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Grades 1-3

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Trees for Tomorrow

In this workshop, students will explore what makes up a healthy forest, and how tree and soil health is important for sustaining ecosystems. Students will consider how human actions affect forests, and how forests are important in combatting climate change. Discussions will focus on positive actionable steps students can take to protect plant and soil health in their communities.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sparky McCloud's Day Off

Extreme weather occurs in many wild ways, which is affected by climate change! This workshop explores these implications.

Engineering Volunteer Activities

Bridges, Strong and Stable Structures - Virtual Outreach

Students will get to learn about what a structure is and what materials can be used to build a strong and stable bridge.

Physics Volunteer Activities

Beaver Dam and Lodge Activity

Students build a beaver dam and lodge to understand what stable structures are and then they test their structure by placing a load on it - something heavy like a brick - and see if the force will make the structure collapse.


Cylinders and Everyday Structures (Grade 1)

Test different structures to see how strong they are!

Engineering Volunteer Activities

Cylinders and Shapes (Grade 3)

Students use paper and build different shaped columns, test them for strength, and are then challenged to make 4 columns using only paper that will hold the most weight.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Fat, Fur and Feathers

Students explore whether fat, fur and feathers keep them warm on snow/ice.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Butterfly Life Cycle (With Video)

Students build a life cycle of a butterfly and then watch a 10 minute clip from the Carleton University Butterfly Show.

Physics Volunteer Activities

Balloon Cars and Pompom Poppers

Students build pompom poppers and balloon cars to learn about forces causing movement.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Bird's Nest

Students read a book about nests and then build their own bird's nest.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Beautiful Bees

Students build a bee from foam balls and pipe cleaners to learn the anatomy of the bee, make a proboscis to "eat like a bee" and learn the bee waggle dance.


Properties of Liquids and their Interactions

Explore the properties of liquids and solids and how they interact.

Earth and Environmental Sciences


In this activity, students learn about the parts and functions of plants, the needs of seeds and plants, and play a game about why it's important to have different varieties of plants.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Science of Snowflakes

Create your own unique snowflake!


A-MAZE-zing Magnets

Make your own magnet maze!