Welcome to
Supernova Science

Providing Custom Science Enrichment Courses for

 Children in Grades PreK-10

About Us

Discover Science With Your Hands!

Science is so much more than what you read in a textbook. Let us show you.

We Make Science Fun!

We provide all the materials to make exploration and discovery come to life!

Trusted and Safe Learning Environment

All of our teachers are board certified and background checked. We are located in Potomac Falls, VA. We want to help your children learn to love science! Contact us for more information.

Featured Programs

Preschool

Our Preschool program introduces the concept of science and its role in our daily life through fun, interactive experiments. Our youngest scientists explore topics on: life cycles of frogs/butterflies, forces and gravity, and the chemistry of mixing colors, just to name a few. 

Elementary

Elementary students will marvel at the opportunity to explore Newton's Laws in action, dissect a squid, and document the dependencies of the Pond Water Food Chain. Junior scientists will be introduced to a real working microscope as they make discoveries into the world of science.

Middle School

Middle-schoolers will delve deep into science principles by incorporating research, experiential learning, and scientific methodology into their labs and results. 

Our Programs

Afterschool Enrichment

For schools, groups and associations with afterschool programs, Supernova Science brings all the materials to provide an educational, hands-on science class .

Summer Camps

Eureka! Summer Science Camp brings the excitement of discovery to your student during the long days of summer in a fun and safe learning environment. We won't tell them it's educational, if you don't.

In-Class Enrichment

Does your school's science class need a boost? Supernova Science comes into the science classroom to enable students to experience the science concepts they have read about in their textbooks. All experiment materials and instruction provided.

Science Fair Class

Supernova Science takes the stress out of Science Fair with our popular Science Fair Class. We provide the instruction and materials, and the students provide the inspiration and do the research and go home with a completed science fair board they can be proud of to display.

PTA/PTO Visits

Want to learn more about Supernova Science? We will be happy to come to your PTA / PTO meeting, introduce ourselves, and provide fun science activities you can do with your students at home. Contact us for more info!

Private Tutoring

Does your child need some extra help with science classes? We provide one-on-one and group tutoring also. Contact us for information and rates.

Meet Donna, Founder

Donna Shackelford

Hello, my name is Donna Shackelford and I am the founder of Supernova Science. I started Supernova Science because,

 1) I love science, 

2) I wanted to teach science in a way that it can be experienced instead of memorized in a book.


I am passionate about experiential (hands-on) learning for students. Experiencing science will last much longer with your students than memorizing a textbook.

Credentials

I have a Masters degree in Biology and Education (Summa Cum Laude) from George Mason University (Go Patriots!). I have been teaching hands-on science in the Northern VA area since 2009. My clientele includes, Great Falls Elementary, Homeschool Association, Horizon Elementary, just to name a few.

Contact Me

If you have any questions about my background or programs, please feel free to email me at: donna@supernovascience.com. Thank you for visiting my website and learning more about Supernova Science.

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Questions?

Please give us a call, send us an email or fill out the contact form to receive more information about us, our services and offerings, or just to chat about science.

Supernova Science

20165, Sterling, Virginia, United States

(703) 431-9023

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm