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On-Demand Professional Learning Webinars

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Discover our on-demand professional learning webinars today! Explore a variety of topics, including computational thinking, inquiry-based learning, and design thinking. Available in English and French.
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Building Futures and Trust through STEM Education

There is a high demand for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills in multiple disciplines to drive the innovation needed to thrive. In a post-pandemic world facing a climate crisis, we need youth to develop the ability to question the status quo and hone the innovative skills necessary to move quickly towards a prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future. How do we do that? Engaging youth in STEM education from early years through high school encourages all students to imagine the impossible and push boundaries.

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Join the Let’s Talk Science STEM Club!

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Join us with your class for fun and interactive STEM activities intended for Grade 4-6 students! Each week features a different hands-on activity using minimal, low-cost materials. Students will also have the chance to learn from and ask questions to inspiring STEM role models. STEM Club is ideal for busy educators and caregivers, no matter what their learning environment looks like!
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Begin the Design and Build Journey: Discover camouflaged creatures

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This session will introduce educators to the design and build process using contextual problem solving as students work to design and build a camouflaged creature.

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STEM Storytime - Rainbows

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Join Let's Talk Science Outreach to read Amy E. Cherrix and Michael Maurer's book, "Curious George Discovers the Rainbow" and complete a hands-on science activity about light and rainbows! In this activity, students will learn about the colours of a rainbow and how rainbows are formed. Then they will use everyday household items to create their own rainbow.
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Kick-off to Coding : Coding Unplugged

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Did you know that you can start teaching coding without using the internet, electronic devices or robotics kits? Unplugged coding activities provide students with the opportunity to learn the basics of programming while developing computational skills like algorithmic thinking, debugging and testing. Join us in discovering classroom-ready strategies and resources that will challenge your students and get them excited about coding!

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STEM Storytime – Butterfly Show

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Join Let's Talk Science Outreach to read Bill Martin's book, “Ten Little Caterpillars” and learn more about caterpillars and butterflies!

In our previous session, students learned about the butterfly life cycle. In this session, students will get to experience a live virtual tour from inside the Nesbitt Greenhouses at Carleton University’s Butterfly Show in Ottawa, Canada. As butterflies fly in the air they’ll learn a few fascinating facts and have the opportunity to ask some questions.

No materials are required for this activity.

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LIVE STEM | Clothing and Climate

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October 4 & 5, 2022

In this 2-day broadcast series, students will develop their skills of brainstorming, reflecting, planning and communicating as they explore how their clothing choices impact climate and plan for a design and build challenge related to clothing and climate. Each broadcast will be 45 minutes in length.

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Exploring outdoors: Discovering Math in Nature

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Are you interested in connecting math with nature? Join us for an exciting webinar to explore examples of mathematics in our natural world. Build your confidence by exploring geometric shapes, common patterns, symmetry and tessellations in nature. Discover a learning strategy that can be scaffolded for use both inside and outside of the classroom. Finally, examine opportunities for mathematics to be integrated across different subject areas to achieve curriculum outcomes.

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Let's Connect: Light Up Your Classrooms this Fall!

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Join our Let's Talk Science Relationships Team for an information session on our various Fall offerings. The team will highlight new and upcoming programming and events for students, including our Lunar Rover Research Challenge project, as well as various professional learning opportunities for educators.
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Who Can Become a Scientist?

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Who can become a scientist? is a symposium hosted by the University of Victoria for a high school-age audience that discusses equity, diversity, and inclusion issues in science. We will reflect on the traditional image of scientists and the importance of leveraging support from role models and mentors to increase diversity in STEM.

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Hands-on Activity Training: Trees for Tomorrow

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Join us as we demonstrate one of our newest hands-on activities: Trees for Tomorrow. This workshop is intended for Let's Talk Science Outreach volunteers.
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National STEM Projects

Engage your students in real science

Natural curiosity and the thrill of discovery engages participants in Let’s Talk Science’s national science projects. Available for all grade levels, these projects are based on real scientific problems.

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Request a Volunteer

Our volunteers are catalysts for learning

Our trained and enthusiastic Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteers pass on their passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to Canada’s future citizens.

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