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Beakerhead in Your School

Grades K – 12

Beakerhead in Your School is an assembly your entire school will love! A professional presenter will excite your school with a high-energy presentation at the crossroads of science, math and art. Your students will be entertained and everyone will experience a curiosity about and affinity for math and science.

Then, lead your classroom in a post-presentation activity that will satisfy your students craving for more math (bet you never thought you’d hear that)!

  • Dates: September 17 to 21, 2018
  • Duration: A 60-minute Beakerhead-led assembly followed by a teacher-led classroom activity
  • Criteria: Schools must be located in the Calgary area. Minimum number of student attendees apply.
  • Cost: $2.00 per student

Application Deadline: May 4 at 11:59 pm

Not in the Calgary area but still want in on the excitement? Contact to find out if we are touring in a town near you!

Beakerhead Guest in Your Classroom

Grades 7– 12

Beat Drop iPad Workshop

Learn to program and sequence electronic music on iPads in this 1 hour workshop from the team at Canada’s first Ableton Certified Training Centre, Beat Drop. Students will learn to program drums and playback live in front of their peers their new electronic music track.

  • Dates: September 19 – 21, 2018
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Criteria: Classes must be located in the Calgary area
  • Cost: $250.00 per 30 students (can accommodate up to 90 students per presentation)

Application Deadline: May 4 at 11:59 pm

Science Genius Rap Battles

Grades 6 – 12

Brave teachers, the hip hop stage is calling!

Science Genius is an initiative that uses the power of hip-hop to engage youth who are traditionally disengaged in science classrooms by meeting them on their cultural turf. Under with guidance of hip-hop ambassadors from GlobalFest who come to your school for four science classes in March and April, students create science-themed raps based on topics that are aligned to curriculum. This will not replace a lesson, but enhances it using a different technique of engaging students with the science content.

Students in this program show:

  • Increased attendance
  • Higher test scores
  • Enthusiasm for subject matter
  • Persistence in science
  • Increased science-mindedness: skills, traits, dispositions of scientists

Watch this video to learn more!

The top student group from your classroom or school will go to the finals at Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre in May 2018. There is no charge to take part. However, bussing of students to the finals is the responsibility of the school. This program is supported by:


Important Science Genius 2018 Dates

May 31, 2018 ………………………………….. Finals at the National Music Centre

August 23, 2018……………………………. Winners perform at GlobalFest

Sept 22, 2018 ………………………………… Winners perform on stage at Beakernight


The 2018 Science Genius Program is underway, but there are still opportunities in the future!

Sign up here if you are interested in future Science Genius programs coming to your classroom: