Theme: Earth & Space
Discovery of the Earth and the sky! A series of workshops designed especially for young curious minds. Get ready to embark on a captivating journey through the wonders of our planet and the mysteries of our solar system. During these hands-on workshops, children will explore natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions or earthquakes, study the passage of time, and the significance of our solar system in our lives! Let's take a new step towards understanding the forces that shape our environment and contemplate the immeasurable beauty of the universe.
As time goes by... - Gr. 3 +
Measuring time with water, sand or by observing a shadow? Yes, it is possible! Together, we will build instruments to measure time like people did thousands of years ago, with sand or water!
Fake fossils - Gr. 3 +
Fossils are the expression of the past, but nature takes thousands of years to make a fossil. In this experiment, we will speed up time and make fossils in a few minutes – fake ones of course! But we will understand how some of the real ones were formed.
Filtration - Gr 4 - 6
Seventy percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water, but less than 3% of it is drinkable. Filtering water allows us to use more of it. Let’s filter muddy waters to simulate natural and industrial filtration processes.
I, Astronaut - Gr 3+
What do you want to do when you grow up? A lot of kids will say “Astronaut!” Let’s make our own space gloves and reveal some challenges in the professional life of an astronaut.
It floats, it sinks - Kindergarten
Mummy, why do big heavy boats float but tiny little marbles sink in the water? It’s because of their shape and their composition! Here is a little experiment to explore these differences.
My solar system Gr. 1 +
Our planets are so pretty as they orbit around our brilliant sun! Let’s build a model of our solar system in 3D and make it as real as we can.
Paper making (small groups only) - Gr. 1 +
Instead of throwing out our used paper we are going to recycle them… not by putting them in a recycling bin, but we will give them another life: make new paper! As a bonus, we will decorate it to our liking!
Plant needs (long term commitment) - Gr. 1 +
What is the relationship between a seed and a plant? Where do the leaves or stems come from? What does a seed or a plant need to grow? Let’s see all this in a long, slow-paced experiment.
Seismograph/Earthquake - Gr. 5 +
« Am I trembling or is earth shaking under my feet?” said Ulysses in his epic adventure in the land of the cyclops. He could have known if it’s an earthquake had he done this experiment…
Solar oven - Gr. 4 +
Melt chocolate without fire, without an oven or a heater… how is that possible? By building a solar oven, of course!
Volcanic eruption - Gr. 1 +
Volcanic eruptions are generally disastrous: burning lava all the fumes that could be potentially deadly. Ours will be completely safe, if anything it will be artistic, innocent, and will guide us towards volcanism.