e-Workshops

E-WORKSHOPS

These engaging synchronous workshops will have your students participating and learning at their desks with activities lead by our Bluecoat Scientists.

Choose from our library of science and coding workshops each targeting a specific curriculum expectation.

PRICING

  • Coding or Science e-Workshop: $175

  • Science e-Workshop with Kit: $250

Want to book multiple e-workshops for your school or board? Contact Kirsten St. Louis to discuss our discounted package options: kirsten.st.louis [at] sciencenorth.ca (kirsten[dot]st[dot]louis[at]sciencenorth[dot]ca )


CODING WORKSHOPS

To book an individual coding e-workshop, fill out this form.

KINDERGARTEN to GRADE 1 — CODE WITH Q
  • Students will discover the world of coding using colours, shapes and patterns! Students will get the chance to dance and help our computer Q code some animals friends!

Length: 30–40 minutes

Individual Price: $175

KINDERGARTEN to GRADE 1 — MEASUREMENT OF ANIMALS
  • Students will use coding to discover exciting of math and measurement! Students will estimate, test, and count how big different animals sprites are on Scratch Jr., and make code to count for them.

Length: 30–40 minutes

Individual Price: $175

KINDERGARTEN to GRADE 1 — HARVEST MAP
  • What does a rabbit eat? Use code on Scratch Jr. to help a rabbit collect the food it likes, and avoid the food it doesn’t. Count squares to map the path it needs to take.

Length: 30–40 minutes

Individual Price: $175

KINDERGARTEN to GRADE 2 — DECODING STORIES
  • Can you code a story? Students will discover the world of coding and patterns within the stories they know and love, then expand on their knowledge by learning how stories become cartoons through coding.

Length: 30–40 minutes

Individual Price: $175

KINDERGARTEN to 3 — REVEALING CODE
  • When I press the A button, jump! Students will build on their knowledge from the previous two workshops to write simplified code to describe what happens when they play a video game.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 1 to 3 — FOLD A FROG CODE
  • Can you code without a computer? Students will follow a script of ‘code’ to fold their very own froggy friend, and by doing so, learn about how to give and follow precise instructions, and why that is a foundational skill in coding.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 2 to 3 — MAKING CODE OUT OF AN ANTHILL
  • Ants are programmed with the knowledge of what their job is, and how to do it. Learn to make your own sprite on Scratch Jr., and make an anthill maze for it to follow with code.

Length: 30–40 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 3 to 6 — DJ ROBO
  • Students will discover the world of coding by helping DJ Robo bring music to Outer Space! Students will learn about conditional statements as well as scientific and mathematical concepts as they write their own code in this fun workshop!

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 3 to 6 — SAMPLES FROM SPACE
  • In this program, students will use Scratch to code their Sprite to travel through space and collect samples! The game will introduce variables and build on the knowledge of conditional statements and loops.  

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 3 to 6 — COUNTING MONEY
  • Build your students’ financial literacy by creating a program on Scratch which will help them calculate money sums.

Length: 45–60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 3 to 6 — MONEY MADNESS
  • Students will code a game all about catching and counting money to reach the right total. They will use operators and loops to do so.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 3 to 6 — GROCERY GAME
  • Using code students will create a game where they compare and combine items of different value to stay within a certain value while having to specifically include “Mission” items.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 7 to 9 — CODING VIDEO GAMES
  • Students will learn about the MakeCode Arcade game engine, and create a fun Video Game using coordinates and variables. This base game gives students lots of room to grow and create their own masterpieces!

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 7 to 9 — CODING BEYOND THE BLOCKS
  • Students will build on their knowledge from the previous session by adding features to a prebuilt game in MakeCode Arcade. They'll go further in detail with coding practices and add more math elements to the game. Then delve in behind the scenes and see how block coding actually works as they explore python.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 7 to 9 — VARIABLES IN GAMES
  • Students will use game design in Scratch to learn about what a variable is, and what it means to use them when coding.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 7 to 9 — CLICKER GAME
  • Clicker games are games that require players to repeatedly click which earns the player in-game currency.  They are simple but oddly addictive games that can be played for hours. We will be coding our own clicker game today and looking at how it uses operators to modify the gameplay.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 7 to 9 — MULTIPLIERS IN GAMES
  • Multipliers are values used to multiply other numbers. They can be positive or negative values that can be used to modify a variable. Using scratch, students will create their own game that will let them see the effect of multipliers.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 7 to 10 — TRAFFIC LIGHT 3D
  • All our structures have to be designed before they can be built. In this workshop, students will get an introduction to Tinkercad and to civil engineering by building a 3D model of a streetlight.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 7 to 10 — TRAFFIC LIGHT MICRO:BIT
  • In this workshop, students will create the code needed to make a traffic light work, using Tinkercad to model the circuitry and MakeCode:microbit blocks to write the code.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 9 to 10 — MAGIC MICRO:BITS
  • In this coding workshop, students will learn about randomness and how computer programs create random numbers. This will be used to create a simple game as well as a model of particle movement in relation to temperature.

* Micro:Bits are not required to participate in this workshop; however, you can use them if you have access to them. 

Length: 60–70 minutes

Individual Price: $175


SCIENCE e-workshops

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KINDERGARTEN — DANCING GARDEN: HOW SEEDS HELP PLANTS MOVE
  • How do plants move in the world if they cannot walk? They use different types of seeds to move for them! Students will learn about different types of seeds and how they move in the world. This workshop includes a book, and a movement component as well as a hands-on activity, all related to different seed types.

Length: 30–40 minutes

Individual Price: $175

KINDERGARTEN to GRADE 2 — FOREST GUARDIANS
  • Students will be guided through a series of interactive activities by our staff. They will learn what trees need to grow and flourish, and how trees and forests are well-adapted to their environment. Students will be encouraged to make their own observations when they go outside and explore nature for themselves.

Length: 30–40 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 1 to 2 — SEASONS OF THE SUN
  • How do the seasons change? Your students will be able to answer that question after this interactive workshop. With dancing, games and stories, your students will learn all about the orbit of the earth around the sun and the four seasons.

Length: 30–40 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADES 3 to 4 — HABITATS AND CLASSIFICATION
  • Classification is an organizational tool to help better understand the world around us. It this workshop, we will use classification to understand species and their characteristics. Organizing information can help to reveal patterns, how things evolved, and lead to a general understanding of living things.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADE 5 — DISASTER STRUCTURES
  • Your students will be challenged to build a structure that can withstand various natural disasters. Diving into the science of natural disasters students will be able to put on use their engineering and problem-solving skills, to look at innovative ways to protect structures from such forces.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADE 6 — FLIGHT
  • Explore and examine the properties of air that make flight possible. Learn how to control the ups and downs of flying to make different creations soar.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADE 7 — BIODIVERSITY BAY
  • Balance in an ecosystem is important, but so many factors come into play to keep this balance. Together, we will explore these factors by playing a game, guided by the Bluecoat, to learn about overfishing, endangered species, and economics.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175

GRADE 8 — SYSTEMS THAT FLOW
  • Systems are all around us, whether they be simple like the process of turning off an alarm, or complex like admission system at a hospital. Regardless of their size, all systems can be visualized using a flowchart.  Students will explore how defined rules in flowchart design can be used to define the steps and sequence of a system.

Length: 60 minutes

Individual Price: $175


SCIENCE E-WORKSHOPS WITH KIT

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KINDERGARTEN — MAGNETIC MYSTERIES
  • Magnets aren't magic, but they are awesome! Students will explore the properties of magnetism using real tools to learn, observe and explore the world of magnets!

Length: 35–45 minutes

Individual Price: $250

GRADES 1 to 3 — READY…SET…ACTIONS
  • Students will work to create their own balloon powered vehicle and learn about the Third Law of Motion in action! "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."

Length: 50–60 minutes

Individual Price: $250

GRADE 4 — LIGHT, COLOUR, AND YOU
  • Your students will learn how light travels and how our eyes perceive light. With the help of several activities your students will learn how we see colour, how polarization works and how our eyes helps us see the world around us.

Length: 50–60 minutes

Individual Price: $250

GRADE 4 — TOY DISSECTION
  • Your students will dissect a toy to reveal the gears inside to understand their functions. They will understand how these simple machines are used every day in the world around them.

Length: 50–60 minutes

Individual Price: $250

GRADES 5 to 6 — CREATIVE CIRCUITS
  • Learn that electrical energy can be transformed into other forms of energy and the transmission of electricity happens through electrical circuits. Use conductive and insulating play dough, batteries, LEDs, motors and switches to explore series and parallel electrical circuits.

Length: 50–60 minutes

Individual Price: $250

GRADES 5 and 7 — MYSTERY POWDERS
  • Explore the difference between chemical and physical reactions using substances commonly found around the home. Learn about the difference between mixtures and pure substances. Can you identify the mystery powder?

Length: 50–60 minutes

Individual Price: $250


ASK A SCIENTIST

During this 30-minute synchronous session, students will be able to drive their own experience and learning by asking one of our Bluecoat Scientists anything! This is a great session to increase the literacy component of this package and have your students thinking about open-ended versus close-ended questions, what makes for an engaging and dynamic conversation and so on. Communication in science is key and we are experts at science communication!

Length: 30 minutes

Individual Price: $175


SUMMER VIRTUAL LEARNING

Book a Summer Learning Virtual Experience with Science North to give your students the opportunity to participate in live animal encounters, engage in coding workshops, and drive their own learning experience!

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