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Science For a Changing World Online Science Adventure

What’s so special about an axolotl? How do bees communicate and why? How can a tree change climate change?

This interactive online program explores some of the ways the world is changing and how we can influence these changes to make our world a healthier, more sustainable place for us and other living things.

Learners explore a variety of local and global changes, animal adaptations, habitats, and ecosystems and reflect on the diversity of life. Through exciting science demonstrations, participants will better understand climate change and its impacts.

Students then adventure through Science World on a virtual field trip and investigate close-up some of the amazing living organisms currently on exhibition investigating their basic needs and adaptations to assess the impact environmental changes have on their survival.

The class will collectively investigate how they can help protect animals from climate change together and pledge to take individual and collective action.

Grade Levels

Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Curriculum Links

Grade 1:
Biology: Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
Earth / Space: Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape.
Social Studies: Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment. We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.

Grade 2:
Biology: Living things have life cycles
adapted to their environment.
Earth / Space: Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment.
Social Studies: Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences. Individuals have rights and responsibilities as global citizens.

Grade 3:
Biology: Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
Earth / Space: Wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land.

Grade 4:
Biology: All living things sense and respond to their environment.
Earth / Space: The motions of Earth and the moon cause observable patterns that affect living and non-living systems.
Social Studies: The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.

Grade 5:
Biology: Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.

Availability

  • Thursdays, October 2022 - June 2023
  • Other dates available upon special request

Language

  • French
  • English

Additional Information

Workshop Information

Students are required to have the worksheet printed for the session (download above).

Check out what other requirements you’ll need to host a workshop in General OSA Workshop Information and Requirements.

Parlez-vous français?

French language sessions subject to staff availability. Please email [email protected] to inquire before booking.

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Thank you to our supporters

This workshop is a GenAction initiative, presented by Odlum Brown, and supported by the Government of Canada.

About the sticker

Survivors

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Egg BB

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Comet Crisp

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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T-Rex and Baby

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Buddy the T-Rex

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Geodessy

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Science Buddies

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Western Dinosaur

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Time-Travel T-Rex

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.