Virtual Discovery Centre

Our trained and talented 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 while availability lasts.   

Workshops

Take part in our curriculum-connected workshops led by our Science Educators, from the comfort of your classroom! Workshops are designed for a maximum of 30 participants.

Ask us about discounts for multiple workshops at your school! 

PP-Grade 3

Creature Detective

Students will become detectives and investigate a mystery creature (psst- the Red Wiggler worm!) Learn what it means to be a living thing, how different animals compare and how they interact with the environment. This interactive workshop is tiered by grade to student learning objectives and abilities.

Class kit includes prepared craft materials to create a paper worm habitat and a mini magnifying glass keychain for each student. Required but not included is clear tape. Optional supplies are drawing/colouring supplies.

30-minutes | $125

Grade P – Living Things

Grade 1 – Needs of Living Things

Grade 2-6

We’re ‘Wheely’ Moving!

How can we make something move? How should we join materials together? What simple machines are essential for rolling and how do they work? We’re Wheely Moving challenges students to complete two engineering tasks tiered to their grade level, while also considering forces at play. This fast-paced motion-packed workshop encourages students to think about purpose and design as they build and test their own car.

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.

45-minutes | $175

Grade 2 – Motion

Grade 3 – Structures

Grade 5 – Forces and Simple Machines

Grade 4-6

Geology Rocks

Rocks, minerals, and all their uses come to life in this virtual workshop. Students undergo hands-on investigations to classify real geological samples and gain insights into dynamics of the Earth’s crust through the rock cycle! 

Bin rental includes geological sample kits (3 rocks, 3 minerals, streak plate) individually packaged per student. Bonus mystery rock sample included for further classroom investigation! 

1-hour | $300

*Workshops for two classes.

Grade 4 - Rocks and Minerals

Grade 4-6

From the Maritimes to the Moon!

Journey into the night sky to learn about the Earth, Moon, and constellations in this space exploration workshop! Students will investigate technology used in space exploration, including work happening right now in Atlantic Canada, and embark on a mission to design and assemble their very own crafty Cube Satellite.

Class kit includes cardstock cube satellite template for each student, stickers, and paper cut-outs for decoration. Required supply that is not included is a glue stick for each student.

1-hour | $175

Grade 6 – Components of space; Innovations used in space exploration

Grade 6-9

Silly Circuits

Did you know that a banana 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 parallel circuit templates, LEDs, copper tape, and a battery. All individually packaged per student. Required supplies that are not included are scissors and drawing/coloring supplies.

1-hour | $175

Grade 6 – Electricity

Grade 4

Geology Rocks!

The rock cycle, 3 main rocks categories, and the many uses of rocks and minerals come to life in this 1-hour workshop.  Students use real rock samples as they undergo investigations and gain insights into the Earth and it’s abundance of rocks

1-hour

Science 4: Rocks, minerals and erosion

Included with the price of booking: 

  • Tech Check session 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 workshop selection 

Classroom requirements: 

  • Stable internet connection 
  • Laptop or PC with microphone and webcam 
  • Class-facing speakers and screen/projector
  • Zoom or Google Meet account

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