Spark Science Centre's School Programs
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For Schools

Science for one, for all... and for teachers too!

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Grades 4-6

Build the courage to fail and take risks with themes including math, wetland ecosystems, mental health, light and more!

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Grade 7-12

Challenge the innovative mind-set with themes including temperature, design, electricity, mental health and more!

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Math in Motion

Teach math through movement! Students, from kindergarten to grade 6, can explore numbers through dancing with program partners, Decidedly Jazz Dance Studio (DJD).

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VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

'Direct From' Series

Explore the wild side of wildlife and natural ecosystems!

In Spark's award-winning virtual Direct From programs, students in classrooms or at home are virtually transported to the Rocky Mountains, Pacific Ocean and so many more science-tastic places!

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Operation Minerva

Operation Minerva is a one-day conference for grade 8 students, who identify as girls or gender diverse, to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics – all from actual STEAM professionals!

Stay tuned for more information in January 2023.

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Backstage Pass to the Future

It's a virtual behind the scenes journey into the heart of Spark! Get up close and personal with the technology and architectural features. Discover how gallery experiences help visitors engage with the sciences by integrating art and creativity. From sustainability initiatives such as the solar carport to innovative experiences like the Digital Immersion Gallery, see Spark like never before!

60 MINS

GRADES K-12

$125

Curriculum Connections:

Variable by grade, let us know what you'd like us to focus on.

To book, email [email protected], or call 403.817.6802.

IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Cloudy With A Chance Of Science

Got what it takes to predict the weather? In this program, Spark educators will turn classrooms into meteorological stations! Students will create weather forecasts, explore climate phenomena and learn what they can do to help Earth thrive – all with direct ties to Alberta curriculum.

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Ready, Set, Robot

This week-long in-school program introduces students to the inspiring world of coding and robotics (with no coding experience required)! In a series of workshops, students will learn about the connections between hardware and software, foundational concepts of coding languages, coding literacy and debugging.

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DIY Science Centre

Build it and they will come...to a science exhibit that is! DIY Science Centre is a semester-long prototype-building challenge that gives students the opportunity to work together and create an original science exhibit, in collaboration with Spark Science Guides and local STEAM professionals.

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Spark 2 Go

It’s the science centre on a field trip...straight into the classroom! Includes all the bells and whistles from a magic science trunk of gadgets, gizmos and beakers. This is a unique educational experience that closely mirrors what is offered at the science centre.

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SPEND A WEEK AT SPARK

Chevron Open Minds Science School

Teachers, take your class out of the classroom for one whole week spent at the science centre! Chevron Open Minds Science School is a five-day program that will take students on adventures throughout Spark to answer those big science questions.

Applications for the 2023/2024 school year will open in February 2023, so stay tuned.

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For Educators

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Spark Learning Lab

Hey Teachers: Spark Learning Lab is all about your professional development!

Spark Learning Lab is a learning-focused online program designed for all teachers, informal educators and professional-learners!

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Daytrippers Children's Charity

TELUS Spark Science Centre has partnered with Daytrippers Children's Charity, to give all students and classrooms the opportunity to experience science that Sparks, regardless of their circumstances.

Daytrippers is available for all Spark programs, both virtually and in-person, as the school programs are offered and/or scheduled.

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