Elementary Workshops

THANK YOU for the 2019 workshops season!

Our workshops programming will resume in January 2020. Register for our mailing list to receive updates.


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.

Timing

Pricing

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.

Cost:

General Workshops

1 Workshop – $160
3 Workshops* @ $140 each = $420
6 Workshops* @ $120 each = $720

Computer Science Workshops

1 Workshop – $180
3 Workshops* @ $150 each = $450
6 Workshops* @ $130 each = $780

*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 be booked in groups of three on the same day to receive this discount.

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

How do living things change to survive in the cold winter versus the warm summer? What do living things need to survive? Join Geering Up and we will explore how living and non-living things interact in their ecosystems and discover what it would take to engineer our own ecosystem.

BC Science Curriculum Links: Seasonal Changes Affect all Living Things, Observable Features of Plants and Animals.

French Available!


It’s time to find out what makes up you, the ground you’re standing on, and everything else around us on earth. Dive into the world of matter as we learn about its properties with fun projects and demonstrations! This workshop includes experiments that will help us understand the cycles that happen not only in the sky above us but also on land. There is even a project to bring the excitement home with students.

BC Science Curriculum Links: Properties of Matter, Cycles and Patterns in the Sky and Landscape

French Available!


The world around us is filled with change, even the land we are on right now has changed over time, some of this change is reversible and other changes are permanent. It's time to put on our lab coats and become scientist to discover what causes these changes to occur and why some cannot be undone.

BC Science Curriculum Links: Physical and Chemical processes, Changing the Shape of Land.

French Available!


How does thermal energy travel from place to place? Why do some materials heat up faster than others? How do molecules act as they get warmer? In this workshop we explore the three methods of thermal energy transfer and learn how to harness the power of heat!

BC Science Curriculum Links: Transfer of Thermal Energy, Properties of Matter.

French Available!


Join Geering Up! for a fun energetic workshop that will explore all the different phases of matter and the different forms of ENERGY. We will learn about the different properties of matter around us and discover how they can be changed by adding or removing energy.

BC Science Curriculum Links: Matter, Energy.

French Available!


Let’s learn how some of the organ systems in your body work together to keep you alive! It’s time to get hands on with digestion and respiration! Join Geering Up as we explore the different parts of the digestive system, and learn about the organ system that keeps you breathing.

BC Science Curriculum Links: Organ systems, Digestive and Respiratory Systems

French Available!


Through hands on and interactive activities, demonstrations and a quick lesson, students will discover how Newton’s three laws work together to influence the motion of objects. Students will also learn about gravity and other forces that can be combined to create motion and those that keep objects in place.

BC Science Curriculum Links: Newton’s Laws of Motion, Gravity.

French Available!


Get ready to dive into a microscopic world filled with atoms of all different types and learn how electricity fuels our lives.  Watt do you know about electricity? It’s time to learn about how electric circuits work, and build some of your own. We will spark your interest as we generate positive ideas about circuits and clean energy.

BC Science Curriculum Links: Electricity, Magnetism, Atoms, Circuits

French Available!

Computer Science Workshops

Small, smart and capable! These are all characteristics that make Ozobots a fantastic learning experience for students interested in robotics! In this workshop, students will be introduced to how robots process incoming information into actions.

French Available!


Electricity is all around us but how do we control it? In this workshop, students will be introduced to electronics and programming with Circuit Playground boards.

French Available!


Students will be put to the test through bringing their creative ideas to solve challenges faced by their local communities. The workshop will culminate in a design and build challenge where youth will bring their ideas to life with the help of 3D printers!

French Available!


Understanding the natural world can sometimes mean creating tools to measure the things we are interested in. Students will build a physical interface to mimic a real-life meteorology problem, and will write simple programs which will interact with the interface to collect data. They will make predictions to understand the physical system they are simulating.

French Available!