2021 Science Games Registration FAQ

New to Science Games? Check out the list below for answers to our most asked questions.

Have any other questions about Science Games 2021? Email us at [email protected].

  • 1. Why is Science Games going online?

    In order to keep our participants and volunteers safe, we will be moving Science Games 2021 to a Zoom-based 4-week event.

  • 2. What can I expect when participating in Science Games virtually?

    At Science Games, you’ll be in a group of like-minded students where you’ll experience different aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through the eyes of your engineer or geoscience mentors. Together you’ll dive deep into the world of innovation and work towards creating unique solutions for each weekly challenge.

    For more information on the role of parents/guardians of Science Games participants, view our 2021 Science Games Parent Information Package.

  • 3. How much does it cost to participate in the Science Games?

    It costs $20 per individual to participate in the 2021 Science Games.

  • 4. What and when are the “Meet an Expert” sessions?

    Meet an Expert sessions will be live sessions hosted virtually. Each expert will talk about what they do as an engineer or geoscientist and answer questions during their session.

    Dates for these sessions will be updated as they are confirmed.

  • 5. What can we expect for the weekly challenges?

    Participants will be emailed each week with an introduction to the week’s theme and details on how to prepare for this week’s challenge. This may include a list of suggested materials, prompting questions or mini activities to learn about the theme.

    During our live sessions on Saturday, each participant will be guided as a group through the challenge activities by their mentors in real-time on Zoom. 

  • 6. Who will my mentors be?

    Your group will be paired with one or two mentors who will be Engineers and Geoscientists from a variety of backgrounds in BC.

  • 7. How is the organization using Science Games to increase participation of women in the professions?

    Engineers and Geoscientists BC has endorsed Engineers Canada’s goal that by 2030, 30% of new engineering registrations will be female. Since the Science Games began in 2012, many Girl Guide groups and other all girl teams have participated in this event. The association actively promotes the Science Games to local organizations and after school groups that engage girls.