Tech-Up

Through Tech-Up, Science World delivers province-wide programs for students and teachers that include coding, computational thinking and digital skills.

We are excited to move Tech-Up online to provide ways for students to learn new skills.

New: Tech-Up Challenges (Ages 8-14)

Join our challenges, designed to develop your problem solving skills with various activities. Demonstrate your participation in a challenge and be entered to win! We will mail an Ozobot Bit robot out to two participants each week (Find out more).

Challenges are hosted on a platform called Padlet. Registration includes an optional online session for participants, Thursdays at 2pm.

Looking to participate over the summer? We will be re-launching the Tech-Up Challenges weekly starting July 6! Once launched, each challenge will stay published and open for participation until September 7, 2020.


TopicLaunch DateLink
Challenge 1: AlgorithmsJuly 6Register Now
Challenge 2: PatternsJuly 13Register Now
Challenge 3: AbstractionJuly 20Register Now
Challenge 4: DecompositionJuly 27Register Now
Challenge 5: ScratchAug 4Register Now
Challenge 6: Micro:bitAug 10Register Now
Challenge 7: MakeCode ArcadeAug 17
Challenge 8: Micro:bit 2Aug 24
Challenge 9: Share with us!Aug 31
Please note: There will be minor changes to the activities and a few additional activities from the first Tech-Up Challenge April-June.

Ozobot Bit Draw Prize Winners:

Challenge 1: Layla J and Kashal G
Challenge 2: Sumayyah J and Filip V
Challenge 3: Khaleel P, Qasim P
Challenge 4: Amelia, Harry S
Challenge 5: Mikaela M, Ali J

Summer Camp Leaders: Request a Virtual Workshop or Activity Kit

Virtual workshops

Looking for a guest presenter? Tech-Up staff will come to your group (virtually!) and lead fun activities. 

We are excited to offer FREE Tech-Up computational thinking workshops by request. Workshops will include an introduction to computational thinking and synchronized activities for your group. All matched requests will be connected to Tech-Up learning specialists to confirm details including dates and technology requirements.

Offline activities

Tech-Up Activity Kits contains resources for leading offline coding activities (no technology required!). The activity guide walks you through leading activities over a series of sessions of approximately 30-45 minutes.

Tech-Up Learning Specialists are available to support you with these kits.

For Teachers

Tech-Up is taking professional development workshops online and developed Tech-Up lesson kits to support distance learning.

Contact us by email to ask a question, request a videoconference (1:1 office hours, or a session for your class) or to discuss how we can support your students with coding, computational thinking and digital skills.

For more information, contact us at techup@scienceworld.ca

New: Lesson Kits

What Is A Lesson Kit?

Written to support distance learning, a Tech-Up Lesson Kit contains resources for both synchronous and/or asynchronous lessons. The teacher guide walks you through leading student activities over a series of sessions of approximately 30-45 minutes. Student activities are handouts for students to work through on their own as assigned, according to your own timeline and discretion.

Tech-Up Learning Specialists are available to support you with these kits.

Looking ahead to Fall 2020:

  • School Workshops (also available at The Exploration Place in Prince George)
  • Community Kits in public and school libraries
  • Demonstration lessons in remote and First Nations communities
  • Tech-up Showcase events

In our small, isolated community, having access to the STEM resources provided by Science World is a cornerstone of our strategic plan to ensure that there are opportunities for community members of all ages to gain tech and digital literacy for free through the library. We really appreciate the traction we gain in this project through these kits. They are much appreciated.

LB, Community Librarian, Okanagan Regional Library | Revelstoke

Tech-Up Showcase: Vancouver (February 2019)

Tech-Up Showcase: Prince George (February 2019)

For more information, contact us at techup@scienceworld.ca