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High School Geology: Rock Cycle, Rock Classification, Mohs’ Hardness Scale, Mineral “mining”
Dates:
TBA
Location:

Nanaimo Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
6+
Description:

Students will learn about the rock cycle and learn how to differentiate between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.  They will have the opportunity to learn about Mohs’ Hardness Scale and perform hardness testing, leading to sorting a series of rocks that are of different hardnesses.

A discussion of mining in BC will invite students to consider the costs and benefits of this resource-based economy.

Students will then enjoy a river sand sifting activity and learn about different mineral crystallography using the minerals found in this activity, observe the minerals under (digital) microscopes and explore other minerals with an online database (on tablets provided by Nanaimo Science) – these will all be done with individualized equipment.

Mineral hardness testing will be done in pairs, but with social distancing still in place (unless students are part of the same bubble, as determined by guardians).

Applicable to Science/Earth Sciences/Science for Citizen PLO’s for Grades 11 & 12.

Prices:

$35 per participant.

This program may be paid using allotment fees by arrangement with Nanaimo Science.

High School Biology: Diffusion, Osmosis and Cell Membrane lab
Dates:
January 14, 2022 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:

Nanaimo Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
6+
Description:

This workshop will introduce students to the concepts of diffusion, osmosis and the transport of materials across cell membranes.

Diffusion will be demonstrated through various modes (gas, liquid) followed by a hands-on exploration of membrane permeability. Once these basic concepts have been introduced, a cell-wall osmosis experiment will be presented to students to work on (individually or in pairs if permitted by parents) where they will observe, measure and test solution transfer across a membrane. This experiment will be a hands-on “lab” with individualized equipment.

Applicable to Science/Biology PLO’s for Grades 8 to 12.

Prices:

$25 per participant.

This program may be paid using allotment fees by arrangement with Nanaimo Science.

Chemistry & Physics – Grades 5-7(Mondays)
Dates:
Mondays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 21 & March 7 2021
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Grades 5 - 7
Description:

We are teaching indoors for our Chemistry & Physics series starting in January 2022 for Distributed Learning and Homeschool students!

Our science programs provide children with hands-on learning opportunities, experiments, demonstrations, and simulations to help illustrate different chemistry and physics concepts.

Topics covered will include: Atoms and elements; chemical and physical changes and reactions; solutions, mixtures, soaps/fats and pH; light and sound energy, properties of light; Newton’s Laws; and a focus on electricity and magnetism.

Prices:

$150 for 6 weeks of classes

Chemistry & Physics – Kindergarten-Grade 2 (Mondays)
Dates:
Mondays 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 21 & March 7 2021
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Kindergarten to Grade 2
Description:

We are teaching indoors for our Chemistry & Physics series starting in January 2022 for Distributed Learning and Homeschool students!

Our science programs provide children with hands-on learning opportunities, experiments, demonstrations, and simulations to help illustrate different chemistry and physics concepts.

Topics covered will include: Introduction to matter and states of matter; chemical and physical changes; solutions, salts, soaps and pH; types of energy and energy transfers; an introduction to Newton’s Laws and gravity; simple machines and an introduction to electricity and magnetism.

Prices:

$135 for 6 weeks of classes

Chemistry & Physics – Grades 3&4 (Mondays)
Dates:
Mondays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 21 & March 7 2021
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Grades 3 & 4
Description:

We are teaching indoors for our Chemistry & Physics series starting in January 2022 for Distributed Learning and Homeschool students!

Our science programs provide children with hands-on learning opportunities, experiments, demonstrations, and simulations to help illustrate different chemistry and physics concepts.

Topics covered will include: Introduction to atoms; chemical and physical changes and reactions; solutions and mixtures; light and sound energy; Newton’s Laws; and a focus on thermal energy.

Prices:

$150 for 6 weeks of classes

Participation:

At Nanaimo Science, we offer a variety of activities to support learning and exploration for all children. If you have questions about whether a program is right for your child, please contact us. We are committed to working with families to reduce barriers to participation wherever possible.

Nanaimo Science reserves the right to expel any participant, without refund of fees, who behaves inappropriately, is disruptive to other participants, volunteers or staff, or becomes a danger to themselves or others.

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refunds:

Nanaimo Science reserves the right to cancel a program one week prior to the start date, and will refund all fees for a cancelled program. Programs cancelled less than one week prior to the start date due to unforeseen reasons (including but not limited to weather conditions or site safety) will be rescheduled or fees will be refunded as credit towards another program.  Withdrawal with refund must be requested in writing more than two weeks prior to the program start date. Any withdrawals or changes will be subject to a $10 administrative fee for a single day program, and $15 for a multi-day program (per child registered).

Information for Parents

There are NO REFUNDS given for withdrawals requested less than two weeks prior to the first day of a registered program or at any time during the program. Pro-rated refunds are NOT available for days absent from a registered program.

Images/Media:

Photos and videos taken during programs are used for Nanaimo Science promotional materials, publications and advertisements. Please note, we never publish children’s names. Parents/guardians may request no photos or videos be taken of their children.

Safety Policies

To help ensure social distancing, Nanaimo Science is:

  • increasing the ratio of Leaders to children for greater supervision
  • instituting rigorous hand-hygiene, cleaning and sanitizing
  • Children must be healthy to attend programs – any child exhibiting signs of sickness, fever, or cough/sneezing will be sent home, as will their siblings.
  • COVID-19 Safety Measures will be in effect.
Hey Parents!

Nanaimo Science offers a wide range of activities aimed at children from infancy to Grade 7.  Check out our school break camps, Pro-D day camps and workshops, and Homeschool supports!