Virtual Learning Packages

VIRTUAL LEARNING PACKAGES

Bring Science North into your classroom! Spark your students' curiosity through exciting live science demos, engaging workshops that link to your curriculum, and one-on-one time with a Bluecoat!

Our virtual experience includes two options. Choose from packages that have science kits for your students to get hands-on with or keep your experience solely online with no kits included.


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 in either the science and technology or the new mathematics curriculum.

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

e-workshops (no science kits required)

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: $150

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: $150

GRADES 1 to 2 — SEASONS AND 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: $150

GRADES 3 to 4 — THIS ROCKS!
  • What lies beneath our feet? In this workshop, your students will learn about soil, rocks and minerals by identifying which one is which.

Length: 60 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

GRADES 3 to 6 — SAMPLES FROM SPACE
  • Expanding on the previous session, students get to create a game that helps DJ Robo collect space rock samples. The game will introduce variables and build on the knowledge of conditional statements and loops.

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

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 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: $200

e-workshops (science kits included)

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: $235

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: $235

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 help us see the world around us.

Length: 50–60 minutes
Individual Price: $235

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: $235

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: $235

GRADES 5 to 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: $235


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!

Individual Price: $175


CANCODE FREE E-WORKSHOPS

Our workshops are now full and we are no longer accepting bookings. Check back in the new year for new availability!

KINDERGARTEN to GRADE 2 — 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

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: 50–60 minutes

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

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LIVE-STREAMED SCIENCE SHOWS

Join us for 30–40 minutes of 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 the school year.

OCTOBER 18 — ALL ABOUT BATS!
  • Discover these amazing animals and even more amazing adaptations.
OCTOBER 27 — SPOOKERAMA
  • Don't miss this spooky science spectacle! Join us for a fun Halloween lineup of awe-inspiring demonstrations.
NOVEMBER 17 — AIR IS EVERYWHERE!
  • Watch and learn as we explore all about the wonderful, invisible mix of gases that surrounds us all the time!
DECEMBER 15 — ANIMALS IN THE WINTER
  • Learn how cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals survive our Canadian winters.

AVAILABLE PACKAGES

live-streamed science show

Includes:

  • Ten (10) live-streamed science shows (1 each month)

Price: $700


Small School Package

Includes:

  • Six (6) e-workshops
  • Six (6) 'Ask a Scientist'
  • Monthly live-streamed science shows

Price with science kits included: $2,500
Price without science kits: $2,000


Medium School Package

Includes:

  • Ten (10) e-workshops
  • Ten (10) 'Ask a Scientist'
  • Monthly live-streamed science shows

Price with science kits included: $3,900
Price without science kits: $3,200


large School Package

Includes:

  • Fifteen (15) e-workshops
  • Fifteen (15) 'Ask a Scientist'
  • Monthly live-streamed science shows

Price with science kits included: $5,900
Price without science kits: $4,600


To book your virtual package, email education [at] sciencenorth.ca

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