Each season, a new set of topics will be presented in your area.
Mad Science: Grade 1-6
As real Mad Scientists, students will learn to manipulate laboratory equipment, slide down the colourful pH scale and create a tiny world of atoms. Your child will be wowed by polymers, probe the properties of light, explore unusual applications of glow-in-the-dark technology, and take home things that they have made themselves!
TOPICS: Lab Works, Jr. Reactors, pH Phactor, Slime Time, Glow Show, Super Sticky Stuff, Matter of Fact, Chem in a Flash
Put your senses to the test, as you explore how we perceive the world around us. What’s that sound? Learn all about how sound is made and how it travels. This noisy class is sure to resonate well with your children. Children will look at how our eyes perceive light and discover the hidden components of light, making rainbows and taking home a pair of rainbow glasses, guaranteed to wow! You will not believe your eyes as you examine optical illusions and discover how our eyes can play tricks on us. Students will become attracted to learning about magnets. Warm up to science as you find out all about the properties of heat. Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my! Learn about what makes animals unique and how they have adapted to live in their environment. Have you ever wanted to look like a Mad Scientist? Discover all about electricity using a Van de Graaff generator. A truly hair-raising experience!
TOPICS: Tantalizing Taste, Sonic Sounds, Lights Colour Action, Optical Illusions, Magnetic Magic, Harnessing Heat, All About Animals, Watts-Up.
Come and investigate what science has to offer. Students get engrossed in entomology! They find out that insects are arthropods and inspect authentic insect specimens. They will dig-in to Earth science! Earth’s layers are introduced with a spotlight on its outer rocky crust. Children conduct hands-on experiments to understand how and why weather occurs. They learn how air affects weather and will perform experiments to prove that air has mass and takes up space. They will discover that life on Earth is difficult without simple machines. We will test their skills with the six different types of simple machines and explore how they work. Children are introduced to the science techniques used to investigate and analyze crime scene evidence. Children will also get clued in on the chemical reactions that occur when they prepare, analyze, and digest their food. Movie Effects is an exciting introduction to the science involved in the spectacular special effects and technology that are behind motion picture magic. Children test, play, and ponder over what makes toys work. They spin into action with kinetic top toys and see how stored energy is released.
TOPICS: Bugs, Detective Science, Earthworks, Kitchen Chemistry, Mad Machines, Movie Effects, Science of Toys, Walloping Weather.
SECRET AGENT LAB:
Step aside 007, there’s a new spy in town. Learn how spies and detectives discover and analyze evidence and what clues to look out for. Learn all about blood types and DNA two of spies’ best tools. Investigate a crime and step into Sherlock’s shoes to use deductive reasoning to figure out who done it. Children will experiment with some tools of the trade and check out some sneaky devices spies use. Just in case other spies come snooping, children will learn all about secret codes and how to pass information without the enemy catching on.
TOPICS: Agent Undercover, Crime Lab, Discover Detection, Funky Forensics, Jr. Detectives, Sleuths on the Scene, Spy Academy, Whodunit
WORLD OF WOWOLOGY:
Dive into science and explore the world around us. Students will join Eggbert as he explores water, waves, and our impact on the oceans. Eggbert will continue his journey down to the deep and discover the strange illuminating creatures that inhabit the deepest depths of the oceans. Resurfacing, children will investigate the forces that affect us on land. Gravity, balance, and pressure and other forces will be explored as children learn about Sir Isaac Newton and Daniel Bernoulli and explore how structures are made to withstand these forces. We have lift-off; investigate the forces affecting flight with Wilbur and Orville Wright. Students will discover their potential as they examine types of energy and how potential and kinetic energy move us and the objects around us. While a Magician will never reveal their secrets a Mad Scientist will. Learn about how every Magician is a scientist at heart.
TOPICS: Life in the Sea, Wacky Waves, Energy Burst, “Fun”damental Forces, Science of Magic, Under Pressure, Super Structures, Stunt Planes.
BRIXOLOGY: (BUILDING WITH LEGO®): Gr. 1-6
In this new and exciting program, children will build a different LEGO® project each week, developed by LEGO® Certified Professional. They will explore mechanical engineering as they build boats and vehicles. The thrill of aerospace engineering will come alive as they assemble a space station. And that’s not all – from carnival rides to drawing machines, mechanical animals to truss bridges, your future engineer will build upon their creativity through fun and hands-on design challenges. Let the tinkering begin!
Topics: Aerospace, Carnivals, Creatures, Vehicles, Towers, Boats, Bridges, Machines
KINDER SCIENCE: JK/SK
These fun, hands-on, science programs spark imaginative learning! Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves!
TOPICS: Adventures in Air, Digging for Dinos, Eye to Eye, Human Body, Keep in Touch, Magnetic Attraction, Space Frontiers, Weather Wonders.
TOPICS: Butterflies, Changing Seasons, Lights On, Listen Closely, Mad Mixtures, Science of Music, Water Works, World of Worms.