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
Language:
English
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 circuit is...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Twirling and turning takeoff! Students will explore how gravity and air resistance work together to create a graceful, twirling miniature helicopter.As you let go of the helicopter, gravity pulls it toward the ground. Air resistance pushes up on the helicopter as it falls. The air pushing on the...
Activity Length:
30-45 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
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.When a parachute is released, the weight pulls down on the strings. The large...
Activity Length:
1 hr.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
HOW FAST CAN IT GO?As the rubber band unwinds, it tries to turn the popsicle stick and the pencil. The friction between the popsicle stick and the can is too great to move the stick. The pencil can move because the bead and plastic disk have less friction between them. However, when the pencil...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
In this activity, students create a rain gauge to place outdoors. This can be used to measure the rate of precipitation in their neighbourhood.Precipitation is the process occurs when water falls from clouds to the ground. It can happen as rain, snow, sleet, or hail. The rate of precipitation...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students discover how to simulate the sound of real rain by making an ancient instrument called a rainstick.Traditional rainsticks are thought to originate in Latin America and the southern United States. People made them by drying a cactus (which is naturally hollow), removing the needles, and...
Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
In this activity, students are encouraged to get creative with repurposing trash. What could you turn an old CD into? What about an old tin can, an egg carton or a milk carton? It is important to consider reducing waste by repurposing it. We can challenge current concepts of waste by thinking...
Activity Length:
1 hr.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
In this activity, students construct a balloon-powered rocket car, demonstrating Newton's Third Law of Motion.The car is propelled by air escaping from a balloon through a plastic straw. The escaping air acts as the action force, causing the car to roll forward.
Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
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
Language:
English
This make and take activity represents the life cycle, species and migration of the Pacific salmon in a fun way. This activity takes a lot of precision folding, but the end product is a great learning tool that each student can play with.

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