Igniting scientific curiosity

Our workshops open the wonders of science and engineering to everyone, foster environmental stewardship, and encourage children to discover how science is used in their everyday world.

How Our Workshops and Programs Work

Browse the catalogue and choose a topic.

Choose your preferred date and book your workshop.

Receive Mini Science Bags and distribute to children.

On your scheduled date, connect to our presenter live via Microsoft Teams.

Watch the wonder and joy, as your students become scientists!

Our virtual classroom workshops bring:

  • Individually packaged investigative materials provided in advance.
  • Fun and engaging investigations that build critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
  • The opportunity to highlight STEM careers and pathways to children.
  • Dynamic presenters who are scientists, engineers, and technologists.

What Makes Scientists in School Experiences Highly Impactful

  • We offer highly investigative and engaging experiences with plentiful curated materials for children to explore.
  • Our presenters have academic or professional backgrounds in STEM.
  • To extend your workshop, we offer STEM resources on our website at no cost. Educators receive post-workshop extension packages to help extend learning long after your workshop ends!
  • We’re a charity! Our amazing donors subsidize all of our workshops.
  • Since 1989, we have inspired over 10 million children across Canada.

Our Equity Initiatives

A prosperous and innovative Canada is one where every voice is represented in our workforce, research and scientific discoveries. In order to achieve this vision of a better, more inclusive STEM workforce in Canada, we must develop confidence and heighten critical thinking skills in our youngest citizens at an early age, regardless of their socioeconomic status. We recognize that our user fee, which covers our costs of providing over 25,000 investigative workshops annually, presents a barrier for schools serving low-income communities to access our

workshops for all of their classrooms. In 2016, we created a roadmap to achieve a vision of no child being left behind. Together with our donors, we are working to reach our goals through our Adopt-a-School model. We are constantly looking for new partners to work with to achieve a bigger vision than our current 10-20% annual pool of complimentary workshops for deserving schools. Currently over 30% of our program participants attend schools where average parental incomes are below $60,000. We are working hard to change that so that no child is left behind.

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10 Million Young Scientists Inspired Since 1989

Impact Story : Nicholas, Engineering Science student at the University of Toronto

“In all of these investigations, I felt a sense of wonder instilled in me by the program. I was always excited going into Scientists in School, as I knew I would learn so much more about what I had observed on my own in the outside world. From analyzing the construction of insects to the physics of simple machines, my curiosity was always reinforced by the omnipresent sense of wonder I felt while completing that day’s experiments and activities.”