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Strand D: Form, Function, and Design of Structures

Rolls of aluminum

Chemistry in the Aluminum Industry


Learn about the role of chemistry in the aluminum industry.

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VR Career Exploration


Students will learn about virtual reality technology and explore careers using this technology.

Cedarburg water tower

Design & Build a Water Tower


Students will design and build a model water tower and learn why these structures are important for many communities. Grade 8 extensions are also included.

Engineers and architect looking at blueprints

Careers in Building and Design


Students explore careers that involve designing and building structures and devices.

Woman working on her laptop in a modern glass office

Exploring Careers in STEM Grade 7


Students will expand their knowledge of STEM career types related to a topic they are studying in science.

Side table with mug and plant

Form, Function and Ergonomics in Our Lives


Students will explore the relationship between form, function and ergonomics of common objects.

Group of students working together

Team Tower Challenge


Students will explore what it means to be a member of a team and highlight the skills and qualities that make one a good team member.

Michaella Chemello cuisinant et servant des crêpes au Stampede de Calgary

Michaella Chemello

Engineer in Training (Civil)

I am a Civil/Structural Engineer-In-Training at Fluor Canada.
Student going over materials and plans

Summer Symposium Series: Engineering Career Resources


A career in engineering would let you help people through designing and implementing the things they use in their daily lives.

Fairy Sahay

Fairy Sahay

Civil Engineer (Green Economy Project)

I work to protect, conserve and restore natural resources.
Electrical engineers at work

Engineering a Future Career


Students explore the different branches of engineering and discover the similarities and differences between them.

Creative ideas picture

Attributes and Skills of Innovators


Students explore the attributes and skills that can make someone a successful innovator.

Ethical hacker

Careers of the Future


Students will learn about potential careers of the future and create their own job description.

Hut on a tiny island

How can we build a structure that protects toy people from wind?

Hands-on Activities

How could you design and build a structure that protects toy people from the wind?

Rock climbers

How Can I Take Responsible Risks?


Students share examples of responsible risk-taking and reflect on how they can take risks.