The Super Science Club (SSC) after-school program provides science and technology activities to inner-city students in grades 1–7. Science World's goal is to inspire at-risk children to develop a long-term interest in science and technology. The program now reaches twelve schools.
Each SSC term involves nine weekly school visits and a field trip to Science World. Each session is 75 minutes long and is open to a maximum of 30 registered students. Science World provides all necessary equipment, professional educators and high school student volunteers. Participating schools promote the program to their students and provide the classroom facilities.
Each session focuses on a different topic and consists of an interactive introduction, intriguing demonstrations, hands-on activities, one-on-one interactions with session facilitators and a project to create. Each term concludes with a Family Science Night. The sessions are designed to help students make connections between their lives and the impact their choices have on the environment.
This year, Science World met with over 100 teachers about their free resources and enrolled over 950 students.
Super Science Club is part of Tech-Up, Science World's initiative to enhance existing programs to include coding and computational thinking. New coding and digital skills teaching modules will be developed and delivered through Super Science Club in 2018/19
Thank you to our donors
Super Science Club would not be possible without the generous support of:
The Amir and Yasmin Virani Family Foundation BC Hydro CLICK—Contributing to the Lives of Inner City Kids David and Nancy Chapman Enterprise Holdings Foundation Fluor Canada Ltd. iA Financial Group Methanex Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Proceeds from GivingTuesday 2018 Proceeds from Science World Pairings Provincial Employees Community Services Fund Stewart Fund, a donor advised fund of Vancouver Foundation Willow Grove Foundation, Dr Andrew S. Wright & Dr Helen Newton