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POPnology: From Science Fiction to
Science Fact

Special Exhibition: May 19 to August 6, 2018

Let your students get nerdy and geek out!    

Test drive robotics, rovers and revolutionary sci-fi inspired tech. Take your picture with the DeLorean time machine, and meet the galaxy's most beloved little droid. Hone your inner cyborg by working with a robot arm and see the world's first 3D-printed car.

With POPnology, students can learn how pop culture inspires how we connect, move, play, live and work and how books, movies and games have inspired the world’s greatest technological innovations.

Through immersive games, hands-on robotics and futuristic technology, see how science and technology impact society and how technology can be used in problem solving. 

Curriculum Connections:
  • Understanding Matter and Energy (1-6)
  • Understanding Structures and Mechanisms (1-8)
  • Understanding Earth and Space Systems (6)
  • Earth and Space Science (9)
  • Physics (9-12)
  • Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration (9-12)

POPnology® was created by Stage Nine Exhibitions and is distributed by Exhibits Development Group.


Illustration of a hand drawing a brain on a chalkboard.

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

Special Program:
April 30 to May 4, 2018 (Grades 6-8)
May 7-11, 2018 (Grades 11-12)
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 6-8: April 30, May 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2018; 11-11:45 and 12-12:45 
         Grades 11-12: May 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2018; 11-11:45
  • 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: April 24, May 17, 24 & 31, 2018   

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: April 24, May 17, 24 & 31, 2018            
  • Price: $10 per student
Curriculum Connections:
  • Electrical Applications (9)
  • The Characteristics of Electricity (9)
Book Characteristics of Electricity now!
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Climate Change (Grade 10) 

Special Program: April 18, 23 & 24, 2018
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: April 18, 23 & 24, 2018
  • Price: $10 per student
Curriculum Connections:
  • Climate Change (10)
  • Earth's Dynamic Climate (10)
Book Climate Change now!
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