Workshop Topics

2020 Workshop Topics


Workshops are available for grades K-8!


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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: Properties of Liquids and Solids


This interactive workshop will allow your students to explore the properties exhibited by different forms of matter, as well as how liquids and solids can interact with each other to produce interesting results.

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: Properties of and Changes in Matter


This workshop will introduce concepts about the three commonly found states of matter and their characteristics. They will learn about chemical and physical changes, as well as interact with experiments that demonstrate different properties of matter.


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:  Form and Function


Enhance your students’ understanding of structural design, including recognition of the economic and environmental restrictions that apply. This workshop will give your students the opportunity to explore how internal and external forces act on a structure, which will further solidify their understanding of the importance of sound structural design in the building process.


Grade 8: Water Systems


Students in this workshop will learn about the importance of properly functioning water systems on Earth. This will include exploring the various uses of water in our day-to day lives. Students will also be given the opportunity to experiment with building their own water filtration system.



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 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!