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Astronaut Walking on Mars or the Moon

Earth vs. Mars

Grade
6 9
Learn about the characteristics of the Earth and Mars, two planets in our Solar System.
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Earth vs. Mars

Illustration of the Earth

Summer Symposium Series: Climate Career Resources

Grade
9 10 11 12
A career focused on climate change and sustainability would let you help people by working to help solve the biggest problems of our time.
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Summer Symposium Series: Climate Career Resources

Student going over materials and plans

Summer Symposium Series: Engineering Career Resources

Grade
9 10 11 12
A career in engineering would let you help people through designing and implementing the things they use in their daily lives.
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Summer Symposium Series: Engineering Career Resources

Hand placing a final block on top of a pyramid of blocks. Each has a healthcare-related symbol on its face.

Summer Symposium Series: Health Sciences Career Resources

Grade
9 10 11 12
A career in the health sciences would let you help people directly in a very 'hands-on' way!
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Summer Symposium Series: Health Sciences Career Resources

Package of seeds

Seeds and Germination

Learn what’s inside a tomato seed, how it travels, and all the things it needs to germinate and grow.
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Seeds and Germination

Scientist looking through a microscope (Bayer. Used with permission.)

Where Do New Medicines Come From?

Learn how new medicines are developed and tested in Canada.
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Where Do New Medicines Come From?

Aquifer with tap

Groundwater Sustainability: Protecting our Hidden Treasure

Learn about groundwater and why we should protect it.
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Groundwater Sustainability: Protecting our Hidden Treasure

Mars Perseverance rover

Exploration of the Planets in the Solar System

Learn about how spacecraft have helped us learn about our Solar System.
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Exploration of the Planets in the Solar System

Pluto lit by a distant Sun

Meet Our Dwarf Planets

Learn about the dwarf planets in our Solar System.
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Meet Our Dwarf Planets

Hands holding a hot mug

AI and Personal Vehicles

Learn how artificial intelligence systems are integrated in the vehicles we drive.
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AI and Personal Vehicles

Meteor seen through an opening in the trees

Meteoroids, Meteors and Meteorites

Learn about where and when to find meteoroids, meteors and meteorites.
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Meteoroids, Meteors and Meteorites

Jupiter’s atmosphere taken from NASA's Juno spacecraft

The Outer Solar System

Learn about the amazing planets and moons of the outer Solar System.
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The Outer Solar System

Chatbot communicating with person

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Learn about the fast-moving field of artificial intelligence and what it means in your life.
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What is Artificial Intelligence?

Robot thinking about a problem

What is Machine Learning?

Discover how computers can learn and find out about the three types of machine learning.
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What is Machine Learning?

Some examples of biomass

Generating Electricity: Biomass

Learn how biomass can be used to generate electricity.
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Generating Electricity: Biomass