Grades 4-6 Science Programs

Grades 4-6 Programs

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Designed for grades 4-6

Spark's grade 4-6 learning experiences are designed to encourage curiosity and explore design thinking and scientific inquiry. We can't wait to see you and your students!

The cost of each program at Spark includes:

  • 30 students and one educator.
  • Up to 6 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.

Programs

Once Upon a Shadow

Grade 4 | 90 Minutes | Workshop

Once upon a time, there was a cute little bunny being chased by a scary monster, all created with cut-outs, lights and shadows. In this hands-up (literally!) workshop, students will delight their fellow classmates by writing, directing and performing their own shadow puppet stories, and exploring the fundamental principles of light, colour and shadow in the process.

$275

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 4 - Light and Shadows

Grade 4 - Fine Arts: Expression & Purpose

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Machine Talent Show

Grade 4 | 60 Minutes | Workshop

Without a tool, a task can seem impossible…but with a tool, it can be a piece of cake! This is the magic of simple machines. In this playful exploration of simple mechanical elements (like cams, levers and inclined planes), students will employ design thinking to create their own device and show it off in a classroom talent show.

$250

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 4 - Wheels and Levers

Grade 4 - Building Devices and Vehicles that Move

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Number Manipulation

Grade 3-4 | 60 Minutes | Math in Motion

Addition and subtraction has never been so much fun! Explore how our bodies can be used to showcase patterns, shapes and number manipulation with a unique experience presented by Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.

$250

Curriculum Connections:

Grades 3-4 Numbers, Shape & Space

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Fractions and Space

Grade 5-6 | 60 Minutes | Math in Motion

Imagine students were all individual points on a graph. How would their shape be translated and reflected? Can fractions be taught using rhythm? Spark and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks have teamed up to create this unique learning math-infused experience.

$250

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 4-6 Numbers, Shape & Space

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Action Reaction Contraption

Grade 4-6 | 90 Minutes | Workshop

Remember Mousetrap, the popular game featuring a marble rolling through a complicated contraption, triggering a net that caught a mouse? This is an example of a Rube Goldberg machine, a complex mechanism that performs a simple task. In this workshop, students are challenged to create their own contraptions by repurposing unusual objects to design and build a device for a task of their choosing! Game on!

$275

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 4 - Wheels and Levers

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Beat the Chemistry Clock

Grade 5 | 60 Minutes | Workshop

In this chemistry contest, students will race the clock to identity common substances that are indistinguishable without a chemical test. In designing their own experimental lab procedures, they will reveal some of the fundamentals of chemistry.

$250

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 5 - Classroom Chemistry

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Entomologist for a Day

Grade 5 | 90 Minutes | Workshop

Entomology is a big word for the study of little insects! In this popular workshop, students transform into scientists to discover surprising things about the living organisms in the outdoor wetland at Spark. In teams, students use self-driven inquiry to conduct environmental investigations using scientific tools and frameworks, challenge assumptions and are surprised by nature! Part of this program takes places around Spark's pond, so be sure to dress for the weather.

Available: September-October, May-June

$275

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 5 - Wetland Ecosystems

Grade 5 - Weather Watch

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Sparking Circuits

Grade 5 | 60 Minutes | Workshop

Spark circuits and curiosity in this enlightening electrical encounter! Students-slash-young engineers will collaborate to solve a series of electrical challenges. Watch the lights go on for them as they acquire the fundamentals of circuitry and applied electronic engineering.

$250

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 5 - Electricity and Magnetism

Grade 5 - Mechanisms Using Electricity

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The Pressure Puzzle

Grade 6 | 50 Minutes | Science Show

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

$250

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 6 - Air and Aerodynamics

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Greatest Inventions for Earth

Grade 4-6 | 90 Minutes | Workshop

How can technology help tackle the world's toughest problems? Inspired by real-world successes to global challenges like climate change, can students answer the call to action with new innovations? Equipped with technological tools like littleBits and sustainable energy sources, they will design solutions to issues inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Available: January, 2023

$275

Curriculum Connections:

Problem Solving through Technology

Grade 4 - Waste and Our World

Grade 5 - Weather Watch

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Are We Alone?

Grade 6 | 45 Minutes | Dome Show

Have you ever looked at the vast night sky and wondered if there was someone else out there?? Join a fearless adventurer as they explore the Milky Way galaxy for life, aided by their very skeptical artificial intelligence sidekick.. It’s solar system curriculum teleported into an unforgettable high-definition dome theatre show, developed entirely at Spark! Available starting October 20: Tuesdays 1:00 PM & Fridays 9:30 AM.

Please note that multiple classes may be booked in the same timeslot for this program.

$250

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 6 - Sky Science

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Math in Motion

Grades 3-4 | 60 Minutes

Addition and subtraction has never been so much fun! Explore how our bodies can be used to showcase patterns, shapes and number manipulation with a unique experience presented by Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.

$250

Curriculum Connections:

Gr 3-4 Numbers, Shape & Space

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Math in Motion

Grades 5-6 | 60 Minutes

Imagine students were all individual points on a graph. How would their shape be translated and reflected? Can fractions be taught using rhythm? Spark and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks have teamed up to create this unique learning math-infused experience.

$250

Curriculum Connections:

Gr 4-6 Numbers, Shape & Space

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