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Grades 4-6

Psychology Volunteer Activities

IN-SYNC’s Dancing Along to Belong!

Students will learn how to feel closer to their peers even while being apart during the pandemic through learning about movement synchrony and learning a dance together.

Earth & Environmental Science Volunteer Activities

Invasive Species in Hamilton Harbour

Students will be introduced to ecosystems and the differences between native and invasive species, with a focus on fish that can be found in Hamilton Harbour.

Chemistry Volunteer Activities

Mix It Up

Students explore why some things dissolve but not others by learning about particle interactions.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Fight or Flight? The Science of Stress - Virtual

Students will explore what happens in their nervous system, endocrine system and circulatory system when their brain detects stressful situations.

Physics Volunteer Activities

High Flyers

Students explore various aspects of flight and apply their knowledge by designing and testing paper planes.

Information Technology Volunteer Activities

The Dots

Students learn about how data in computers is stored and transmitted as a series of zeros and ones and complete an activity to represent words and numbers using just these two symbols.

Astronomy and Space Science Volunteer Activities

Make a Crater!

Students will be building their very own crater and testing different sized balls from various heights to see how their crater size may differ.

Astronomy and Space Science Volunteer Activities

Constellation Viewers

Students will learn about stars and create a "constellation viewer" where they can create a constellation to look at.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Storytime - Microscope Fun

Read "Greg's Microscope" and learn about microscopes by building your own.

Information Technology Volunteer Activities

Storytime - Programming on Paper

Read "If: Ball, Then: Catch" and learn about the basics of programming using just paper and pencil.

Storytime - Who Likes the Wind?

Storytime - Who Likes the Wind?

Read "Who Likes the Wind?" and learn about wind and renewable energy.

Physics Volunteer Activities

Storytime - Balloon Magic

Read "Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon" and learn about the properties of light.

Storytime - Cloud in a Jar

Storytime - Cloud in a Jar

Read "The Cloud Spinner" and learn about the water cycle in nature.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Animal Adaptations

Students have the opportunity explore different ways that animals insulate themselves to stay warm in winter by testing different insulating materials in ice cold water (e.g., fur, cotton balls, foil, thermal sock, etc.).

Biology Volunteer Activities

Food Web Jenga

Students will learn about food chains and trophic levels, and then gain an appreciation for the complexity and interconnectedness of ecosystems and how food chains are affected by environmental events using a game of Jenga with colour-coded blocks.