High School Workshops

Thank you for a fantastic 2018 Workshop season!

Our 2019 Workshops begin in January. Register for our mailing list to be notified when registration is open. Contact us at workshops@geeringup.ca if you have any questions.

Our instructors bring 1 to 1.5 hour workshops straight to the classrooms with interactive demonstrations, activities, and take-home projects for students to create. Teachers can sit back, relax, and watch their students become engaged in the fun of science and engineering. Our highly-trained Instructors will adapt each workshop to suit the individual strengths and challenges of each class. Please contact us to discuss how we can customize our workshops for your group.

We are based out of the UBC Point Grey campus, and our Vancouver Area workshops include Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, North Van, West Van and Surrey.



Workshops are available:

Before Recess (9:00-10:00)
After Recess (10:30-11:30)
After Lunch (1:00 – 2:00)

This can be altered to fit your school’s bell schedule. Workshops include two instructors and all demonstration and project materials.


1 Workshop – $130
3 Workshops* @ $120 each = $360 (Same day – 1 before recess, 1 after recess, and 1 afternoon)
6 Workshops* @ $110 each = $660

*Bulk Rates: We offer discounted rates when multiple workshops are booked on the same day by the same school. These reduced rates are based on the considerable savings in transportation costs. Please note that workshops must follow the schedules below to qualify for the discounted rates.

Travel Fees: apply to all schools outside of Vancouver. This helps offset the cost of vehicle rental and extra staff hours.

+$15 travel fee per day for schools in Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, North Vancouver, West Vancouver

+$30 travel fee per day for schools in Delta, Surrey, Coquitlam, Langley, Port Moody

Workshop Topics

Learn how biology concepts play into the medical field! Students get the chance to be an epidemiologist and biomedical engineer for a day!

BC Science Curriculum Links
Grade 8: Life processes are performed at the cellular level
Biology 11: Cell Biology
Biology 12: Human Biology

Come learn about light! We will break down some exciting phenomena, and explore light as both a wave and a particle! Step into your lab coats and grab your lasers, as we explore the world of optics.

BC Science Curriculum links
Grade 8: Light Can Behave as a Wave or a Particle
Physics 11: Light Can be Modelled as a Wave or a Particle

Forces are everywhere in our day to day lives, but they are also a major consideration for engineering projects. Step into the shoes of an engineer and design your own project to deal with the forces around us!

BC Science Curriculum links:
Grade 10: Energy
Grade 11: Newton’s Laws, Forces, Energy
Grade 12: Dynamics, Work, Energy

Students will use their existing knowledge of circuits and electricity, as well as learn a new skill: breadboarding! Join Geering Up in exploring how electronics work and what amazing things it can do.

BC Science Curriculum links:
Grade 9: Circuits: Voltage, Current and Resistance
Physics 12: Electric circuits

Computer Science Workshops

Students will apply their knowledge of the real world to programming, specifically object-oriented design. Start with a blank page and finish with a simple animation of a zoo containing the animals programmed by students themselves!

BC Science Curriculum links:
Applied Design, Skills and Technologies 8 & 9: Computational thinking
Science 9: Computational thinking

Dip your toes into the exciting world of programming! Exercise computational thinking skills through game design, programming and exciting simulations of scientific phenomena!

BC Science Curriculum links:
Applied Design, Skills and Technologies 8 & 9: Computational thinking
Science 9 - 12: Computational Thinking

Step into the life of a computational scientist and explore all of the possible outcomes of everyday phenomena! Model physical systems, change the parameters, make predictions, and observe what happens!

BC Science Curriculum links:
Science 10 - 12: Computational Thinking
Physics 12: Dynamics, Energy, Kinematics
Calculus 12: Illustration of Mathematical Concepts