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Type : Virtual School Program
Grades : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Duration : 45 minutes
Capacity : one group, maximum 35 students
Price : $150 per group
Language : English only

Work with a Science Educator to design your own experiment! Start by observing a demonstration to spark your curiosity, then brainstorm questions and predictions. Finally, design your own testable experiment using inquiry-based learning.

A list of simple materials and activities required for this program will be provided upon confirmation of booking.

Schedule until December 17, 2021:

10 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. for grades 3, 4 & 5 only
October 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 & 29

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 
November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 17, 19, 23, 24, 26 & 30
December 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17

For dates that are currently available, please refer to the Request Your Virtual School Program form.

Curriculum Connections:

Strand : Understanding Structures and Mechanisms
2 Investigate strong and stable structures to determine how their design and materials enable them to perform their load-bearing function
2.1 Follow established safety procedures during science and technology investigations
2.2 Investigate, through experimentation, how various materials and construction techniques can be used to add strength to structures
2.3 Investigate, through experimentation, the effects of pushing, pulling, and other forces on the shape and stability of simple structures
2.4 Use technological problem-solving skills , and knowledge acquired from previous investigations, to design and build a strong and stable structure that serves a purpose
2.5 Use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including compression, tension, strut, ties, strength, and stability, in oral and written communication
Strand : Understanding Matter and Energy
2 Investigate the characteristics and properties of light and sound
2.1 Follow established safety procedures for protecting eyes and ears
2.3 Investigate the basic properties of sound
2.5 Use scientific inquiry/research skills to investigate applications of the properties of light or sound
2.6 Use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including ...pitch, loudness, and vibration, in oral and written communication
Strand : Understanding Matter and Energy
2 Conduct investigations that explore the properties of matter and changes in matter
2.3 Use scientific inquiry/experimentation skills to investigate changes of state and changes in matter
2.4 Use scientific inquiry/experimentation skills to determine how the physical properties of materials make them useful for particular tasks
Strand : Understanding Structures and Mechanisms
2 Investigate ways in which flying devices make use of properties of air
2.1 Follow established safety procedures for using tools and materials and operating flying devices
2.2 Use scientific inquiry/experimentation skills to investigate the properties of air
2.4 Use technological problem-solving skills to design, build, and test a flying device
2.5 Use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including aerodynamics, compress, flight, glide, propel, drag, thrust, and lift, in oral and written communication
Strand : Understanding Earth and Space Systems
2 Investigate ways in which heat changes substances, and describe how heat is transferred
2.2 Investigate the effects of heating and cooling on the volume of a solid, a liquid, and a gas
2.3 Use technological problem-solving skills to identify ways to minimize heat loss
2.4 Use scientific inquiry/experimentation skills to investigate heat transfer through conduction, convection, and radiation
2.5 Use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including heat, temperature, conduction, convection, and radiation, in oral and written communication
Strand : Understanding Structures and Mechanisms
2 Investigate a working system and the ways in which components of the system contribute to its desired function
2.1 Follow established safety procedures for working with apparatus, tools, materials, and electrical systems
2.3 Use scientific inquiry/experimentation skills to investigate mechanical advantage in a variety of mechanisms and simple machines
2.4 Use technological problem-solving skills to investigate a system that performs a function or meets a need
2.6 Use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including mechanical advantage, input, output, friction, gravity, forces, and efficiency, in oral and written communication
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