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Grades 7 to 12

For Grades 7 to 12

We offer a number of programs for your field trip and welcome groups with multiple classes, with each experience booked for a 30 student maximum to ensure program quality and accessibility.

Larger groups will be encouraged to book a second program. Prices are per class, and are exclusive of any applicable GST. Students must remain with supervising adults at all times when visiting TELUS Spark. Chaperone ratio includes teachers and is 1 per 10 students. Additional chaperones will be charged an admission fee. Some programs available in French.

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Grades 7-9

3D Design This

  • 60 mins | $240
  • Math - shape and space, Career and technology Foundations (CTF)
  • Design, Spatial Thinking, Computer Literacy

A program designed to spark thinking within a 3D environment. Give students an appreciation for the power of 3D design while developing the skills of spatial awareness and Computer Assisted Design (CAD). Students will build objects using 3D printed shapes, and then recreateand manipulate these objects in 3D design software.

Grades 7-9

Action, Reaction Contraption

  • 90 min | $265
  • Science – Physical Science; Structures and Forces and Mechanical Systems
  • Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking

Design, build and test elements of your very own Chain Reaction Machine. Challenge your students with hands-on STEAM concepts and skills in this creative and collaborative workshop.

Grades 8, 10

Curious Matter

  • 90 min | $265
  • (G8): Mix and flow of matter
    (G10): Energy and matter in chemical change
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

In this lab, students will work together to develop safe lab procedures while experimenting with different solutes and solvents to create solutions culminating in a flame test.

Grades 7-8
*NEW

Design H2O

  • 90 mins | $265
  • Freshwater and Saltwater Systems, Interactions and Ecosystems
  • Communication and Collaboration, Environmental Literacy
Grade 9

Electricity Blocks

  • 90 min | $265
  • Electrical Principles and Technologies
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Energy sustainability and efficiency is crucial to our future.  By exploring circuits, electricity and electrical systems, students will gain a better understanding of the challenges facing our future energy needs.

Grade 7

Extreme Temperature

  • 50 min | $240
  • Heat and Temperature; Analyzing Qualitative and Quantitative Data
  • Critical Thinking

From the heat of a rocket engine to the freezing cold of liquid nitrogen, this demonstration is an exploration of extreme temperatures. Spectacular demonstrations will connect students with subjects such as thermal energy and heat transfer. The experiments encourage critical thinking, and hone observation skills.

Grade 8

Hydraulic Challenge

  • 75 min | $265
  • Science - Mechanical Systems
  • Creative Thinking; Systems Thinking

Learn how fountains, car crushers and dump trucks harness the power of air and water. Working in small groups, students will design, build and test their own hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Grade 7

Marble Machines

  • 90 min | $265
  • Structures and Forces
  • Creativity and Innovation; Communication and Collaboration

Students will face a series of design challenges, constructing simple machines to move marbles, that will stretch their creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills.

Grade 7

Pipeline Challenge

  • 90 min | $265
  • Interactions and Ecosystems
  • Problem Solving; Critical Thinking; Communication and Collaboration

Students will design, build and test a pipeline constructed across and around many obstacles, while considering the environmental implications and economic costs of their design.

Grade 8

The Science Within

  • 50 min | $240
  • Cells and Systems; Analyzing Qualitative and Quantitative Data
  • Critical Thinking

Get students excited about cells and systems, by being both the scientist and the subject. We’ll decipher hidden messages in a huge heartbeat and test the audience’s guts in a digestion race. Activities are combined with the latest in medical imagery and visualizations that connect cell structures and body systems. These experiments challenge students to think critically, make observations and form hypotheses about their own bodies on a range of scales.

Grade 9

Soil Processes

  • 60 min | $240
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

In this lab, students will create unique soil mixtures and then test various properties of their soils with the goal of creating the optimal mix for the sustainable food challenge presented to them.

Grade 9
*NEW

Space Exploration: To Mars and Beyond

  • 90 min | $265
  • Space Exploration
  • Communication, Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity, and Critical thinking

Within the next 30 years, humans will be walking on Mars and your students’ generation will be the pioneers making that next giant leap for humankind.  The road to Mars has been 60 years in the making; through innovation and problem solving, past generations have laid the groundwork to get there.  Using the immersive environment of our planetarium, experience what it will take to get to Mars and beyond our solar system, and discover the challenges that still lie ahead.

Grade 9

Spectacular Reactions

  • 50 min | $240
  • Matter and Chemical Change; Analyzing Qualitative and Quantitative Data
  • Critical Thinking

Every chemist secretly loves explosions. Experience a hit-list of awesome experiments as you investigate science at the atomic level. Theory is brought to life with fiery methane bubbles, the rapid decomposition of hydrogen peroxide and colourful fireballs. Students will be encouraged to make their own observations, form hypotheses and draw their own conclusions.

Grade 8

Water For All

  • 90 min | $265
  • Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Access to clean water is an important issue on a local and global level.  In this lab program, students will attempt to purify a polluted water sample by designing, building and then testing their own water filters from a range of raw materials.  Then will use water quality sensors to assess their filters’ performance.