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September 2020

Ontario Science Center Science at Home

Tuesday, September 1 @ 8:00 am - Monday, November 30 @ 5:00 pm

Science is everywhere. Learning can happen anywhere. For the family that loves to experiment, this Do It Yourself series is sure to inspire your inner scientist. We’ve got hands-on games and activities that range from getting your hands slimy to crafting gravity-defying chutes to exploring the nature in your backyard. These easy-to-follow guides are simple, fun, and appropriate for most ages (with adult supervision).

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Back-To-School STEAM Open House

Friday, September 18 - Saturday, September 19
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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Free

Explore our Makerspace and the after school programs at our Back To School Open House! At our 45-minute open house, try all four of our different STEAM activity stations: - 3D pens & printing - Robotics & Coding - Woodworking & building - Electricity & circuits Activities will be designed to your child's specific age group, so make sure you sign up for the right timeslot for their age group! Grades 1-3: Fridays @ 5pm & Saturdays @ 10am Grades…

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Monarch Tagging Weekend

Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, September 20
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, 2500 Kossuth Road
Cambridge, ON Canada
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Monarch Tagging Weekend Cambridge Butterfly Academy

Join us for Monarch Tagging Weekend for educational activities, presentations & releases of hundreds of tagged monarch butterflies! Sponsor a migratory Monarch! Tagging demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day. Did you know? Monarch butterflies that emerge from their chrysalis as summer comes to a close (late August – early September) know that they need to find a place to overwinter. This is the “super generation,” and they live 7-8 months in order to make the epic migration to Mexico.

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Virtual Online Classes with Mad Science Toronto

Monday, September 21 - Friday, October 30
Mad Science Online Learning

We're bringing entertaining and engaging science education into your home this school year. Kids learn about a multitude of topics, from chemistry and physics to earth sciences and life sciences. With multiple class times planned throughout the day, we have interactive, instructor-led programs available to suit your child's schedule. Program themes include: XLab Crazy Chemworks Preschool Workshop See website for full details and registration.

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Arduino Playground (Gr. 5-8) – Virtual Classes

Monday, September 28 - Friday, October 30
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Students will have the chance to learn about electronics and programming in a beginner-friendly environment, developing important fundamental knowledge and skills across both fields. Throughout the course, students will complete a series of maker projects designed around the Arduino microcontroller using components from our kit of parts. Projects include building and programming a sci-fi spaceship interface, digital thermometer, and DIY keyboard. Learn more about our virtual classes here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/virtual-classes-2020

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Design Lab (Gr. 5-8) – Virtual Classes

Monday, September 28 - Friday, October 30
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Design and build your dream house! Students will learn how to create architectural scale-models using 3D design software (SketchUp) and kit building materials. They will also learn about electricity and circuits by wiring their model home with LED lights. Students will learn the entire process of designing a home, from idea to finish! The Design Lab kit includes: a foam core building kit, 3x pre-cut home templates, mini 3D puzzle-assembly furniture, electricity & LED light kit, fabric weaving kit, &…

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Tesla Crate (Gr. 3-6) – Virtual Classes

Monday, September 28 - Saturday, October 24
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$120

Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Math projects, all in one box! Each crate contains four different STEAM project kits inside. Complete a new project every week while learning from our instructors online through Zoom. To learn more about our virtual classes, click here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/virtual-classes-2020

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October 2020

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Center

Saturday, October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Free

Safely observe the Sun* with specially filtered telescopes. Learn about our nearest star and try your eye at spotting exotic surface features, including sunspots, spicules, and prominences. This program is offered by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. * Weather permitting. In the event of cloud cover, program will be rescheduled to the following Saturday. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. TELUSCAPE Outside Main Entrance

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Sensory Friendly Saturdays

Saturday, October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Saturday, December 5, 2020

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Sensory Friendly Saturdays

Offered the first Saturday of every month 3–7 p.m Come celebrate neurodiversity! The Ontario Science Centre is partnering up with Geneva Centre for Autism and others to offer sensory-friendly events and programming. With a variety of communities in mind, Sensory-friendly Saturdays were developed to provide an environment that is inclusive, accessible and respectful. Open to everyone, the programming is appropriate for all ages and abilities.   Dates in 2020: February 1 / March 7 / April 4 / May 2…

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INVENTOR: Entrepreneur (Gr. 7-8) – In-Person Classes

Monday, October 5 - Saturday, December 19
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Maker classes sample all of the different tools and skills of a STEAM environment. Kids will explore 2D and 3D design, use 3D printers, laser-cut projects, and experience woodworking, robotics, coding, and electronics. New projects are made every week! Learn more about our in-person classes here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/fall-classes-2020

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VEX Coders (Gr. 5-6) – In-Person Classes

Wednesday, October 7 - Saturday, December 12
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Code using VEX Robotics systems! Learn how to code and program robots to complete exciting challenges and competitions. Learn more about our in-person classes here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/fall-classes-2020

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VEX Builders (Gr. 5-6) – In-Person Classes

Wednesday, October 7 - Monday, December 14
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Build using VEX Robotics systems! Learn how to build and customize VEX robots to complete different objectives, like battling! Builds a foundation for future learning in robotics. Learn more about our in-person classes here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/fall-classes-2020

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mBot Robotics (Gr. 3-6) – In-Person Classes

Thursday, October 8 - Tuesday, December 15
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Jump into the world of robotics using mBot Robotics systems! Kids will learn basic coding skills in order to be able to complete various exciting challenges and competitions. They will also learn 2D and 3D design as they laser cut and 3D print their own customized plates for their bots. Learn more about our in-person classes here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/fall-classes-2020

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INVENTOR: Spark (Gr. 1-2) – In-Person Classes

Thursday, October 8 - Wednesday, December 16
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Maker classes sample all of the different tools and skills of a STEAM environment. Kids will explore 2D and 3D design, use 3D printers, laser-cut projects, and experience woodworking, robotics, coding, and electronics. New projects are made every week! Learn more about our in-person classes here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/fall-classes-2020

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Arduino Arcade (Gr. 5-8) – In-Person Classes

Thursday, October 8 - Sunday, December 13
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

An introduction to the Arduino open-source electronics platform whose uses range from Internet of Things (IoT) applications, wearable tech, 3D printing, and more. In this 10-week course, kids learn how to build personalized arcade-type projects that are powered by Arduino. Learn more about our in-person classes here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/fall-classes-2020

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INVENTOR: Ignite (Gr. 3-4) – In-Person Classes

Thursday, October 8 - Wednesday, December 16
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Maker classes sample all of the different tools and skills of a STEAM environment. Students will explore 2D and 3D design, use 3D printers, laser cut projects, and experience woodworking, robotics, coding, and electronics. New projects are made every week! Learn more about our in-person classes here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/fall-classes-2020

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INVENTOR: Launch (Gr. 5-6) – In-Person Classes

Thursday, October 8 - Wednesday, December 16
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Maker classes sample all of the different tools and skills of a STEAM environment. Kids will explore 2D and 3D design, use 3D printers, laser cut projects, and experience woodworking, robotics, coding, and electronics. New projects are made every week! Learn more about our in-person classes here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/fall-classes-2020

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Battle Bots (Gr. 5-8) – In-Person Classes

Friday, October 9 - Monday, December 14
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Design, build, and program a remote-controlled robot to take the competition ring and face off against other kids’ creations! An additional material/component fee applies and the project will be taken home upon completing the program. May the best robot win! Learn more about our in-person classes here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/fall-classes-2020

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Evening Telescope Observing

Saturday, October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Have you ever looked through a telescope? Take a tour of the night sky through a telescope and snap a photo or two of your favourite celestial body. Learn about the phases of the Moon, get an up-close look at the planets, and gaze at the brightest stars (weather permitting). February 1 March 7 October 24 November 21 December 19 This program is offered in collaboration with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre. 6 – 8 p.m. TELUSCAPE

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