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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:
45 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
In this activity, students use their knowledge about air pressure to build an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure, also known as barometric pressure.Air pressure is affected by temperature and density (i.e. how many air particles in a particular space). The Sun heats the Earth...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
In this activity, students explore how sound production was used by ancient cultures as a communication tool over long distances.The bullroarer is an ancient musical instrument used in rituals for communicating over extended distances and in ambushing animals. It consists of a rectangular slat of...
Activity Length:
1 hr.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
In this activity, students make a feeder for hummingbirds.Hummingbirds satisfy their sweet tooth with flower nectar. The Rufous hummingbird laps tree sap after a woodpecker has made holes. To get enough food, a hummingbird has to eat a lot quickly. Hummingbirds feed at a rate of 3-13 laps a second....
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
In this activity, students will investigate hummingbird size and create a life-size hummingbird silhouette.Rufous hummingbirds, the most common kind of hummingbird that breads in Metro Vancouver, are very small. At only 3 grams, they actually weigh the same as pennies did prior to 1980, when...
Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students become polymer chemists who will make gelatinous worms.This activity uses sodium alginate, a polysaccharide polymer isolated from seaweed. Polysaccharides are polymers that are made by linking hundreds of glucose molecules. The monomer glucose is sweet and dissolves easily in water but the...
Activity Length:
45 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
In this activity, students create a miniature worm compost to learn further about decomposers.The average Canadian produces a tonne of household waste each year. About 30% of this waste is organic matter. Vermicomposting, or composting using worms, produces beautiful black castings—organic,...
Activity Length:
15-35 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
Students investigate multiple reflections.When you look at your reflection in one mirror, you see light that has come from your face and bounced off the mirror. When there are two mirrors, you see the light that bounces off one mirror, and also the light that bounces from mirror to mirror before...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Demonstration
Language:
English
Students learn how to build a simple electrical circuit and observe the effects of electron flow.iPods, fridges, lights and televisions work because of electric current—moving electrons. In order to create an electric current we need two things: an energy source (a battery) and a circular...
Activity Length:
1 hour
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
The human body is an incredible machine. Every day we test it by running, jumping, stretching, and reacting. For the body to respond and do what we ask of it, we use a complex system of different muscle groups, as well as nerves running throughout the body and connecting to the brain...
Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students use various objects to make patterns on light-sensitive paper.Have you ever noticed that curtains or furniture will fade if they are exposed to sunshine? The sun's rays can cause material to change.Light-sensitive paper is a special type of paper which is very sensitive to the sun's rays....

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