Scientists and Innovators in the Schools

Scientists and Innovators in the Schools (SIS) is a volunteer-based program that helps address British Columbia's need for more scientists, engineers, technologists and technicians to promote students' interest in these areas. Our goal is to inspire students with exciting, in-school presentations by real scientists. The program is offered to Grades K–12 everywhere in BC.

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Robotics Club

Robotics Summer Camp participants at TELUS World of Science were in for a special treat on their last day of camp. Scientists and Innovators in Schools (SIS) volunteer Kimball from  Kimballs 3D Printing Hub visited to try out his classroom presentation on 3D printing. Campers were blown away by this new technology and intrigued by the idea of being able to print an infinite supply of LEGO®-like bricks.

Experiencing 3D printing live was a lot of fun and many hands went up to ask questions about this fascinating technology. They not only got to see the 3D printer in action, but they also built their own 3D models out of cardboard to learn and understand how it works. Lots of visuals made this learning experience unique for campers and camp leaders alike. 

To request a visiting scientist like Kimball for your classroom, see our  Scientists in the Schools page for more info. If you are a scientist or innovator who loves communicating science and technology with eager young minds,  sign up to be an SIS volunteer today! 

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