles for K-12 students in West Virginia

2. To foster understanding of, and creativity in, the scientific method of investigation

3. To stimulate an interest in STEM

4. To continue to build a strong STEM community in West Virginia

Come Register Now!!

 

Exciting Program for Middle Schoolers in Fairmont

We are excited to that Learning Options, Inc. is hosting MIT’s Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program July 5th through August 15th.  If you know of someone in this age group, please direct them to our website immediately while spaces are still available.   We started with 20 spaces, and they are filling fast.

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Details for ZERO Robotics from MIT

ZERO is designed for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. During the course of the five-week summer program, team members will be introduced to programming, coding, space engineering, and more! Programming of SPHERES
(Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient,Experimental Satellites)

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The program culminates in a tournament where winning teams’ SPHERES compete aboard the International Space Station (ISS). SPHERES will be seen in a live stream from the ISS, in action, based on the codes and programs written by the ZERO team.

The program will include 5 weeks of classes, Monday through Wednesday, 9:00am – 2:00pm, at The Learning Center facility in Fairmont, WV and will include one or more offsite visits to the NASA IV & V facility in Fairmont.

 LOI Robotics team will have two 10-member teams. (Only 20 available slots.)

6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are elligible to join the Learning Options ZERO robotics teams.

PS: Tuition assistance is currently available to residents of Harrison County, WV, through a grant from the Sacred Heart Children’s Charity. Details for applying can be found inside the registration form.

This is a great opportunity to celebrate the 3rd and 4th principle (3rd Principle: We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together. 4th Principle: We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.) and be involved in the community.

Namaste,

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