Indigenous Career Stories⟶
Students explore a variety of STEM-related careers from the perspective of Indigenous professionals.
Do Woodpeckers Get Concussions?⟶
Pecking puts a lot of force on a woodpecker’s brain. But scientists think woodpecker bodies are adapted to help keep them from being injured during pecking-related collisions.
How are the World's Bee Populations Doing?⟶
Bees are important for agriculture. But bee populations face threats. This resource looks at Colony Collapse Disorder, herbicides & pesticides, and more.
What is Ocean Warming and Why Does It Matter?
Oceans absorb the greatest amount of solar radiation on Earth. Ocean warming can lead to glaciers melting and ocean acidification.
How Do We See Colour?
How does the human eye see visible light as colour? And why do some people see more colours than others?
Who Created the Electronic Synthesizer?
A Canadian researcher built the first voltage-controlled synthesizer in the 1940s.
The Optics of Telescopes
Learn about telescopes, how they work & why they're important to astronomers.
What is Sound and How do we Hear it?
Learn how sound travels in waves and how it is measured in this backgrounder.
Using stethoscopes, doctors can use sound waves to detect various health issues. Learn how this device has evolved since it was invented in 1816!
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Learn about the fast-moving field of artificial intelligence and what it can mean for students.
AI and Personal Vehicles
Learn how artificial intelligence systems are integrated in the vehicles we drive.
AI and Computer Vision
Learn about how computers see and learn to recognize objects and human faces.
How Sugar Affects the Brain
Consuming sugary foods and drinks activates your brain’s reward system - the same system that can cause addiction.
How Can Your Doctor Use the Data in You?
Scientists are training artificial intelligence to diagnose injuries using x-rays and other medical imagery of you (and millions of others). What improvements and other changes might this bring to the health care system?
Can Your Own Cells Cure Cancer?
When a person has cancer, CAR-T Therapy uses their own cells to destroy the cancer cells in their body.
They may seem out there, but these are real jobs! Or they will be soon…
Farming in space, custom designing 3D printed organs for transplant, or building robots that do the jobs you don’t want to do - that’s not science fiction, that’s a real job! Watch all of our “That’s a Real Job” videos on our STEM career website.
Invite a Volunteer to your Classroom or Community Event
Take STEM out of the textbook. The Let’s Talk Science Outreach program has partnered with post-secondary institutions across Canada to build a community of trained volunteers, ready to lead hands-on STEM activities in your classroom or community event, at no cost to you.