Resources

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

How fast can you react? In this activity, students participate in a simple ruler drop experiment and learn about the body's response behind it.

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

In this demonstration, colours appear before the students' eyes as they learn about cell fatigue and afterimages.

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

Students watch the counterintuitive reaction of a candle flame to fast moving air.

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

In this demo, students witness the creation of blue light from a chemical reaction, an example of luminescence.

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

Students will learn how make a coin appear to pass through a piece of latex. Close observation and some hands-on exploration with the materials will reveal how this trick is done.

Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Demonstration

In this demonstration, students experiment with red, green, and blue light to get different shadow colours.

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

A circuit is a continuous path through which electricity travels. We usually think of this path as a wire, but believe it or not, it can also be a liquid! In this demonstration, students will see how a solution can complete a circuit.

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

Students see someone “feel” colours and learn the importance of careful observation.

Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Demonstration

Students see colours change in a solution, and learn how chemistry can explain this magical result.

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

This demonstration shows the importance of visual cues.

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