Grades 7-12 Science Programs

Grades 7-12 Programs

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Designed for Grades 7-12

Spark offers curriculum linked workshops designed for Grades 7-12, 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 7-12.

Qualified teachers and chaperones with ratio limit are admitted free on the day of visit. The chaperone to student ratio for grades 7-12 is one chaperone per ten students (1:10). Additional chaperones will be charged an admission fee.

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

For questions about field trip costs, availability or general inquiries, please contact the School Bookings team at 403.817.6802.

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Programs

Level Up!

Grade 7 | 50 Mins | Live Demo

Ba-da-dada-da, welcome to Level Up! The video game that challenges you, player one, to conquer the cold, defeat the heat, and battle the Ultimate Boss using the power of the world’s most extreme temperatures. Will you use Dragon’s Fire or Leidenfrost to escape the minion's grasp? Will Frozen Smash or Fireproof Skin be your upgrade of choice? Only you can decide which element to yield to win the game and Level Up!
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 7 - Heat and Temperature

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Marble Arcade

Grade 7 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Step right up, students, to this marble arcade where you design the course that put these marbles and your fellow students to the test. Your whole class will make a miniature midway of marbles. Speed them up, slow them down in this hands-on test of creativity, collaboration and problem-solving. Will your class manage to take home the prize of Marble Master?
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 7 - Structures and Forces

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Action Reaction Contraption

Grades 7-12 | 90 Mins | Workshop

Do you remember the game, Mousetrap? A marble rolls through a complicated contraption to trigger a net that catches a mouse? This is a Rube Goldberg machine, a complex machine that performs a trivial task. In this workshop, students are challenged to create their own contraptions by repurposing unusual objects to design and build a device that can catch a trapped mouse! Game on!
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 8 - Mechanical Systems

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Under Pressure

Grade 8 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Yes, it is strange that we use air to break concrete, and your students will understand why after this high-pressure contest. Jackhammers, car crushers and bicycle pumps are all very cool tools that compress air to do work. Working in small groups, students will design, build and test their own cool pneumatic systems. This workshop is a blast, literally!
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 8 - Structures and Forces
Gr 8 - Mechanical Systems

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Who Wants to Be a Multimillion Cellular Organism?

Grade 8 | 50 Mins | Live Demo

This living quiz show is all the rage around the world! That’s because anybody who is human is already playing the game. Your students will help a quiz show contestant, compete 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!) 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!
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 8 - Cells and Systems

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The Best Water Test

Grade 8 | 90 Mins | Workshop

What makes water safe for humans and animals? Help the science centre staff by being a water engineer for the day. Collect samples from the water sources around Spark – a river exhibit, the bathroom tap, the outdoor pond– to be tested and analyzed in Spark's laboratory. Students will learn about water quality and control, and explore careers in science and technology.
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 8 - Freshwater and Saltwater Systems

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What's the Matter?

Grade 8-10 | 90 Mins | Workshop

Get ready to put on those safety glasses! It is time to solve a mystery and it may cause sparks to fly! Students work together to identify an unknown substance through observation and analysis, chemical reactions and flame tests.
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 8 - Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
Gr 9 - Matter and Chemical Change
Gr 10 - Energy & Matter in Chemical Change

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Can You Light It?

Grade 9 | 90 Mins | Workshop

This is like a tv game show in the classroom, with all of the positive tension and excitement! Students will encounter a ‘series’ of electrical challenges that they need to figure out in order to light up a bulb. Watch the lights go on for them as young engineers as they acquire the fundamentals of circuitry and applied electronic engineering.
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 9 - Electrical Principles and Technologies

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The Particles of Our Lives

Grade 9 | 50 Mins | Live Demo

Be a part of the 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.

Who knew atoms had such interesting social lives!? Join a cast of very particular characters as they fall in and out of love, experience loss and separation, go through explosive break-ups, and even take part in some steamy threesomes!

With help from the audience, we’ll discover which elements have the best ‘chemistry’ and make sparks fly!
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 9 - Matter and Chemical Change

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This is Your Brain on Emotions

Grade 7-9 | 90 Mins | Workshop

In this interactive workshop, created with the support of Alberta Health Services, doctors and researchers, students will explore the physical effects of stress and develop simple techniques to help their brains and bodies be the best they can be.
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 8 - Cells and Systems

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