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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:
Discrepant Event (Demonstration only), Make & Take
Language:
English
Students make a contraption that appears to produce colours from black and white.Benham's Disk was invented by a nineteenth-century toymaker who noticed colours in a black-and-white pattern he had mounted on a spinning top.Why do we see colours? There are three types of cones. One is most sensitive...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Have you ever wondered how a burglar alarm works? Its science revolves around complete and incomplete electric circuits. In this activity students will make a burglar alarm that they can use to protect something precious to them.In this burglar alarm, a piece of cardboard prevents completion of the...
Activity Length:
35 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students make realistic-looking barf. Use this "recipe" as a springboard to discuss what barf is made of and why we puke!Puking is useful because it gets rid of stuff that your body thinks could be dangerous to you. In fact, throwing up is so potentially helpful that there is actually a part of the...
Activity Length:
50 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
Students learn about scabs as they make fake ones.Most people would agree that scabs are pretty gross. They're helpful though, because without them, germs could enter our bodies through cuts and scrapes. A scab is a special cover created by our bodies to prevent germs from getting into our blood...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take
Language:
English
In this activity, students have the opportunity to make their own sidewalk chalk while learning about mixing pigment to obtain different colour combinations.
Activity Length:
45 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
In this activity, students use their knowledge about air pressure to build an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure, also known as barometric pressure.Air pressure is affected by temperature and density (i.e. how many air particles in a particular space). The Sun heats the Earth...
Activity Length:
15-35 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration
Language:
English
Students investigate multiple reflections.When you look at your reflection in one mirror, you see light that has come from your face and bounced off the mirror. When there are two mirrors, you see the light that bounces off one mirror, and also the light that bounces from mirror to mirror before...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Demonstration
Language:
English
Students learn how to build a simple electrical circuit and observe the effects of electron flow.iPods, fridges, lights and televisions work because of electric current—moving electrons. In order to create an electric current we need two things: an energy source (a battery) and a circular...
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:
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 ...

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