Teams of students from Grades 1–6 explore the principles and theories of science first hand at Science Games.
This interschool event is organized by the Engineers and Geoscientists BC as part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM). We are the regulatory body for engineers and geoscientists practicing in BC.
The goal of this event is to provide a fun environment where students are able to showcase their science talent, and promote interest in science education and careers in scientific fields. Science Games is an interactive science competition which allows students to investigate how science affects their everyday lives. Students work together on a set of applications or problem-solving challenges which demonstrate the interesting and entertaining side of scientific exploration.
This event is team-oriented and activities align with many areas of scientific study covered in school. Students work together and use their science skills and ideas to create original solutions to problems.
There are two types of Science Games Challenges:
- Work-At-Home Events: These are made in advance and brought to the Science Games for testing and judging or practiced in advance and performed on the day of the Science Games.
- Mystery Events: These are solved the day of the Science Games and no pre-planning is needed.
This year, over 130 students participated in Science Games at the Telus World of Science on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Throughout the day, students demonstrated their problem-solving and teamwork skills, tackling hands-on science activities that featured engineering and geoscience concepts.
The Division 1 teams, made up of students from grades 1–3, learned about industrial engineering, how weight distribution influences marine construction, and how to code with robots. Division 2 teams, made up of students from grades 4–6, learned about structural design, mechanical engineering through waterslide development, and slope stability.
Thanks to all the teams that participated!
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