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Space lander

How can we land a model space probe?

Design and build a model space probe.
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How can we land a model space probe?

 Old electromagnet

How can I build an electromagnet that moves paperclips?

Design and build an electromagnet which can carry paperclips over a distance of one metre.
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How can I build an electromagnet that moves paperclips?

Hut on a tiny island

How can we build a structure that protects toy people from wind?

Design and build a structure that protects toy people from the wind.
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How can we build a structure that protects toy people from wind?

Gordie Howe International Bridge: Fluor Project Between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario

Build a Paper Bridge

Build and test a bridge made out of nothing but paper!
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Build a Paper Bridge

Paddleboat on the Fraser River, BC

How can we make a paddle boat?

Make and test a model paddle boat and learn about potential and kinetic energy.
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How can we make a paddle boat?

compass pointing north

How can I tell which way is north at night?

Do you like to look at the stars? What can you identify in the night sky? Try finding some important constellations tonight!
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How can I tell which way is north at night?

How do animals hide?

How do animals hide?

Play a game of hide and seek to discover how animals can hide in plain sight!
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How do animals hide?

Circle of colours

What is white light?

Find out what happens if you spin the colours of the rainbow in this hands-on activity.
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What is white light?

Why can we see shadows at night?

Why can we see shadows at night?

Take a walk after dark to find shadows.
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Why can we see shadows at night?

How can I move water with just a comb?

How can I move water with just a comb?

Have you ever experienced static electricity? Like when you pull a wool sweater over your head in the winter? See what else static electricity can do in this hands-on activity.
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How can I move water with just a comb?

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

Explore the greenhouse effect and learn about the impacts it can have on the environment.
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What is the Greenhouse Effect?

How does water move up a plant?

How does water move up a plant?

Do an experiment with celery to learn about the structures that help plants take up water.
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How does water move up a plant?

Is there a difference between baking powder and baking soda?

Is there a difference between baking powder and baking soda?

Explore acid-base chemical reactions that really get things bubbling in the kitchen!
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Is there a difference between baking powder and baking soda?

Why is everything so small down there?

Why is everything so small down there?

Explore how we see things far and near and from different angles. It's all about perspective!
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Why is everything so small down there?

How do I construct a terrarium?

How do I construct a terrarium?

You can make your own terrarium for growing plants!
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How do I construct a terrarium?