2018 Workshop Topics
We are excited to announce our 2018 workshop topics, use the quick-links below to help navigate!
Grade 2: Properties of Liquids and Solids
This interactive workshop will allow your students to explore the differences between and the properties of liquids and solids in a hands-on format. Students will be introduced to how these various properties affect their everyday lives and the environment surrounding them.
Grade 3: Forces Causing Movement
Students will have the chance to explore different forces, such as wind, magnetism, pushes and pulls and how these forces can cause the movement of objects. How forces can be used to manipulate materials will be explored in hands-on design activities.
Grade 4: Rocks and Minerals
In this workshop, students will have the chance to explore different characteristics and properties rocks and minerals and how these properties are a result of how they were formed. Students will also be introduced to the many functions of rocks and minerals in the environment and how they affect our daily lives.
Grade 5: Properties of and Changes in Matter
This workshop will introduce your students to the concept of matter. Students will explore the three states of matter in a hands-on way and how each state presents have unique characteristics. Physical and chemical changes of matter will also be introduced to students. The impact that these properties of matter have on their use and their effects on the environment and society will also be explored.
Grade 6: Flight
Engage your students in the principles of flight through an interactive workshop covering the four forces of flight and what aspects of a structures make them capable of flight. Instructors will introduce the properties of air and how these properties directly affect flight. Students will be given the opportunity to create their own flying machines during this workshop.
Grade 7: Form and Function
Deepen your students understanding of how the form of various structures is related to the function that they have and the forces they experience. Hands on activities will allow students to design, build and test structures of their own design and determine the ideal way to ensure their structures stay standing no matter the force applied.
Grade 8: Systems in Action
Students in this workshop will have the chance to explore the various types of systems while using important social and environmental considerations to develop their own systems. Instructors will present open-ended problems for students to solve in order to introduce the components of systems and concepts such as work, energy, force and efficiency.
Discovery by Design (All Grades)
Students will have a blast in this workshop releasing their inner engineer! Students will be introduced to 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 at repeat to come up with the best possible solution.
Tech (Grades 3 to 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!