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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.

Students with arms raised, cheering at Let’s Talk Science Challenge quiz competition.

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
    near you!


About the Let's Talk Science Challenge