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Get to grips with life, the universe, and everything! In this popular workshop, we explore the stuff that makes up our world through plenty of hands-on learning. The emphasis is on fun and real scientific investigation, as curious students are given the opportunity to make discoveries for themselves!

Participants develop their understanding of the scientific method by designing and carrying out their own experiments, growing in confidence, independence, and critical thinking skills.

In our fully-equipped lab facility, students become familiar with use of scientific instruments, including our high-end microscopes. We also complement practical activities with quality digital resources and use of virtual reality to make the subject matter come alive.

Each session is stand-alone and no experience is required. Are you ready to get up close and personal with your world?


WED - 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Skill Level


Grade Level

Gr 3-5

Session 1

WED: Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 30, 2019 [4:30 - 6:00 PM]

The Living World

Students get an overall introduction to biology and related chemistry through our proven, hands-on activities. Students will explore the living world, including learning to use microscopes to examine a variety of plant and animal specimens, begin to understand the periodic table and experiment with a variety of chemical interactions.

Week 1:

Tiny Worlds: Students will learn how to properly create slides and use a microscope, while examining various biological specimens.

Week 2:

Cells, The Building Blocks of Life! Students learn cell structure by building an animal or plant cell using various shop materials.

Week 3:

Botanical Wonders! Students learn about some of the stranger species of plants, including the dionaea muscipula, aka "Venus Fly Trap."

Week 4:

Zoological Surprises! Our favorite herpetologist visits with some of his favorite "friends."

Week 5:

Ecological Reactions: Students experiment with how bacteria reacts when introduced to different environmental elements.

Week 6:

What is DeoxyriboNucleic Acid: Students learn to extract DNA from fruit, examine it under a microscope and build a double helix model using edible creations.

Week 7:

States of Matter: Students get to observe how the typical lines between gases, liquids and solids are not so obvious.

Week 8:

Rainbow Tower: Students build a liquid tower, adding liquids of different densities and discussing why they float one atop another.

Session 2

WED: Nov 6, 2019 - Jan 15, 2020 [4:30 - 6:00 PM]
(No class on Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1)

Session 3

WED: Jan 22, 2020 - Mar 11, 2020 [4:30 - 6:00 PM]

Session 4

WED: Mar 18, 2020 - May 20, 2020 [4:30 - 6:00 PM]
(No class on Apr 1, Apr 8)

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