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Chemistry

Mix It Up

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

Biology

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.
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Fight or Flight? The Science of Stress - Virtual

Physics

High Flyers

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

Information Technology

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.
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The Dots

Biology

Storytime - Microscope Fun

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

Biology

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

Earth & Environmental Science

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Students will go on an outdoor scavenger hunt to find things related to nature and the environment.
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Nature Scavenger Hunt

Engineering

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.
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Bridges, Strong and Stable Structures - Virtual Outreach

Information Technology

Storytime - Programming on Paper

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

Health Sciences

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

Physics

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.
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Beaver Dam and Lodge Activity

Biology

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.
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Beautiful Bees

Engineering

Bridges (Grade 7)

Students are introduced to form and function of structures and then build a bridge given certain limitations.
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Bridges (Grade 7)

Biology

Butterfly Biodiversity (Grade 6)

Students learn about butterfly biodiversity, build a butterfly biodiversity mobile from simple materials, and watch a clip from the Carleton University butterfly show.
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Butterfly Biodiversity (Grade 6)

Engineering

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.
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Cylinders and Shapes (Grade 3)