Worried the kids brains might turn to mush over Spring Break? Fear not! It’s Maker Break, presented by YVR, at Science World from March 11-26. Think two weeks of innovative, creative, hands-on science activities and performances for kids that they will love.
Kids can try their hands at designing a speedy but safe model bobsled or a high-flying airplane. Or build a catenary arch or construct a castle from sticks and rubber bands. They’ll get to meet guest makers and take in a performance by Fizzical Fizzicks. And they can really cut loose creatively in the Tinkering Space with challenges that combine science, art and technology.
Maker Break Presented by YVR at Science World: March 11-26, 2017
The Tinkering Space
Let your creativity loose! Here kids can mess about with materials, combine art with science and technology, try out some tools, and learn from your mistakes. Check out the challenge of the day and get ready to innovate.
The Tinkering Space requires a minimum 1:5 ratio of adults to children. Recommended ages for Tinkering Space activities will be posted at its entrance.
The Fizzical Fizzicks Show
This is no dry science lecture! Kids love this dynamic duo that performs circus skills like juggling, stilt-walking and unicycling; PLUS dozens of tricks with toys like yo-yos, hula hoops and even a pogo stick. There are a few BIG surprises in store as giant, colourful props get involved in the action.
Fizzical Fizzicks is based on themes of force and motion. It also touches on other science topics like waves, friction, momentum and air resistance.
Takes place in the Science Theatre
PS: Be sure to snap a pic and post it using the hashtag #makerbreak
This post is sponsored by Science World at Telus World of Science, a charitable organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province.
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).