Community Presentations

Science in Motion (SIM) offers evening presentations to serve the needs of communities across Alberta.

SIM Program Guide 2017-2018
(printable PDF)

Fill out the Online Booking Form, or call the Bookings Office at 780-451-3344.

If the SIM team is on-location at a school in your community, you can book a Community Presentation. 

Community Presentations require a large space, such as a gymnasium, community centre or public library, two tables, a garbage bin, two or mote electrical outlets and access to water.

Cost: $300 {+GST). Please call our Bookings Office at 780-451-3344 to find out when the SIM team will be in your area.

Community Presentations* available:

Bite Sized Science

A bit of this and that… ‘So This is Science’ aims to spark the imagination and a desire for learning. Participate in a variety of demonstrations for the “fun of science.” 


Experience the ultimate cool as we explore the effects of liquid nitrogen on matter. Discover the reaction when gases, liquids and solids are exposed to extreme temperature changes. 


Discover the shocking world of electricity and charged particles. We explore static electricity, current electricity, attraction and repulsion through the use of Plasma Globe, Tesla Coil and Van DeGraaff Generator. 

Fire & Gas

We explore the fascinating phenomenon of fire with an in-depth look into combustion. Observe the creation of a fire cyclone, solve the mystery of the gases and explore the effects on fire when we change the fuel. Students are sure to get a BANG out of this assembly. 

For the Love of Chemistry

Can two clear liquids combine to make all the colors of the rainbow? Find out for yourself! Get ready for exciting sights and sounds as we explore the wonderful world of chemistry. Students will witness reactions and chemistry like never before! 

Use the Force

Let’s harness the power of the forces around us! We’ll show you the levitation of a hovercraft, the thrust that a rocket engine can provide, and the velocity of a ping pong ball in our pneumatic cannon. Come and learn many exciting ways to use the forces of physics! 

The Night Sky

Tour the Solar System and its celestial bodies through a visit to our Mobile Planetarium. Maximum capacity for planetarium is 30 at a time.

Enchanted Reef

Experience the film Kaluoka’Hina – The Enchanted Reef in our full-dome mobile theatre. In addition, take some time to build a coral model with LEGO®, see stunning images of coral reef life, and explore our ocean box! Maximum capacity for theatre is 30.

Brownie, Guide and Cub Astronomy Courses

Looking for an amazing experience that qualifies your students for a badge? The course includes: a presentation, a discussion on the Solar System, identifying and drawing constellations, making a star chart and a viewing of the night sky in the Mobile Planetarium. Maximum capacity for planetarium is 30 at a time.

*Maximum capacity for all Community Presentations is 250 people, unless otherwise noted. 

Science Brainteasers are included in all presentations.