Digital Demos, sponsored by the Virginia Lottery, are live, virtual lessons that are highly interactive and designed to involve students in STEM through inquiry, hands-on activities and demonstrations.
These workshops are designed for school audiences and aligned with the Virginia SOLs but are easily adjustable to fit the learning level of any group.
Fees for a Digital Demo are based on class size:
Digital Demos are $150 per classroom; $125 for each additional class (over 30 students or consecutive classes on the same day). Demos are available Monday - Friday with start times at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3 p.m.
Review our menu of offerings below and be sure to check out our Group Information page for the nitty gritty about booking, technology requirements and how to best prepare for your Digital Demo.
Have an up close encounter with snakes and cockroaches! Find out what different animals need to survive in their environment. And come on, who doesn’t love animals?
Watch an educator dissect a sheep brain while learning its different parts and functions. How does your brain work? We’ll cover the brain and its role in the nervous system.
You won’t believe your eyes! Watch an educator dissect a cow eye while explaining its different parts and functions. Can cows see color? Do our eyes change over time? Learn about the eye-brain system by comparing the difference between human eyes and cow eyes.
Watch an educator dissect a sheep heart while explaining its different parts and functions. How does your heart work? Learn about the cardiovascular system by comparing a sheep heart to a human one.
Chemistry is at its coolest when you put it into action! See four types of chemical reactions, learn the difference between exothermic and endothermic reactions, and watch a colorless liquid turn blue once shaken ... not stirred.
How do solids, liquids, and gases react to extremely cold temperatures? Watch wide-eyed as pennies shatter, balloons shrink, and plants crumble. Observe matter change state right in front of you!
Have fun with a Museum educator as we investigate scientific phenomena while working collaboratively to imagine, plan, create, test, and improve upon solutions to design challenges. We’ll send you a list of common materials you will need to have ready before the lesson. We will engage your students during the lesson as they experiment together from the comfort of home.
Gather your supplies and your favorite small object and work with us to design a better parachute! We’ll practice our engineering skills as we work on this challenge together.
Explore the four forces of flight and discover the fun of scientific investigation while designing and testing your own paper airplane. Is yours better than our educator’s?