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High School Campus Visits

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High School Lab Programs

Campus Visits

Chemistry - C.S. Rye

Description: Students will be given a forensic science scenario where they will be tasked with creating a dilution series, plot a calibration curve, and use a photo spectrometer!

Available: 2 hour on-campus workshop, October - May, Mondays 10:00 am - 12:00 pmOptional: Campus tour from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Subject to availability of Campus Tours and Admissions Department)

Capacity: 48 students

Registration is open. Please complete this form. , external link

Computer Science - (Choice of workshop but subject to availability)

1. Build an App Workshop

Description: In this workshop, students learn the basics of application (app) design using the MIT App Inventor development kit. They have an opportunity to create some simple apps for Android phones.

2. Robotics

Description: In this workshop, students will learn how to wire and program a robot for basic functions and will learn the difference between analog and digital signals. Students will dictate the robots behaviour by modifying code.

Available: 2 hour on-campus workshop, October - May, dates and time TBD

Optional: Campus tour from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Subject to availability of Campus Tours and Admissions Department)

Capacity: 24 students

Registration is open. google formPlease complete this form, external link.

 

Classroom Visits

If your class is not able to travel to Ryerson to participate in our on-campus events, we may be able to schedule a class visit to your school. We will generally visit schools outside of Toronto but within the GTA and those schools within the GTA for which transportation makes visiting Ryerson prohibitive.  

In a typical visit, a pair of volunteers leads a hands-on demonstration or workshop for students. Most visits last about one class period (approximately 60-75 minutes). Our volunteers bring all necessary equipment unless otherwise specified. We travel within Toronto and the GTA, subject to travel restrictions.

We may be able to deliver the same activity to two classes that are scheduled back to back. Please inform our coordinators if that is the case.

The following programs are available:

 

Biotechnology – Gel Electrophoresis

Description: Students learn the basis of gel electrophoresis and DNA. They participate in a forensics scenario where they run several samples of dyes to determine who done it.

Available: Various, dependant on volunteer availability

Classroom Specifications: Preferably done in a lab but can be done in a classroom

Capacity: 1 class, best suited for 24 students, however can accommodate slightly more

 

Biology – Cancer biology

Description: Students participate in two activities: 1) they design an experiment to determine the strongest antioxidant; 2) they play our life-size cancer boardgame to safely move their patient through treatment.

Available: Various, dependant on volunteer availability

Classroom Specifications: Lab or classroom; access to a projector and computer with sound; must have ability to move desks out of the way for the life-size boardgame

Capacity: 1 class

 

Physics - Bubble Physics

Description: Students will explore the scientific processes behind the making, existence and breaking of bubbles on a fundamental level. A discussion of research applications is also included.

Available: Various, dependant on volunteer availability

Classroom Specifications: Lab or classroom; access to a projector and computer; must have ability to move desks out of the way for demonstrations.

Capacity: 1 class

High School Symposia

On October 11, 2018, Ryerson will host an Environmental Symposium - a full day symposium for High School students. This year's theme is ‘Fake News’. It features talks from researchers, professionals in the field, and Ryerson professors, as well as engaging workshops.


Registration is now open for high school Eco-Clubs/Teams to a maximum of 10 students per school. Teachers can google formregister their club/team here, external link.

Cancer Pathology Slide

Each May, Ryerson runs Let's Talk Cancer - a full day research symposium for High School students. One class per school may register to bring students to Ryerson campus for the day. Schools are responsible for transportation - if cost is prohibitive please contact our office to discuss options.

The Symposium offers students the chance to learn about cutting edge research in the cancer biology field while hearing directly from Ryerson researchers, industry professionals and graduate students. Students participate in hands-on workshops and attend talks and lectures throughout the day.

Stay tuned for 2019 registration.

Register

To register for our programs please contact our coordinators with your requested program and a preferable date/time. We will endeavor to return your request within 2 business days. Please note that many of our programs fill up. To be notified when program registration is open, please sign up for our Educator Newsletter, external link.

We enjoy posting photos of our school visits.  Please have your students submit PDF fileimage consent forms and let us know if any parents decline consent.

E: scixchange[at]ryerson.ca

P: 416-979-5000 x4100