We are currently recruiting graduate students to help us host science demonstrations at local elementary schools! We ask teachers to provide topics that fit their science curriculum or we select topics from our own research. We then plan interactive presentations and fun activities to engage students by appropriately communicating to their knowledge level. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact the Co-Chairs below.

Past School Visits:

  • St Paul
  • St Marguerite d’Youville
  • St Jude
  • St Martin
  • Aberdeen
  • St Anthony’s
  • Jean Vanier
  • Ealing Public School
  • Wortley Road Public School
  • Louise Arbor

If you know of a school that may be interested in this program, please do not hesitate to let us know!

Science Demonstrations (examples):

  • Electrical signals in the brain
  • The genetics of bitter taste (PTC strips)
  • Blood typing with water
  • Investigating the absorptive effects of the polymer in diapers
  • Cellular metabolism experiment using balloons

Teacher Testimonials:

“They presented information at the students level. Information was great -would be great if there could be a few visits rather than just one- kids love learning from ‘experts’”. – March, 2018

“Loved the interactive component of conducting an experiment! What a fantastic presentation, please come back to our school and do more! So many teachers have approached me asking if you could come into their rooms.” – May, 2018

“I liked how the presenters were great with the students as well as the hands on activities. I also liked that the presenters talked a little bit about themselves and what they are taking in University hoping to inspire others. I suggest/hope that they create more mini sessions to be able to go into the classrooms more often in a school year. It was a pleasure having them.” – June, 2018

For more information, please contact the Co-Chairs directly.

Sandra Szlapinski, Co-Chair,        

Laura Elizabeth Russell, Co-Chair,