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Prototype Project at Spark

June 18, 2019
Posted By: TELUS Spark

Prototype [ proh-tuh-tahyp ] NOUN

: the original or model on which something is based or formed

The Prototype Project is generously supported by ConocoPhillips.


What is the Prototype Project?

 The Process > The Final Product

The Prototype Project is a leading-edge program designed by Spark for students in junior high and high school. Working with electric Spark staff and volunteers, students get an exclusive golden ticket to go behind-the-scenes and see what it really takes to develop a science exhibit at Spark. 

Students are then asked to design, create, build and test their own projects. Creativity is unleashed and off they go! From start to finish, the students are engaged – and the best part? Failure is celebrated! That’s what prototyping is all about!

At the end of the program, the Spark building is shut down for the Celebrations of Learning. Family members are invited to experience hundreds of amazing projects and creations from various schools to celebrate STEAM learning. Ooooo yes, the entire science centre all to themselves. Imagine an ignited science fair full of curious student minds.

Hear from peers! 

Exploration, creativity, innovation” – three powerful words Andrea Bailey used to describe Spark’s Prototype Project

Andrea Bailey is one of the recipients of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Excellence in STEM in recognition for her achievements.

Watch her experience with the Prototype Project below!


Introducing Prototype Lite! The same celebrated Prototype Project without the deadlines. Great for busy teachers! 

Applications for Prototype Project are due Friday, June 21, 2019. 

Curious? Learn more. 

For more information, contact