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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:
35 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable), Make & Take

Students make a tin can toy with a secret mechanism. When you roll it away, it comes rolling back!

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

Positive and negative charges are opposite and attract. But how does a neutral material react around something charged? In this activity, students will observe the effects of charged objects on neutral materials. 

Activity Length:
15-20 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable)

Bernoulli's Principle states that as the speed of air increases, its pressure decreases. Airfoils create lift using Bernoulli effects. Air flows more quickly over the top surface of a wing than over its lower surface. An upward force is produced by the slower moving air beneath.

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

In this game, students will change from one form of water to the other at their teacher's command.

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

In this make and take, students visualize how air can act like a fluid by getting their gliders to ride an air wave!

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...

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

Can't squash this!

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

Students explore the relationship between electricity and magnetism.

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

Can you make a battery using a piece of fruit?

Yes, but not a very strong one! The source of electric energy in this demonstration is the combination of copper and zinc strips in the citric acid of the lemon. The citric acid of the lemon reacts with the zinc and loosens electrons. Copper...

Activity Length:
15 mins. plus 2-7 days
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable)

In this activity, students describe the effects of an acid on an eggshell. The reaction of the eggshell in vinegar is an acid-base reaction. When you submerge an egg in vinegar, the shell dissolves, leaving the inner semi-permeable membrane intact.

Vinegar (acid) breaks apart the solid...

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