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All about the Elements

The Children’s Science Center is running a social media campaign about the periodic table. Just over 20 student volunteers ages 13-15 (and one 8 year old!) compiled interesting facts, videos, podcasts, and websites about the elements. Every volunteer researched five elements and wrote short, creative statements that described the most interesting facts they discovered.

See their work in Elements Facts or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages using the hashtag #ChildSciElements. This educational campaign is tied to our Elements of Success fund development campaign designed to raise funds to open the Lab, our first operating site at Fair Oaks Mall.

Post Your “Unselfie” and Share Why You Give

The Children’s Science Center is participating in a worldwide “unselfie” campaign on social media to raise awareness of the need for giving. We also want to celebrate our donors and the reasons they support us. It is simple to participate, post a photo of yourself with a caption that says why you support the Children’s Science Center. We even have an unselfie template (unselfie PDF) for you to use. Post it to Facebook and/or Twitter and share with friends. Be sure to use the hashtags #childsci and #unselfie. If you do not use social media, participate by emailing your unselfie to us and we will post.

Children’s Science Center Announces Sites and Development Plans
The Children’s Science Center announced sites and phased development plans for a 5,400-square-foot first operating site to be located at Fair Oaks Mall, in Fairfax, Virginia and a 53,000-square-foot world-class children’s science center to be located at the Kincora development in Dulles, Virginia.Read all about this exciting news: press release | press kit | fact sheet | renderings | vision

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Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS):

The Children’s Science Center has a program focused on some of our youngest learners — ECHOS (Early Childhood Hands-On Science). The program was developed to enrich, engage and excite pre-school children in STEM learning through the use of an educational, interactive, hands-on medium. Read our press release. See program overview and application.

Imagine Their Future:

The Children’s Science Center is hosting special events entitled “Imagine Their Future”. Guests get an exciting look at our mission and value of bringing an interactive children’s science center to Northern Virginia. Join us for our next program!