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Virtual STEM

January 31, 2022 - February 5, 2022

Virtual STEM

Have you ever wondered how things work? How space travel is possible? Why some things float and other things sink? How we generate electricity? How sound travels? Let’s discover the answers together!

Led by undergraduate physics students and guided by professors Dr. Joanne O’Meara and the Great Orbax, Virtual STEM was held last November with two engaging educational sessions. Now, we’re bringing elements of the program to you by offering bite-sized modules of Virtual STEM for your continued learning.

A new video and accompanying activity will be uploaded daily at 9 am from January 31-February 5, premiering on both our YouTube channel and Facebook page. You will be able to find all material, as it’s released, right here.

We hope you enjoy these videos during at-home learning, in the classroom, or at your after-school club!

January 31, 2022

1. The Physics of Flight

Paper Airplane Activity Booklet (PDF)

February 1, 2022

2. The Science of Sound

The Science of Sound Experiments (PDF)

February 2, 2022

3. Systems in Action

Electricity and Magnetism Activity (PDF)

February 3, 2022

4. Roving on Mars

Build a Rover Activity (PDF)

February 4, 2022

5. The Science of Floating and Sinking

Fluids Activities (PDF)

February 5, 2022

6. Air Resistance is a Drag

Air Resistance Activities (PDF) 

Virtual STEM 2021 is designed for students in grades 6-8, as well as community youth groups and covers subjects rooted in the core STEM threads of the Ontario elementary school curriculum. Virtual STEM also features the Memory Cycle exhibition at Guelph Museums.

Presented by Guelph Museums and Department of Physics, University of Guelph.


January 31, 2022
February 5, 2022
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