In-person Workshops

Our workshop content has recently been revised to include digital literacy, technology, and a closer link to the Saskatchewan Curriculum! 

Workshop

Curriculum Relativity

Description

Notes

Look At My Garden Grow!

Gr 1

LT 1.1, LT 1.2

Learn about the characteristics of living things (both plants and animals) and how they survive within their ecosystem.

Take home

Mini terrarium

The Wild World of Water!

Gr 2

AW1.1, AW1.2

LS2.1, LS2.2

After discovering the importance of water in all its states and looking at the relationship between solids and liquids, students will use their knowledge to work in groups and design a boat that can hold the greatest weight.

Design and Build Challenge

Adventures with Ozobots

 

Gr 1 & 2

OM1.1, OM1.2, MP2.1, MP2.2

With the help of our little Ozobot friends, students will discover how objects use their senses to interact with the world around them. Students will be given time to explore with the robots using the Colour Codes!

Coding Challenge

Magnet, Magnets Everywhere!

Gr 3

ME3.1, ME3.2

Find out what attracts and repels you in our 2018 magnets workshop! Students will learn about the properties of magnets, including what causes them to attract some materials, but repel others. They will get to do this through actual hands-on use of magnets of many different shapes and sizes!

Hands-on Exploration 

Geology Rocks!

 

Gr 4

RM4.1, RM4.2, RM4.3

Let out your inner Geologist! Take your class on a Virtual Reality Google Expedition Field Trip to the heart of a volcano to explore how rocks and minerals are formed. Students will also create their very own fossil. Get ready to rock and roll!

Take Home

Make your own fossil

Music To My Ears

 

Gr 4

SO4.1, SO4.2, SO4.3

Explore the science behind the sounds. Students will learn how sound is created, explore Canadian sound technologies, and have the opportunity to make some noise of their own with LittleBits! It’ll be music to your ears!

Design and Build Challenge

Fun With Forces

Gr 5

FM5.1, FM5.2, FM5.3

Forces are all around us! See some cool demonstrations of the different forces and how they influence our lives every day! We will then use our knowledge of simple machines to build our own machine that can solve our problem!

Design and Build Challenge

What’s With The Weather?

 

Gr 5

WE5.1, WE5.2, WE5.3

We will talk about the Saskatchewan Climate and look at some of the tools that we use to understand the weather. We will also look at natural disasters such as flash floods and the preventative measures that we take to protect ourselves against them!

Design and Build Challenge

Snap To It!

 

Gr 6

EL6.1, EL6.2, EL6.3

Understand the function of circuits in the world around us. Students will use Snap Circuits to build simple and parallel circuits that power lights, speakers and fans. Get ready to Snap to it!

Design and Build challenge

Fantastic Flight

Gr 6

FL6.1, FL6.2, FL6.3

Spread your wings and fly with our fantastic flight workshop! Students will learn about the basic concepts that make flight possible using Google Expedition Virtual Reality to get up close and personal with airplanes, birds, and fighter jets. Then, students will get the opportunity to design and launch their very own bottle rockets.

Design and Build Challenge

Captivating Chemistry

Gr 7

MS7.1, MS7.3

HT7.2

Let your inner mad scientist out with our chemistry workshop! Students will learn and see the differences between physical and chemical reactions, learn about the reactive results of mixing acids and bases, and get to design their own experiment!

Design and Build Challenge

Outstanding Optics

Gr 8

OP8.1, OP8.2

Students will explore optics related technologies such as concave and convex mirrors and lenses. Students will also discover the ways in which our eyes play tricks on us.

Take Home

Hologram Projector

Codemakers: Enigma Code

Gr 7 & 8

P7.2, P7.3

P8.1

Using algorithms similar to the Enigma Code, students will create, send, and decode messages with their classmates. This workshop will combine science and math to learn the science behind computer coding!

Coding Challenge

Online workshop content

We have temporarily closed applications for Online Workshops due to high demand.

SCI-FI Science Camps is proud to present our list of online workshops. Online workshop content is delivered through contactless means such as your school's online platform or one of our online platforms (i.e. Zoom or Google Meets). Online Workshops can be conducted both through online-only classes as well as in-person classes.  It is required that students have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection. It is preferred if students also have a microphone. 

The workshops “Amazing Animals” and “Wild World of Plants” do not require each student to have a computer. Instead, please project the teachers screen of the video call to the front of the classroom for sufficient delivery of these workshops. Please note all other workshops require each student to have access to a computer with internet access.

 

Workshop Curriculum Relativity Description Notes
Amazing Animals

Gr 2

AN2.1, AN2.3

Who’s ready to go on a Safari? During this 1-hour workshop, we will explore far and wide and visit environments like the Boreal Forest, the Savanna, the Rainforest and so much more. As we explore, we will classify the animals we encounter and learn how they grow and develop! Interactive Adventure
Wild World of Plants

 Gr 3

PL3.1, PL3.2

Designed to teach classrooms about the life cycle of plants as well as exploring different kinds of plants found all over the world, from the cowboy cactus to the arctic poppy! This workshop also touches on our responsibility to the environment and how we can support it. Interactive Adventure
Minecraft Hour of Code: Heros Journey 

Gr 4,5 & 6 (can be used in older grades.)

P4.1, P4.2 

P5.1, P5.2

P6.2, P.6.3

Combine the power of math and computing to explore block programming with a Minecraft twist. (We recommend if students have had no coding experience, to start with this one.) Certificate for completing the Minecraft hour of code. 
Minecraft Hour of Code: Aquatic Voyage 

Gr 4, 5 & 6

P4.1, P4.2

P5.1, P5.2

P6.2, P6.3

Combine the power of math and computing to explore block programming with a Minecraft twist. (We recommend if students have already completed the Minecraft Hour of Code: A Hero's Journey workshop, to continue with this one.) Certificate for completing the Minecraft hour of code. 
Pixel Programmers

Gr 4,5 & 6 (can be used in older grades.)

SS4.2, P4.1

SS5.7, P5.1  

P6.1

Harness the power of HTML and CSS as students explore the power of web programming while creating cool pixel art! Within this workshop, students will be able to create their own superhero using HTML and CSS.

Design and Build Challenge
Digital Literacy

Gr 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

USC4.4

USC5.4

USC6.6 

USC7.7

USC8.1

With everything being virtual these days, we have developed a workshop that will provide your class with the necessary tools to remain safe in an online environment. This workshop will help your students develop digital literacy skills while learning about digital citizenship, critical analysis, cybersecurity, phishing attempts, privacy and so much more!

Fun With Forces

Gr 5

FM 5.1, FM 5.2

Forces are all around us! In this workshop, students will learn what Net Force, Friction, and Acceleration are and how all these affect the motion of an object. We will then explore simulations and apply our forces knowledge!

Design and Build Challenge
Go-Go Comp Sci

Gr 7

N7.6, SS7.4

Explore how the world of math plays into different parts of computer science. From explaining how computers think to how we use math when building things like video games, this workshop features a chance for students to build their own version of a game using block coding and math!

Design and Build Challenge
Codemakers: Engima Code

Gr 7 & 8

P7.2, P7.3

P8.1

Using algorithms similar to the Enigma Code, students will create, send, and decode messages with their classmates. This workshop will combine science and math to learn the science behind computer coding!

Design and Build Challenge
Battleships! Exploring Probability

Gr 7, 8 & 9

N7.4, SP7.3

SP8.1, N8.2, N8.3

SP9.3

In this workshop we will explore probability concepts and the cartesian plane using real world examples. Students will learn all about ratios, percents, factions, cartesian coordinates and  quadrants. To end the workshop students will use these concepts to play a strategic game of Battleship!

Interactive Challenge
Outstanding Optics

Gr 8

OP8.1, OP8.2

In this workshop learn about the properties of light and color. Students will explore optics-related technologies such as concave and convex mirrors, and the properties of refraction. Students will have the chance to use hands on tools to further explore light, all provided online.

Design and Build Challenge
Online Tools and the Classroom 

Teacher workshop

In our teacher workshop, we will focus on educating teachers on how to use some unique online teaching resources that can be implemented within the classroom! Such as using code.org, Minecraft education edition, and PHET simulations to name a few.

Please note: Due to the high volume of workshop booking requests and the limited dates available, timeslots are limited. If you do not respond within 48 hours of receiving a response email from us, your timeslot will be forfeited to the next available teacher.

 

This year SCI-FI is happy to share that all workshops for 2022 will be FREE, and are designed to connect digital literacy, technology, and the Saskatchewan Science Curriculum!

Workshops will be available from May 16th, 2022 until June 17th, 2022.

Our workshop content has recently been revised to include digital literacy, technology, and a closer link to the Saskatchewan Curriculum! Look for more information coming soon!

Our workshops function as excellent unit introductions or reviews!

Times & Locations

We are currently offering in-person workshops from May 16th until June 17thWorkshops will be available during weekdays. More information about our May and June workshops can be found in our "In-person Workshops" section.

Please list your unavailable dates when registering to allow us to account for your schedule when booking workshops. All workshops are sheduled to take one hour to complete. The workshops are easily adjustable to account for early dismissals and recess on a per-school basis.

For schools that are located outside of Saskatoon, we require a minimum of three workshops to be booked in a single day.

Teachers must remain present in the classroom during the workshops for both legal and safety reasons, but do not have to participate in the workshop.

 

Cost & Payment

This year SCI-FI is happy to share that all workshops for 2022 will be FREE, and are designed to connect digital literacy, technology, and the Saskatchewan Science Curriculum!

Registration

Notes about the workshop registration process:   

  • We receive upwards of 400 workshop registrations each year which makes scheduling very difficult.  For this reason, you are unable to select a specific date and time for your workshop. Instead, we ask that you indicate all of the days where you CANNOT possibly have a workshop, and we will schedule around those days. We thank you in advance for your flexibility! 
  • You can select these non-working dates on the final step on the online registration form.  
  • Please include each class on our registration form. To make confirming workshops easier, we ask that you select one contact person to book all of the workshops for your school.  

How to Register

  1. Find a contact person to submit all workshop requests for your school. 
  2. Make a note of any non-working dates for your school. 
  3. Your school's contact person should complete our online registration form, indicating dates that don't work to host workshops. 
  4. SCI-FI will send the contact person a confirmation by email once workshops are scheduled. 

A designated contact person can register up to 10 workshops at a time for your school (if you want to register more than 10, you can fill out the form multiple times).

Please note: Due to the high volume of workshop booking requests and the limited dates available, timeslots are limited. If you do not respond within 48 hours of receiving a response email from us, your timeslot will be forfeited to the next available teacher.

Registration for our in-person workshops from May 16, 2022, to June 17, 2022, is now open!