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

In this demonstration, students discover that variances in air pressure can be exploited to create suction.

Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Demonstration only)

This demo uses the concept of weight distribution over a large area to carry students on balloons.

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

The electroscope is an instrument used to detect electric charge. In this demonstration, a simple electroscope is made and used to visualise the effect of static charge.

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this activity, students examine the size and structure of an old growth tree.

Activity Length:
40 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

What makes a paper airplane fly? Air! How easily a plane moves through the air, or its aerodynamics, is the first consideration in making a plane fly for a long distance. The next considerations are the four forces that act on an aircraft– drag, gravity, thrust and lift.

Planes that push...

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

Students are given the simple task of blowing up a balloon inside of a bottle . . . but there's a twist.

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

Students discover a cool characteristic of polymers that contributes to a balloon's elasticity.

Activity Length:
45 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this demonstration, soap is used to mimic the effect of bioremediation by bacteria because it minimizes the area of the surface covered by oil.

Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Animals eat different things depending upon where they live, what else lives there, what time of year it is, what their mouth is shaped like, or if they use tools. In this match-up activity, students develop an appreciation for the varied diets of different animals.

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

Challenge your students to put a penny in a cup without touching it.

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