Jr. DEEP Saturdays

Embark on a journey of discovery with Jr. DEEP Saturdays—a crash course program tailored for the fall. Delve into the forefront of science, technology, and engineering through captivating workshops that underscore the significance of interactive learning.

Registration Closed

Updates regarding 2024 programming coming soon. Please join our mailing list for updates on future programs and registration times.


Saturdays, dates TBD


UofT’s St George Campus


Grade 3/4, 5/6, 7/8

Program Fee


Program Highlights

  • Enter classrooms of discovery through engaging workshops and hands-on activities that bring science, technology, and engineering concepts to life.

  • Experience the thrill of building your own mechanical arm and explore the world of automation.

  • Design and construct your very own model hovercraft, delving into the principles of physics and aerodynamics as you engineer a vehicle that glides on air and water.

  • Unleash your inner aviation enthusiast by assembling a propeller plane model, unraveling the mysteries of flight and propeller-driven propulsion systems.

  • Tailored for students from grades 3 to 8, Jr. DEEP Saturdays provides a diverse and inclusive learning environment, fostering collaboration and exploration among peers.

  • Ignite your curiosity, cultivate critical thinking, and spark a lifelong passion for STEM fields as you engage in unforgettable experiences that pave the way for future discoveries.

Full Description

Jr. DEEP Saturdays is a dynamic crash course program designed to spark young minds' curiosity in the captivating worlds of science, technology, and engineering. This program aims to offer an immersive and interactive learning experience for students in grades 3 through 8. Get ready to dive into a realm of hands-on workshops, engaging activities, and unforgettable discoveries that will shape your understanding of these fields in remarkable ways.

The program spans across three Saturdays. Each Saturday, participants will engage in a hands-on workshop tailored to their respective grade level.

Program Details


Winter dates are still being finalized. Check back soon for updates!


Saturday - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM*

*We offer before care (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM) and after care (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM) free of charge for students in grades 3/4 and 5/6.

All students in grade 7/8 will be dismissed at 4pm.


This program is offered to students in Grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (2023/2024 academic year.)

Creating an Active Account

If this is your first time registering for one of our programs, you will be prompted to create an Active account as you register. If you are successful in getting a spot in the workshop, your spot will be held for you as you complete the registration form, so no need to rush.

Please note that it is not possible to create an account before the registration date.


If you see that a course is waitlisted on the registration page, that means there are no available spaces. If a space opens up in the course, those on the waitlist will be notified immediately in the order that they registered.



Cancellation Policy

A refund or a credit, less a $35 administrative fee is available for cancellation requests received by 11:59 PM ET on the Monday before the session start date. No refunds or credits will be issued after this point. Please note that this charge is to cover administrative processing fees. Thank you for your understanding! For more details regarding cancellation deadlines, please refer to your confirmation email once you have completed the registration process.

Your health and the health of our community are important to us. In light of circumstances around assessing symptoms, refund requests for programs that are received after the cancellation deadline will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


Bursaries are available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons who demonstrate financial need. To find out more about our bursary application process and to apply, please click here.

Do you have questions about Jr. DEEP Saturdays?

Contact us at outreach@engineering.utoronto.ca


In Jr. DEEP Saturdays, students are grouped by grade level and will have the opportunity to explore a series of three workshops, rotating through all of them over the course of the three-week program.

Awesome Automation

Building a mechanical arm is a hands-on way to introduce students to automation and robotics. This activity will encourage students to think about how machines can operate to perform tasks, sparking their interest in the world of robotics and mechanical engineering.

Hovercrafts & Hydrofoils

Constructing model hovercrafts allows students to explore principles of physics, aerodynamics, and fluid dynamics. It's a creative way to teach them about how air pressure and other forces work, and how they can be harnessed to create functional vehicles.

Propeller Propulsion

Building a propeller plane model introduces students to the basics of aviation and aerodynamics. They'll learn about how propellers generate thrust and how aircraft can stay in the air. This hands-on experience inspires an interest in aviation and aeronautical engineering.

Registration is Closed

 Updates for the 2024 season are coming soon. Please join our mailing list for updates on future programs and registration times.