Grades K-3 Science Programs

Grades K-3 Programs

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Spark offers curriculum linked workshops designed for Grades K-3, 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 K-3.

Qualified teachers and chaperones with ratio limit are admitted free on the day of visit. The chaperone to student ratio for grades K-3 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

Making Mixtures

Grades K-1 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Take a step into the delightful world of chemistry. By pouring and scooping, students will create various mixtures and use their senses to describe what is happening.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 1 - Senses

Gr 2 - Hot and Cold Temperature

Gr 2 - Exploring Liquids

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Explore the Sky

Grades K-1 | 30 Mins | Dome Theatre

Launch into stories about the stars in Spark's HD Digital Dome theatre and explore the night sky. Observe the epic Greek tale being played out above our heads every night, use your imagination to create your own constellations, and discover the reason for the seasons in this immersive experience.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 1 - Senses
Gr 1 - Seasonal Changes

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Sensory Wonders

Grades K-1 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Our senses are very important to help us discover things about the world around us. Together, your students will explore different sense-based activities to test how our senses work and to learn that everybody's senses work differently.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 1 - Senses

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Ecosystem Engineers

Grades K-1 | 90 Mins | Workshop

In this outdoor workshop (offered Sep-Oct and Mar-Jun), your students will be inspired by literature to explore natural environments within an urban area. Students engage their senses, learn about the needs of plants and animals and test their creativity by building a mini habitat using natural materials. Outdoor Program. Dress accordingly.
$270

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 1 - Senses
Gr 1 - Needs of Animals and Plants
Gr 1 - Seasonal Changes
Gr 2 - Small Crawling and Flying Animals

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Math in Motion: Shapes and Patterns

Grades K-3 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Can you trace a circle with your elbows? Can you create patterns with your body? TELUS Spark and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks have teamed up to create a totally unique learning experience allowing students to explore pattern, shape and number manipulation through movement.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
K-3 Numbers, Shapes, Patterns & Relations

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Junior Architects

Grades 1-3 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Starting with an inspiring story of a budding young architect, students will use materials to create a nearly life-size structure they would want in their community.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 1 - Building Things
Gr 3 - Building with a Variety of Materials

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Floating and Boating

Grade 2 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Students will test the buoyancy of a variety of materials, then will work together to build a specific type of boat before testing their creations in water features around Spark. This program is "knot" to be missed!
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 2 - Buoyancy and Boats
Gr 2 - Exploring Liquids
Gr 3 - Building with a Variety of Materials
Gr 3 - Testing Materials and Designs

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Spark Trek

Grade 2 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Travel deep into the heart of the Science Centre to learn all about how a LEED Gold Standard building regulates temperature and circulates heat. On this tour, you will boldly go where few have gone before.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 2 - Hot and Cold Temperature

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Magnet Mission

Grade 2 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Investigate the mysterious and invisible properties of magnets and magnetism in this station-based workshop.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 2 - Magnetism

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Science of Mental Health

Grade 3 | 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 - Health (Wellness, Relationship Choices)

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Building for Sound

Grade 3 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Amplify your knowledge of sound science! Take a journey around Spark to test the noise level in various areas, then work together to further examine how different materials absorb and reflect sound.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 3 - Hearing and Sound
Gr 3 - Testing Materials and Designs

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Action, Reaction Contraption

Grade 3 | 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 3 - Building Things with a Variety of Materials
Gr 3 - Testing Materials and Designs

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