Ideaventions - A Discovery Lab for Kids

Hands on science and technology labs for kids. After school and home school classes, camps, parties and workshops.

Ignite Her Curiosity: 20 Books Starring Science-Loving Mighty Girls

Looking for books for your science enthusiast? "A Mighty Girl" has put together a great list! A great way to encourage girls' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields is by sharing stories starring girls and women...

[08/19/16]   Last day of camps for the summer! Thanks to all our campers for a great program!

Ideaventions Academy

Curious about Ideaventions Academy? Read more about it on their website! Copyright © 2016 | 12340 Pinecrest Road, Reston, Virginia 20191 | 703-860-0211 | Ideaventions Academy admits...

Why Making Is Essential to Learning

Great article explaining why hands-on learning is so effective! It explains what we have found and proven over and over again in our programs and our school. At the heart of making is the idea that all students are creators, and hands-on learning plays a key role in maker education.

[08/03/16]   How is your summer going? We can't wait to see everyone back here for our fall classes!

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Do you feel like you are the target of every mosquito around, while other people escape without a bite? You aren't wrong! Here are some factors that make you extra attractive to those insects. Blood type, metabolism, exercise, shirt color and even drinking beer can make individuals especially delicious to mosquitoes

Slo-Mo Footage of a Bumble Bee Dislodging Pollen

We know bees are an important pollinator, but it can seem a little mysterious how they do it. This video shows you the process in slow-motion.

Buzz pollination is a special technique for dislodging pollen from certain types of plants - and bumble bees are among the few species of bee...

Manning | Deal of the Day

Looking for some summer coding projects? Today only, half off Ryan's book, Hello Raspberry Pi!. Use code dotd070916au at Hello Raspberry Pi! is a fun way for kids to take their first steps programming on a Raspberry Pi. First, you discover how to set up and navigate the Pi.

Does Snot Help Dolphins Echolocate?

Ever wondered how dolphins do what they do? This is a "snot" to be missed article! (See what we did there?) The cetaceans can perform acoustic gymnastics, but how they produce ultrasonic noises has long eluded scientists

Class Summary

Curious about what sort of classes we offer? Here is a summary! You can always schedule a trial class to see if it is a good fit for your scientist This sequence represents a summary of our curriculum by grade-level and topic. Students are able to join any class within the grade range. We hope...

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