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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:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Students see how the movement of wind can be used to produce other kinds of energy.

Activity Length:
50 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

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...

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

Power up with water!

Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Students learn about friction, pressure and the release of energy that can be related to tectonic plates and earthquakes.

Activity Length:
25 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Students learn about elasticity by measuring how high objects of different material can bounce.

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

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...

Activity Length:
1 hr.
Activity Type:
Exploration

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.

Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Students will learn about Newton's Laws of Motion by pushing, pulling, rolling, dropping, and bouncing two balls.

Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

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...

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable)

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...

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