NS3 Community Events

Spring Break Science Spectacular!

Join us at Woodgrove Centre in Centre Court for Science Spectacular during Spring Break!

Science Spectacular is a partnership between NS3 and Woorgrove Centre to host FREE hands-on, interactive science activities and workshops. Activities are fun while providing a learning opportunity for children of all ages.

Drop In at our Community Booth

Drop-in from 11am – 2pm at the following community booth activities as you pass through the mall. 

March 18 & 25: AIR UP THERE

  • Wind tunnel & flying creations
  • Whirligigs
  • Hoopsters
  • Parachutes
  • Foaming Monsters

March 19 & 26:  TINKER TIME

  • Marble walls
  • Scribbling machines
  • Bubble exploration and bubble snacks
  • Swirling milk

March 20 & 27: MYSTERIOUS MAGNETS

  • Magnet exploration
  • Magnetic tiles
  • Magnet boards
  • Magnet cars
  • Gear board

March 21 & 28: ENGINEERING EXTRAVAGANZA

  • Keva
  • Dowel and elastics
  • Catapults
  • Build a bridge
  • Marble walls – pegs & elastics challenge

 

Drop Off Workshops

Join us for free 1 hour science workshops at Woodgrove Centre. Limited seats available for workshops. First-come, first-serve, no pre-registration necessary. 

Friday, March 22
11 am – 12 pm: SQUISHY CIRCUITS

  • Explore circuitry and electronics with crazy pathways
  • Children will use conductive and insulating dough to light up LEDs, sun motors and sound buzzers

Friday, March 22
1–2 pm: LEGO ROBOTICS

  • Create LEGO robots then program them to move using drag and drop programming software

Friday, March 29
11 am – 12 pm: POP BOTTLE TERRARIUMS

  • Terrariums are closed ecosytems and provide an awesome example of the water cycle in action
  • Children will play the water cycle game and construct a functional terrarium to take home

Friday, March 29
1–2 pm: 
REACTIONS

  • Experiment with a little kitchen chemistry
  • Learn some basic chemistry fundamentals while you try your hand at making things explode and creating slime

Bring NS3 to your Community Event

 

SCIENCE FUN FOR EVERYONE

NS3‘s Science on the Move mobile science van brings brings fun, hands-on science activities and traveling educators to your community event! Choose a theme that works for your event and choose from a variety of hands-on activities, demonstrations, and/or make-and-takes.

Hands-on activities

  • Interactive challenges
  • Drop-in table where small groups (5-10) can participate in a mini-science project

Mini-Science demonstrations

  • Popular science demonstrations that expand the drop-in booth theme

Make-and-takes

  • Hands-on activities where students can take home their creations

Please contact us for pricing and more information.

 

Please note: NS3 charges a $0.45/km travel fee for distances greater than 30km from our location (fees exclude the first 30km).

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