Cloudy with a Chance of Science

Cloudy with a Chance of Science

Climate science residency program for grade 4-6 students, right inside their classroom!


Bookings available until June 23, 2023


Any classroom within a 50-kilometre radius of the science centre


$550 per class (up to 30 students)


Grade 5: weather watch

Grade 5: English language arts (present and share)

Got what it takes to predict the weather?

Over four visits, Spark educators will turn classrooms into meteorological stations!

In this program, students will create weather forecasts and explore climate phenomena. They'll use real instruments to conduct experiments, make observations and collect data. Students will also be inspired by climate action around the globe, learning what they can do to help Earth thrive.

The details

This program travels within a 50-kilometre radius of the science centre and includes:

  • Four classroom visits, up to four hours each (based on class schedules). 
  • All equipment and instruments for weather experiments, observations and recording student weather forecasts. 
  • Grade 5 curriculum ties: weather watch and English language arts (present and share).  

How to Book!

The cost of the program is $550 per class. Each class may include up to 30 students.

Email [email protected] to learn more and book.


  • DAY 1

The Deep Dive Begins

The program is launched developing respect and empathy for classmates and the environment through story and discussions. Students are introduced to weather forecasting and begin deep-dives into weather conditions.

  • DAY 2

Hands-on Experimentation

Using the PocketLab Learning System, students roll up their sleeves to create experiments and collect outdoor data on temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind, humidity, cloudiness and precipitation.

  • DAY 3

Building weather reports

Students explore rainfall in a distillation experiment, continue their outdoor data collection, start building their weather report and get comfortable with the equipment of a production studio.

  • DAY 4

It's showtime!

Students work as a team to deliver a weather report based on their data. The program wraps up with a reflection on how the students have grown throughout the week in terms of empowerment and eco-anxiety.

To book, call the Spark customer call centre at 403.817.6802 or email at [email protected]

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