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Serious Science

Type: Virtual School Program
Grades: 7, 8
Duration: 30-45 minutes

Frequency: , times a day.
Price: Free for public school boards in Ontario; $150 for privately-funded or out-of-province schools
Language: English only

Schedule: 
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November 19, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
November 20, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
December 3, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
December 4, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Can you stand the pressure? Or take the heat? Find out by taking the “serious” out of science. Have fun with particles, fluids, pressure and heat.

 

Curriculum Connections:

Strand: Understanding Earth and Space Systems
2.2 Investigate the effects of heating and cooling on the volume of a solid, a liquid, and a gas
2.5 Use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including heat, temperature, conduction, convection, and radiation
3.5 Explain how heat is transmitted through conduction, and describe natural processes that are affected by conduction
Strand: Understanding Matter and Energy
2.4 Investigate applications of the principles of fluid mechanics
3.3 Explain the difference between liquids and gases in terms of their compressibility and how their compressibility affects their usage
3.5 Determine the buoyancy of an object, given its density, in a variety of fluids (e.g., less dense objects float, more dense objects sink)
3.6 Explain in qualitative terms the relationship between pressure, volume, and temperature when a liquid or a gas is compressed or heated
3.7 Explain how forces are transferred in all directions in fluids (Pascal’s law)
Strand: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms
3.4 Compare, using examples, the scientific definition with the everyday use of the terms work, force, energy, and efficiency
3.5 Understand and use the formula work = force × distance (W = F × d) to establish the relationship between work, force, and distance moved parallel to the force in simple systems
Sensory Considerations

Loud noises

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