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LTS Challenge

Are you up for the Let's Talk Science Challenge?

Student looking at laptop, smiling
Student looking at laptop, smiling
Location

Canada

Cost
FREE
Format
Webinar
Who should attend?
Student
Grade
6, 7, 8

Discover the Let's Talk Science Challenge - a free, fully virtual event that encourages creativity and engagement in STEM learning inside and outside the classroom.

The Let’s Talk Science Challenge supports the development of positive attitudes towards science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for Grade 6-8 students leading to sustained interest in these areas later in their schooling.

At a time when students are on the cusp of making important decisions about their high school course choices, participation in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge gives them a unique, positive experience with STEM. Participation is completely free, so everyone can join!

Don't miss out! Discover the fun of STEM today! 

What is the Let's Talk Science Challenge?

The Let's Talk Science Challenge provides a unique, stimulating and fun way to experience STEM for all participants. 

This competition that takes place in the spring of each year for students in Grade 6-8 across Canada includes a Question and Answer competition and a hands-on engineering challenge. This variety of activities allows students to experience STEM in theory and beyond!

Preparation for the competition is important. Working in teams or individually, students will learn STEM concepts provided in a Study Handbook prior to the competition. There will also be practice quizzes and design and build challenges available weekly so that participants can prepare for the final competition!

Registration is open!
To register, you will need to click on the "register" button on Eventbrite. Then, select the date and times of the Final Question and Answer Competition that you wish to attend. If you are not sure which day you would like to attend , please select the “no day option.” No matter which ticket you choose, you will automatically be registered for the Play & Learn Weekly Activities and all the others Final Events. Please note that the number of tickets represents the number of adults who are registering students. You should select multiple tickets only if you want to register multiple classrooms under different educators' names and email addresses. If you select more than one ticket, you will need to fill in all the information for each ticket (number of students, schools, your name, etc.). You will also receive emails, Zoom link, Flipgrid username, etc. for each ticket you selected.


About the 2022 edition

This year's edition will be virtual, meaning that regardless of your learning environment, it will be possible for you and your students to participate. To help you adapt the program to your situation, we have prepared a document with tips that you can download below.

 

Schedule

Table with Let's Talk Science schedule

 

The Play and Learn Weekly activities, which are preparation activities for the final competition, will start on Monday, February 14 and last until Friday, April 22. The weekly quizzes will be offered live in English on Tuesdays at 10-11 a.m. EST, Wednesdays at 1-2 p.m. EST and Wednesdays at 7-8 p.m. EST. The Design and Build Challenges will be published on Fridays.

The Final Culminating Events will start on Friday, April 15 with the Lorna Collins Spirit Award. Students will have until Monday, May 2 to submit their videos. The Final Engineering Challenge will be released on Monday, April 25 and students will have until Monday, May 16 to submit their project. Finally, the Question and Answer competition will be held at four times:

  • Tuesday, May 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. EST
  • Saturday, May 21 from 12:20-2:30 p.m. EST
  • Wednesday, May 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. EST
  • Friday, May 27 from 1:00-3:00 pm EST

Additional Information and Resources

Theory Component: All the live activities will be held on Zoom. Recordings will be provided.

 

Hands-on and Team Spirit Components: All the asynchronous activities will be offered through Flipgrid. 

 

If you have any issues with the platforms we are using, please contact us by emailing challenge@outreach.letstalkscience.ca  and we will see how we can help.