Saturday Science Clubs 2016/2017
Registration for Winter 2017 is now open
Saturday Science Clubs features hands on science and engineering projects and activities for youth in grades 1 and up on Saturdays. These 3 hour club meetings are split into classes by grade so that all children will be challenged and have fun with campers at the same grade as themselves.
Everyone gathers on the main entrance (lobby) of the Engineering building for check-in (at 9am or 1pm depending on whichever timeslot you chose to register in. There will be sign-in tables (the students are split into groups by grade level) where the campers will meet. From there the SCI-FI instructors will lead their groups to their classrooms. The instructors will lead everyone back to the main entrance for check-out (12 pm for the end of the morning shift, 4 pm for the end of the afternoon shift).
The Saturday Science Clubs program will include tours on campus, science activities and engineering projects. We try to change the take-home projects year after year in such a way to minimize the chance of a student building the same project two years in a row. Usually each week features a different theme in science and engineering. The curriculum is also completely different in each term. Topics from the last year included biology, logic, space, health science, chemistry, technology, rocks and fossils, physics, computer science, and environmental science.
Winter 2017 Dates:
February 4, 11, 25 (no meeting on February 18)
March 4, 11, 18
Clubs options are:
Grade 1-2: Curiosity
Grade 3-4: Discovery
Grade 5-6: Enterprise
Grade 7+: Codemakers: Hackers Club!
Participants in the Codemakers: Students will learn the mechanics of coding, encryption, and developing an original game. This camp will use the love2D framework, which is easy to learn, but can also be made very complex for those with more experience with code. This camp will be doable for students with any level of experience in computer programming.
SCI-FI Science Camps is proud to be participating in Codemakers, a national program powered by Actua and Google. Actua’s network members at post-secondary institutions across Canada will empower 100,000 youth with critical computer science skills and prepare them for their future roles as innovators in technology.www.actua.ca/
Cost and Bursaries
For 7 three-hour meetings during the school year, the cost of a regular Saturday Science Clubs is $155.00 per term.
We do distribute a few sponosored bursaries each term. Click here to access our bursary form. If you have any questions about our bursary program, contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 306-966-7755.