Earth and Space Systems

 The magic of making rain (Gr.1) Rain makes the grass green and it makes your garden grow. Have you ever wondered what makes rain though? Students create rain sounds using rain stick, make cloud in the bottle and investigate precipitation and condensation of the water.Winter wonders (Gr.1-2) It’s Winter Wonderland! With rain, snow, and wind, weather offers an ever-changing variety. In these ‘Winter wonders’ workshop students create their own ice sculptures, make snow in the classroom and learn haw animals and insects adapt to the cold weather. • This workshop also covers ideas from Life Systems and Matter and Energy unitsFall harvest workshop (Gr.1-3) This special workshop introduces students to the amazing science behind Fall. The students learn how to change color of the leaves with the help of chemistry, investigate how vital is the soil for cultivating healthy crops, and how worms can help. • This workshop also covers ideas from Life Systems unitWhy do we call Earth a “blue planet”? (Gr.2) Students make their own ocean in the flask. They make waves and follow the journey of the water droplet around the Earth. They will investigate the properties of the water. • This workshop also covers ideas from Life Systems and Matter and Energy unitsAstronauts in outer space (Gr.2-5) Eating is an essential activity for every living organism. Here on Earth, we humans can drive to the grocery store, visit a McDonald’s drive thru, or open the refrigerator and cupboards to choose the foods we want to eat. We can then turn on the faucet to wash ingredients and cook meals on the stove or grill, or in the microwave – all without fear of our food floating away. Astronauts do not have these same conveniences and choices. So how do they eat and cook in outer space? • This workshop also covers ideas from Life Systems unitOuter space explorer (Gr.3 -5) Students discover solar system, build the sculptures from the red sand from the famous Mars planet, erupt Olympus volcano, and create snow from outer space planets. • This workshop also covers ideas from Life Systems and Matter and Energy unitsPlate Movements & Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Mountain-Making (Gr. 4) If we could go deep, deep inside the earth, what would we find? Earth made up from layers. Students continue the journey deeper inside the earth. Do you know that it’s actually a dangerous journey? Why? Because the deeper we go, the more hot it will be. How hot? So hot, those rocks will be melted there. Students learn how mountains are build and earthquakes happened.Tame the cruelest force of Earth (Gr. 4 ) Students get introduced to the cruelest force of Earth-volcano. They build and ”erupt” two types of volcanoes: chemical and biological. Students will investigate types and properties of the volcanic rocks.Journey into the past (Gr.4-5) Students explore the geologic timeline and step into the Mesozoic era. They become paleontologists while exploring and making different types of fossils.Why are dinosaurs extinct? (Gr.4-6) Students will delve into the asteroid and volcano theories of dinosaur’s extinction. They will observe the destroying force of rising magma and erupt their own chemical and biological volcanoes.Planets in a Bottle (Gr.6-8) This workshop is an exciting way for students to explore planets of the solar system by testing the viability of microscopic yeast samples. By measuring the viability of yeast samples kids will explore environmental conditions which affect the health of yeast. • This workshop also covers ideas from Life Systems unit