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.

Please use the search field and filters on the right to find an activity or unit that suits you and your learners. Not sure what a discrepant event is? Learn more about this powerful technique for inquiry learning.

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Activities

Activity Length:
20 mins. plus 1 hour prep time.
Activity Type:
Demonstration

Test the pH of various substances in your kitchen, and be wowed by the amazing changing colours of cabbage juice!

Activity Length:
10 mins.
Activity Type:
Demonstration

In this activity, students listen to an auditory illusion on speakers and participate in a discussion.

Activity Length:
20-30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Make your own car powered by the elastic energy of a balloon!

Activity Length:
10-20 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Who doesn’t get a charge out of wearing a balloon hat?

Activity Length:
1–3 hours plus 20 mins. for set up
Activity Type:
Exploration

What are shadows? In this inquiry exploration, students follow their curiosity to discover properties of light and shadow.

Activity Length:
30 mins. or more
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable)

In this classic discrepant event, a slight modification to a simple pulley system causes a dramatic change in the results.

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Look! It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s a bead acting like a seed. In this activity students will explore some strategies plants use to make sure they reproduce.

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Sometimes, a colour isn’t what it should be!

Activity Length:
2 to 6 hours
Activity Type:
Exploration

Things that roll and spin behave in ways that are often surprising or counterintuitive.These activities will inspire your students to ask questions and seek answers about motion. Are you ready to get rolling?

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

An explosion of colour uncovering the scientific secrets of soap.

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