Resources: elementary school

student tries out the van de Graaf generator with volunteerUniversity of Waterloo Science Outreach engages with local school-aged kids through workshops delivered by University of Waterloo Let's Talk Science volunteers, and through on-campus learning opportunities for visiting schools. The table below shows available University of Waterloo Science Outreach resources in blue text (e.g. workshops, demonstrations, etc.) associated with topics addressed by the Ontario Science curriculum. Sign up for a workshop with our online booking form, and for other opportunities use the contacts provided.

Elementary school teacher resources: Curriculum connections and outreach programs
Grade Life Systems Structures and Mechanisms Matter and Energy Earth and Space Systems
K       Earth Sciences Museum visit and Dinosaurs and Fossils program

Needs and characteristics of living things:
Arctic Animals

Materials, objects and everyday structures

Energy in our lives:
Energy Exploration

Daily and seasonal changes:
Arctic Animals

2 Growth and changes in animals:
Building Bugs
Medieval Machines
Properties of liquids and solids:
Matter Matters
Air and water in the environment
3 Growth and changes in plants:
Root of the Matter
Strong and stable structures:
Forces causing movement:
Soils in the environment
4 Habitats and communities:
Wetland Food Web
Pulleys and Gears:
Pulling Your Weight
Light and sound Rocks and Minerals:
Earth Sciences Museum visit and Rocks and Minerals program
5 Human organ systems:
Fight or Flight
Forces acting on structures and mechanisms:
Earth Sciences Museum visit and Natural Disasters program
Properties of and changes in matter:
Crime Labs
Conservation of energy and resources:
Earth Sciences Museum visit and All the Water in the World program
6 Biodiversity Flight:
High Flyers

Electricity and electrical devices

Exploration Mars or Observatory tour
7 Interactions in the environment Form and function:
Entrepreneurial Science
Pure substances and mixtures:
Mix it Up
Heat in the environment
8 Cells:
Marshmallow Meiosis
Systems in action:
Watershed Moments or Entrepreneurial Science
Hydro-Logical Cycle
Water Systems:
Watershed Moments or Hydro-Logical Cycle

General inquiries

Heather Neufeld
Manager, Science Outreach
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 31083
Location: EIT 2010