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.

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Activities

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Current electricity needs a completed circuit for electrons to flow continuously. In this activity, students will make a broken circuit. They will then use the loose wire ends to test the conductivity of various materials.

When a conductor is placed between these loose wire ends, the...

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

Students will explore how gravity and air resistance work together to create a graceful twirling miniature helicopter.

Activity Length:
30-45 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

In this make and take, students exploit the force of drag to make a parachute that will drop as slowly as possible to the ground. They are encouraged to modify their model to find the design that is the most successful.

Activity Length:
1 hr.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Build a compound machine out of a popcan that converts potential energy to kinetic energy. As the can rolls, the potential energy that is stored in the wound rubber band is transformed into motion (kinetic energy) and heat. The can will roll if the energy stored in the wound rubber band produces...

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this activity, students create a rain gauge to place outdoors. This can be used to measure the rate of precipitation in their neighbourhood.

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

Students discover how to simulate the sound of real rain by making an ancient instrument called a rainstick.

Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this activity, students get creative re-purposing trash.

Activity Length:
1 hr.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

In this activity, students construct a balloon-powered rocket car, demonstrating Newton's Third Law of Motion.

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

Get your students’ minds all tied up with this rope puzzle. They’ll have to use lateral thinking and topology to untangle themselves from their partners.

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

In this activity, students represent the different life stages of the Pacific Salmon in an unusual way.

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