We are proud to be a part of the Inquiring Minds site-based school programs in Edmonton.
This unique program is available to Elementary and Junior High classes and their teachers. It allows a class to visit and learn at the Science Centre for one week.
Science School is designed to inspire students to explore STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through collaborative design projects, guided explorations of the natural environment, experimentation with engineering and technology, and learning through play. This journey will help students develop a passion for science and discover the areas that excite them.In addition, students will journal and reflect on their experiences, as these are key components of the Inquiring Minds philosophy. Our Science School site coordinator will work closely with you, the classroom teacher, to identify resources available at the science centre that line up with your “Big Idea” for the week. Though the classroom teacher is responsible for their class, we will help facilitate activities, events and reflections.
What to Expect:
Each class at Science School will have access to the IMAX Theatre and film library, as well as all themed galleries. There is also the opportunity to participate in live science demonstrations and hands-on science activities, facilitated by staff scientists!
Venues for teachers to consider for their Science School and Big Idea:
- Syncrude Environment Gallery
- The Body Fantastic
- The Science Garage
- S.P.A.C.E Gallery
- Zeidler Dome
- IMAX Theatre
- The Observatory
- Feature Exhibition (when available)
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To learn more about the Inquiring Minds site-based school programs in Edmonton visit the Inquiring Minds website.
- Who can apply? Any teacher willing to work within the Inquiring Minds philosophy and participate in active journaling alongside their students.
- When can I apply? Applications for the 2018-19 school year are now closed. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will open January 2019.
Questions specific to Science School, contact:
School Programs Specialist
Science School, Site Coordinator
780-452-9100, ext. 2259