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:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students see how the movement of wind can be used to produce other kinds of energy.People have been using wind as a source of power for centuries. The earliest wind-powered machines used wind to drive water pumps or grain mills.A pinwheel's blades are pushed around by the wind. It is similar to a...
Activity Length:
50 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
We're all familiar with the fact that hand-washing helps to prevent the spread of colds and flues, but do we really have an idea of just how easily germs can spread? In this activity, students will experience just how easily germs can spread around the class, and then follow-up with a test to see...
Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Power up with water!Water power is based on water at a higher level having more “potential energy” (stored energy) than water at a lower level. When flowing from a high to a low level, water gives up some potential energy. This changes to “kinetic energy” (energy of motion) as the...
Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
Just by looking at the Earth, it would appear that the surface was smooth and made of one piece. The opposite is true though — the surface (outermost layer of crust and the upper mantle) is made up of many large, flat pieces of rock called tectonic plates.The tectonic plates are heated and cooled...
Activity Length:
25 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
Students learn about elasticity by measuring how high objects of different material can bounce.Elasticity is the tendency of something to return to its original shape if it gets deformed. If something is very elastic, it will do this quickly and with great force. If it's not so elastic, it will do...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
Humans share many basic body features with wild animals, since we are animals too. Although the features are similar, there is a wide range of variation as all animals are specialized for their habitat. Polar bears, for example, have much more hair on their bodies then we do because they live in a...
Activity Length:
1 hr.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
Kick-start your students' creativity by asking them to brainstorm and problem-solve. In this two-part exploration, students are challenged to think about materials and solutions in a variety of ways.This is a recommended post-visit activity to Science World at TELUS World of Science.
Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
Students will learn about Newton's Laws of Motion by pushing, pulling, rolling, dropping, and bouncing two balls.The demonstrations and questions posed are a guideline to get the ball rolling on your class' journey to exploring, questioning, predicting, testing and understanding Newton's Laws of...
Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
In this demonstration, students investigate the unique physical features of hummingbirds.Feathers can be used for flight, but in some birds, including hummingbirds, colourful feathers are used for display. The base colour of feathers comes from underlying pigment. Tiny air-filled plates on...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable)
Language:
English
Students use changes of state to create chilly architecture and some slippery slopes!Salt lowers the freezing point of water. As it dissolves, the ice melts around each grain of salt. As a result, the ice is unevenly eaten away, forming a pitted, non-skid surface. This is why salt is used to melt...

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