Virtual Learning Packages

Science North is pleased to offer Ontario schools virtual learning packages. We understand that experiential learning is of utmost importance for students and with new guidelines and field trip restrictions in place, why not go virtual?! Purchasing a virtual learning package for your school means that all students in the school will have the opportunity to participate in dynamic live shows, engaging synchronous workshops, and be able to drive their own experience by asking our scientists anything! 




$700 + HST per school* – includes access for all your students to each Live Streamed Science Show

*Please note if your school has enrollment of less than 60 students please email Sarah Chisnell chisnell [at] for special pricing.



Live Streamed Science Shows

Unlimited number of students per session

Join us for live streamed science shows every month!  We’ll explore one topic each month with fun, exciting demonstrations. From chemistry to physics to biology, these shows are for all ages and grades. Can’t make the specified date/time? Not to worry, we will have a recording of the show available for 30 days after the live session.

Please note the links and passwords for each show will be sent directly to your principal, there is no need to register for these shows.

November 19, 2020 @ 10am EST

Fantastic Forces

Get students engaged as we push and pull our way through fun with forces!

December 17, 2020 @ 10am EST

Critter Chats

Learn about the special adaptations of turtles, snakes, tarantulas and geckos, all while getting to meet them live on screen! The science of animals has never been more fun!

January 21, 2021 @ 10:30am EST


How does that 400 000 kg aircraft fly in the air?  Through awe-inspiring demonstrations, your students will learn all about the physics of air and flight.

February 18, 2021 @ 10:30am EST


What is a fluid? What are they made of?  With the help of our Scientist’s explosive demonstrations, students will investigate the different properties of fluids.

March 25, 2021 @ 11am EST

Blast of Science

Watch energetic demonstrations combining concepts of forces, electricity and flight that are certain to impact and intrigue them.

April 22, 2021 @ 11am EST

Energy – Earth Day

Explore! Investigate! Energize!  Through exciting and inspiring demonstrations, your students will learn about the energy in the world around them.

May 20, 2021 @ 10am EST

Surprise! It’s science!

Through exciting and surprising demonstrations, this show will capture your students' interest and have them wonder what in the world isn’t science! This show is geared to our youngest scientists.

June 17, 2021 @ 10am EST


Safety This action-packed show will wow your students with Fire demonstrations, and also tackle the dangers of fire.

Ask a Scientist Sessions

30 students maximum per session

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!

Synchronous E-workshops

30 students maximum per session

 These engaging synchronous workshops will have your students participating and learning at their desk with activities lead by our Bluecoat Scientists.  Choose from our library of science and coding workshops each targeting a specific curriculum expectation in either the science and technology or the new mathematics curriculum. 

Kindergarten — Needs of Living Things (30 minutes)

This workshop starts off comparing living and non-living things.  Jumping into the new Canadian Food Guide students will learn what foods are needed to be healthy.

Grades 1 to 2 — So Much Energy (30-40 minutes)

Energy is all around us! We harvest it, use it and conserve it. In this choose your own adventure workshop, your students will explore different ways we use energy every day. From the sun in the sky to the food that we eat. Energy is important to all living things.

Grades 1 to 3 — Coding in Nature (30-40 minutes)

Animals such as the honey bee are able to communicate using sequences of steps, similar to what we know in coding as an algorithm. Students will use this workshop to learn how bees communicate and then create their own coding game that gives their own bee a sequence of steps to follow.

Grades 1 to 3 — Coding Shapes (30-40 minutes)

In this workshop, students will identify the properties of different shapes by interpreting code, as well as by creating their own code with the help of a Science North Bluecoat.

Grades 3 to 4 — This Rocks! (1 hour)

What lies beneath our feet? In this workshop, your students will learn about soil, rocks and minerals by identifying which one is which.

Grades 3 to 4 — Habitats & Classification (1 hour)

Classification is an organization 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.

Grades 4 to 6 — Scratch Dance Party (1 hour)

During this workshop, students will be introduced to Scratch and use its block-based programming language to make an online character dance. A closer look at this session shows a focus on algorithm design and the use of the cartesian plane for the purpose of expressing oneself with dance.

Grades 4 to 6 — The Food Chain Game (1 hour)

This coding workshop introduces students to the basic concepts of game design, as they create a food chain game that identifies the roles of a producer, a primary consumer and an apex predator. Students will also have the opportunity to work within the cartesian plane and with variables.

Grades 5 — Disaster Structures (1 hour)

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.

Grades 6 — Flight (1 hour)

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.

Grades 7 to 8 — Intro to Game Design (1 hour)

Using laptops or iPads, this intro to game design program will give students the fundamental skills required to create a simple game that incorporates movements, scoring and interactions between characters. In learning these skills, students will rely heavily on the cartesian plane, explore positive and negative integers, and be introduced to variable numbers.  By the end of the workshop, students will have a functioning game that is unique to their creative ideas.

Grades 7 to 8 — Game Design Part 2 (1 hour)

In a follow-up to the first Game Design workshop, students will review movement within the cartesian plane to control a single player game of pong. By coding a ball that reacts to its environment, students will also apply the rules for multiplying negative numbers.

Grades 7 — Biodiversity Bay (1 hour)

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.

Grades 8 — Welcome to Cell City! (1 hour)

Your students will learn the functions of the organelles in an animal and/or vegetable cell using city planning skills. With their creativity, they will be able to design a city with every infrastructure having a purpose within the city, just like every organelle has a purpose in the cell.


Small school package

*sold out*

$2000 + HST


- Monthly Live Streamed Science Shows

- 6 Synchronous E-workshops (choose from our library of programs)

- 6 “Ask a Scientist” sessions


MEDIUM school package

*sold out*

$3200 + HST


- Monthly Live Streamed Science Shows

- 10 Synchronous E-workshops (choose from our library of programs)

- 10 “Ask a Scientist” sessions


LARGE school package

*sold out*

$4600 + HST


- Monthly Live Streamed Science Shows

- 15 Synchronous E-workshops (choose from our library of programs)

- 15 “Ask a Scientist” sessions

Do you need a few extra E-workshops or Ask a Scientist sessions to your package?

We can create a customized package for you! Simply email Sarah Chisnell at chisnell [at] to explore your options.

Please note we will have a limited capacity for the total number of packages available, so be sure to get yours before we sell out!

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