Long Standing Programs

More about our Science Sizzle & Arconic STEM Clubs

 

 

Arconic STEM Club 

Middle School & Junior High School Students 
2021 Virtual Club for Grades 6-9

With help from the Arconic Foundation, we are able to bring STEM to middle school and junior high students (Gr 6-9). While we were limited to Lethbridge schools in previous years, going virtual means we can expand our reach throughout Southern Alberta! This club is provided to an equal number of those identifying as female and male. This gender balance provides an opportunity to breakdown existing stereotypes and to open the conversation about equal opportunity for all to participate in science. 

Each club explores the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through activities and discussions. Students will engage with mentors who are role models within their fields of expertise. Throughout this club, participants will be able to discover career connections related to their interests in the fields of STEM. 

2021 also comes with aweSTEM goodies for everyone who participates. Each club session includes a material box with a few big specialty items needed to further explore the world of science and technology while at home. 


 

Overview

  • VIRTUAL CLUB 
  • For those in Grades 6 - 9 
  • $30 for each topic (3 weeks) 
  • Tuesday Evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm 
  • Material Box with big specialty item included 

Register for our Arconic STEM Club

Participants will need to have access to a computer with a webcam and microphone

Material Box pick up locations in Lethbridge & Pincher Creek only 

2021 Virtual Sessions

Civil & Mechanical Engineering
Specialty Item: Sphero Mini 
These sessions will focus on robotics and coding. The design thinking process will be used to create and/or tackle a real-world problem using coding, building, and physics 
Dates: January 12 // January 19 // January 26
 
Technology & Computer Science 
Specialty Item: The micro:bit & Alligator clips 
Technology is deeply embedded in our lives and these sessions will provide the students an opportunity to bring coding to life. Using the design thinking process, students will learn various coding skills found in daily life. 
Dates: February 2 // February 9 // February 23 (No club February 16)
 
Chemistry & Biology
Specialty Item: Lab Coat, Safety Glasses & Unique Materials
These sessions will provide an overview of general chemistry with a focus on chemical reactions, acid-base chemistry, liquids, and solutions. 
Dates: March 9 // March 16 // March 23 
 
Electrical Engineering & Applied Math
Specialty Item: Arduino Uno, Breadboard & Wire kit
These sessions will focus on the practical application of the Arduino. Projects will teach the basics of the hardware and software required to build a pacemaker prototype. Participants will also have the opportunity to create a project to automate a daily task! 
Dates: March 30 // April 6 // April 13 
 

 

Destination Exploration is proud of our strong relationships with the Lethbridge School District #51 and the Holy Spirit Catholic School District. With this collaboration, DE has been able to continue its in-school clubs for those in Grades 4+ and bring STEM to a wider audience. Both the Science Sizzle and Arconic STEM Clubs are provided to an equal number of those identifying as female and male. This gender balance provides an opportunity to breakdown existing stereotypes and to open the conversation about equal opportunity for all to participate in science. 

 

Science Sizzle Club

Grade 4-6 Students

Our Science Sizzle Club has been suspended until we are able to safely deliver programs within schools. 

Science Sizzle club is an initiative within elementary schools within the LSD51 and HS4 school districts. This club will inspire and encourage students in their science learning and provide an opportunity to spend time with like-minded students sharing their passion for science. During the Science Sizzle club, students will have the opportunity to learn about the scientific method, build their own DNA helix, try their hand at engineering while building a structure. There will be plenty of opportunities for learning, experimenting, and having fun!