NOVA Labs

NOVA Labs (pbs.org/nova/labs) is a free digital platform that engages teens and lifelong learners in activities and games that foster authentic scientific exploration. NOVA Labs participants take part in real-world investigations by visualizing, analyzing, and playing with the same data that scientists use. Along the way, their learning is supported by the kind of quality science videos that PBS NOVA has been making for over 40 years.

The Sun Lab uses NASA’s solar telescope feeds to help students understand and predict solar weather that can affect us on Earth.

The Energy Lab challenges students to design renewable energy systems for major cities based on realistic data models.

The Cloud Lab leverages NASA’s Earth satellites to help students understand clouds and their role in weather and climate.

The RNA Lab introduces students to a game called Eterna, in which they can design RNA molecules that might help scientists develop therapies to fight cancer and other diseases.

The Cybersecurity Lab teaches students how to keep their digital lives safe, spot phishing scams, understand the basics of coding, and defend against cyber attacks.

The Evolution Lab uses a phylogeny game and an interactive tree of life to help students explore the relationships between species and the history of life on Earth.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Ralph
Last Name: 
Bouquet
Title: 
NOVA Labs Outreach Coordinator
Location: 
1 Guest Street
Brighton, MA 02135
United States
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Program Details
Year Established: 
2012
Program Focus: 
Biology
Program Focus: 
Coding/Programming
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Earth and Environmental Science
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Space Science/Aerospace/Rocketry
Program Focus: 
Technology
Girls served annually: 
150000
Boys served annually: 
150000
Organization Info
Organization Name: 
NOVA
Organization Contact Info
First Name: 
Ralph
Last Name: 
Bouquet
Title: 
NOVA Labs Outreach Coordinator
Slug: 
nova-labs
Available Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
STEM curriculum/activities
professional development
Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
working with K-12 schools
working with informal organizations
working with higher education
sharing resources
outreach/community events
joint event planning
curriculum development
Populations Served
teachers
middle/junior
high school
general public
Needed Resources/Activities
girls interested in STEM
computer access
boys interested in STEM