Classroom Workshops - FULLY BOOKED FOR 2019

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Science AL!VE will be offering the following workshops this school year!

In May-June 2019 we will have our regular STEM workshops at the prices below. Registration will open at 9am on Thursday November 1st! More information on topics and curriculum coming soon!

STEM Workshop Costs - 2019 topics below

If multiple classes from one school are registering, please schedule them to be on the same day(s).

Our workshops bring enthusiastic instructors to your classroom, to engage students in STEM and the BC Science Curriculum! We combine theory and application with interactive hands-on activities, experiments and demonstrations. Students are able to explore science, engineering and technology in a fun and interactive manner, while satisfying curriculum requirements. To book please email saadmin@sfu.ca

Please note that due to material limitations we are only able to provide two workshops of the same topic at the same time.

STEM Workshop Costs

  • Our 2 hour workshops are $100 each. Discounts are available for schools that book multiple workshops. These discounts are based on the considerable savings in transportation costs.
  • 2 workshops at $95 each = $190 (Same day: 1 morning, 1 afternoon or 2 morning or 2 afternoon)
  • 4 workshops at $90 each = $360 (Same day: 2 morning, 2 afternoon)
  • 4 workshops at $90 each = $360 (Same day: 4 morning or 4 afternoon)
  • 8 workshops at $85 each = $680 (Same day: 4 morning and 4 morning)

 

Sample Schedule*:

School: Name of School             Date: 05/12/15                Contact information: Name, phone, and email

Time: 9:00am-11:15am (with a 15 min break for recess between 10:30 and 10:45)

Workshop 1 Teacher A Gr. 2 28 kids Room 214
Workshop 2 Teacher B Gr. 5 25 kids Room 222
Workshop 3 Teacher C Gr. 4 29 kids Room 129
Workshop 4 Teacher D Gr. 3 23 kids Room 101


Lunch

1:00pm-3:00 pm

Workshop 1 Teacher E Gr. 3 28 kids Room 450
Workshop 2 Teacher F Gr. 7 27 kids Room 104
Workshop 3 Teacher G Gr. 2 32 kids Room 211
Workshop 4 Teacher H Gr. 6 29 kids Room 412


*Please note this an example of a typical 8 workshop schedule. We understand that schools run on a variety of schedules and we can shorten workshops if it works better for your school. We are flexible with recess and can run fewer workshops if you do not want 8. We allow a maximum of 2 of the same topic running simultaneously (i.e. two morning Radical Reactions workshops).

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We're happy to modify the schedule to meet your school's needs.

STEM Workshop Topics 2019! - FULLY BOOKED

 

Kindergarten - "Seasonal Changes" 

It’s raining, it’s pouring, in Winter the bears are snoring!  This workshop will allow students to journey through the four seasons and learn about various types of weather and temperature changes along the way! They will also explore how different living organisms adapt in response to these seasonal changes.

PLOs: Science K - Seasonal changes. Weather changes.

 

Grade 1 - "Beautiful British Columbia!"

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a spawning salmon! This workshop will introduce students to a variety of local wonders including - plants, animals, landforms and more! Focus will be placed on identifying local species and understanding the broader ecosystems of British Columbia. 

PLOs: Science 1 - Names of local plants and animals. Structural features of living things in the local environment. Behavioural adaptations of animals in local environments.

 

Grade 2 - "Mysterious Math/Scratch" 

Can you help us decode an ancient message? How about solve word problems by acting them out? In this workshop students will explore mathematical patterns and relationships, try their hand at basic block coding and build mental math strategies!

PLOs: Math 2 - Develop mental math strategies and abilities to make sense of quantities. Repeating and increasing patterns. Use of technology to explore mathematics.

 

Grade 3 - "Engineering Olympics!"

If you can dream it, you can build it! In this workshop students will work together to complete various engineering challenges. Topics covered include the engineering process, structural design and how to use trial and error along the way.

PLOs: Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 3 - Use trial and error to make changes, solve problems, or incorporate new ideas from self or others. Reflect on their ability to work effectively both as individuals and collaboratively in a group. Identify needs and opportunities for designing, through exploration.

 

Grade 4 - "Engaging Energy"

Did you know that energy cannot be created or destroyed? In this workshop, students will explore: conservation of energy, transformation of energy and environmental applications of various types of energy including light, sound, chemical and mechanical.

PLOs: Science 4 - Energy: has various forms and is conserved. Devices that transform energy. Physical changes of matter.

 

Grade 5 - "Human Body"

Did you know your moth produces about one litre of saliva each day? In this workshop students will be introduced to the basic structures and functions of the digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems of the human body!

PLOs: Science 5 - Basic structures and functions of body systems: digestive, respiratory and circulatory

 

Grade 6 - "Solar System"

True or False: Millions of meteoroids travel through Earth's atmosphere each day. It’s true! Join us in our solar system workshop to learn about the position, motion, and components of our solar system in our galaxy!

PLOS: Science 6 - The overall scale, structure, and age of the universe. The position, motion, and components of our solar system in our galaxy.

 

Grade 7 - "Climate Change" 

Have you ever thought about your carbon footprint? What happens to plastic after you throw it away or recycle it? This workshop will introduce students to the topic of climate change and allow them to learn about the many global issues that arise from human action and excessive greenhouse gas emissions. Students will also get to propose new technologies and solutions to solve these issues!

PLOs: Science 7- Evidence of climate change over geological time and the recent impacts of humans.