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Advanced Maker Workshop: Tinkering with Bookbinding

Advanced Maker Workshop (Ages 13+): Tinkering with Bookbinding

In this workshop, participants will learn basic bookbinding techniques, including pamphlet stitch, side stitch, and accordion fold. A Science World Tinkerer will lead you through the steps and teach you about materials, tools, and bookbinding tips. You will learn the skills you need to start exploring and tinkering with this craft that emphasizes the  A  in  STEAM  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, & Mathematics)!

For ages 13+
This workshop is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

 

What is "tinkering"?

Tinkering is mindful messing about with tools and materials, with the goal of finding out their possibilities and limitations. When we tinker, we learn about scientific topics, make new things from existing parts, solve problems, and learn by making mistakes.

 

Materials will NOT be provided for this workshop. Please bring the following materials to the virtual session:

  • At least 30 sheets of plain 8.5 x 11 (Letter) sized paper, printer paper is appropriate
  • Sewing needle or bookbinding needle
  • Thick thread or string   it must fit through the needle you are using. Linen thread, cord, thin yarn, or embroidery thread are appropriate
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Push pin or awl (thin, pointed tool used to make holes in paper)
  • Optional   5 of sheets of decorative paper to make covers
  • Optional   cutting board and utility knife

 

This workshop takes place online using Zoom. Meeting details will be emailed upon registration. We will send link to you prior to the workshop.

  • You are encouraged to have your camera and microphone on during the workshop to engage fully. You may be asked to mute your microphone during some parts of the workshop.
  • Refunds will NOT be given for absences. Refunds will NOT be given if a registrant cancels in the week prior to the program.

General Admission

Note: The 9:30am and 9:45am admissions are for members-only.

Non-members may purchase the 10am or later tickets.

 

Please read through our guidelines to ensure you're prepared for your visit. If you have a Science World membership, please log in to your account to access the members pricing.

 

The following health and safety protocols are part of your agreement to visit Science World:

  • Masks are mandatory for staff and visitors ages 6 and over.
  • In compliance with public health recommendations, we will no longer allow entry to visitors wearing plastic masks, face or mouth shields (unless wearing a mask underneath), masks with valves or neck gaiters.
  • For the safety of our visitors and staff, please stay home if you or anyone in your household has a fever, is demonstrating any COVID-19 symptoms or does not feel well.
  • All visitors must take the BC COVID-19 Self-Check prior to arrival to ensure that they are NOT exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.

When you arrive:

  • Please only approach the front door when it is your time slot to avoid crowding at the entrance. There will be a sign on the door letting you know what time slot we are accepting.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer provided by Science World when entering and exiting the building.
  • Please make sure to maintain a 2-metre physical distance between you and other visitors and staff.
  • Please bring minimal belongings with you. Lockers are available for rent for $1.
  • Public coatrooms and stroller parking are unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

While you re here:

  • The Wonder Gallery, Peter Brown Family Centre Stage, OMNIMAX® and Science Theatre are currently closed. We look forward to reopening in the near future!
  • Triple O s, Snack Lab and food vending machines will be closed. Triple O s, Snack Lab and food vending machines will be closed.
  • In compliance with public health orders effective March 30, we have closed the snack area previously designated in the Triple O s restaurant seating area. Visitors who need to leave the building to eat will be allowed reentrance.
  • The touchless water bottle filling stations will be functioning. The hands-on buttons and bubblers (the part you put your mouth near) will not be functioning.
  • In compliance with public health orders, please stay within your core bubble (immediate household only) and keep children supervised at all times.
  • Please be respectful towards staff and follow their directions.
  • There will be no tolerance for any racism or discrimination towards other visitors or staff. Any misconduct, including failure to comply with our Visitor Code of Conduct, will result in removal from the facility without a refund.
  • There will be no tolerance for abusive behaviour towards our staff. Any misconduct, including threats or insults, will result in removal from the facility without refund.
  • In compliance with public health guidelines, any visitor exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be safely escorted from the facility (along with their group) and issued a full refund. It is recommended that individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms self-isolate.
  • In accordance with public health orders, please do not travel outside of your local health authority.

About your timed-ticket entry:

  • Tickets are non-transferable in order to maintain our ability to contact trace if necessary.
  • If you would like to reschedule your visit, please contact reserve@scienceworld.ca and our team will gladly assist you. Please note that if you choose to cancel your reservation, we will not be able to provide a refund.
  • Children 2 and under get in free and those under 12 must be supervised by an adult.
  • Please keep your visit within a maximum of 3 hours. Be advised that tickets with timed entry for 4pm gives visitors up to 1 hour to explore Science World before closing.

Maker Workshop: Tinkering with Catapults

Maker Workshop: Tinkering with Catapults

A catapult is a device that uses tension or stored energy to launch an object. Can you build a catapult using everyday materials? In this workshop, a Science World Tinkerer will help you imagine, create, and test a catapult made from items and materials you can find at home. You will modify them to achieve increased distance, height, accuracy, or a goal of your own choosing. What will your catapult look like?

 

What is "tinkering"?

Tinkering is mindful messing about with tools and materials, with the goal of finding out their possibilities and limitations. When we tinker, we learn about scientific topics, make new things from existing parts, solve problems, and learn by making mistakes. In this workshop, participants will not be shown how to make a catapult step-by-step, but be encouraged to use the materials they have available to create their own unique design.

 

Materials will NOT be provided for this workshop. Please bring the following materials to the virtual session:

  • Spoon - one or more of different sizes
  • Soft object to launch - e.g. a pom pom, cotton ball, aluminum foil ball, or similar
  • Elastic bands
  • Tape
  • One or more cylindrical objects to create a fulcrum - e.g. a large marker, empty spool of thread, toilet paper roll, or similar
  • Optional - assorted materials - markers, cardboard, bottle caps, popsicle sticks, LEGO, binder clips, ruler/measuring tape, etc.

 

This workshop takes place online using Zoom. Meeting details will be emailed upon registration. We will send link to you prior to the workshop.

  • An adult must be present at all times during the workshop.
  • You are encouraged to have your camera and microphone on during the workshop to engage fully. You may be asked to mute your microphone during some parts of the workshop.
  • Please be ready to interact and explore with your child during the workshop.
  • Refunds will NOT be given for absences. Refunds will NOT be given if a registrant cancels in the week prior to the program.

Maker Workshop: Tinkering with Wiggle Bots

Maker Workshop: Tinkering with Wiggle Bots

A wiggle bot is a simple robot that can shake, wiggle, and dance across a table! In this workshop, a Science World Tinkerer will help you imagine, create, and test a Wiggle Bot made with a motor and materials you can find at home. You will learn how to make a simple circuit to make your motor turn on. What will your Wiggle Bot look like?

 

What is "tinkering"?

Tinkering is mindful messing about with tools and materials, with the goal of finding out their possibilities and limitations. When we tinker, we learn about scientific topics, make new things from existing parts, solve problems, and learn by making mistakes. In this workshop, participants will not be shown how to make a Wiggle Bot step-by-step, but be encouraged to use the materials they have to create their own unique design.

Some specialized materials for this workshop will be provided by Science World. Other materials will not and will need to be provided by the participant to complete the activity. Science World will provide:

  • Motor
  • Battery pack
  • Wires

 

These required materials will NOT be provided by Science World. Please bring the following materials to the virtual session:

  • Two AA batteries
  • One or more plastic containers of different sizes to make the body of your Wiggle Bot (ex. recycled yogurt container, strawberry basket, or plastic cup)
  • Rubber bands
  • Tape
  • Optional   markers, pipe cleaners, paper, popsicle sticks, googly eyes, binder clips, and other craft materials.

 

This workshop takes place online using Zoom. Meeting details will be emailed upon registration. We will send link to you prior to the workshop.

  • An adult must be present at all times during the workshop.
  • You are encouraged to have your camera and microphone on during the workshop to engage fully. You may be asked to mute your microphone during some parts of the workshop.
  • Please be ready to interact and explore with your child during the workshop.
  • A kit of materials will be mailed to you for use during the workshop if you register before May 19th. If you register after, kits with the materials can be picked up at the Science World Kaleidoscope Science Store.
  • Refunds will NOT be given for absences. Refunds will NOT be given if a registrant cancels in the week prior to the program.

PCC Preschoolers 21-22 – Plant Detectives: Seeds, Flowers and Pollinators

This program is for preschool children ages 3-5 years. No younger or older children accepted.

Science World reserves the right to cancel a registration for a younger or older child.

Science World Members: We recommend you create or sign-in to your online membership account using the primary contact s membership number, last name and postal code prior to registration date.

Membership - Couple 1 Year

A Couple Memberships is for a maximum of 2 adults.

Membership - Couple 2 Year

A Couple Memberships is for a maximum of 2 adults.

Membership - Family 1 Year

A Family Membership is for a maximum of 2 adults and their children or 2 grandparents and their grandchildren between the ages of 3 and 18 (to a maximum of 4 children).

Membership - Family 2 Year

A Family Membership is for a maximum of 2 adults and their children or 2 grandparents and their grandchildren between the ages of 3 and 18 (to a maximum of 4 children).

Membership - Individual 1 Year

An Individual Membership is for Adults and Youth (13 years old and up).

Membership - Individual 2 Year

An Individual Membership is for Adults and Youth (13 years old and up).

Membership - You & Me 1 Year

A You & Me Membership is for 1 adult and 1 child.

Membership - You & Me 2 Year

A You & Me Membership is for 1 adult and 1 child.

Gift Card

If you're unsure of the date of your visit, or are purchasing a ticket as a gift, consider getting a gift card instead!

Available in any amount over $10.

Donate $10

 

Thank you for believing that Science Matters! Your $10 donation helps Science Wold cultivate a life-long love of science and technology within British Columbians across the Province.

For all donations over $25, a charitable tax receipt will be issued. Interested in learning more, please visit: www. scienceworld.ca/donate

Donation $100

Thank you for making an impactful contribution to future science and technology leaders! Your $100 donation allows us to provide enriching on the road science programs for children and youth across the Province.

For all donations over $25, a charitable tax receipt will be issued. Interested in learning more, please visit: www. scienceworld.ca/donate

Donation $25

 

Together, we can inspire the next generation of science and technology enthusiasts. Your $25 donation helps us further our goal of inspiring a love of science and technology throughout the Province.

For all donations over $25, a charitable tax receipt will be issued. Interested in learning more, please visit: www. scienceworld.ca/donate

Donation $250

Because of you, Science World is able to help inspire our youngest scientists by providing hands-on learning opportunities to pique their interest and spark their curiosity for science and technology.  

For all donations over $25, a charitable tax receipt will be issued. Interested in learning more, please visit: www. scienceworld.ca/donate

Donation $50

 

Thank you for being a Science World champion! Your $50 donation helps us provide engaging outreach programs and interactive exhibits focused on facilitating a love of science and technology to all British Columbians.

For all donations over $25, a charitable tax receipt will be issued. Interested in learning more, please visit: www. scienceworld.ca/donate

Donation $500

You make a difference! Your contribution will go towards enhancing our education programs for youth while creating exhibits that have lasting impacts on the community and support the future of science and technology in the Province.

For all donations over $25, a charitable tax receipt will be issued. Interested in learning more, please visit: www. scienceworld.ca/donate

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