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Hands-on Activities

Astronaut cartoon

Can you program Dot to get back to Earth?

Using Scratch, create a program that will get Dot back to Earth.

Colourful 3D shapes

Can you debug these 3D shapes?

Using cubes, build a 3D shape based off of pictures taken from different perspectives.

Graph paper with pencil crayons

Can you code a program with graph paper?

Create a code to travel from the start square to the end square of a graph paper or draw a picture.

 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.

Space lander

How can we land a model space probe?

Design and build a model space probe.

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.

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!

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!

Circle of colours

What is white light?

Find out what happens if you spin the colours of the rainbow in this hands-on activity.

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.

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.

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!

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!

How do I construct a terrarium?

How do I construct a terrarium?

You can make your own terrarium for growing plants!

Is a green apple always green?

Is a green apple always green?

What does light have to do with colour? Observe some colourful fruit under different conditions to learn why we see the colours we see!