Saturday Science Clubs
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.
2021 Saturday Science Clubs has been suspended for the Fall Term
Everyone gathers at the main entrance (lobby) of the Engineering building for check-in (9am or 1pm depending on whichever timeslot you chose to register in). There will be sign-in tables 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.
For Students in grades 1 to 6: 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.
Grade 1-2: Curiosity
Grade 3-4: Discovery
Grade 5-6: Enterprise
Grade 7+: Codemakers 1 (am only), Codemakers 2 (pm only)
Codemakers 1: Students will learn the methods of software development using logic and coding algorithms. Students should know how to use a Personal Computer. Coding experience is not necessary.
Codemakers 2: Students will take what they learned in Codemakers 1 and apply that knowledge to hardware devices like ardinos and makey makeys. We will also explore the inner workings of a desktop computer!
Cost and Bursaries
For 6 three-hour meetings during the school year, the cost of a regular Saturday Science Clubs is $150.00 per term.
We do distribute a few sponsored bursaries each term. If you have any questions about our bursary program, contact us by email or call us at 306-966-7755.