Examples of student work completed in the Science School.

Engage in exciting hands on activities

At Science School teachers and students embark on a journey that allows them to question and challenge, discover and grow, collaborate in new ways to solve problems and ultimately develop a passion for learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Ideas for inspiration could include:

  • Understanding engineering, innovation and art through collaborative design projects
  • Discovering the connections between art and science
  • Exploring the design process through the integration of technology
  • Learning through play using classroom explorations and exhibits

What They're Saying

"This is my first experience at the Science Centre and my first introduction to what the Open Minds program is all about. I am in awe! One of my students really started to believe in himself as a writer while he was at the pill bug center. He was so incredibly proud of what he had accomplished that he began writing more. What makes the car really special is that I made it by myself. This week I have gained a feeling of true science. I will never forget this precious moment. The instruction was always clear, concise, and relevant to the task and the inventions allowed just the right amount of freedom for individual creativeness...What an awesome way to learn! I think my daughter’s sentiment expressed as we were packing up on the last day show the impact this program has on children. She was in tears as we left and wished, "they could come here every day". On the bridge tour I learned about the differences and similarities between bridges, and how to make them stronger. I find myself checking our bridges that I never noticed before. I now truly appreciate the engineering and the beauty in the design. I worked with structures today, building with toothpicks and gumdrops. Daniel made a dome, Emma made the Eiffel Tower, Syd made a drawbridge, Dillon made the Calgary Tower and Daniel made Leaning Tower of Calgary. Trusses were added to make the structure strong. I loved watching the kids use their creativity and perseverance.

Two pictures of kids playing at the science centre.
The Science School is sponsered in part by: The Chevron Open Minds School Program and Telus World of Science Calgary.