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Career Stories (Grades 7-8)

Special Program: October 23 & 24, 2017
Do your students know what they want to be when they grow up? Hear first-hand from four Science Centre staff on the different career paths they have taken: What were they like in grade 8? What tough decisions did they have to make?  Our real-life role models share their experiences and demonstrate that pathways to success, while unique to everyone, are based on the development of 21stcentury competencies and a commitment to lifelong learning. Plus hear from Science School students (Grade 12) on what it’s like to go to high school at the Science Centre. (One of the four staff presenters will represent a skilled trade.

  • Format: Special Presentation
  • Capacity: 15 to 350 students at a time
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Grade level: 7-8
  • Time: 10:30-11:30
  • Dates: October 23 & 24, 2017
  • Price: $15 per student

This program supports Creating Pathways to Success: An Education and Career/Life Planning Program for Ontario Schools.

Book Career Stories now!

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Mental Health: The Science of Anxiety
(Grades 6-8 and 11-12)

Special Program:
October 25, 26 & 27, 2017 (Grades 11-12) Sold out!
April 30 to May 4, 2018 (Grades 6-8)
My heart is racing, my mouth is dry and my stomach is in knots! Don’t worry, everyone feels anxious sometimes. Explore what’s really going on in our brains when we experience anxiety, how it affects our bodies and why stress can sometimes be a good thing. This interactive science presentation explains how our brains and bodies react to stress, while introducing students to evidence-based coping strategies. Mental health applies to everyone — we can all take steps to enjoy life and deal with the challenges you face each day!

  • Format: Special Interactive Science Presentation CLICKERS
  • Capacity: 15 to 350 students at a time
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Grade level: 6-8 and 11-12
  • Dates and Times:
         Grades 11-12: October 25, 26 & 27, 2017; 11-11:45 Sold out!
         Grades 6-8: April 30, May 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2018; 11-11:45 and 12-12:45 
  • Price: $10 per student

This program supports Open Minds, Healthy Minds: Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.

Book Mental Health: The Science of Anxiety now!

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Characteristics of Electricity (Grade 9)

Special Program: November 16, 27 & December 8, 2017
Witness the power of electricity with shocking demonstrations. From Galvani to Tesla, re-discover the practical applications of current, circuits and resistance. Understand how electric energy is generated, and be a part of a human electric circuit. Get energized with a spark-tacular static electric discharge!

  • Format: Special Interactive Science Presentation CLICKERS
  • Capacity: 15 to 300 students at a time
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Grade level: 9
  • Time: 11-11:45
  • Dates: November 16, 27 & December 8, 2017
  • Price: $10 per student
Curriculum Connections:
  • Electrical Applications (9)
  • The Characteristics of Electricity (10)
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Climate Change (Grade 10) 

Special Program: November 16, 27 & December 8, 2017
Understand the complex connections between human activity, greenhouse gases, heat transfer and climate change. Investigate past climate data, see ocean acidification in action and compare Canada to the world. Use a physical climate model to test whether you can stabilize the Earth's climate.

  • Format: Special Interactive Science Presentation CLICKERS
  • Capacity: 15 to 50 students at a time
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Grade level: 10
  • Times: 10-10:45, 11-11:45, 12-12:45, 1-1:45 and 2-2:45
  • Dates: November 16, 27 & December 8, 2017
  • Price: $10 per student
Curriculum Connections:
  • Climate Change (10)
  • Earth's Dynamic Climate (10)
Book Climate Change now!
 
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