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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:
Exploration

In this activity students learn how the separate images from each eye can combine to create the illusion of a hole in the hand.

Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable), Game

In this activity, students learn that two eyes are better than one, especially when it comes to depth perception.

Activity Length:
10 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Are you a smell expert?

In this activity, students try to identify substances using only their sense of smell.

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

Taste is truly a sensory bonanza, but is it totally limited to the tongue? In this activity, students explore different tastes and the connection between taste and smell.

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

In this activity, students discover that the sense of taste can be tricked when they are given identical-looking jellybeans and asked to describe the flavours.

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

In this activity, students learn that our perception of flavours can be affected by our sense of sight. What we see influences what we taste!

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

In this activity, students use a pair of chopsticks to learn that the sense of touch is not restricted to their hands and that different parts of their body have different sensitivities.

Activity Length:
20–30 mins. (+ ~30 minutes for the chocolate to set)
Activity Type:
Make & Take

In this activity, students will observe the change of solid chocolate to liquid chocolate and then observe the liquid chocolate become solid once again.

Activity Length:
20–30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this demonstration, students will observe a solid ice cube melt into both hot and cold liquids. This demonstration is a great visual for students to observe the impact of temperature on melting and can be used as an introduction to investigations of other properties of matter such as density...

Activity Length:
15-20 mins.
Activity Type:
Demonstration

In this simple demonstration, students make predictions and then observe the transitions between liquid and gas states of matter.

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