FRASER VALLEY WORKSHOPS
Update Regarding COVID-19
At Geering Up, our central goal is to create safe learning environments for students to explore STEM. We are closely following the advice from both UBC and the BC Centre for Disease Control in order to make decisions regarding our upcoming programs. At this time we have made the decision to move camps ONLINE.
What are Geering Up workshops about?
Our instructors bring one to one-and-a-half hour workshops straight to the classrooms with interactive demonstrations, activities, and take-home projects for students to create. Teachers can sit back, relax, and watch their students become engaged in the fun of science and engineering. Our highly-trained Instructors will adapt each workshop to suit the individual strengths and challenges of each class. Please contact us to discuss how we can customize our workshops for your group.
Currently, we offer workshops in Langley, Abbotsford, Hope and Chilliwack. Contact us if you’d like to see us in your community!
To register, please complete the registration form here and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timing of workshops:
Workshops are available:
- Before Recess (9:00-10:00)
- After Recess (10:30-11:30)
- After Lunch (1:00 – 2:00)
This can be altered to fit your school’s bell schedule. Workshops include two instructors and all demonstration and project materials.
1 Workshop – $160
3 Workshops* @ $140 each = $420 (Same day – 1 before recess, 1 after recess, and 1 afternoon)
6 Workshops* @ $120 each = $720 (Same day – 2 before recess, 2 after recess, and 2 afternoon)
Computer Science Workshops
1 Workshop – $180
3 Workshops* @ $150 each = $450 (Same day – 1 before recess, 1 after recess, and 1 afternoon)
6 Workshops* @ $130 each = $780 (Same day – 2 before recess, 2 after recess, and 2 afternoon)
*Bulk Rates: We offer discounted rates when multiple workshops are booked on the same day by the same school. These reduced rates are based on the considerable savings in transportation costs. Please note that workshops must follow the schedules below to qualify for the discounted rates.
(Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have the capacity to offer French, or Computer Science workshops in these locations.)
How do living things change to survive in the cold winter versus the warm summer? What do living things need to survive? Join Geering Up and we will explore how living and non-living things interact in their ecosystems and discover what it would take to engineer our own ecosystem.
BC Science Curriculum Links: Seasonal Changes Affect all Living Things, Observable Features of Plants and Animals.
It’s time to find out what makes up you, the ground you’re standing on, and everything else around us on earth. Dive into the world of matter as we learn about its properties with fun projects and demonstrations! This workshop includes experiments that will help us understand the cycles that happen not only in the sky above us but also on land. There is even a project to bring the excitement home with students.
BC Science Curriculum Links: Properties of Matter, Cycles, and Patterns in the Sky and Landscape
The world around us is filled with change, even the land we are on right now has changed over time, some of this change is reversible and other changes are permanent. It's time to put on our lab coats and become scientists to discover what causes these changes to occur and why some cannot be undone.
BC Science Curriculum Links: Physical and Chemical processes, Changing the Shape of Land.
How do scientist sort living organisms into categories? What characteristics do living things have in common? How do living things interact with their environment? In this worksho,p we will explore how living and non-living things interact in their ecosystems and discover the biodiversity present on earth.
BC Science Curriculum Links: Classification of Organisms, Interdependence of Living Things on their Environment.
Join Geering Up! for a fun energetic workshop that will explore all the different phases of matter and the different forms of ENERGY. We will learn about the different properties of matter around us and discover how they can be changed by adding or removing energy.
BC Science Curriculum Links: Matter, Energy.
Let’s learn how some of the organ systems in your body work together to keep you alive! It’s time to get hands-on with digestion and respiration! Join Geering Up as we explore the different parts of the digestive system, and learn about the organ system that keeps you breathing.
BC Science Curriculum Links: Organ systems, Digestive and Respiratory Systems
Through hands-on and interactive activities, demonstrations and a quick lesson, students will discover how Newton’s three laws work together to influence the motion of objects. Students will also learn about gravity and other forces that can be combined to create motion and those that keep objects in place.
BC Science Curriculum Links: Newton’s Laws of Motion, Gravity.
Get ready to dive into a microscopic world filled with atoms of all different types and learn how electricity fuels our lives. Watt do you know about electricity? It’s time to learn about how electric circuits work, and build some of your own. We will spark your interest as we generate positive ideas about circuits and clean energy.
BC Science Curriculum Links: Electricity, Magnetism, Atoms, Circuits
Students will use their existing knowledge of circuits and electricity, as well as learn a new skill: breadboarding! Join Geering Up in exploring how electronics work and what amazing things it can do.
BC Science Curriculum links:
Grade 9: Circuits: Voltage, Current and Resistance
Physics 12: Electric circuits