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Grades K to 3

For Grades K to 3

Spark offers a number of programs for your field trip and welcome groups with multiple classes. Each experience is booked for a 30 student maximum to ensure program quality and accessibility. 

Larger groups will be encouraged to book a second program. Prices are per class, and are exclusive of any applicable GST. One complimentary teacher admission is included. In addition, chaperones will also receive complimentary admission. Chaperone ratio and is 1 per 5 students. Additional chaperones will be charged an admission fee. Students must remain with supervising adults at all times when visiting TELUS Spark.

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Legend

Grades 1-2
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SENSEational

  • 30 Mins | $245
  • Senses, creating colours, hot and cold temperatures
  • Analysis, critical thinking, experimental design

Have your students take part in an imaginary magical journey where they prove themselves to a mythical creature in this story-based demonstration. Feel the heat, hear the sounds, see the sights, and have your students learn about the experiments they saw to wrap things up! Pairs wonderfully with the popular Sensory Wonders school workshop.

Boost your experience by adding on Sensory Wonders! 

Grades K-2

Ecosystem Engineers

Offered only on Sep - Oct & Mar - June | Outdoor Program - Dress Accordingly

  • 90 min | $270
  • Senses, Environmental Awareness, Small Crawling and Flying Animals, Needs of Animals and Plants, Seasonal Changes

Explore our natural world using the tools of real scientists! Your students will explore ecosystems and solve problems the way scientists do.  In this highly experiential workshop, students engage their senses, learn about the needs of plants and animals and test their creativity by building a mini habitat using natural materials.  This workshop is conducted outdoors please be prepared for the weather.

 

Grades K-1

Making Mixtures

  • 60 min | $245
  • Senses, Hot and Cold Temperature, Exploring Liquids
  • Critical Thinking & Systems Thinking, Scientific Literacy

Take a step into the delightful world of chemistry. By pouring and scooping, students will create various mixtures and use their senses to describe what is happening.

 

Grades K-1

Explore The Sky

  • 30 min | $245
  • Environment and Community Awareness, Senses, Seasonal Changes
  • Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity, Critical Thinking, Cross Disciplinary Thinking, Visual Literacy, Basic Literacy

Discover the reasons behind the seasons and join in as we share stories about the stars. Did you know that there’s a giant ice cream cone made of star clusters in the sky? Or, that there is an entire epic Greek tale being played out above our heads every night? With the help of the students, we will make the sky come alive.

 

Grades K-1

Sensory Wonders

  • 60 min | $245
  • Senses
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Initiative and Self-Direction

Our senses are very important to help us discover things about the world around us. Together, your students will explore different sense-based activities to test how our senses work and to learn that everybody's senses work differently.

Boost your experience by adding on Spark's NEW SENSEsational demo.

Grades K-3

Math In Motion: Shapes & Patterns

Available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  • 60 min | $245
  • Math - Numbers, Patterns and Relations, Shape and Space
  • Physical Education-Basic Skills- Locomotor, Non-locomotor and Manipulative

Can you trace a circle with your elbows? Can you create patterns with your body? Come and explore pattern, shape and number manipulation through movement. TELUS Spark and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks have teamed up to create a total unique learning experience.

 

Grades 1-3

Junior Architects

  • 60 min | $245
  • Building Things with a Variety of Materials
  • Problem Solving, Collaboration, Creativity

Starting with an inspiring story of a budding young architect, students will use materials to create a nearly lifesize structure they would want in their community.

 

Grade 2

Floating and Boating

  • 60 min | $245
  • Buoyancy and Boats, Exploring Liquids, Building with a Variety of Materials, Testing Materials and Designs
  • Communication, Intellectual Curiosity, Systems Thinking, Visual Literacy, Scientific Literacy, Cross Disciplinary Thinking

Students will work in teams and test the buoyancy of a variety of materials.  Then they will use found materials to build a specific type of boat to conquer unique challenges.  This program is “knot” to be missed.

 

Grade 2

Spark Trek

Some areas in this program are not accessible by elevator

  • 60 min | $245
  • Hot and Cold Temperature
  • Critical Thinking; Curiosity

Travel deep into the heart of the Science Centre to learn all about how a LEED Gold Standard building regulates temperature and circulates heat. On this tour, you will boldly go where few have gone before.

 

Grade 2

Magnet Mission

  • 60 min | $245
  • Magnetism
  • Creativity & Intellectual Curiosity; Scientific Literacy

What are magnets? How do they work? Investigate the properties of magnets and apply this knowledge to solve our magnet challenges!

 

Grade 3

Science of Mental Health

  • 120 min | $395

The last frontier of science – our brains! In this highly interactive workshop students engage with technology and our exhibits to learn about the how the brain works and mental health. Students go on an exploratory journey in our Being Human gallery as well as using biosensors and iPads to understand their own reactions to positive and negative stress and use simple techniques to help their brain be the best it can be.

Developed in partnership with leading experts in mental health, this workshop was created with the support of Alberta Health Services, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Separate School Division, Rocky View Schools, Palix Foundation, University of Calgary, Morneau Sheppell and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.  

 

Grade 3

Good Vibrations

  • 40 min | $245
  • Hearing and Sound
  • Critical Thinking

What is sound? Where does it come from? How do we hear it? Students will enjoy various sound experiments that our presenter will “pitch” their way. This live demonstration is sure to “resonate” with every participant!

Boost your experience by adding on Building for Sound! 

Grade 3

Ball Runs

  • 60 min | $245
  • Building Things with a Variety of Materials, Testing Materials and Designs
  • Creativity and Innovation; Communication and Collaboration

Students will face a series of design challenges, constructing simple machines to move marbles, that will stretch their creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills.

 

Grade 3

Building for Sound

  • 60 min | $245
  • Hearing and Sound, Testing Materials and Designs
  • Creativity and Innovation; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Students will explore how sound interacts with different materials and discover how particular material properties can be used to absorb or reflect sound. Sound meters are used to test their construction success.

Boost your experience by adding on Good Vibrations!

Grade 3

Action, Reaction Contraption

  • 90 min | $270
  • Building Things with a Variety of Materials, Testing Materials and Designs, Wheels and Levers
  • Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking

Design, build and test elements of your very own Chain Reaction Machine. Challenge your students with hands-on STEAM concepts and skills in this creative and collaborative workshop.