Secondary School Offerings

On Teen Tuesdays, Science World only accepts bookings from secondary schools and offers additional Grade 8–12 curriculum-connected programming. We know that teens hate to be treated like children so we are thrilled to create a space where they can engage with science in the company of their peers!

Book now for this school year: 

  • October 18, November 8, or December 13, 2016
  • January 24 & 31, February 7 & 21, April 25, or May 16, 2017
     

Feature Exhibitions

Zoom Into Nano (September—December)

How do you study something that’s too small to see—too small to see even with a microscope!? Our upcoming feature exhibition explores the world of nanoscience, that’s the science and technology of things smaller than one billionth of a metre. When you get that small, gold particles aren’t yellow but range from red to purple, invisibility cloaks are possible and the laws of thermodynamics are morelike guidelines.

Visit this gallery as part of an inquiry about future technologies or use it to help your students visualize concepts like orders of magnitude, intermolecular forces and kinetic molecular theory.

Enhance your visit with Nano 101 our free, interactive stage presentation just for students in Grades 8–12.

Quantum: The Exhibition (January 19–February 26)

A fully bilingual, interactive traveling exhibition that shares the wonders of the quantum world and the emerging quantum technologies that will shape our future. This exhibition will take visitors on an interactive tour of Quantum Science and Information Technology, then bring the two fields together for an exciting peek at the future of Quantum Computing, and how it could change our lives in the coming decades.

Enhance your visit with Quantum 101: This free, 20-minute, interactive stage presentation will help provide a context for thinking about the counter-intuitive nature of Quantum Mechanics and prepare students for a fuller appreciation of Quantum: The Exhibition.

Power of Ideas (January 19–24)

This exciting new traveling exhibition developed by the Ontario Science Centre, in close collaboration with the Perimeter Institute, will introduce visitors to the great thinkers in physics and the work that is helping us to understand the natural world. A walk through this exhibition will spark curiosity, promote creativity, encourage critical thinking and celebrate collaboration.

Lab workshops:

Tinkering with circuits: Tinkering is mindful messing-about with tools and materials, with the goal of finding out their possibilities and limitations. When we tinker, we make new things from existing parts, solve problems and learn by making mistakes. In this workshop, your students will experiment with some unconventional, low current, circuit-building materials to meet design challenges.

Eyeball Optics: Students will work in groups to explore some of the behaviours of light and dissect animal eyeballs to find the lens inside.

Start/finish your field trip with one of our free activities


What's a Teen Tuesday like? Check out the examples below of past Teen Tuesdays:

April 19, 2016

  • Special Guest: Fraser Hall—Meet an accomplished aviator, sailor, adrenaline junkie and entrepreneur. Explore motion with Recon wearable technology goggles.
  • Royal Astronomical Society of Canada—Volunteers from this organization will be here to discuss all things space-related. Check out high-tech telescopes and other astronomy equipment.
  • Pepper's Ghost Activity—Make a special projector for your phone to use with special videos to make a hologram illusion!
  • Animals in Science Policy Institute—Meet animal scientists who are keen to share more about their careers in conservation and animal ethics.
  • Eyeball Optics—Students will work in groups to explore some of the behaviours of light and dissect animal eyeballs to find the lens inside.

May 17, 2016

  • Let's Make Marshmallow Molecules—Can you construct your own tasty models of biological molecules?
  • Animals in Science Policy Institute—Meet animal scientists who are keen to share more about their careers in conservation and animal ethics.
  • Special Guests: Forensic Scientists—Meet some of the scientists in our city who collect, process and analyse crime scene evidence.
  • Eyeball Optics—Students will work in groups to explore some of the behaviours of light and dissect animal eyeballs to find the lens inside.


Want some ideas for planning your grade 8–12 field trip?

Contact our Youth Programs Specialist: schools@scienceworld.ca

 

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or download our PDF Booking Form and Field Trip Checklist to put your plans on paper. 

For questions or concerns email: reserve@scienceworld.ca or call 604.443.7500. We know how busy teachers are, so if your call doesn't get through let us know a time when you're free to accept calls.

For burning questions and help planning your field trip, other than available dates, try 604.443.7562