Today, via video chat, Linda shares about the impact, and why she appreciates all the different people who make it possible.
From the pre-visit activity sent ahead of time, to the presentation itself, to the post-visit activity—in Linda’s case, building paper helicopters to extend learning on gravity and air resistance—she says the experience was a big success.
“Many students took their paper helicopters home to drop from their balconies to see how the outcome changed,” she shares. “They’re thinking like scientists.”
On a whim, Linda applied for a bursary-funded visit from Science World after receiving a recommendation from a fellow educator. “I didn’t know our chances, given the distance from Golden to Vancouver, but it never hurts to try!”
“I think of school as one place with the potential to be equal for all students, no matter their background,” Linda says.
“So now, even though only one or two of my students has been to Science World, they’ve all had a Science World experience.”