School Outreach Programs

Let Science North bring our School Programs to you!

Science north strives to make science fun, dynamic and easy to understand with experiments, demonstrations adn hands-on activities. through Science North's Science en route program, students from distant communities are able to enjoy, learn and develop new understandings and passion for science. All programs are designed to meet learning objectives set out by the 2007 Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum. We offer a variety of classroom programs and assembly-style science shows to reach a wide audience of students.

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Package Options

  1. Four (4) School Programs: $750*
  2. Five (5) school Programs: $900*
  3. Three (3) School Programs + One (1) Science Show: $750*
  4. Four (4) Portable Planetarium Workshops: $900*
  5. Three (3) School Programs + One (1) Science Show + One Family Night: $1050*
*All prices are subject to applicable taxes
We require access to programming spaces, such as classrooms and/or gymnasiums, to allow time for set-up and takedown.

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Booking Information

Science North Outreach programs serve communities at least 100km from Sudbury. Science North invites nearby school to visit our facitity and make use of our in-house school programs.

For more information, availablity or to book a visit from Science North:

  • In Northeatern Ontario (including Wawa and east of Wawa), please call 1-800-416-4898, ext. 231 or email outreach@sciencenorth.ca.
  • In Northwestern Ontario (west of Wawa), please call 1-800-461-4898, ext. 501 or email nwoutreach@sciencenorth.ca.
  • To maximize effective use of resources, Science North will travel to Northern regions once one or a group of schools have booked a minimum of 4 or 5 programming days. Science North staff will seek new clients in the area and your help in promoting the program to increase the length of stay in your community would be appreciated. All bookings are tentative until the week has been fully booked.

    Requests can be made at anytime. Bookings are based on a first come, first served basis - all requests are considered, but not guarenteed. A signed booking contract is required to secure the date.

    Available Programs

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    Science Show (50 minutes)

    Engage your entire school with a high-energy science show! This interactive show can be presented to a full auditorium or gymnasium and is the perfect way to reach as many studentss as possible.

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    Portable Planetarium Workshop (50 minutes)

    Your students will feel like real space explorers as they go on a journey through the planets and moons of our cosmic neighbourhood. Students are immersed in stunning images taken from modern space probes and telescopes.

    The Planetarium educational experience includes the viewing of a 30 minutes show and a grade-appropriate live show led by a Bluecoat.

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    Family Nights

    A Science North Family Science night is a two-hours evening program of hands-on science activities held in your elementary school. Children and their parents work together to conduct simple, inquiry-based, age-appropriate science activities.

    There are two primary goals:

    • To stimulate an excitement and interest in science among elementary school children and their parents
    • To involve parents in the educational process

    Science North will provide the science stations, including all materials and instructions.

    **Please note that this program will require help from school volunteers.

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    School Programs (50 minutes)

    Science North offers fun and interactive classroom programs for JK to grade 8 that provide a unique, hands-on learning experience for your students that is curriculum linked.

    Program Policies

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    Group Size

    For reasons of quality and safety, classroom programs have a maximum capacity of 30 students per program. There is no maximum capacity for assembly-style science show presentations although we recommend no more than 250 students for an optimal experience.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Program cancellations received with less thanone month notice will result in a full program fee being charged.

    In the event Science North is unable to present a program due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstance, a full refund will be issued if an alternate date is not available.