EngLIFE Outreach Workshops

Our workshops are hands-on, engaging and interactive STEM activities linked to Ontario curriculum expectations for students in grades 9-12. Our workshops can accommodate a maximum of 30 students and are offered for schools listed in the Toronto Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, community groups, church groups and after school programs that serve traditionally underrepresented groups and low-income communities. Time allotment – 2.5 hours

Workshop Descriptions:

From the Stream to the Faucet
Students will design and construct a water filtration system.

STEM Connection: Water Cycle, Purification of Water, Importance of Clean Water and Health Implications, Engineering Design Process

Medical Inventions & Innovation
Students will build and test a stethoscope, as well as a medical device of their own innovation!

STEM Connection: Different Areas in Biomedical Engineering, Invention vs. Innovation, Engineering Design Process

Polygons, Popsicles and Truss-ty Bridges
Students will be lead through a challenge to design, build, and test the strongest truss bridge!

STEM Connection: Technological Problem Solving, Understanding of Strong Shapes, Dimensional Properties of Polygons, Loading Tests, Simplified Loading Calculations, Design and Cost Efficiency

Great Gliders
Students will be lead through a challenge to design, build and test a small-scale glider!

STEM Connection: Aerodynamics, Technological Problem Solving, Fluid Dynamics used to Evaluate Glider Performance, Design Efficiency to Maximize Flight Distance and an Aerodynamic Ratio

A Slice of EngLIFE

Teachers and group leaders schedule a 1-hour session to learn more about The University of Toronto Engineering and programs available for your students.

Our workshops complement and expand on the Ontario science curriculum. Instructors use discovery-based activities to highlight topics in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

For more information, contact us at outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca or 416-946-0816.

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Class Size

Each workshop is normally limited to a maximum of 30 students. If there are more than 30 students in your class, however, we will do our best to accommodate you. Please contact us at 416-978-3872 or outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca if your class has more than 30 students.

Cost

University of Toronto is committed to providing opportunities for underrepresented groups and low-income communities. Our EngLIFE Outreach Workshops are FREE and specifically designed for schools listed in the Toronto Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, community groups, church groups and after school programs that serve traditionally underrepresented groups and low-income communities.

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