A Genius Idea

Activities for Secondary I to V

Duration: 10 to 50 minutes

Your students will explore several major physical principles as they participate in fun, educational science activities that also meet the objectives of the Québec Education Program.
Our turnkey projects each come with a kit that includes a teaching guide, a student handout, educational and audiovisual material, and a list of the materials needed to complete the activity. The materials are easy to adapt to your students’ grade level and amount of class time you wish to devote to the activity.

Watch your students become engineers with our science activities!

And the best news? It’s free! So grab your materials and get cracking!

Reach for the Sky

The Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates is a whopping 828 metres high, which makes it the tallest skyscraper in the world! But how does it remain upright and withstand strong gusts of wind?

In this activity, your students will need to come up with genius ideas for building the tallest and straightest tower possible. Only materials listed in the activity will be allowed. No cheating!

Physical principles explored: gravity, equilibrium of forces, and relative strength of materials.

An Epic Celebration

A strange virus has infected your students, weakening their lungs. The problem? They can’t blow up balloons for the surprise party they’re throwing for their favourite teacher. Not to worry—they always have a few tricks up their sleeves!

Using the proposed materials, have your students pick their brains to come up with an ingenious way to inflate a balloon without blowing into it.

Physical principles explored: gas and fluid laws (why air expands when heated, conservation of mass) and the law of volumes.