Resources

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.

Please use the search field and filters on the right to find an activity or unit that suits you and your learners. Not sure what a discrepant event is? Learn more about this powerful technique for inquiry learning.

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April Is Resources Month!

Science Teacher

Science World is committed to supporting BC teachers and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, and Mathematics) education. Science World holds special events for teachers, like our upcoming Teachers' Night Out, we also offer teacher professional development workshops, and connect classes with scientists through our Scientists and Innovators in the Schools program.

Did you know that Science World has over 300 FREE resources available on our website?  Learning activities are searchable by topic or grade level, and some are grouped into mini units. Simply enter your search term into the website's search bar to find, say, a unit on states of matter.  We also have a fantastic collection of discrepant events that can serve as launchpads for student inquiry.

For all of April, we will be highlighting our teaching resources on twitter.  Celebrate by making use of our resources!

  1. Find an activity from our online collection of free resources (www.scienceworld.ca/resources).
  2. Try it out with your students.
  3. Leave a comment on the activity page describing how you used the activity, what you modified or your suggestions for its use for other teachers.

 

Activities

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Have you ever wondered how a burglar alarm works? Its science revolves around complete and incomplete electric circuits. In this activity students will make a burglar alarm that they can use to protect something precious to them.In this burglar alarm, a piece of cardboard prevents completion of the...
Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
In this activity, students make simple butterfly feeders to encourage butterflies to visit their garden.Adult butterflies drink nectar to maintain their water balance and energy supplies. This nutrition contributes to their ability to survive, mate and lay eggs. Occasionally, when adult butterflies...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students explore the melting and solidification of wax.Students observe wax as it is heated and cooled, and make observations about this substance as it changes from a solid to a liquid, and back again.  
Activity Length:
35 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable), Make & Take
Language:
English
Students make a tin can toy with a secret mechanism. When you roll it away, it comes rolling back!Adapted from GEM this coffee tin contains a simple elastic powered motor. The "secret" to the Come-Back Can is in the weight that hangs from the rubber band. As long as the weight hangs down as the tin...
Activity Length:
50 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Where and how an animal lives can often have an effect on how it lives and behaves. A mountain goat with webbed feet would have a hard time climbing a rocky slope! On the other hand, webbed feet on a duck will make swimming in a lake a lot easier and faster.In this activity, students create their...
Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students see dissolved substances come out of prepared solution.The amount of salt that can dissolve in water depends on the temperature of the water. As water evaporates from a salt and water solution, the salt stays behind and forms crystals.The solution you make in this activity is a very...
Activity Length:
50 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students will make a car powered by an elastic engine.Rather than converting chemical potential energy to kinetic energy like your family car, this car (adapted from PBS Kids) converts elastic potential energy to kinetic energy.
Activity Length:
35 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students make realistic-looking barf. Use this "recipe" as a springboard to discuss what barf is made of and why we puke!Puking is useful because it gets rid of stuff that your body thinks could be dangerous to you. In fact, throwing up is so potentially helpful that there is actually a part of the...
Activity Length:
50 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students make fake blood and discuss the importance of blood in our bodies.Without blood, we'd be in big trouble. Without blood, not only would be look like a wilted vegetable, we'd be unable to move gases like oxygen and carbon dioxide, and various nutrients around. Use this activity and the...
Activity Length:
50 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students learn about scabs as they make fake ones.Most people would agree that scabs are pretty gross. They're helpful though, because without them, germs could enter our bodies through cuts and scrapes. A scab is a special cover created by our bodies to prevent germs from getting into our blood...

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