Vancouver Elementary Workshops

 

 

 

 


Registration for our winter season is now closed. If you weren’t able to book a workshop don’t worry! Registration for our summer season (May and June) will open mid January. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email us at workshops.geeringup@ubc.ca.

 Our classroom workshops will be available again from January – April 2023! Workshops will be led by two Geering Up instructors and consist of exciting, hands-on activities that promote problem solving and curiosity in STEM fields. In our elementary workshops, students will be introduced to exciting science and engineering topics and use their curiosity and ingenuity to complete the challenges and experiments. Students of all levels can participate and be equipped with the tools and knowledge they need to further explore programming, science, and engineering after the workshop.

 




  • Workshop Dates: JANUARY – APRIL, 2023


  • Available Times:
    9 – 10:15AM, 10:30AM – 12:00PM, 1 – 2:30PM
    We are happy to accommodate your school’s bell schedule.


  • Cost:
    1 Workshop – $175/Workshop
    3 Workshops (in the same day) – $155/Workshop
    6+ Workshops – $135/Workshop

ELEMENTARY WORKSHOPS

BC Curriculum Ties: All of our workshops meet multiple components of the Applied Design Skills and Technologies and Science Curriculum for K-7. More fun and exciting workshops will be available in May and June!

Brilliant Bots

Can you identify a robot from a machine? In this workshop, students will practice giving instructions to robots and will guide their own mini Ozobot robot through a racetrack!

GRADES: K-2

For a full description of this workshop, click here!

Crazy Chemistry

Put on your lab coats and safety goggles because in this workshop we will be doing chemistry! Students will be able to explore chemical processes and their properties through hands-on experiments such as slime!

GRADES: 2-3

For a full description of this workshop, click here!

Super Scratch Coding

Programming is one of the most important skills in today’s society. Through Scratch’s block based coding, this workshop will introduce students to programming and teach them to make their very own interactive game!

Please note students will need to have a computer or tablet with internet connection to participate.

GRADES: 4-5

For a full description of this workshop, click here!

Quake Shake

How do engineers prepare for natural disasters? In this workshop, students will learn how earthquakes occur and the specific systems engineers use to create resilient buildings. Students will then apply these concepts to design and create their own earthquake-proof buildings!

GRADES: 6-7

For a full description of this workshop, click here!

CAD Creations


How are the everyday items that we use designed and created? In this workshop, students will learn about manufacturing engineering and use their imagination and a 3D design software to create their own computer model!

Please note students will need to have a computer or tablet with internet connection to participate.

GRADES: 6-7

For a full description of this workshop, click here!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In-person workshop fees vary depending on how many workshops you choose to sign up for. Please see above for details. To help offset the cost of vehicle rentals and travel time, travel fees apply to all schools outside of Vancouver. We recognize that some schools may be experiencing additional financial difficulties during this time. Should you want to participate but find that cost is a barrier, please don’t hesitate to contact us at workshops.geeringup@ubc.ca.

Our workshops are designed for single classes of up to 30 students. Each of our teams can teach up to three workshops per day, according to the following schedule. We are happy to accommodate the nuances of your school's bell schedule.
Workshop 1: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Workshop 2: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop 3: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

We are very excited to join your classroom for our in-person workshops! Geering Up instructors will be able to join your classroom for an entire session to guide the class through STEM workshop(s) of your choice. Instructors will arrive a few minutes before the workshop to set up as well as go over any considerations for your class. Workshops typically are 1-1.5 hours in length and consist of a quick introduction to a STEM topic and hands-on, inquiry based activities. See the elementary and high school page for more details on specific workshops. Please ensure that there is a way for our instructors to project slides and, for tech based workshops, your students may need a computer/device with internet connection. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us atworkshops.geeringup@ubc.ca.

1. Why should I bring this into my classroom?

70% of tomorrow's jobs will require STEM skills, but less than half of high school students graduate with the prerequisite STEM courses (Skills Competencies Canada). BC's new ADST curriculum heavily integrates computer science and applied science skills to help address that gap. Geering Up workshops aim to help educators satisfy BC's new ADST curriculum by providing their students the opportunity to investigate STEM in fun, innovative, and hands-on experiments and projects. Our workshops allow students to build future skills, connect with current university undergraduate students, and gain tools, knowledge, and inspiration to explore a future in STEM!

2. Will I need to download any software prior to the workshop to participate?

No! Workshops will not require the downloading of any apps or software. All of the software we use in our workshops are web-based applications that you and your students can access through the internet!

3. What materials will my class need to participate?

For our in-person workshops materials may include computer or tablet with an internet connection. All other materials will be provided by the Geering Up team. A teacher letter with information about the workshop content and a list of any additional materials needed will be provided in advance of your scheduled workshop.

4. What do I need to do to set up for the workshop?

Please keep an eye out for a teacher letter with information about the workshop content and a list of any additional materials needed. This will be provided after registration, and in advance of your scheduled workshop.


Have more questions?
You can reach us at workshops.geeringup@ubc.ca.