Resources

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Activities

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

Students create delectable models of building structures with gumdrops and toothpicks.

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

In this activity, students have the opportunity to make their own sidewalk chalk while learning about mixing pigment to obtain different colour combinations.

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

Students create their own homemade kazoos to illustrate that sound vibrations can be seen, heard, felt, and amplified.

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

Students make a model of the human lung with a pop bottle, straw, and balloons. "Winds will blow from high to low" applies even during breathing!

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:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Students are asked to name as many plants or animals as they can think of that live in their neighbourhood.

From a small backyard to an entire neighbourhood, we can find many different kinds of plants and animals living in our community. We use different senses to observe life...

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.

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