Live Science Shows for Schools

Live Science Shows for Schools

Where science comes alive!

These performances about science and discoveries are led by Spark's talented Science Guides. Bursting with Alberta-based curriculum connections, live science shows are as entertaining as it gets!

To book, first use the online booking form to plan the field trip and then contact the School Bookings team at [email protected] or 403.817.6802.

The cost of each program at Spark includes:

  • 30 students and one educator.
  • Up to six chaperones. Please ensure you meet the chaperone ratio required by your school board.
  • Special education aides may be included as needed.
  • Additional students and chaperones may be included for an additional fee.

Lastly, some fine print:

  • It’s important to stick together! Students must remain with supervising adults at all times.
  • Before the field trip, please read the information on Spark’s “What to Expect for Your Visit” webpage, which includes our social contract for schools.
  • For all chaperones, teachers and students who have Spark memberships: thank you for your love of science! But unfortunately, Spark memberships don’t include school programs.

Live Science Shows

  • 50 MINS | $250
  • GRADE 8

Who Wants to Be a Multicellular Organism?

This living quiz show is all the rage around the world...because every single human is already playing! Students become quiz show contestants, competing for fabulous prizes while gaining knowledge of the human body. But that’s not all: since everybody is playing this game, the audience (that’s your students, too!) will pump up their musculoskeletal system, tap into their heartbeat and manipulate their nervous system. It will be a lot to digest, literally – and there’s even a competition for that too!

Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 8 - Cells and Systems

  • 50 MINS | $250
  • GRADE 9

The Particles of Our Lives

Be part of a molecular melodrama as the private lives and inner turmoil of our favourite elements are revealed. Like electromagnetic radiation through the spectrometer, so are the Particles of Our Lives! Join a cast of very particular characters as they fall in and out of love, experience joy and heartbreak, and go through explosive break-ups in this chemically-reactive soap opera. Emotions will be high,the acting will be over-the-top, and, with help from the audience, students will discover which elements have the best ‘chemistry’ to make sparks fly! Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 9 - Matter and Chemical Change

  • 50 MINS | $250
  • GRADE 7

Level Up!

Ba-da-dada-da, welcome to Level Up! The video game that challenges students, to conquer the cold, defeat the heat, and battle the Ultimate Boss using the power of the world’s most extreme temperatures. Use Dragon’s Fire or the Leidenfrost effect to escape the minion's grasp? Will Frozen Smash or Fireproof Skin be your upgrade of choice? Only you can decide which element to wield to win the game and Level Up!

Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM.

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 7 - Heat and Temperature

  • 50 MINS | $250
  • GRADE 6

The Pressure Puzzle

Pow! Bang! Thwack! Ever wonder what air is, how it moves or how it can be used in practical applications? Jump into a world of superheroes, sidekicks and supervillains in this interactive, high-pressure science theatre experience! Work together to use the properties of air to defeat an evil villain, solve puzzles and escape hungry sharks.

Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM.


Curriculum Connections:

Grade 6 - Air and Aerodynamics

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