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Grades 7 to 12

For Grades 7 to 12

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 workshop quality and accessibility.

Larger groups will be encouraged to book a second workshop. Prices are per class and is applicable to GST. One complimentary teacher admission is included. In addition, chaperones will also receive complimentary admission. Chaperone ratio is 1 per 10 students. Additional chaperones will be charged an admission fee. Students 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 7

Extreme Temperatures

  • 50 min | $245
  • Heat and Temperature
  • Critical Thinking

A live science demonstration of extreme temperatures from the heat of a rocket engine to the freezing cold of liquid nitrogen! These spectacular experiments will connect students to concepts such as thermal energy and heat transfer. 

 

Grade 7

Marble Machines

  • 60 mins | $245
  • Gr 3 - Building Things with a Variety of Materials
    Gr 3 - Testing Materials and Designs
    Gr 7 - Structures and Forces
  • Creativity and Innovation; Communication and Collaboration

Stretching creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills by constructing simple machines to move marbles.

Grades 7-9

Action, Reaction Contraption

  • 90 min | $270
  • Science – Physical Science; Structures and Forces and Mechanical Systems
  • 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 7-9

Pneumatic Challenge

  • 60 mins | $245
  • Gr 8 - Structures and Forces
    Gr 8 - Mechanical Systems
  • Creative Thinking; Systems Thinking

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

Grade 8

The Science Within

  • 50 min | $245
  • Cells and Systems
  • Critical Thinking

Get students excited about cells and systems, by being both the scientist and the subject. We’ll test the audience’s guts in a digestion race and take a closer look at sweaty fingertips. Activities are combined with 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 8

Water For All

  • 90 min | $270
  • Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

What makes water safe for humans and animals? Take a tour of water systems in and around Spark and collect samples to be tested and analyzed in Spark's laboratory. 

Grades 8, 10

Curious Matter

  • 90 min | $270
  • Gr 8 - Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
    Gr 9 - Matter and Chemical Change
    Gr 10 - Energy & Matter in Chemical Change
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Get ready to put on those safety glasses! Students work together to identify an unknown substance through observation and analysis, chemical reactions and flame tests.

Grade 9

Electricity Blocks

  • 90 min | $270
  • Electrical Principles and Technologies
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Students will act as electrical systems operators to explore complex circuits, verify electrical principles and contrast different methods of electricity generation.

 

Grade 9

Spectacular Reactions

  • 50 min | $245
  • Matter and Chemical Change
  • 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.

 

Grades 7-9

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.