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:
45 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students use magnets to create a magnetic game.
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
In this make and take, students determine how to manoeuvre their own glider by creating and adjusting custom aircraft controls. By adding flaps to the wings, fin, and rear stabilizer, they can attempt their own stunt moves!As described in the previous activities, lift is created when air flows...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students make their own chewing gum and observe a polymerization reaction. Students will explore the special properties of their chewing gum polymer, and the effect of heat on the polymer. 
Activity Length:
45-60 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
In this activity, students learn how a seismograph measures the shaking of the earth during an earthquake. A typical seismograph has a pen attached to a heavy weight. The weight is free to swing back and forth, or to bounce up and down on a spring. The pen touches a rotating cylinder of paper...
Activity Length:
45 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students do their own recycling by making card paper from used paper.How Paper is MadeFirst, raw materials are turned into fibres. Wood is turned into chips at a mill, then treated with chemicals and boiled under pressure to get the pulp. This dissolves the lignin (the kind of glue that binds the...
Activity Length:
1 hour
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
Not all structures withstand ground motion in the same way. Size, shape and materials used all make a difference. Structures have a natural frequency and they have a certain (totally acceptable) amount of flex. Ductility and malleability tell us how much a material can be ...
Activity Length:
30-40 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
In this activity, students get to set-up and connect their own electric motor, and make their own wacky pens!Electric motors are extremely useful, and can be found in tonnes of familiar items, from blenders and mixers, to computers and cars!
Activity Length:
5 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
Humans are not physically designed to fly. We cannot create enough lift to overcome the force of gravity (or our weight). The Earth tries to pull everything down towards its centre. This pull is called the force of gravity.It's not only wings that allow birds to fly. Their light frame and hollow...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
Inks, paints, and dyes consist of particles of colour that are dissolved or suspended in a liquid base. When you write, the liquid part dries and leaves just the colour behind.In this activity, when the water creeps up the filter paper, it contacts the dried colour. The colour molecules in the ink...
Activity Length:
10 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
In this illusion, students take advantage of a (typically) unfamiliar sensation for our fingertips' touch receptors: having the skin on our fingertips stretched.When we place our fingertips against a brush-like surface with semi-rigid bristles, and then move the bristles back and forth, the skin on...

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