Grades 4-6 Science Programs

Grades 4-6 Programs

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Spark offers curriculum linked workshops designed for Grades 4-6, plus a special 90-minute Science of Mental Health program. Add a Live Science Demo, Planetarium Show and/or Dome Theatre Movie to build a brilliant day!

Each program is designed for a 30-student maximum to ensure program quality and accessibility. Larger group? No problem. Call the Spark School Programs booking team to discuss adding a few extra students to multiple bookings.

Prices are per class (up to 30 students). GST is not applied to school programs for grades 4-6.

Qualified teachers and chaperones with ratio limit are admitted free on the day of visit. The chaperone to student ratio for grades 4-6 is one chaperone per five students (1:5). Additional chaperones will be charged an admission fee.

Students must remain within supervising adults at all times when visiting Spark.

Programs

Shadow Puppet Production

Grade 4 | 90 Mins | Workshop

Explore the fundamental principles of light, colour and shadow through experimentation and puppetry. Students will author, create and direct their own story lines for this production.
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 4 - Light and Shadows
Gr 4 - Fine Arts

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Machine Makers

Grade 4 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Students will create their own mechanical device using a modified wheel-and-axle, discovering how motion can be transferred and transformed as they build their own simple machines.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 4 - Wheels and Levers
Gr 4 - Building Devices and Vehicles that Move

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Waste in Our Water

Grade 4 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Students will work in teams to tackle water quality issues by designing, building, testing and assessing their own filtration systems. Contaminants from artificial and natural sources will be explored in an activity that will "wet" your appetite for water purification!
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 4 - Waste and Our World
Gr 4 - Testing Materials and Designs

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Science of Mental Health

Grade 4-6 | 90 Mins | Workshop

In this interactive workshop – created with the support of Alberta Health Services and other medical professionals – students will explore the physical effects of stress and develop simple techniques to help their brain be the best it can be.
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 3-6 Health (Wellness, Relationship Choices)

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Math in Motion: Fractions and Space

Grade 4-6 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Imagine your classmates were points on a graph. How would you translate or reflect their shapes? TELUS Spark and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks have teamed up to create a totally unique learning experience. Working with fractions and translations, students will dance their way through fun math challenges.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 4-6 Numbers, Shape & Space

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Action, Reaction Contraption

Grade 4-6 | 90 Mins | Workshop

In this workshop, students will collaborate and exercise their creativity by repurposing a variety of unusual objects to design, build and test elements of their very own Rube Goldberg machine.
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 4 - Wheels and Levers

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Mix It

Grade 5 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Students will become chemistry detectives by exploring and identifying several unknown but common substances. By designing their own experimental lab procedure, they will discover some of the fundamentals of chemistry.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 5 - Classroom Chemistry

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Wetland Inquiry

Grade 5 | 90 Mins | Workshop

Visit Spark’s outdoor wetland ecosystem. Guided by a biological inquiry question, students will collaborate to design and conduct their own environmental investigations. Be prepared to challenge assumptions and be surprised by nature. Outdoor program - dress accordingly.
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 5 - Wetland Ecosystems
Gr 5 - Weather Watch

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Sparking Circuits

Grade 5 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Students explore the fundamentals of electrical circuits and discover many of the basic principles underlying our modern world through the use of simple electrical components.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 5 - Electricity and Magnetism
Gr 5 - Mechanisms Using Electricity

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Under Pressure

Grade 6 | 50 Mins | Demo

Experience the awe-inspiring power of air in this one-of-a-kind live demonstration! Students will explore vacuums, extreme pressurization, the effect of temperature and much more!
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 6 - Air and Aerodynamics

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Looking Up in Wonder

Grade 6 | 90 Mins | Dome Theatre

Are we alone in the universe? Will we find other life in the solar system? Using the immersive nature of Spark's HD Digital Dome planetarium theatre, students will take a journey to the distant moons and planets of our solar system to explore these questions, while becoming more familiar with our place in the known universe.
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 6 - Sky Science

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