Grades 11-12

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.).
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Animal Adaptations

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.
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Food Web Jenga

Health Sciences Volunteer Activities

Viral Vaccines SARS-CoV-2

Students learn about pandemics, coronaviruses and vaccines and then design a vaccine using information on the SARS-CoV-2 virus structure.
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Viral Vaccines SARS-CoV-2

Chemistry Volunteer Activities

The Application of Polymers: Plastics!

Students are introduced to different types of household plastics and the concept of polymers and then complete two related experiments.
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The Application of Polymers: Plastics!

Health Sciences Volunteer Activities

Amazing Race Personal Genomics

Students go through a pipeline of some of the tasks needed to be done for a patient to get their genome sequenced from point A, all the way to point B where the patient will receive their personalized treatment.
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Amazing Race Personal Genomics

Information Technology Volunteer Activities

Trip To Mars

This activity consists of coding and engineering/physics problems that students go through on how to launch a rocket and get to Mars.
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Trip To Mars

Information Technology Volunteer Activities

Ask A Scientist

A virtual interview with a scientist where volunteers lead an interactive session about themselves, their interest in science, their career path, etc.
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Ask A Scientist

Biotechnology Volunteer Activities

Gel Electrophoresis of Biological Dyes

Learn how to complete a gel electophoresis and how it is used to separate different molecules in a sample!
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Gel Electrophoresis of Biological Dyes