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Activities

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable)

Positive and negative charges are opposite and attract. But how does a neutral material react around something charged? In this activity, students will observe the effects of charged objects on neutral materials. 

Activity Length:
10 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

We unconsciously balance objects every day, but rarely think about the conditions that must take place to achieve balance. In this activity, students define an object’s centre of gravity by balancing a ruler. 

The word “balance” can mean many things. We can talk about a balanced breakfast...

Activity Length:
15-20 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable)

Bernoulli's Principle states that as the speed of air increases, its pressure decreases. Airfoils create lift using Bernoulli effects. Air flows more quickly over the top surface of a wing than over its lower surface. An upward force is produced by the slower moving air beneath.

Activity Length:
25 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Students learn about Newton’s Third Law by making balloon rockets.

Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this activity, students imagine that time can be squished, and will construct a simple timeline of life using a 100 metre tape.

Activity Length:
45 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this activity, students use their knowledge about air pressure to build an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure, also known as barometric pressure.

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

In this activity, students explore how sound production was used by ancient cultures as a communication tool over long distances.

Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Students become polymer chemists who will make gelatinous worms.

Activity Length:
45 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

In this activity, students create a miniature worm compost to learn further about decomposers.

Activity Length:
15-35 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Students investigate multiple reflections.

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