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:
20–30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this activity, students will explore the process of deposition using photographs and examples from their daily lives.

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

In this demonstration, students will see up close how the process of sublimation works with dry ice as an example.

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

In this demonstration, students will see what happens when an air-filled balloon comes into contact with liquid nitrogen.

Activity Length:
1.5 hrs. (~20 minutes/station)
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this hands-on activity, students will explore different states of matter.

Activity Length:
15-20 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Demonstration only)

In this demonstration, students see firsthand how matter changes states and the incredible impact of atmospheric pressure on objects.

Activity Length:
1 hour
Activity Type:
Exploration

This activity, intended as a pre-visit activity for Science World’s On the Road show, will develop students’ ability to ask open-ended questions, to list variables, and familiarize them with scientific process. In this activity, students will explore how gravity and air resistance work together...

Activity Length:
1 hour
Activity Type:
Exploration
This activity, intended as a pre-visit activity for Science World’s On the Road show, will develop students’ ability to ask open-ended questions; identify and observe variables; and familiarize them with scientific process. In this activity, students will explore the forces of flight. This...
Activity Length:
30 min
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Use an Alberti Wheel to encrypt and decode secret messages. Leon Battista Alberti invented this device 600 years ago. It is a substitution cypher, where each letter of the message is replaced with a different letter, number, or symbol.

Activity Length:
5 minutes
Activity Type:
Demonstration

Dans cette demonstration, on apprend au sujet de la fatigue cellulaire et des images rémanentes en faisant apparaître un drapeau canadien dans la vision des étudiants.

Activity Length:
30 minutes
Activity Type:
Exploration

Qu’est-ce que s’est qui s’envole comme ça? Un oiseau? Un avion? Non- une graine, ou une perle?

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