Courses:
Experience Minecraft beyond just shelters and survival. Learn to evolve your world as you gain more innovations. Create and explore a variety of modified worlds.


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Discover the historic and modern elements of architecture used in the building of Richmond. Take tours and visit local museums. Design and build your own model of an urban building incorporating "green architecture".


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Python is used by Google, the New York Stock Exchange, Industrial Light and Magic, and more! It is one of the easiest languages to learn and use, while at the same time being very powerful. And the best part, Python is a free language! If you have your own computer, you can download it from the Internet. Write your own programs and take them with you!


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How does a doctor determine a patient has cancer or forensic scientists determine the cause of death in an investigation? Become a Disease Detective and develop your powers of observation and analysis to diagnose a variety of both common and mysterious illnesses. Perform lab activities and learn to use NIH image-Processing. Includes a clinical lab field trip.


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Discover, through hands-on learning, the terminology, principles and applications of basic civil engineering. Design, build and test your model skyscraper, bridge, dam and more.


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What effect does the James River has on Richmond and Virginia? Discover how the James has affected everything from settlement to technology as we explore the River City's main waterway. Explore wildlife, ecology, run-off, and water quality as you trek in, around, and through the James River.


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Discover how scientists and law enforcement work together to find out "who dunnit" in a crime. Explore the techniques of finger-printing and casting footprints, investigate a crime scene and more.


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What do your cell phone, trees, and your heart's rhythm all have in common? They are all connected to the fascinating mathematical science of Fractal Geometry. Fractals are in all aspects of our lives from cancer research to art and nature. Explore fractals and all their beauty using hands-on activities, art, and computer technology. Create your very own fractal designs to take home.


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Learn the basics of light energy and use lasers to study the wave and particle nature of light. Develop a fiber optic communication link and create reflection holograms. Take home your own hologram!


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Let your imagination go as you design and build a robot that can be programmed using Mindstorms. Mindstorms allows you to program robots to move, sense and avoid objects, and make a variety of sounds. Explore the world of robotics through challenges and team projects.


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Build and program robotic vehicles that can accomplish various training missions using the LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT robot brain. Working in teams you will then design your own to go "head-to-head" with other robots in several challenges.


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Enter the world of the "science of the small" to learn about the applications of nanotechnology. Explore the development of superfast computers, organic LEDs, smart fabrics, biobots, ferrofluids and new space materials.


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Racing cars can be exciting, but do you know the science behind the scenes? See how science, technology, engineering and mathematics all meet at the checkered flag as we build, design and race through this full-day class.


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