Virtual Discovery Centre

Our educators will make learning fun through live virtual classroom visit and class-favourite hands-on science workshops. Register today for one of our curriculum-connected experiences, from the comfort of your classroom! Workshops are designed for a maximum of 30 participants and are hosted over Zoom.

Ask us about discounts for multiple workshops at your school! 

Workshops

Creature Detective

PP – Discovery and Invention
PR – Life Science: Living Things
GR 1 – Life Science: Needs of Living things
GR 2 – Life Science: Animal Growth and Changes 

Learners will become detectives and investigate a mystery creature (psst – the Red Wiggler worm!) to discovery what it means to be a living thing! This interactive workshop gives learners a glimpse into the life of a composting worm. And empowers learners to consider how human actions like composting waste can support balance in our environment. 

Class kit includes prepared craft materials to create a paper worm that can be ‘fed’ (gr. PP-P) or a paper worm habitat and mini worm puppet (gr. 1-2).

30-minutes | $125

We’re Wheely Moving

GR 2 – Physical Science: Motion
GR 3 – Physical Science: Structures
Gr 5 – Physical Science: Forces and Simple Machines  

How can I build an object that moves? How can I change how an object moves? Learners explore these questions as they complete two engineering challenges in this fast-paced, motion-packed workshop. Learners are encouraged to think about purpose, design, and the factors that effect motion, as they build and launch their own gravity and wind-powered cars. 

Class kit includes a set of materials to make a wheel and axle pair, sticks and construction paper for each student, and a roll of masking tape. Required supplies that are not included are recyclables for each student to use as a body for their car, scissors, and a surface with supports to act as a ramp.

Required supplies (not included): a recyclable for each student to use as a body for their car, scissors, and a surface with supports to act as a ramp 

1-hour | $175

Earth to Orbit: Mission to Space

GR 6 – Earth and Space Science: Space 

Journey into space to learn about our Moon, constellations and the planets in our solar system! Learners will investigate technology used in space exploration, including work happening in Atlantic Canada, and embark on a mission to assemble their very own crafty Cube Satellite with a space exploration or monitoring mission in mind. 

Class kit includes cardstock cube satellite template for each student and stickers for decoration. Required supply that is not included is a glue stick for each student. Suggested supply that is not included is a ruler or straight edge.

1-hour | $175

Silly Circuits

GR 6 – Physical Science: Electricity (Circuits)
GR 9 – Characteristics of Electricity (Series and Parallel Circuits) 

Did you know a pickle could be part of a circuit? Explore current electricity through series, parallel and silly circuits – anything from fruit to a fork! During this workshop students will compare conductors and insulators using conventional, silly, and surprising materials. Students are challenged to apply what they learned and assemble their own artistic paper circuit to light up an LED!

Class kit includes circuit templates, LEDs, copper tape, and batteries for all students and the teacher to complete the activity, plus a teacher guide with trouble shooting tips. Required supplies that are not included are scissors and drawing/coloring supplies.

1-hour | $175

Included with the price of booking: 

  • Tech Check session (optional) with Discovery Centre Science Educator before the program to ensure a high-quality classroom experience 
  • Hands-on science workshop materials, mailed or delivered by Discovery Centre staff to your school, depending on location

Classroom requirements: 

  • Stable internet connection 
  • Laptop or PC with microphone and webcam 
  • Class-facing speakers and screen/projector
  • Access to Zoom. Please let us know if your school cannot use Zoom, we are happy to accommodate.

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