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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:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Game
Language:
English
How fast can you react?In this activity, the students participate in a simple ruler drop experiment and learn about the body’s response behind it.The neural pathway involved in a reaction time experiment involves a series of neural processes. This experiment does not test a simple reflex...
Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Game
Language:
English
In this game, students act out the water cycle by becoming water molecules and simulating evaporation, condensation and precipitation. Earth is unique in that all three forms of water (liquid, solid and gas) exist here naturally. Heating from the sun helps evaporate water from the...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Game
Language:
English
In this game, students use their bodies to illustrate how temperature, density, and volume affect air pressure. Temperature affects how particles move. As air warms up, the particles start to vibrate and bump into each other, increasing the space around each particle. Because each...
Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Game
Language:
English
In this game, students will become familiar with renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. Primary energy sources can be either renewable or non-renewable.The Earth has a limited supply of non-renewable energy sources, such as fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, and coal) and nuclear fuels (...
Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Game
Language:
English
In this relay race, students discover the strength of chemical bonds by trying to "out-pop" the other teams.A balloon's rubber consists of many long chains of molecules called polymers. The chains are linked together like noodles stuck to each other in a plate of cooked spaghetti. These links can...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Game
Language:
English
In this game, students learn of the accumulative effect of small leaks as two teams race against each other to fill a pail with water. One team has secret, small leaks in their buckets and so will be at a disadvantage. This game leads to a discussion of the importance of water conservation.We’re...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Game
Language:
English
Carrying capacity refers to the number of predators and prey that can live in an area. Too many predators and not enough prey leads to predators starving and dying because they can't find enough food. Too many prey and not enough predators leads to the spread of disease and depletion of...
Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Game
Language:
English
In this activity, students use their bodies to simulate electron flow through a circuit and discover what happens when a "wire" is disconnected in this energetic game.Electrical energy is the energy that comes from moving electrons. In order for an electric motor to work, the electrons have to move...
Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Game
Language:
English
Students learn about common types of household plastic waste and what it could be recycled into.When we recycle plastic, each type of plastic gets turned into different products. Not all plastics are recyclable in every region. For example, in Vancouver, we do not recycle plastic triangle symbols 3...
Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Game
Language:
English
In this activity, students practice identifying which colour flowers each pollinator is most likely to pollinate.Pollinators prefer flowers of a specific colour range. The colour that a pollinator is attracted to is dependent on their visible colour spectrum, the shape of their tongue, and...

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