Science Games

Science Games 2021 is Going Virtual!

With a focus on collaboration, connection, discovery and fun, students will embark on a four-week science journey in March 2021! Students (Grades 1–6) from across BC will have the opportunity to explore how to use their creativity and imagination to help the world.

Through fun, interactive activities and weekly challenges, a collective pod of students will experience aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through the eyes of their engineer or geoscience mentors. Diving deep into the world of innovation, participants will connect with other like-minded students and work together online to create their own solutions to the weekly challenges.

New this year are our “Meet an Expert” sessions. These sessions will be held weekly for four weeks and provide Science Games participants in classrooms and beyond with the opportunity to meet industry professionals in different disciplines of engineering and geoscience. Each expert will host a Q&A session and demonstrate an in-real time activity that will illustrate a topic/theme from their own discipline.

Registration

Science Games registration will be done by an individual basis. Participants will be arranged in groups of 5–6 students by division. Divisions are broken up into two groups: Division 1 (Grades 1–3) and Division 2 (Grades 4–6).

*Students can provide a suggested list of friends they’d like to be a in a group with, but group arrangements are not guaranteed.

Science Games event fee is $20 per individual for the four-week event (March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021).

A device (laptop, tablet, computer, etc.) is required to connect and participate in the live group sessions.

Interested in signing up for Science Games? Sign-up for Pre-Event Interest and get notified when the registration page is live before the public.

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Become a Science Games Mentor

We are looking for passionate Engineers and Geoscientists who are interested in being a part of the Science Games experience! Together with your group of students, you will lead them through a four-week science journey with interactive activities and mentorship opportunities online through Zoom. As a Science Games Mentor, you will showcase all the fun and cool aspects of your role as a engineer or geoscientist, and be a part of their support group to encourage and build up their confidence and interest in science!

Interested in becoming a Science Games Mentor? Check out the full Science Games Mentor Volunteer position.

Tell Me More

Welcome to Science Games

At Science Games, students from Grades 1–6 across BC explore the principles and theories of science first-hand as a group led by their Engineer or Geoscientist mentors online. This interschool event is organized by the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC to celebrate all things science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and inspire future generations of engineers and geoscientists. We are the regulatory body for engineers and geoscientists practicing in BC.

Science Games aims to provide a fun, engaging environment where students are empowered to showcase their science talent, encouraged to explore their interests in science, and grow confident in their own scientific abilities. This interactive event hosted online through live sessions on Zoom gives students the chance to investigate the ways science affects their everyday lives.

Together, students will explore and dive deep into problem solving challenges that will illustrate the interesting and unique sides of scientific exploration and create their own original solutions to challenges crafted by a team of Engineers and Geoscientists.

Weekly Challenges

Students will be sent an email with each week's theme, a list of suggested materials, and mini activities to prepare for the Saturday live session. All activities will use materials that easily accessible from home, school or a local dollar store.

The live event sessions will be on March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021.

Division 1 (Grades 1–3) live event sessions will be from 10 AM–12PM on Saturday.

Division 2 (Grades 4–6) live event sessions will be from 1 PM–3PM on Saturday.

If you have questions about the weekly Science Games challenges, please contact [email protected].

Science Games Bursaries

If you know a child who would love to participate in Science Games but would be unable to because of financial reasons, please encourage them to apply for a bursary.

Our Science Games bursaries are restricted to a per child basis and will cover 50% of the event fee. Therefore, please submit a separate bursary application for each child you are applying for a bursary.

Apply for a Science Games Bursary

Sponsor Science Games

2021 Science Games sponsorship opportunities are now open. Please contact Olivia Jay at [email protected] for details.

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