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Following is a list of our workshop programs.


Grade K- 3

Mad Materials
Use your senses to help learn about and investigate different materials. Students have an opportunity to learn about materials and how they can be changed.

Human Body
Children will learn about the human body, bones called the skeleton; muscles help people to move, and the heart pumps blood through the body bringing food and oxygen to all parts of the body. 

Seeking our Senses
Explore all five senses. Test your vision with optical illusions, experiment with your hearing, and try your hand at reading Braille.

Dinosaurs
Examine real fossil casts, and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Students will participate in a mini dinosaur excavation.

Slippery Science
This class demystifies one of the most fascinating and beneficial molecules known to mankind…. Polymers.

Bugs
Students will explore the world's most abundant animal! Insect defenses and their role in our ecosystems will be explored in fun, hands-on activities. 

Magnetic Magic
Students will investigate magnets up close and at work, observing their characteristic behaviour and their use. They will learn how magnets behave and the reason for their behaviour.

Super Structures
Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. Learn how combinations of these shapes make for sturdy homes and skyscrapers! Use teamwork to build your own super structures as well as an earthquake-proof building!

Space Exploration
Learn what it takes to be a true globetrotter! These are the voyages of young inquiring minds on a quest to discover Space! Their mission: to take an exciting look at planets, moons, comets, and the stars.... to bodly go where bright young minds love to go.

 

Grade 3-7

Photosynthesis
The workshop provides students with an introduction to photosynthesis, including an understanding of the chemical processes at work in the plant, plant respiration, and the role of plants in the food web. Study plant cells under the microscope.

Matter of Fact
Explore molecules and how they are held together. See the dramatic differences between physical and chemical changes.

Sound Basics
Discover Sound, sound waves, and the way household items can be used to create amazing movie sound effects! A series of demonstrations and activities will illustrate the properties and transmission of sound through various mediums.

Laser Light
Learn about light, colours, holograms & special effects. Use a real laser to create illusions, design a light show and compete in a friendly game of Laser Limbo.

Electricity
Take a tour on the electron freeway! Conductors, insulators, transistors, and other elements in the world of circuit electricity introduce themselves to you via the tingle in your fingertips and the twinkle in your eye . . .

Cells
Explore the cell anatomy and the function of the parts of the cell. Study actual cell structures under the microscope.

Mineral Mania
Recreate the process of rock formation and the process of rock and mineral classification.

Crazy Chemistry
Become a lab scientist in training and learn to manipulate an assortment of lab equipment in a series of hands-on experiments. Explore the difference between chemical and physical reactions and learn about the molecular structure of materials.

Fundamental Forces
Gravity … Inertia … Centripetal Force … who could ever imagine that an introduction to physics could be so much fun? We’ll experience these awesome forces for ourselves and build some cool devices to watch them at work!

Ecosystem Exploration
Learn about the interconnections that exist between all the living things in ecosystems including human beings. The hands on activities encourage the students to interact with the concepts presented.

 

Special Interest

Be Tobacco Free
Learn about the harm inflicted on your body from smoke. Participate in experiments that look at healthy vs unhealthy lungs. Observe the effect of tobacco on teeth. Be Tobacco Free!

Black and Blue Oceans
Students will devise and test oil spill techniques in a minor oil spill. They will also explore the causes and remedies for acid rain through PH testing and monitoring methods.

Dirt on Garbage
Become a caretaker of the earth and get a hands-on look at ways to help reduce our garbage, re-use what we cannot reduce, and create ways to recycle! Hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations will illustrate to students their role in improving the planet.

The Science of Sports
Discover which part of your body Scientists believe can determine if you are going to be good in certain sports. Test your lung capacity, design a safety helmet, and learn about the centre of gravity and balance.

 

 

Cost: $150 + GST for up to 15 children per workshop 

           $165 + GST for 16-25 children per workshop 

 

          
$180 + GST for 26-30 children per workshop


We also offer a GREEN booking discount:

Book 2 workhops in 1 day & SAVE $10 per workshop

Book 3 workshops in 1 day & SAVE $20 per workshop

Book 4 workshops in 1 day & SAVE $30 per workshop

If you are interested in scheduling a series of workshops, please fill out the 'Request a Workshop' Form.

 



 


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