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:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Often our senses are overpowered by the sense we use the most often: sight. In this activity, students hone their sense of touch while silencing their sense of sight.

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

How well do you know your neighbourhood?

Activity Length:
1 hour
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this activity, students classify common temperate rainforest animals and then research one specific animal to learn more about its niche and general habitat.

Activity Length:
5 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this activity, students confuse their brains as they explore a phenomenon known as perceptual disjunction.

Sometimes our brains fail to take all factors into account when processing sensory information. The sensation we think we feel is therefore incomplete. For example, in the...

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Students find ways to test if something is a magnet and what materials are magnetic.

Activity Length:
20 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Students explore the relationship between electricity and magnetism.

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

Students explore a non-Newtonian fluid, Oobleck.

Activity Length:
35 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Shapes like squares, rectangles, and triangles are chosen to give strength and flexibility to furniture, buildings, even playground equipment and jewelry! In this activity, students find shapes in their own environment.

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Students experiment with different materials to find the best combination for creating static charge.

Activity Length:
15 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

Students apply enough pressure to "explode" a straw.

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