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c_wonder Live Learning

Engineering Outreach is happy to present a new program,  c_wonder Live Learning! This program invites students and their parents to participate in virtual learning sessions over google meet. The sessions are designed to introduce students to exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts through hands-on activities that they can do at home with materials easily found around the house! Sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday, from now until May 28th.

Program Information:

April 28 - May 28
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Grades 1 to 4: 10:00am - 11:30am
Grades 5 to 8: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Registration is required and spots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The day before each session, the lesson topic, required materials and the google meet link will be shared via email. For a quick start guide and information on how to use Google Meet click here. The materials that will be used for these activities will be everyday household objects and things that could easily be found at home. 

Click here to register for the program.

If you have any questions about this program please email vanessa.ironside@ontariotechu.ca.

 

Live Learning for Educators

If you are an educator and are interested in hosting a Live Learning session for your class, please click here for more information.

 

 

Past Lessons

  • Engineering a Boat

    In this activity, students will learn about the engineering design process and design a boat that can float and hold the most weight possible. The lesson will teach students all about force, buoyancy, gravity, density and then apply those principals to build a boat at home!

    During the session the participants will need the following materials:

    • A bucket of water
      • A clear bucket is ideal so participants can see underneath their boat!
    • Building materials for their boat
      • This can be anything from recyclables like cardboard and egg cartons to craft materials like popsicle sticks. Be creative!
    • Tape and/or hot glue
    • A weight to test their boat design
      • Try to see if you can grab things around the house with different weights to test out your boat like canned food or bagged coins.

    Miss the live learning lesson? Below you will find the video lessons so you can follow along at home!

     

    Materials Required:

    Video Lesson for Grades 1-4

     
     
    Video Lesson for Grades 5-8

     

     

     

  • Engineering Wind Turbines

    In this activity, students will learn about the engineering design process and design a wind turbine that can be used to generate clean, renewable energy. The lesson will teach students all about energy, renewable vs non-renewable energy sources, and force, and then apply those principals to create a wind turbine at home!

     
    Materials Required:

    All participants will need to gather building materials, tape or hot glue and a fan or hairdryer to test their final design. Building materials can be anything in your home that is parent-approved such as cardboard, popsicle sticks, toothpicks, paper towel rolls, egg cartons, etc. Check your recycling bin and craft supplies to see what you think would be useful in your design. Also, make sure to have a piece of paper and pencil to plan out your design!

  • Soundproof Devices

    In this lesson, students will learn about the engineering design process, and then design and engineer a sound proof device! The lesson will teach students all about sound, including waves, amplitude, frequency and speed. They will conduct an experiment using the scientific method, and learn about sound absorption and reflection. 

    Materials Required:

    All participants will need to gather building materials, tape or hot glue, a bowl, plastic wrap, rubber bands, salt and a device like a phone or a tablet to test their final design. (Reference attachment) Building materials can be anything in your home that is parent-approved such as cardboard, popsicle sticks, toothpicks, paper towel rolls, egg cartons, etc. Check your recycling bin and craft supplies to see what you think would be useful in your design.  Also, make sure to have a piece of paper and pencil to plan out your design!