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  • Tell Us Your Stories: Scientists in School, Science Education, Elementary
    to better meet your needs and those of your students Your feedback is invaluable Did a SiS workshop awaken a passion for science and technology in a particular student Has bringing SiS into your classroom impacted your teaching Has a student in your class indicated an interest in becoming a scientist or an engineer as a result of their participation in a SiS workshop Did SiS do a good job How can we improve Do you have questions or concerns about a workshop or presenter We are interested in your stories your ideas and your concerns Simply send an email to your local SiS office If you are not satisfied then we are not satisfied Thanks for your ongoing support Required information You are contacting Select Southern Alberta Office National Office East Central Ontario Office West Central Ontario Office Ottawa National Capital Region Office South Central Ontario Office Name School if applicable School Board Name if applicable Email Address Message Join the Scientists in School email database Privacy Policy Tweets by Sci in School Our Track Record of Success in the Classroom A large scale research study released by the University of Toronto in 2006 found that after their SiS

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  • Our Workshops: Scientists in School, Science Education, Elementary
    Buzz About Bees I Can Be A Scientist Magnet Magic For Little Explorers Sensational Science Simply Marvellous Machines There s No Place Like Home Water Fun For Kindergarten Scientists Young Friends Of The Earth EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS Primary Animal Coverings And Adaptations Suitable for combined grades Let It Flow Air And Water Soil It s Too Important To Be Treated Like Dirt Junior Don t Take Rocks For Granite Conserve Your Energy Energy The Power To Change Celestial Sleuths Intermediate Hot Stuff Groundwater Investigations LIFE SYSTEMS Primary Keep Track Animal Autographs Suitable for combined grades Food Chains Suitable for combined grades Plants Do Amazing Things Junior Battles In The Tropical Rainforest Habitats And Communities Body Works Le Corps Humain En Français offert seulement à Ottawa Classy Critters Explorations In Marine Biology Ocean Habitats And Adaptations Intermediate Global Climate Change Cell Explorers Investigating Cell Structure and Function MATTER AND ENERGY Primary Energy Makes It Happen Looking At Liquids Jetons Un Coup D Oeil Aux Liquides En Français offert seulement à Ottawa Force Of Course La Force Bien Sûr En Français offert seulement à Ottawa Junior Light Up Your Life Sound Is Music To My Ears What In The World Is Matter Electricity Get Charged Intermediate Close Encounters Of A Chemical Kind Fluid Power STRUCTURES AND MECHANISMS Primary Structures Under Construction Structures En Chantier En Français offert seulement à Ottawa Get Moving With Toys Suitable for combined grades Move It Structures Stable And Strong Junior Gearing Up Fun With Pulleys And Gears May The Force Be With You Air And Flight Intermediate Engineering Challenges Systems At Work MATHEMATICS Primary Math It Counts Suitable for combined grades Junior Fractions In Action Suitable for combined grades Math Builders Math From The Ground Up Suitable for combined grades Intermediate Math Is My Business Suitable

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  • Classroom Resources: Scientists in School, Science Education, Elementary
    that shows the relative size of objects on a sliding scale Who Pooped one of our favourites who pooped from the Minnesota Zoo is an interactive scat identification site Vi Hart has both a blog and a YouTube page that offer incredible insights into mathematical concepts Some of the content may be too advanced for your students but you will undoubtedly be inspired IXL is an interactive mathematics learning site with practice modules for students Note site has a fee for use Explore has a wide selection of live HD web cams set up in natural settings and nature photos films and blogs The Dragonfly Woman is a blog by an aquatic entomologist with a blogging habit The site features educational materials and photos Project Noah is building a digital butterfly net for the 21st Century You and your class can join the project and help identify wildlife in your backyard or track what other citizen scientists are finding We have dozens more online resources for teachers and students organized by subject area below check it out Here are some links to educational resources that are sure to inspire teachers and parents alike For planning resources for teachers click here For kid and classroom friendly resources click here Science Resources Listed by Topic Air Flight Aviation Program Ken Blackburn s Paper Airplanes Paper Airplanes Bugs Birds Animals Bird Sleuth Kid Wings What s that Bug Chemistry Chem 4 Kids Energy Energy Kids Energy Labs Energy Matters Energy Quest Energy Story Environmental Biomes Campsite 24 Earth Observatory ECO Kids Environmental Kids Club Exploring the Environment Kids Do Ecology Ontario Nature PBS Dragonfly TV Water Cycle General Science 4 Kids Cool Science Curiocity Discovery Kids How Stuff Works Hunkins Experiments Inventive Women Kids National Geographic Live Science Quirks and Quarks Popular Science

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  • Tell Us Your Stories: Scientists in School, Science Education, Elementary
    there is a North magnet and on the track there is a South magnet and that s what makes this new train go so fast While it was remarkable in itself that a nine year old boy would want to share the latest technological advancement with the scientist he d connected with during SiS s visit we were excited to realize in talking to Ali that he was in Grade 3 when he participated in our Magnetism workshop and that 18 months had gone by since that time SiS s visits have a long lasting impact And importantly Ali was able to connect the knowledge from his discoveries about magnetism to the world around him Thank you for showing us all those cool things on Wednesday and for answering all my questions I really liked it when you made the dry ice and when you let us do the experiment with flashlights I wonder if someday I ll do something important like join NASA or be the first person on Mars A kid can dream A Grade 6 student after a Celestial Sleuths workshop What Teachers Have Shared A grade 6 teacher shared that she noticed that a girl in her class was counting down the days in her agenda to something When asked what it was all about she replied I m counting the days until Scientists in School comes back It was great to hear that SiS ranked right up there with Christmas and the last day of school This was my third experience with Scientists in School Three different workshops in two different divisions primary and junior and I can t say enough about how impressed I have been Every single student has been actively engaged in real meaningful learning every teacher s dream This is the

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  • SiS Near You: Scientists in School, Science Education, Elementary
    scientist Dig for dinosaur bones and make a fossil as a paleontologist Explore the weather as a meteorologist while making it rain in the classroom Become an astronomer and discover the big dipper in our constellation tent Wear a lab coat and safety goggles while you find the solution as a chemist in the lab SOUND IS MUSIC TO MY EARS Grade 4 Matter and Energy Discover the science of sound as musical maestros Play the bucket bass to explore pitch create a laughing chicken to investigate amplification guess the decibel level of a jet engine and learn how to protect your hearing CELESTIAL SLEUTHS Grade 6 Earth and Space Systems Explore the nature of our solar system its shape and the bodies within it Move through the phases of the moon Build a solar system to scale Explore the human reaction times in space and use your very own Canadarm End Effector AND THE BAND PLAYED ON Grade 7 8 Special Interest Compose and perform a unique piece of music on instruments you have designed and built Discover the fundamental concepts of sound and factors affecting frequency and amplitude Examine good tone production and explore music from around the world The Power Of Partnership The support of local community and corporate partners is vital to SiS s program in East Central Ontario On a regular basis we ll profile some of these partners who help make our program a success Thank you Partner Spotlight Since 1997 Toyota Canada and the Toyota Canada Foundation have been the key partners of Scientists in School ensuring the success of our program Toyota has fueled SiS s growth from a grassroots outreach project to a dynamic charitable organization reaching close to 600 000 children and youth each year SiS is grateful for Toyota s unwavering support and enthusiasm and looks forward to continued success as we work together to spark scientific curiosity in children across Canada Our sincerest thanks are also extended to our other regional supporters including TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Barrie Durham Etobicoke Lake Simcoe Markham Stouffville Agincourt Northern York Southern York Scarborough East York and Toronto North York chapters Cameco Corporation Ontario Power Generation Darlington and Pickering Nuclear RBC Foundation Hydro One Energizer Canada Pfizer Imperial Oil Foundation Canadian Nuclear Society Huronia Community Foundation Veridian Purdue Pharma Eli Lilly Canada Optimist Club of Ajax Women s Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Durham Community Foundation Tweets by Sci in School We love connecting with you Scientists in School East Central Ontario Region 103 92 Church Street South Ajax Ontario L1S 6B4 T 905 426 3434 or 1 866 678 3434 F 905 426 4996 E eco scientistsinschool ca Directions to our office Your opinion is important to us Have you participated in a workshop lately Do you have any comments about our program SiS continually strives to improve our workshops and your feedback is invaluable Please share your thoughts in this short online survey WE INSPIRE EXCITEMENT

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  • SiS Near You: Scientists in School, Science Education, Elementary
    dans quelle mesure la forme d un matériel a une incidence sur sa solidité Créez des structures et découvrez les forces qui agissent sur celles ci Relevez le défi de concevoir de construire et de mettre à l essai un pont Tours de force Matière et énergie Qu est ce qu une force Quels sont les différents types de force et leurs caractéristiques Les élèves feront l apprentissage de la friction du magnétisme de l énergie élastique de la gravité en plus de s engager dans une série d activités des plus passionnantes 4 e ANNÉE NOUVEAU Engrenages et poulies du plaisir garanti Structures et mécanismes Entrez dans un laboratoire de physique où vous apprendrez comment les engrenages et poulies modifient la force requise pour effectuer un travail Faites une création artistique avec un système interne d engrenages Assemblez divers systèmes de poulies puis concevez et construisez un train d engrenages Découvrez comment les poulies et engrenages peuvent modifier la direction d une force appliquée sur un objet 5 e ANNÉE Le corps humain Systèmes vivants Concevez et construisez un système rénal Identifiez les structures osseuses à partir de radiographies Mesurez votre capacité pulmonaire Utilisez un stéthoscope pour localiser et mesurer une fréquence cardiaque Les élèves exploreront ces fascinants systèmes du corps humain appareil digestif appareil excréteur appareil respiratoire appareil locomoteur système circulatoire et système nerveux NOUVEAU Qu est ce que la matière Matière et énergie Explorez les solides les liquides et les gaz ainsi que les modifications d état Découvrez les différences entre les modifications physiques et chimiques tout en expérimentant diverses réactions chimiques Identifiez la substance mystère à l aide de votre intuition de chimiste de quelques expériences astucieuses et d indices recueillis durant cette aventure dans le monde de la chimie NOUVEAU Que la force soit avec toi Structures et mécanismes Joignez vous à notre équipe d ingénieurs afin d apprendre comment les structures résistent aux forces qui s exercent sur elles Découvrez les forces importantes dont il faut tenir compte lors de la conception et de la construction d une structure Voyez en quoi consiste un centre de gravité et apprenez son importance lors de la conception structurale Relevez le défi de concevoir de construire et de mettre à l essai une structure autoportante 6 e ANNÉE NOUVEAU L électricité un sujet électrisant Matière et énergie Explorez la nature de l électricité sa production et son utilisation Découvrez comment l électricité statique fait déplacer les objets Concevez et assemblez des circuits en parallèle et en série Apprenez de quelle façon sont posés les fils d une maison Testez des conducteurs des matériaux isolants et des interrupteurs Expérimentez les électro aimants et divers gadgets électriques The Power Of Partnership The support of local community and corporate partners is vital to SiS s program in Eastern Ontario On a regular basis we ll profile some of these partners who help make our program a success Thank you Partner Spotlight The Royal Bank of Canada Foundation is a key

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  • SiS Near You: Scientists in School, Science Education, Elementary
    Paul s focus has always been the future whether protecting threatened environments or nourishing young minds The sharing of scientific knowledge is so important and can have such an impact on our lives If I have been successful it has been the result of someone else teaching motivating or mentoring me Now in his retirement Paul is enjoying a familiar role guiding curious young scientists as they discover anew His educational experience and environmental expertise have found a new home at Scientists in School Paul grew up in Black Creek in a country home upstream of Niagara Falls and now lives in the nearby hamlet of Sherkston He divides his time between Scientists in School workshops and pursuing his other passions including his love of nature With a granddaughter who turned one on Valentine s Day his focus is as always clearly on the future The Power Of Partnership The support of local community and corporate partners is vital to Scientists in School s program in Niagara Region On a regular basis we ll profile some of these partners who help make our program a success Thank you Partner Spotlight Since 2006 Ontario Power Generation OPG has been committed to growing Scientists in School s program in Niagara Region As the founding sponsor of SiS in Niagara Region OPG has been instrumental in bringing hands on science workshops to close to 12 000 student scientists annually Thank you OPG for your foresight and support Our sincerest thanks are also extended to our other regional supporters including Hamilton Community Foundation Imperial Oil Foundation Ontario Power Generation Ontario Trillium Foundation Toyota Canada TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Niagara North and Niagara South chapters Tweets by Sci in School We love connecting with you Scientists in School South Central Ontario P O Box 660 Fonthill Ontario L0S 1E0 T F 905 892 9146 E sco scientistsinschool ca Your opinion is important to us Have you participated in a workshop lately Do you have any comments about our program SiS continually strives to improve our workshops and your feedback is invaluable Please share your thoughts in this short online survey JOIN SiS AT THESE EVENTS Saturday May 11 7th Annual Malls of Science a Science Rendezvous event The Pen Centre 221 Glendale Ave St Catharines ON L2T 2K9 Everyone is invited for hands on science fun 9am 5pm Free http www sciencerendezvous ca 2013 st catharines Saturday May 11 Carlisle Festival a Science Rendezvous event Carlisle Arena 1496 Centre Road Carlisle Sponsored by Carlisle United Church 4 30 7pm Tuesday May 28 through Thursday May 30 Tim Hortons Earth Day EcoFest in Hamilton Burlington Royal Botanical Gardens 9am 5pm Free http earthdayhamilton ca 2011 events eco festival WE INSPIRE EXCITEMENT FOR SCIENCE DID YOU KNOW that over 1 000 birds per day have been counted at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area Niagara Region during the annual hawk migration Birds of prey depend upon lift from the air The unique topography of the area lends

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  • SiS Near You: Scientists in School, Science Education, Elementary
    challenge to produce the world s biggest bubble Close Encounters Of A Chemical Kind Grade 7 Matter and Energy Become a chemist and discover the differences between pure substances and mixtures Make a sweet solution and test if it s a true solution using the Tyndall Effect Investigate ways to separate a mechanical mixture and identify some industrial applications of these processes Try cleaning up an oil spill in the most environmentally friendly way Finally make your very own ooey gooey worms using polymer science The Power Of Partnership The support of local community and corporate partners is vital to SiS s program in West Central Ontario On a regular basis we ll profile some of these partners who help make our program a success Thank you Partner Spotlight Pfizer shares Scientists in School s passion for igniting scientific curiosity in children and youth Pfizer s dedication to building healthier communities and its commitment to the next innovation generation is enabling Scientists in School to reach thousands more student scientists in all of our regions Thank you Pfizer Our sincerest thanks are also extended to our other local supporters including Toyota Canada Foundation TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Brampton Bramalea Bolton Fergus Mount Forest Guelph Halton North Halton South Mississauga and Orangeville chapters Research in Motion RIM Energizer Canada Hydro One Linamar Corporation Syngenta Systematix Tweets by Sci in School We love connecting with you Scientists in School West Central Ontario 31 Queen Street Morriston Ontario N0B 2C0 T 519 763 3950 1 855 900 3950 F 519 763 4905 E wco scientistsinschool ca Your opinion is important to us Have you participated in a workshop lately Do you have any comments about our program SiS continually strives to improve our workshops and your feedback is invaluable Please share your thoughts in this short online survey WE INSPIRE EXCITEMENT FOR SCIENCE Thank you for coming to our school I had a great time looking at all the animals up close and I learnt lots I really enjoyed the sea cucumber and crayfish I also liked the cells that were moving There were other cells that were not moving too but they were still interesting I also liked the vertebrates especially the shark turtle fish bat and the lamprey I liked them because they were real and unique Michael Grade 2 student WRDSB DID YOU KNOW it s hard to look a spider in the eye Grade 1 and 2 students will discover that a spider can have as many eyes as it has legs in the workshop Never Say Ugh To A Bug WE INSPIRE EXCITEMENT FOR SCIENCE Thanks again for such an enjoyable morning I am not sure who enjoyed themselves more the students the parents or myself As you watch those little faces as they discover it reminds us why we do what we do thanks for helping to make that happen Kindergarten teacher for I Can Be A Scientist DID YOU KNOW student engineers used almost

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