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The Nature of Science

What is science? In this activity, youth learn about the different ways of studying the world around us. They will use the scientific method to design and test an alka seltzer rocket.

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


Nitrogen cycles through our ecosystems. It is an essential nutrient for many living things and plays a key role in the environment. However, too much nitrogen can be harmful.


Food Web Jenga - Climate Change Extension

Students will learn about the importance of food webs and how climate change can disrupt them.

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.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Digestive System (Grade 5)

Students model how food travels through our digestive system and do a digestive system art work.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Bird's Nest

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

Earth & Environmental Volunteer Activities

Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Clay Pressings

Students will learn about biodiversity and ecosystems and create clay castings of leaves or seeds.

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.

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

Biodiversity of Trees

Students learn about the biodiversity of trees and make clay pressings.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Biodiversity of Flowering Plants

Become a botanist for a day by learning how to collect samples and dry them for future use.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tomatosphere (Virtual)

This activity is a virtual delivery option for the Tomatosphere: Setting up the Seed Investigation workshop.


Eat like a Bee

Explore how a bee eats and learn about pollination!