Workshop Topics

Workshop Registration is Officially Open! 

Click here to register for a 2021 workshop! 

 

Science Quest is excited to announce that registration is officially open for the 2021 Workshop Season! We deeply missed our time in your schools last year and are looking forward to being able to spread our love for STEM with you, and your students, again this Spring!

2021 Workshop Topics

Workshops are available for grades K-8!

Email outreach@sciencequest.ca if you have any questions!

Grade 1• Grade 2 • Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8Discovery by DesignTech


Grade 1: Energy in Our Lives

In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to explore the role of energy in their day-to-day lives. They will observe energy in different forms and learn about where these sources come from.


Grade 2: Air and Water in the Environment

This interactive workshop will allow your students to investigate the characteristics of air and water, as well as their uses in the environment through hands-on experimentation. Students will consider ways in which humans have an impact on the air and water, and how air and water are used to meet the basic needs of living things.


Grade 3: Forces Causing Movement

This workshop will allow your students to explore the different types of forces in an interactive environment. They will be given the opportunity to manipulate influencing factors on these forces and see the effects on their environment.

 


Grade 4: Pulleys and Gears

In this workshop, students will have the chance to explore how pulleys and gears make our lives easier. They will also be given the opportunity to create their own pulley/gear system to solve a simple problem.

 


Grade 5: Human Organ Systems

This workshop will introduce the ways in which our organ systems work together within the body to help us meet our basic needs and stay healthy. Students will have the opportunity to design and build a model of a body system.

 


Grade 6: Flight

Your students will have the opportunity to explore the different principles of flight through observation and experimentation. They will learn about the different structures that are conducive to flight and how to take advantage of the properties of air to improve their own designs.

 


Grade 7:  Heat in the Environment

Enhance your students’ understanding of heat as an energy source that has both positive and negative effects on the environment. This workshop will provide students with an opportunity to observe and investigate the effects of heat, as well as brainstorm and design ways to keep heat in or out for different challenges.

 


Grade 8: Systems in Action

In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to put their problem-solving skills to the test while designing a system that performs a function or meets a need. In addition, students will have the chance to explore qualitative and quantitative changes in mechanical advantage.

 


Discovery by Design (All Grades)

Students will have a blast in this workshop releasing their inner engineer! Instructors will introduce the engineering design cycle and how it can be applied to solve open-ended problems. Students will have the chance to plan, build, test, evaluate and repeat to come up with the best possible solution to a given design challenge.

 


Tech (Grades 3 – 8)

Get ready for an exciting introduction to coding and robotics in this workshop! Students will have the chance to participate in engaging activities that will introduce them to the basics of coding and how this code can be applied through robotics. We will provide the robots and laptops used during the workshop!