Grades 7-12 Science Programs

Grades 7-12 Programs

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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.

Programs

Extreme Temperatures

Grade 7 | 50 Mins | Live Demo

A live science demonstration of extreme temperatures from the heat of a rocket engine to the freezing cold of liquid nitrogen! These spectacular experiments will connect students to concepts such as thermal energy and heat transfer.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 7 - Heat and Temperature

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Marble Machines

Grade 7 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Stretching creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills by constructing simple machines to move marbles.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 7 - Structures and Forces

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Action, Reaction Contraption

Grades 7-9 | 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 8 - Mechanical Systems

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Pneumatic Challenge

Grade 8 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Learn how car crushers, dump trucks and other devices harness the power of air and water. Working in small groups, students will design, build and test their own pneumatic systems.
$245

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

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The Science Within

Grade 8 | 50 Mins | Live Demo

Get students excited about cells and systems, by being both the scientist and the subject. We’ll test the audience’s guts in a digestion race and take a closer look at sweaty fingertips. Activities are combined with medical imagery and visualizations that connect cell structures and body systems. These experiments challenge students to think critically, make observations and form hypotheses about their own bodies on a range of scales.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 8 - Cells and Systems

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Water for All

Grade 8 | 90 Mins | Workshop

What makes water safe for humans and animals? Take a tour of water systems in and around Spark and collect samples to be tested and analyzed in Spark's laboratory.
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 8 - Freshwater and Saltwater Systems

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Curious Matter

Grade 8-10 | 90 Mins | Workshop

Get ready to put on those safety glasses! 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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Electricity Blocks

Grade 9 | 90 Mins | Workshop

Students will act as electrical systems operators to explore complex circuits, verify electrical principles and contrast different methods of electricity generation.
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 9 - Electrical Principles and Technologies

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Spectacular Reactions

Grade 9 | 50 Mins | Live Demo

Every chemist secretly loves explosions. Experience a hit-list of awesome experiments as you investigate science at the atomic level. Theory is brought to life with fiery methane bubbles, the rapid decomposition of hydrogen peroxide and colourful fireballs. Students will be encouraged to make their own observations, form hypotheses and draw their own conclusions.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 9 - Matter and Chemical Change

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Science of Mental Health

Grade 7-9 | 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 8 - Cells and Systems

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