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

Can a quarter fit through a dime-sized hole?

Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Game, Make & Take

In this activity, students make their own 3D math puzzle.

Activity Length:
10-15 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Circumference is the distance all around a circle or ball.

In this activity, students are introduced to circumference and measurement, using string, balls, and Unifix® cubes to explore and compare the sizes of different balls and spheres.

Activity Length:
c. 30 mins. (based on student interest)
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Circles are all around us, and we can use them to make all sorts of new shapes and creations.

In this activity, students get creative and make their own 'circle creations' out of a variety of round craft supplies and recyclable material: toilet paper rolls, styrofoam cups, paper plates,...

Activity Length:
15-30 mins. (based on student interest)
Activity Type:
Make & Take

In other activities, we use string and other materials to make different shapes. How can we use pipe cleaners to make shapes?

In this make-and-take activity, students bend pipe cleaners into different shapes and use them to make patterned prints. The second part of this activity uses pipe...

Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Sometimes things roll so fast, it's hard to see exactly where they go or what they do! But we can use paint to record where something rolls.

In this activity, students produce paintings...

Activity Length:
10 mins. (or however long it takes!)
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable)

We use rollers or wheels to help us move things. How can we use them to help us move someone, like your teacher, while they're sitting on a board?

The sliding friction of the board against the floor is much greater than the rolling friction of cylinders against the floor. That's why...

Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Game, Make & Take

In this activity, students make their own 3D math puzzle.

Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable), Make & Take

In this activity, students make a paper foldable that changes its faces as it is manipulated.

Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable), Make & Take

In this activity, students make their own folded paper polygon to explore shapes up close.

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