Beakerhead in Your School
Grades K – 9
Engage your entire school in an assembly that will have your students engaged, on the edge of their seats and asking for more science! A professional presenter will excite your school with a high-energy presentation at the crossroads of science and art. Your students will be entertained and everyone will experience curiosity and affinity for science.
This year’s presenter is coming to Canada just for Beakerhead: Alex “The Zaniac” Zerbe! The Zaniac takes a tornado of juggling skills, combines it with a whirlwind of science knowledge and sends it crashing directly into your student’s brain.
Then, lead your classroom in a post-presentation activity that will satisfy your students craving more science!
• Grades K-9
• Dates: September 16-20 and 23-27
• Duration: 60 minutes
• Cost: $2.00 per student ($1,000 minimum per presentation)
For schools with more than 600 students the fee will be $1,200 maximum.
• Criteria: Presentations during Beakerhead week must be within Calgary area.*
Not in the Calgary area but still want in on the excitement? Contact email@example.com to find out if we are touring in a town near you!
Alberta Science Curriculum Links:
Movement, Objects and Materials
• Grade 1
Seasons and Weather, Materials and their uses
• Grade 2
Magnets and Forces
Moving a Load
• Grade 3
Water Cycles and Weather
Stability and Strength
• Grade 4
Building Devices and Vehicles that move
Wheels and Levers
• Grade 5
• Grade 6
Air and Aerodynamics
• Grade 7
Structures and Forces
• Grade 8
• Grade 9
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 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
The science is in! Read this article to learn more about the impact of fine arts in the science classroom:
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 2019 Dates
May 16, 2019 ………………………………….. Finals at the National Music Centre
September 2019 ………………………………… Winners perform on stage at Beakernight
The 2019 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: