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Science World has supported fun and engaging science education since 1989 with award-winning programming for BC teachers, parents and students. Our vast collection of resources are teacher reviewed, classroom tested and matched to BCs transformed curriculum by grade.

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Activities

Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
Music can be defined as: The art of producing significant arrangements of sounds, usually with reference to rhythm, pitch and tone. A succession or combination of notes, especially if pleasing to the ear. This may or may not happen with a Boomwhacker orchestra, but students will...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Demonstration
Language:
English
This activity is designed to get students thinking about what happens when air moves. Sometimes it is difficult to think about air and what it does because it is invisible. The air cannon is a way to 'see' air as it moves objects within its 'blast zone'.The air that shoots out of the cannon is a...
Activity Length:
20–30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
In this exploration, students are given washers and wire to help stabilize a pencil on their finger. They use the principles learned in previous activities in order to solve the challenge.In order for any object to be balanced and stable, a vertical line drawn from the centre of gravity should fall...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students explore Newton’s third law of motion (“for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”) by building a hovercraft.The small hole in the centre of the CD forces air escaping from the balloon downwards. This creates an opposite force upwards which lifts the hovercraft off...
Activity Length:
1 hour in the computer lab, 1 hour in class
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
Ecological niche refers to a species' role in its habitat. No two species have the same niche. Each species has a specific combination of food choice, how they find their food, daily schedule, reproduction, and shelter. In this activity, students will investigate the unique ways in which different...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Demonstration only), Make & Take
Language:
English
Students make a contraption that appears to produce colours from black and white.Benham's Disk was invented by a nineteenth-century toymaker who noticed colours in a black-and-white pattern he had mounted on a spinning top.Why do we see colours? There are three types of cones. One is most sensitive...
Activity Length:
1.5 hrs.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students build a biodegradable pot and plant a seed inside.By making a seedling pot out of newspaper, you can reuse newspaper and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with landfills. The biodegradable pot helps protect a seedling's root system before it is transplanted. Seedlings can...
Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students make bird silhouettes to prevent birds from crashing into windows.Pollinators are attracted to specific colours and may get confused by man-made objects. When there is a pane of glass in front of them, pollinators see through it and often try to fly right through a window to get...
Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students build a birdhouse to attract common bird species to their homes. Birds, like all animals, have specific needs for survival. In a city, birds may find water in puddles or in a pond. They may make their home out of a hole in a tree, or they may create a nest out of bits of hair or...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
In this activity, students use their knowledge of vibrations and sound to mimic the sound of a bullfrog. The “Cuica” (pronounced “kweeka”) is a Brazilian percussion instrument. Inside the Cuica, a wet cloth is rubbed up and down along a bamboo stick attached to the inside of a...

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