The University of Waterloo Science Outreach team is keen to support and nurture high school students' love for science discovery. While our usual offerings of in-person activities are off the cards for now, we can provide online workshops and presentations. Please let us know how we can connect with your students by contacting Heather Neufeld at email@example.com.
Our student astronomers view the universe through the telescope at the University of Waterloo Gustav Bakos Observatory. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a virtual tour for your class, please email the observatory coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gairdner Awards have become Canada's foremost international award to recognize and reward the achievements of medical researchers whose work contributes significantly to improving the quality of human life. On October 22, 2022, Dr. Vikram Patel – 2019 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award – will present an online lecture with a Q&A to high school students, related to his work on global mental health treatment/prevention. To register your interest, please contact Heather Neufeld at email@example.com.
The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) shares quantum information science and technology with those fascinated by it and those who will benefit from it in the very near future. See the IQC Outreach page for more details.
The Department of Chemistry has developed freely available, interactive online chemistry lessons covering select topics from grade 11 and 12 Canadian high school curricula. Each lesson focuses on clearly articulated learning objectives using a combination of text, images, animations, interactive questions with immediate feedback, and narrated example problems with solutions. For more information and to access the lessons, visit open.science.uwaterloo.ca.
In celebration of International Year of Chemistry (IYC), the University of Waterloo's Department of Chemistry and the Faculty of Science encouraged chemistry educators and enthusiasts worldwide to adopt an element and artistically interpret that element. The project created a periodic table as a mosaic of science and art, with interactive apps available for android and iPhone. Visit the Periodic Table Project to find out more!
Celebrate 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table by investigating the discovery of the elements. This project consists of a website resource, posters for high school classrooms, and a mural in the Science Teaching Complex. Explore more at the Timeline website.
Chem 13 News is an online magazine published for teachers of introductory chemistry by the Chemistry Department at the University of Waterloo.
Each issue contains articles, labs, puzzles, cartoons and helpful advice. Most of our authors are high school teachers. We encourage our subscribers to become contributors and be part of the active community of sharing amongst chemistry teachers.
To find out more, visit the Chem13news home page.
The Faculty of Science is proud of our strong ties with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Perimeter’s award-winning outreach team brings science to life and raises scientific literacy through classroom resources, public lectures, teacher workshops, an educator network, and a summer school where students interact with Perimeter researchers. For more information, visit the Perimeter Institute Outreach page.
Science Subject Contests
Challenge your students. Test their knowledge. Arrange for a Waterloo Science Exam.
- Sir Isaac Newton Exam: A prestigious physics prize exam, written each spring by thousands of students from across Canada and around the world. Covers basic physics, mainly from the Ontario Secondary School Physics Curriculum. Annually in May.
- Chem 13 News Exam: Students compete for prizes and undergraduate research experience. Covers material a well-read senior high school chemistry student is likely to encounter. Annually in May.
- Avogadro Exam: Ontario Grade 11 chemistry students and students anywhere at a similar level are eligible. This 40-question, multiple choice exam covers the Structure of Matter, Bonding, Reactions, Solutions and Gases. Written during one 75-minute period. Annually in May.
For general inquiries please contact:
Manager, Science Outreach
Phone: 519-888-4567 x31083
Location: EIT 2010