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In Person Classroom Programs

Our in-person classroom programs allow students to explore grade level concepts and ignite curiosity through exciting hands-on learning.

All classroom programs require a suitable space for small group work, access to power and water, and a garbage can.

Kindergarten

CONSTRUCTION TALES

Exploring Building Materials and Building Challenges

Wanted – Building Engineers! Students will help a storybook character construct their way out of different challenges. Using a variety of materials to come up with creative solutions, students will test their designs to see if they are up to the task.

Chilling Out

Get ready for some very COOL science!

Students will explore ways in which humans and animals prepare themselves for cold weather. We make nose warmers, experiment with dancing quarters and make a tasty cool treat using liquid nitrogen.

Allergy Alert – we use homogenized 18% cream, sugar, vanilla extract and cones (contain gluten)

GRADE 1

SENSATIONAL SENSES

Our five senses give us the ability to interpret and interact with the world around us.

Students tickle each sense through a variety of experiments including an exciting “magical” story highlighting our sense of sight, listening to a wordless story, using jellybeans to discover how taste and smell work together, and an “eyes closed” challenge.

Alert – Jellybean activity has no nut ingredients, but they are produced in a plant that processes nuts. Jellybeans are gelatin-free but contain beeswax.

COLD ADAPTERS

How do animals survive in the cold Canadian climate?

Students discover some heat keeping secrets and investigate how different animals adapt to extreme changes in temperature. Experiment with polar bear fur, make quarters dance, and classify Alberta animals winter survival behaviors – do they hibernate, migrate or adapt? We also make a tasty cool treat using liquid nitrogen.

Allergy Alert – we use homogenized 18% cream, sugar, vanilla extract and cones (contains gluten)

CONSTRUCTION TALES

Exploring Building Materials and Building Challenges

Wanted – Building Engineers! Students will help a storybook character construct their way out of different challenges. Using a variety of materials to come up with creative solutions, students will test their designs to see if they are up to the task.

GRADE 2

SUB ZERO

What keeps hot things hot and cold things cold?

Students explore the ins and outs of insulation and experiment with the effects of heat on cold air molecules. What's the insulation secret to polar bear fur and your winter jacket? Learn how to take the temperature of liquids. How can we change the temperature of water using chemicals? We also make a tasty cool treat using liquid nitrogen.

Allergy Alert – we use homogenized 18% cream, sugar, vanilla extract and cones ( contain gluten)

CONSTRUCTION TALES

Exploring Building Materials and Building Challenges

Wanted – Building Engineers! Students will help a storybook character construct their way out of different challenges. Using a variety of materials to come up with creative solutions, students will test their designs to see if they are up to the task.

GRADE 3

MINERALS ROCK

Calling all geologists!

Our minerals are mixed up and something is missing! We need your students to put on their thinking hard hats to help identify our minerals. Through observation and testing, we can find the missing mineral.

THRILL RIDES

In this two-part in-person and virtual program, creativity is in full force as your students design and build their own model roller coaster!

Explore the science of energy and motion to create a ride that promises both fun and excitement!

Students will have one virtual session first followed by an in-person session at your school. (45 minutes each)

GRADE 4

LIGHT AND OPTICS

Experimenting with properties of Light and Shadows.

Students will light up their learning as they use mirrors and lenses to reflect and refract light, and to create secondary light colours and coloured shadows. Can your students manipulate light beams to beat the laser light mirror challenge?

Requires a room that can be darkened and at least two or more electrical outlets.

THRILL RIDES

In this two-part in-person and virtual program, creativity is in full force as your students design and build their own model roller coaster!

Explore the science of energy and motion to create a ride that promises both fun and excitement!

Students will have one virtual session first followed by an in-person session at your school. (45 minutes each)

GRADE 5

CHEM SQUAD

In this two-part virtual & in-person program, your students will be members of a Dangerous Goods Emergency Response Team investigating a chemical spill accident.

Students test several “hazardous” substances to determine their physical and chemical properties to identify the mystery spill.

Students will have one virtual session first followed by an in-person session at your school. (45 minutes each)

CALL THE ELECTRICIAN

Your aspiring electricians will learn how to wire a house in this two-part virtual and in-person program.

Students will get a virtual lesson on the types of circuits and a hands-on experience when we visit your school, where they will have a chance to put their new knowledge to the test. They will build different types of circuits on our electrical boards and test to see which configuration is the best for different situations.

Students will have one virtual session first followed by an in-person session at your school. (45 minutes each)

GRADE 6

FORENSICS

A crime has occurred, and Science In Motion needs your help!

In this two-part virtual and in-person program, students put their investigative skills to the test to solve the mystery of the stolen moonrock! Will they discover the prime suspect?

Students act as forensic scientists by analyzing fingerprints, ink chromatography, handwriting, fibers and tire tread patterns to help reveal the prime suspect. The game is afoot!

Students will have one virtual session first followed by an in-person session at your school. (45 minutes each)

HEAVENLY BODIES

What can you see in the night sky?

The night sky is created inside our inflatable mobile planetarium where students learn to navigate their way through a variety of celestial phenomena including seasons, stars, constellations, moon phases and the planets.

GRADE 7-12

Roller Coaster Science

In this two-part in-person and virtual program, creativity is in full force as your students design and build their own model roller coaster!

Explore the science of energy and motion to create a ride that promises both fun and excitement!

Students will have one virtual session first followed by an in-person session at your school. (45 minutes each)

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