Interactive e-workshops are an innovative way to get the Science North experience without leaving the classroom! These 50-minute hands-on workshops are delivered by Bluecoat scientists and will engage your students as they explore various scientific concepts.

All workshops are broadcasted in real-time from Science North’s videoconferencing studio and include a toolkit with the necessary equipment for your students!

Toy Dissection (Gears) - Grade 4

Ever wonder what your favourite toy looks like inside? Give your students the chance to explore all the different components of simple toys; including gears and cranks. Your young engineers take on a variety of roles as they take apart and reassemble our wind-up creatures.

Price: $200 plus HST

Light, Colour, and YOU! - Grades 4 -5 

Learn about the importance of light’s properties for the human visual system. Appreciate why we see colours the way we do.

Price: $200 plus HST

Thinking Like a Computer - Grades 4 - 8

Dive into the digital world of computers and learn how they solve complex problems. Apply these newfound digital skills to create your own algorithm for making a simple circuit. See how these methods can be applied to real-world problems.

Price: $300 plus HST

Creative Circuits - Grades 5 - 6 

Students will use conductive and insulating play dough, batteries, LED’s, buzzers and motors to explore series and parallel electrical circuits. Students will learn how energy is transferred from one system to another and about the different types of energy.

Price: $200 plus HST

It’s a Matter of Chemistry! - Grades 5 - 7

Explore different chemical reactions using substances commonly found around the home, and be amazed by the properties of matter.

Price: $200 plus HST

Innovative Products - Grades 7 - 8

Students will explore “regular” and “innovative” products, and gain an understanding of what makes something innovative. They will learn that many products in our everyday lives are either a solution or a mixture, including but not limited to building materials and clothing.

Price: $175 plus HST

Water We Testing? - Grades 7 - 8

Test various water samples to discover key differences between freshwater and saltwater. Recognize how easily human activities can affect the Earth’s water system.

Price: $225 plus HST

Systems in Action - Grades 8

Build a machine to make it easier to lift things and use scientific instruments to see the reduction of force and calculate mechanical advantage.

Price: $175 plus HST

Please note all e-workshops are charged a flat $20 + HST for shipping.

To book or for more information email eworkshops [at] sciencenorth.ca


Free coding e-workshops*

Science North is pleased to offer a brand-new e-workshop funded by the Government of Canada. This FREE Interactive E-workshop is done in your classroom using video conferencing technology. This means there is no cost or stress of field trips, but you are still receiving an authentic Science North experience.

*Note: Bookings are based on a first-come, first-served basis and need to be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. 

Light Detectives (Grades 4 to 6)

Students will discover the many ways one light sensor can output information using sound, light and circuits! While using a BBC micro:bit, students will dissect the code of the micro:bit to see how the light sensing device they've created really works! 

To book or if you have any questions about this experience please contact Tina Leduc at leduc [at] sciencenorth.ca or call 705-522-3701 ext 295. 

Familiar with our other e-workshops? If you purchase additional e-workshops from our library when you book our coding e-workshop, you will save the cost of shipping!


Win an e-workshop!

Science North is celebrating its birthday and as a thank you for having us be a part of your classroom for the past 35 years we are giving away 35 free e-workshops to participating schools across Ontario! To enter, submit a short, 1 – 2 minute video or a one-page letter explaining how Science North has impacted your classroom learning in the past 35 years.

All valid submissions will be entered into a draw and on February 10, 2020, Science North will select 35 participants to win one of 35 free e-workshops for your grade level!

Workshops up for grabs: 

  • Toy Dissection - Grade 4
  • Creative Circuits - Grades 5 to 6
  • Water We Testing? - Grades 7 to 8

Enter by sending your submission to eworkshops [at] sciencenorth.ca.

Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

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