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.
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.
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.
Students will learn about the importance of food webs and how climate change can disrupt them.
Students build a life cycle of a butterfly and then watch a 10 minute clip from the Carleton University Butterfly Show.
Students model how food travels through our digestive system and do a digestive system art work.
Students will learn about biodiversity and ecosystems and create clay castings of leaves or seeds.
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.
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.
Become a botanist for a day by learning how to collect samples and dry them for future use.
This activity is a virtual delivery option for the Tomatosphere: Setting up the Seed Investigation workshop.