Online programming is available across Canada! Check out provincial catalogues below. What does an online workshop look like? Will my students get to use hands-on science materials? We answer all your questions below.
Booking early for best topic and date availability is highly recommended. We are currently offering online workshops across Canada and can be booked online. For more information, check out our video that shows more about what to expect in a online workshop.
We are rebuilding our on-site program and offering select topics in Toronto, Durham, Peel, and York. If you have questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at, 905-837-9626 / 1-866-678-3434.
We have curriculum-enriching topics for young scientists across Canada. We offer workshops that are curriculum-aligned according to provincial educational guidelines.
Alberta – Kindergarten to Grade 9
British Columbia – Kindergarten to Grade 7
Manitoba – Kindergarten to Grade 8
New Brunswick – Kindergarten to Grade 8
Newfoundland and Labrador – Kindergarten to Grade 8
Nova Scotia – Primary to Grade 8
Ontario – Kindergarten to Grade 8
Prince Edward Island – Kindergarten to Grade 8
Québec – Kindergarten to Cycle 3 Elementary
Saskatchewan – Kindergarten to Grade 8
Both our online and onsite classroom workshops are curriculum-aligned, discovery-based and hands-on, with exclusive access to one of our topic-expert presenters. Investigation is key, and students learn that in science, you don’t make mistakes, only discoveries.
Online workshops are 60 minutes long and can be booked anywhere in Canada where there is reliable internet. Mini Science Bags are individually-packaged for each student and sent ahead for distribution, ensuring a hands-on experience whether students are in the classroom or at home. On the day of the workshop, you’ll connect with your presenter and begin your journey into the exciting world of STEM.
Onsite workshops are 90 minutes long and include the same investigations as our online workshops. Presenters bring investigative materials and scientific equipment to the classroom and students have opportunities for individual and small group explorations. At this time, we are offering a limited selection of on-site workshops in Toronto, Durham, York, and Peel.
Each Mini Science Bag contains all of the carefully curated, topic-specific materials needed to ensure a hands-on experience. They are individually-packaged and sent to your school well ahead of each workshop. While we take great care not to include typical allergens, we also provide a list of the materials on the back of each bag, and welcome questions if more detail is needed. Email us at email@example.com.
Quite simply, our presenters are amazing! They are topic-specific experts, highly trained and mentored, with regular opportunities to enhance their skills through ongoing professional development. Find out more about our presenters in our blog posts.
Current workshop fees are available in the “Workshops for Schools” section of our website. Select a topic and the cost will appear.
Our on-site classroom workshop program is available in many schools in Ontario and Alberta. Our online workshops are available to every school across Canada. If you do not see your school board listed, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
French language workshops are only available in certain school boards, and at this time, due to public health regulations, we are only offering online workshops. To see if French language workshops are available in your school board, please go to our “Workshops for Schools” page and search using your school board.
When it is safe to do so, we will return to also providing French language workshops on-site in certain school boards.
Family Science Nights are evening STEM adventures for families, hosted by schools. Currently, they are only offered online across the country, but when it is safe to do so, they will also be offered on-site in certain areas of Ontario and Alberta. Sparking achild’s interest in science and math at an early age, involving their family, and helping to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skillsare the key goals of this program. Family Science Nights also provide ideas on how to incorporate science into daily activities at home. In Ontario, many schools will fund their Family Science Nights with a Parents Reaching Out grant.
To discover which curriculum-aligned workshops are available in your School Board, visit our “Workshops for Schools” page. You are sure to find one that your class will love!
During the school year, a presenter will contact you directly by email or phone to arrange a mutually convenient date. If you do not hear from them within 5-10 business days, please contact email@example.com. Our workshops run from September to June, so feel free to begin booking workshops for the upcoming school year in the spring or summer. Booking as early as possible will increase your chance of receiving your desired date, time and topic!
If you wish to change your topic or cancel a workshop, contact firstname.lastname@example.org before you have received your Mini Science Bags (or return them to us unopened) and wherever possible, we will make the change for you.
We require a minimum of one business day (24 hours) to cancel an on-site workshop or your school will incur the full cost of the workshop. If you change topics, the presenter for your new topic will contact you within 5-10 business days to confirm a mutually convenient presentation date. To view our booking terms and conditions, please visit our “Policies” page.
No. Scientists in School has a wide variety of curriculum-enhancing topics for each grade! In fact, a recent longitudinal study by Western University found that multiple annual experiences showed increasing positivity for student interest and confidence in STEM, especially for girls.
Yes. In order to ensure that all students have a hands-on experience, there is a maximum of 30 students per workshop.
If you are booking a workshop and your class has more than 30 students, we can send extra mini science bags for a small fee.
For Teacher Resource Packages and a long list of free downloadable activities and career pathway videos, visit our “Resources” section. These are a great way of extending our workshops and your lessons. Educators who book a workshop for their class receive a free Teacher Resource Package specifically to extend the topic they booked for their class.
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