Opening young minds to science at Ecole Heritage

Adelle Levesque, left, and Emma Lavoie work on their experiment in the science lab class.

Mac Olsen
Express Staff

Ecole Heritage’s science lab was the scene of lots of experimentation during May 16-17.

TELUS World of Science – Edmonton was on hand to give students the opportunity to learn about science in a fun manner. Each class received an hour of instruction and the opportunity to perform experiments.

“All our programs are curriculum-based, offering hands-on science, to get kids excited about science,” says Whitney Horban, the coordinator for community outreach at the organization.

The experiments are tailored to each grade. For example, Chantal Roy’s Grade 4 class participated in the “Thrill Rides” experiment.

Using foam tubes attached together, they had to run a ball down the tubes successfully three times. They had to use a loop, a hill and a curve to successfully complete the experiment. Principal Nicole Walisser commends Science World for offering this resource to the school.

“What a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience hands-on science activities with Telus World of Science,” says Walisser.


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