Curriculum Based Workshop Themes
JK/SK: Junior Scientists
Dinosaurs, Volcanoes, Colour and Space will all be explored during this fun & exciting hands-on workshop. Working as paleontologists children will participate in a mini-dinosaur dig and will discover the differences between meat eating and plant eating dinosaurs. Volcanoes, rainbows and liquid lasagna will each help illuminate the wonder of colour.
JK/SK: Seeking our Senses
Wake up your senses with our whirlwind adventure through the science of your body! Students go big with our giant eyeball model and go small with magnifying glasses to see tiny details in everyday objects. We will investigate sound with a Wave Motion model and use our Guitar Boxes to experiment with vibrations. The children's sense of smell is tested and then we see how animals use theirs.
Grade 1: Body Basics
Join us as we journey into the depths of our skeletal, digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems and discover the amazing way our brains coordinate all that we do! Students will investigate their senses, test their eyes and noses, and try to communicate using Braille. They will love learning about their environment and all the living things that share it.
Grade 1: Spectacular Structures & Mad Materials
As Junior Engineers students will build structures and identify the cool shapes used to provide strength and stability. In this hands-on workshop children will identify three types of materials (wood, plastic, and fabric) used in building structures. Grade 1 students will use their five senses to gather information about secret mixtures and to guess the materials used in creating them.
Grade 2: Moving Machines
Levers, inclined planes, pulleys, screws, wedges, wheel & axles; all simple machines every Junior Engineer will need to know. Throughout a series of hands-on experiments, students will understand the purpose of the six simple machines and will identify examples around them. Gravity, balance and friction will all be put through a Mad Science test as children work together using inclined planes.
Grade 2: Mad About Matter
As Junior Scientists, students will explore the three states of matter - solid, liquid, and gas. They will be amazed to discover that water can exist as each state of matter. As the children pour and mix liquids they will gain a greater understanding of the concept of buoyancy and density. Reinforcing the importance of safety in the home and school, we will identify product warning symbols.
Grade 3: Make it Move
Move it, move it, move it! The mighty forces of gravity, inertia and friction will be tested in this fun & interactive workshop. Students will investigate what forces come into play as they start, stop, attract, repel, and change direction of an object. Students will be amazed to discover the ways in which each force affects the operation of everyday devices.
Grade 3: Super Strong Structures
Squares, triangles, cylinders, domes and arches will all be explored as we introduce students to the super strong world of sustainable structures. As students work together building a bridge, they will gain valuable experience asking and solving important structural issues. Throughout a series of cool hands-on experiments, students will identify building materials best suited for a structure
Grade 4: Mineral Mania
Students recreate the process of rock formation and devise ways to identify and classify rocks and minerals. They experience the thrill of panning for gems; the gems they find, they can take home for further study and investigation.
Grade 4: Powerful Pulleys & Groovy Gears
Oh no! Rogue Mad Scientist, Professor Chaos, has stolen all the pulley and gear knowledge in the world! Can your team relearn everything that's lost and prevent disaster? Take-Homes: Desk Elevator and Gear Toy Defeat his dastardly plan by discovering and sharing knowledge that survived the brain drain! What are pulleys and gears? Where are they used? How do they work?
Grade 5: Change Matters
During fun & interactive demonstrations, students will be able to answer the age-old question; what’s matter? Frosty dry Ice and hot melting metal will be used to exemplify the changes that can occur to matter. Evaporation, condensation, and sublimation; three awe-inspiring words students won’t soon forget. Students will be amazed to discover the differences between physical and chemical changes.
Grade 6: Air & Aerodynamics
Up, up and away! During this fun & uplifting workshop students will be blown away as they investigate the mighty properties of air and identify how it is possible for humans to fly. Throughout a series of experiments, children will discover air pressure and Bernoulli’s Principle. The wonders of flight, lift, drag, propulsion, and gravity will all be revealed.