The science of everything! We will be touching on the topics of biology, chemistry, physics, the environment, and so much more! Lead by FortWhyte Scientist, Daniel Belanger.
This series of lessons are for participants aged 9 and older.
Saturdays, September 9, 23 & 30, October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18
10 am – 12 pm
FREE with regular admission*
Register online by visiting store.fortwhyte.org or by phone 204.989.8355 ex 311.
*Registrations close at 4pm on the Friday before each program is scheduled to start
Discover Biology: "The Different Types of Cells"
- Lesson 1: The animal cell – September 9
With homemade playdoh, we will create a 3D model of an animal cell. The model will show the intrinsic parts of the cell and what their functions are.
- Lesson 2: The vegetable cell – September 23
In this lesson, we will create a 3D model of a vegetable cell with candies. We will see the major differences between the animal cell and the vegetable cell, ranging from its shape and components.
- Lesson 3: The nervous cell: The neuron - September 30
In this lesson, we will create a 2D model of a neuron cell. We will introduce the nervous system. Learn to explain how electrical impulses travel alongside the neurons.
Discover Chemistry: "An Introduction"
- Lesson 1: The Atom - October 7
An introduction to what is an atom, and its three main components, Proton, Neutron and Electron. We will do a scavenger hunt through the Interpretive center and surrounding area to learn about the atom. We will create different representation of the atom in 3D and 2D with painted Styrofoam balls. We will also do some experiments and create simple chemical reactions.
- Lesson 2: Chemical Reactions - October 21
In this lesson with the help of chemical experimentation we will explain what a chemical reaction is and how we need to be aware that some chemicals in our home are dangerous. We will be introduced to the periodic table. We will make baking powder paint, and with the help of vinegar create a colourful chemical reaction.
Discover Physics: "An Introduction"
- Lesson 1: Simple Machine - November 4
In this lesson, we will introduce the concept of the simple machine. We will demonstrate that by using simple type machines we can reduce the effort needed to move an object. To help visualise this machine the participants will build a catapult using popsicle sticks.
- Lesson 2: Movement - November 18
We move everyday of our lives. What does a movement consist of? We will learn about Newton's law of movement, Inertia and the forces that are acting on us everyday. To help visualize movements and newtons laws of movement we will create a simple hovercraft. Follow this link on youtube to see the experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXKPE3AjOlI.
This series will be given by Daniel Belanger, creator of the science club “Les Écolo-Espions”.