What is the Let's Talk Science Challenge?
The Let’s Talk Science Challenge is a team-based competitive event offered in the spring of each year to students in Grades 6-8 (ages 11-13) across Canada. This free, enrichment program includes an exciting Question & Answer Competition, a hands-on Engineering Challenge, and a team spirit activity named the Lorna Collins Spirit Award.
Preparation for the competition is important. Students will work in teams or individually to learn STEM concepts provided in a handbook prior to the competition. Let’s Talk Science also offers practice quizzes and design and build challenges available weekly throughout the Build & Learn weekly activities portion.
In addition to the virtual format offered since 2020, the 2023 Let’s Talk Science Challenge will be offered in-person at various locations to be announced in September.
Why participate in the Let's Talk Science Challenge?
The Let's Talk Science Challenge
- Provides an outlet for students who are not being challenged by the curriculum
- Inspires students to consider future education in STEM and potential STEM careers
- Enriches curriculum in eight subject areas
- Emphasizes team collaboration, cooperative learning and problem-solving skills
A great opportunity to meet role models from post-secondary campuses