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Grades 4 to 6

For Grades 4 to 6

Spark offers a number of workshops for your field trip and welcome groups with multiple classes. Each experience is booked for a 30 student maximum to ensure program quality and accessibility.

Larger groups will be encouraged to book a second workshop. Prices are per class. Grades 4 & 5 are exclusive of any applicable GST. One complimentary teacher admission is included. In addition, chaperones will also receive complimentary admission. Chaperone ratio is 1 per 5 students. Additional chaperones will be charged an admission fee. Student must remain with supervising adults at all times when visiting TELUS Spark. 

PLEASE NOTE: All school bookings during the duration of BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT  will be subject to an additional $4 per student. 

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Legend

Grade 4

Shadow Puppet Production

  • 90 min | $270
  • Light and Shadows, Testing Materials and Designs
  • Creativity and Innovation, Communication and Collaboration

Explore the fundamental principles of light, colour and shadow through experimentation and puppetry. Students will author, create and direct their own story lines for this production.

 

Grade 4

Machine Makers

  • 60 min | $245
  • Wheels and Levers, Building Devices and Vehicles that Move
  • Creative Thinking; Systems Thinking

Students will create their own mechanical device using a modified wheel-and-axle, discovering how motion can be transferred and transformed as they build their own simple machines.

Grade 4
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Waste In Our Water

  • 90 mins | $270
  • Waste and Our World, Testing Materials and Designs
  • Critical Thinking; Problem Solving

Students will work in teams to tackle water quality issues by designing, building, testing and assessing their own filtration systems. Contaminants from manmade and natural sources will be explored in an activity that will "wet" your appetite for water purification!

Grade 4-6

Science of Mental Health

  • 90 mins | $270

In this interactive workshop – created with the support of Alberta Health Services and other medical professionals – students will explore the physical effects of stress and develop simple techniques to help their brain be the best it can be. 

Grades 4-6

Math in Motion

Available on Wednesdays

  • 60 min | $245
  • Math - Numbers, Patterns and Relations, Shape and Space
  • Physical Education-Basic Skills- Locomotor, Non-locomotor and Manipulative

(Grade 4) Number Manipulation: Dancing through addition and subtraction! Come explore how our bodies can be used to showcase pattern, shape and number manipulation with a unique movement experience. 

(Grades 5&6) Fractions & Space: Imagine your classmates were points on a graph. How would you translate their shape? How would you reflect their shape? Start exploring fractions with a little help from rhythm and movement. 

TELUS Spark and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks have teamed up to create a totally unique learning experience.

Grades 4-6

Action, Reaction Contraption

  • 90 min | $270
  • Building Things with a Variety of Materials, Testing Materials and Designs, Wheels and Levers
  • Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking

In this workshop, students will collaborate and exercise their creativity by repurposing a variety of unusual objects to design, build and test elements of their very own Rube Goldberg machine.

Grade 5

Mix It

  • 60 min | $245
  • Classroom Chemistry
  • Critical Thinking & Systems Thinking; Scientific Literacy

Students will become chemistry detectives by exploring and identifying several unknown but common substances. By designing their own experimental lab procedure, they will discover some of the fundamentals of chemistry.

 

Grade 5

Wetland Inquiry

Outdoor Program - Dress Accordingly

  • 90 mins | $270
  • Wetland Ecosystems, Weather Watch
  • Systems Thinking, Environmental Literacy

Visit Spark’s outdoor wetland ecosystem. Guided by a biological inquiry question, students will collaborate to design and conduct their own environmental investigations. Be prepared to challenge assumptions and be surprised by nature.

Grade 5

Sparking Circuits

  • 60 min | $245
  • Electricity and Magnetism, Mechanisms Using Electricity
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Students explore the fundamentals of electrical circuits and discover many of the basic principles underlying our modern world through the use of simple electrical components.

 

Grade 6

Under Pressure

  • 50 min | $245
  • Air and Aerodynamics

Experience the awe-inspiring power of air in this one-of-a-kind live demonstration!  Students will explore vacuums, extreme pressurization, the effect of temperature and much more!

Grade 6

Looking Up In Wonder

  • 90 min | $270
  • Sky Science
  • Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Scientific Literacy

Are we alone in the universe?  Will we find other life in the solar system? Using the immersive nature of Spark's HD Digital Dome planetarium theatre, students will take a journey to the distant moons and planets of our solar system to explore these questions, while becoming more familiar with our place in the known universe.