For Grades K to 3
Spark offers a number of programs 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, and are exclusive of any applicable GST. One complimentary teacher admission is included. In addition, chaperones will also receive complimentary admission. Chaperone ratio and is 1 per 5 students. Additional chaperones will be charged an admission fee. Students must remain with supervising adults at all times when visiting TELUS Spark.
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- Live Theatre/Demonstration
- Self-Guided Exhibit Experience
- The Dome Theatre
- Curriculum Connections
- Gallery Connection
Senses, creating colours, hot and cold temperatures
Analysis, critical thinking, experimental design
Have your students take part in an imaginary magical journey where they prove themselves to a mythical creature in this story-based demonstration. Feel the heat, hear the sounds, see the sights, and have your students learn about the experiments they saw to wrap things up! Pairs wonderfully with the popular Sensory Wonders school workshop.
Boost your experience by adding on Sensory Wonders!
Offered only on Sep - Oct & Mar - June | Outdoor Program - Dress Accordingly
K - The child demonstrates curiosity, interest and a willingness to learn about the environment and community. The child uses materials in the environment and community and becomes aware of how others use materials.
GRADE 1 – Senses, Needs of Plants and Animals, Building Things
GRADE 2 – Small Crawling and Flying Animals
Explore our natural world using the tools of real scientists! Your students will explore ecosystems and solve problems the way scientists do. In this highly experiential workshop, students engage their senses, learn about the needs of plants and animals and test their creativity by building a mini habitat using natural materials. This workshop is conducted outdoors please be prepared for the weather.
Critical Thinking & Systems Thinking, Scientific Literacy
Energy & Innovation, Creative Kids Museum
Take a step into the delightful world of chemistry. By pouring and scooping, students will create various mixtures and use their senses to describe what is happening.
Explore The Sky
(K): Early Literacy, Creative Expression
(G1): Seasonal Changes
Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity, Critical Thinking, Cross Disciplinary Thinking, Visual Literacy, Basic Literacy
Earth & Sky
Discover the reasons behind the seasons and join in as we share stories about the stars. Did you know that there’s a giant ice cream cone made of star clusters in the sky? Or, that there is an entire epic Greek tale being played out above our heads every night? With the help of the students, we will make the sky come alive.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Initiative and Self-Direction
Creative Kids Museum, Earth & Sky
Our senses are very important to help us discover things about the world around us. Together, your students will explore different sense-based activities to test how our senses work and to learn that everybody's senses work differently.
Boost your experience by adding on Spark's NEW SENSEsational demo.
Math In Motion: Shapes & Patterns
Available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Math - Numbers, Patterns and Relations, Shape and Space
Physical Education-Basic Skills- Locomotor, Non-locomotor and Manipulative
Creative Kids Museum
Can you trace a circle with your elbows? Can you create patterns with your body? Come and explore pattern, shape and number manipulation through movement. TELUS Spark and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks have teamed up to create a total unique learning experience.
Building Things; Building with a Variety of Materials
Problem Solving, Collaboration, Creativity
Creative Kids Museum, Open Studio
Starting with an inspiring story of a budding young architect, students will use materials to create a nearly lifesize structure they would want in their community.
Floating and Boating
Buoyancy and Boats
Communication, Intellectual Curiosity, Systems Thinking, Visual Literacy, Scientific Literacy, Cross Disciplinary Thinking
Earth & Sky, Creative Kids Museum
Students will work in teams and test the buoyancy of a variety of materials. Then they will use found materials to build a specific type of boat to conquer unique challenges. This program is “knot” to be missed.
Some areas in this program are not accessible by elevator
Travel deep into the heart of the Science Centre to learn all about how a LEED Gold Standard building regulates temperature and circulates heat. On this tour, you will boldly go where few have gone before.
What are magnets? How do they work? Investigate the properties of magnets and apply this knowledge to solve our magnet challenges!
The last frontier of science – our brains! In this highly interactive workshop students engage with technology and our exhibits to learn about the how the brain works and mental health. Students go on an exploratory journey in our Being Human gallery as well as using biosensors and iPads to understand their own reactions to positive and negative stress and use simple techniques to help their brain be the best it can be.
Developed in partnership with leading experts in mental health, this workshop was created with the support of Alberta Health Services, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Separate School Division, Rocky View Schools, Palix Foundation, University of Calgary, Morneau Sheppell and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
What is sound? Where does it come from? How do we hear it? Students will enjoy various sound experiments that our presenter will “pitch” their way. This live demonstration is sure to “resonate” with every participant!
Boost your experience by adding on Building for Sound!
Testing Materials and Designs, Building with a Variety of Materials
Creativity and Innovation; Communication and Collaboration
Energy & Innovation, Open Studio
Students will face a series of design challenges, constructing simple machines to move marbles, that will stretch their creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills.
Building for Sound
Building With a Variety of Materials, Testing Materials and Designs; Hearing and Sound
Creativity and Innovation; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Open Studio, Energy & Innovation
Students will explore how sound interacts with different materials and discover how particular material properties can be used to absorb or reflect sound. Sound meters are used to test their construction success.
Boost your experience by adding on Good Vibrations!
Action, Reaction Contraption
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.