School Programs

The creative and entertaining world of Beakerhead invites all students to step into the world of science and technology!

START THE YEAR OFF WITH A BLAST OF INSPIRATION – FROM FIELD TRIPS TO CLASSROOM PROJECTS.
Teachers: choose an experience that works for you.
Spend a morning, an hour, a day, or a semester!

APPLY NOW...or read on to learn more!


1. FIELD TRIPS
Beakerhead is offering field trips for Grades 4 to 12 in 2017 from an escape room, to an interactive tour to … outer space?! Yes, read on!

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2. BEAKERHEAD COMES TO YOU (IN-SCHOOL VISITS)

Start your school year with a burst of inspiration and invite Beakerhead into your school. There are three options: school assemblies with a professional presenter, classroom visits with a talented guest, and a live webinar with a larger-than-life personality and infectious enthusiasm for all things ingenious.

Yes, you can sign up for more than one.

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3. INGENUITY CHALLENGE
Receiving a secret package in the mail with a classroom challenge is a great way to get students thinking as a team! The materials and theme remain a secret until the package arrives. This year, there is no limit to who can take part, thanks to some ingenious thinking (and generous support). All you have to pay for is postage.

Registration for this program will take place during the school year.


4. EDUCATOR'S FIELD GUIDE
This guide will give you ideas and inspiration on how to get your whole class merging the mental and the manual. Thomas Edison was on to something when he said, “ideas originate in the muscle.” This guides offers many activities that bring out a sense of collaboration and creativity, and is also designed to support field trips with pre and post activities. There are many ways to Beakerheadize your class (aka “make learning hands-on and fun”)

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Important 2017 dates

April 21

Registration opens

May 05

Registration closes

May 31

Bookings confirmed with schools and teachers


End of August

Information packages mailed

September 13-17

Beakerhead hits the streets and your classroom!

Download the school program info card


BEAKERHEAD EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Education Advisory Council helps to oversee and guide the development of Beakerhead school programs so that they are high-quality and relevant educational experiences. The council members are:

  • Dan McWilliams
    Learning Specialist, Rockyview Schools
  • Denise Kitagawa
    Board Member at Calgary Charter School
  • Julie Barton
    Fine Arts & Off-Campus Specialist, Calgary Board of Education
  • Kirk Villanueva
    Elementry Science Consultant, Calgary Catholic School District
  • Tyler Melnyk
    Social Studies Teacher, Robert Thirsk High School
  • Jacqueline Ottmann
    Director of Indigenous Education Initiative, University of Calgary

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