Welcome to
Supernova Science

Providing Custom Science Enrichment Courses for

 Children in Grades PreK-10

Summer Camp 2019

Camp Information

Elementary School Summer Camp

Ages: Rising 2nd - Rising 5th grade

Camp Dates: July 8 - 11, 2019

Time: 10:00am - 2:30pm

Cost: $280

Max enrollment: 10 

Your rising 2nd through 5th grade students will love the many exciting aspects of science, technology, engineering and math with engaging hands-on labs! Campers will spend time exploring the intersection of "real-life" and STEM with labs.

Labs included in the camp are:

* Building water filtration systems and chemically testing the water.

* The basics of matter and how matter makes up everything, pond and creek ecosystems using our backyard park resources.

* Kitchen chemistry with common household items: slime and bubbles.

* Making a rocket and projecting trajectory.

* Squid Dissection

* Learning how to use a microscope and observing pond water and other protists.

There is something for everyone and every interest!

supernova science - slime and bubbles

supernova science - slime and bubbles

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

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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


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 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


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

Donna Shackelford, MS.E has a masters degree in biology and education from  George Mason University and has been teaching hands-on science for the past 20 years. 

Science is her passion and helping students learn and experience the joy from science exploration and discovery is why she started Supernova Science. 

Contact Us

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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

47317 Ox Bow Circle, Sterling, Virginia 20165, United States

(703) 431-9023