Grades K-3 Science Programs

Grades K-3 Programs

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Designed for Grades K-3

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.

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

A Delightful Mix

Grades K-1 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Teachers, this is a chance for students to roll up their sleeves, take a step into the delightful world of chemistry, and leave the mess. By pouring and scooping, students will create various mixtures and even take some recipes home. This workshop will help them use their senses to describe what is happening, and share their delight with science with their households. Talk about good chemistry!
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 1 - Senses

Gr 2 - Hot and Cold Temperature

Gr 2 - Exploring Liquids

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Spark Your Senses

Grades K-1 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Pinch your nose and taste a candy. Most people can tell it tastes sweet but can’t identify the flavour. How do our sense interact exactly, and what happens if we lose a sense? Together, your students will explore different sense-based activities to test how senses work and see the vast differences in how they work for individuals. This is a timely workshop, because one of the primary symptoms of covid is loss of smell.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 1 - Senses

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A Place Called Home

Grades K-1 | 90 Mins | Workshop

In this sensory-rich outdoor workshop, students get creative and build a mini-habitat for local animals using natural materials. Taking inspiration from imaginative authors, students are drawn into the small-scale worlds of plants and animals in urban areas to understand how natural environments in cities can be magical miniature worlds connected to the great wide planet. Art-meets-science-meets-care for the planet in this contemplative experience.

March 2022 - June 2022
$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: Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Let’s explore numbers, shapes and patterns using our creativity and dance! TELUS Spark Science Centre and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks have teamed up to create a totally unique learning experience for young mathematicians-in-training.

$245

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

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Math in Motion: Shapes and Patterns

Grades 1-2 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Can you see ALL of the shapes you can create with your body? Can you create patterns with movement? Come and explore pattern, shape and number manipulation through movement, facilitated by a skilled expert from Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.
$245

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

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Architecture Adventure

Grades 1-3 | 60 Mins | Workshop

If there is something missing in your community – a skate park for beginners, a reinvented school dance hall, a four-season outdoor swimming pool – now is the time to imagine and build it. For this workshop, the science centre becomes a prototype space for budding architects. The workshops starts with an inspiring “anything is possible” story of a young architect, and then students 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

Yes, a concrete canoe can float. Yes, a paper canoe can sink. Students will work together to test the buoyancy of different types of materials and build a specific type of boat before testing their creations in water features around Spark. This program is "knot" to be missed. This is Spark's most popular program – book early!
$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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Backstage Pass to the Future

Grade 2 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Travel behind the scenes into the heart of the science centre to see the technology that gives this building its LEED Gold status. LEED is the international rating system for green buildings. It stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. And it is very cool. It’s all part of building a positive future that slows down climate changes and increases safety amidst extreme weather. On this 60-minute tour, you will meet engineers and technologists who are building the future.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 2 - Hot and Cold Temperature

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Invisible Force: Magnetism

Grade 2 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Think magnetism is boring? Think again. This workshop treats magnetism as the deal breaker that it is — a consequence of the four most powerful forces in the entire universe. Through a dynamic game ofWhatIf?,students will come away with a hands-on appreciation for the push and pull of polarity! This station-based workshop is popular, playful and investigative.
$245

Curriculum Connections:
Gr 2 - Magnetism

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This is Your Brain on Emotions

Grade 3 | 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 3 - Health (Wellness, Relationship Choices)

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Sounds Like Science

Grade 3 | 60 Mins | Workshop

Teachers and students, the science centre needs your help. Science centres are filled with noisy people and activities and is always looking for ways to buffer that sound. Students will become sound engineers for a day, taking a journey around Spark to test the noise level in various areas. With subsequent experimentation on how different materials absorb and reflect sound, your student teams will make recommendations to Spark, which may actually be include in the upcoming renovations.Students will learn about sound and amplification, and explore careers in science and technology at the same time.
$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

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

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