Classroom Presentations - Grade 8

Classroom presentations are 1 hour unless indicated.
Maximum of 30 students per presentation.

Beyond the Naked Eye: An Introduction to the Scanning Electron Microscope – 1.5 hours, $30.00 surcharge *ALL NEW!

Dive into the world of microscopy and explore the wonders of the microscopic world! Students will learn how something as simple as lens or as small as an electron can lead us to great scientific discoveries. Students will examine a variety of specimens using magnifying glasses, dissecting and compound microscopes, and even a scanning electron microscope! 

Additional Program Requirements: a white surface or projection screen, two (2) or more electrical outlets.

Curriculum Connections 

  • Grade 8 – Unit B: Cells and Systems, Unit C: Light and Optical Systems

 Program supported by NSERC’s PromoScience program:


Pump Mechanics

  • Mechanical Systems

How can pressurized aire help create moving parts for simple machines? Students use LEGO® Pneumatic Kits to study the basics of pneumatics.

Roller Coaster Science - 1.5 hours

  • Mechanical Systems

Can your team harness the potential energy of gravity to build a fast, exciting roller coaster? Study how the design and mechanical elements of your roller coaster affect the kinetic energy of the system.

Eyes on Optics

  • Light and Optical Systems

Focus your students' attention on the nature of light using laser mazes, diffraction gratings, and an array of optic tools. Test the refraction indices of different materials and recreate Newton's spectrum experiments.  Reflect on how optics light up the world around us.