Online workshop content

Scifi Science Camps is proud to present our list of online workshops. Online workshop content is delivered through contactless means. Through either your school's online platform or one of ours such as Webex, Zoom, or Google Meets software. 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. 

Workshop Curriculum Relativity Description Notes
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
Problem Solvers

Gr 5 & 6

N5.5, SS5.1, SS5.3, SS5.5, SS5.6

SS6.2

 

 

Math can be tricky, but with this workshop we hope your class learns some tricks that will help them comprehend math in a fun and supportive environment! Math takes practice to master, so in this workshop we introduce the students to the concepts of dimensions, units, conversions, area and volume to name a few!

Design and Build Challenge
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
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
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!

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.

 

More Online Workshops Coming Soon!

This year SCI-FI is happy to share that all workshops for 2021 will be FREE, and are designed to connect digital literacy, technology, and the Saskatchewan Science Curriculum!

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!

In person Workshops

 

We are currently not running 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

Times & Locations

We are running workshops in 2021 from January until mid June. 

We offer four time slots per day for workshops:  two in the morning and two in the afternoon, but can run multiple workshops in a time slot.  The workshops are optimized to be 1 hour long, and are easily adjustable to account for early dismissals and recess.

Teachers must remain present in the classroom or online classroom during the workshops for both legal and safety reasons, but do not have to participate in the workshop.  All of our workshops are designed to work in any classroom space and we bring all of the supplies we need for the workshop - if we have any special requests, we'll let you know ahead of time. 

We travel to schools throughout central and northern Saskatchewan.  See recent locations below. 

 

Cost & Payment

This year SCI-FI is happy to share that all workshops for 2021 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 make4 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).