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Science ALIVE Summer Academy 2021

When: Mon, 05-Jul-2021 - Fri, 27-Aug-2021

Science AL!VE Virtual Academy 2021


PLEASE NOTE: Campers must have completed a full year of Kindergarten prior to attending our camps. We offer programs for students who have completed Kindergarten to grade 7.

Science AL!VE Summer Academy focuses on exploring the fascinating world of Science, Engineering and Technology through hands-on activities by enthusiastic undergraduate students in a variety of STEM fields.
 


Due to continued effects of COVID-19, Science AL!VE will be proceeding with Virtual Summer Academy for 2021.


Tiny Camps (K-1)

10:00am - 11:00am with daily lunch social (free and optional from 12pm-12:45pm)

  • Students are invited to eat lunch with their friends and instructors via Zoom!

Mini, Quark and Electron Camps (Grade 2-7)

9:30am - 11:00am with daily virtual office hours (free and optional from 11am - 12pm)

  • Students are invited to ask questions and get additional learning support during the office hours via Zoom! 

All students will receive and have access to: 

  • A physical learning kit delivered to their homes.

  • A Science AL!VE T-shirt.

  • Time to meet with instructors and friends outside of teaching time during virtual lunch socials or virtual office hours.
     


Summer Offerings: 

Kindergarten: 

Tiny: Dinos ($175)

Delve into the exciting world of paleontology and discover all there is to know about the prehistoric giants that once roamed the Earth. How were their fossils made? Why did they go extinct? Why were even the insects of that time period so much larger than any of their counterparts today? Join us for a week of discovery and inquiry into the past.        

Topics: Plants, Animals, Art & Design

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Examine the basic needs of dinosaurs including their habitat — food, water, shelter, and space

  2. Explore the structural features or behaviours that allowed dinosaurs to survive during prehistoric times                     

Tiny: Makers ($175)

Calling all aspiring architects, engineers, designers, and creators. This is the camp for you! Join us for a week of challenging projects where your imagination can take you anywhere from the deepest ocean to the further reaches of our galaxy.        

Topics: Engineering, Art & Design

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:        

  1. Demonstrate the engineering design process by developing projects and prototype    

Tiny: Radical Reactions           

Become a chemist for the week in our Mini Radical Reactions camp! Join our team of Super Cool Science Geeks to learn all about reactions and solutions. Discover how chemistry helps to shape the world around us and is in our everyday lives!    

Topics: Chemistry    

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:        

  1. Demonstrate curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world

  2. Make exploratory observations using their senses                

Tiny: Movement ($175) 

Are you curious about how all things big, small and in between move? From robots to sound waves and muscles to electricity there is movement all around us. Join us for an engaging week of discovery.    

Topics: Physics, Engineering, Art & Design    

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:                

  1. Explore the effects of pushes and pulls on movement

  2. Understand the  effects of size, shape, and materials on movement

Grade 1-2:

Mini: Motion ($200)

Fasten your seatbelts, and get ready to learn all about the incredible world of energy, motion, and physics! This camp will get you moving and shaking as you explore topics such as aircrafts, volcanoes, and the forces of the universe! 

Topics: Physics, Engineering

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain forces, including applied force, gravity, friction, drag, tension, and buoyancy. 

  2. Examine the law of conservation of energy, outlining the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.

  3. Apply the concept of forces and the law of conservation of energy to real-world examples of motion. 

Mini: Engineering ($200)

Is a triangle really the strongest shape? How do we design a roller coaster? Put on your iron rings and get ready to design, build, and test your very own engineering projects! 

Topics: Engineering, Art & Design

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the engineering design process by developing projects and prototypes.

  2. Explore fields of engineering, including civil, mechanical, and chemical engineering.

  3. Apply the concept of sustainability to engineering principles.

Mini: Ocean Explorers ($200)

Did you know that less than 5% of the planet’s oceans have been explored? Dive under the sea and put on your marine biologist thinking cap as we learn all about marine life! Learn about life under seas (both big and microscopic) and how we can protect our oceans.

Topics: Marine Biology, Ocean Sciences, Environmental Sciences

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the characteristics of oceans, including ocean zones and ocean currents.

  2. Explain the characteristics of marine mammals, such as whales, seals, and otters.

  3. Understand the importance of microscopic marine life in maintaining the health of oceans.

  4. Explore the effects of climate change on oceans and marine life.

Mini: The Science of Colour ($200)

Why do we see colour? How does a prism work? How does chemistry produce colour changes? This camp will explore the science behind one of the world’s most exciting variables; colour! Get ready to be crafty as we practice and create colourful science!

Topics: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Art & Design

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the relationship between light and colour.

  2. Explain how the human eye and brain work together to perceive colour.

  3. Examine how observing colour changes in scientific experiments can help us understand results.

Grade 3-4:

Quark: Cityscape ($200)

Close your eyes, and imagine your dream city… now open your eyes, because it is time to make that dream a reality! This camp will introduce you to the science of city planning! Learn about designing urban landscapes, sustainable development, and protecting environmental resources. Design your very own city prototype, using the design process. Navigate your way through challenges faced in modern engineering and city planning.

Topics: Engineering, Design, Environmental Sciences

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Utilize the engineering design process.

  2. Design a city prototype, while considering sustainability and environmental health.

  3. Explore city infrastructure, such as bridges, tunnels, roadways, and bicycle lanes.

  4. Describe factors that contribute to a “green” city.

Quark: Chemistry CSI ($200)

Put on your lab coat and goggles, because we have a mystery to solve! Explore the world of chemistry from the lens of a detective! Learn about chemical properties, solutions, mixtures, compounds, and more! Conduct your very own experiments to help solve a Science AL!VE mystery.

Topics: Chemistry, Forensics

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Conduct experiments, while applying the rules of laboratory safety.

  2. Make predictions and observations while conducting experiments.

  3. Describe acids, bases, and the pH scale.

  4. Identify common chemical solutions, mixtures, and compounds.

Quark: Wonderous Wizards & Witches ($200)

Calling all prospective wizards! If you did not receive your acceptance letter by an owl yet, do not fret! Learn about the science behind your favourite wizarding courses, such as what makes your potion glow (or explode!) and the optimal conditions to grow magical and mundane

plants. 

Topics: Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Make predictions and hypotheses, conduct experiments, and establish observations.

  2. Describe Newton’s three laws of motion.

  3. Examine the functionality of fictional ecosystems.

  4. Explore human body defences and immunity.

Quark: Build it Better ($250)

Can 3D printers print live organs? How do circuits make our lives easier? This engineering and design focused camp will get your brain gears turning and your hands working! Participants will have the opportunity to construct a variety of gadgets and gizmos, including a 3D-printed project. 

Note: The cost of this program includes the cost of participants’ 3D print

Topics: Engineering, Technology, Computer Science

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the essential components of a simple closed circuit and understand their functions.

  2. Design and build a simple closed circuit.

  3. Explore elements of computer science, including simple code and how computers process information.

  4. Design a 3D printed project using Tinkercad. 

Grade 5-7:

Electron: The Science of the Backcountry ($200)

This camp will introduce participants to the incredible science happening in British Columbia’s massive and mountainous backyard! Participants will identify common sights they may find out on their next hike, study the physics behind rope systems used in search and rescue, and explore the effects of backcountry activities on the human body. 

Topics: Earth sciences, kinesiology, physics

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify common coniferous trees, vegetation, and wildlife in British Columbia’s backcountry.

  2. Explore geographical features, such as variations in mountainous terrain, water systems, and glaciers.

  3. Describe the effects of exposure related conditions on the human body, such as hypothermia and heat exhaustion.

  4. Explain forces and simple machines utilized during rope-assisted search and rescue calls.

Electron: Micro:bits ($250)

What if you could program a code-able computer that is small enough to fit inside your pocket? With Micro:bits, we can! Learn about the relationship between software and hardware, by programming a variety of functions using digital skills. Create your own games and more using simple coding!

Note: The cost of this program includes the cost of the Micro:bit device which participants will keep after the program

Topics: Technology, Computer Science, Coding, Digital Literacy

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Utilize the principles of coding.

  2. Design programs using block coding.

  3. Create, test, and share functions for your Micro:bit device.

  4. Solve challenges and problems using block coding.

Electron: Chemistry CSI ($200)

Put on your lab coat and goggles, because we have a mystery to solve! Explore the world of chemistry from the lens of a detective! Learn about chemical properties, solutions, mixtures, compounds, and more! Conduct your very own experiments to help solve a Science AL!VE mystery.

Topics: Chemistry, Forensics

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Conduct experiments, while applying the rules of laboratory safety.

  2. Make predictions and observations while conducting experiments.

  3. Describe acids, bases, and the pH scale.

  4. Identify common chemical solutions, mixtures, and compounds.

Electron: Build it Better ($250)

Can 3D printers print live organs? How do circuits make our lives easier? This engineering and design focused camp will get your brain gears turning and your hands working! Participants will have the opportunity to construct a variety of gadgets and gizmos, including a 3D-printed project. 

Topics: Engineering, Technology, Computer Science

Prescribed Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the essential components of a simple closed circuit and understand their functions.

  2. Design and build a simple closed circuit.

  3. Explore elements of computer science, including simple code and how computers process information.

  4. Design a 3D printed project using Tinkercad. 

Note: The cost of this program includes the cost of participants’ 3D print

INFO

Sign up before:
Sun, 22-Aug-2021 08:00 pm

CONTACT

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