Natural disasters (British Columbia)

Powerful forces of nature!

Whether they form from the land, air or water, natural forces can sometimes be devastating to our planet. This interactive demonstration workshop invites our young scientists to participate in six mind-blowing experiments, including a volcanic eruption, blowing up inflatable balloons with a laser, a building that is able to resist a 15-second earthquake, the formation of a tornado, the effects of the absence of air and the study of an actual weather station (rain gauge, thermometer, barometer and wind vane). You’ll be safe and sound!

Objectives at the elementary level:

  • Describe the various impacts of the quality of water, soil and air on living things.
  • Describe the main structures of the earth’s surface (e.g. continent, ocean, ice cap, mountain and volcano).
  • Describe certain natural phenomena (e.g. erosion, lightning, tornado and hurricane).
  • Describe the impact of certain natural phenomena on the environment or on individual well-being.
  • Recognize the influence and impact of technologies of the earth, atmosphere and space on the lifestyle and environment of individuals (e.g. surveying equipment, weather instruments, seismograph, telescope, satellite and space station).
  • Properly use simple measuring instruments (ruler, dropper, measuring cylinder, scale, thermometer, weather vane, barometer, anemometer and hygrometer).

Our needs

  • Access to electrical outlets is needed.
  • A sink must be available close to the areas where the animation activities will take place.
  • If there isn’t much time between animation activities, it is strongly recommended that they are set up in the same area.

Additional charges

  • Travel costs (minimum $ 25) based on distance apply.
  • In 60-minute workshops, if there are more than 5 groups on schedule, the workshops will be spread over more than one day and the transportation costs will have to be adjusted accordingly.
  • Additional fees will be charged if there is a delay of more than 90 minutes between two workshops.



Date (Please provide at least 2 dates, and if you have any restrictions for certain days of the week.)

Schedule (Please provide the full schedule of your school classes and if you prefer morning or afternoon. Note that a minimum of 5 minutes is required between workshops.)*

Is this reservation part of a MEES measure? *

If the previous answer is yes, please indicate what measure.

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