We are delighted to share our Report to the Community 2021!
This became our Online Year as we responded to the restrictions placed on us by the Covid-19 pandemic. Although we were not able to present in-person classroom presentations we quickly produced 38 short videos covering 29 grade 1 to 9 science curriculum topics. Teachers were enthusiastic about these free videos and over 1,500 of them registered to use the videos!
Read the full report here.
Alberta Science Network was formed in 1991 to bring science to life for Alberta students and their teachers. Our signature program, Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom, inspires students with face-to-face, hands-on science presentations.
Do you remember the “best day ever!” of your elementary school experience? Was it spent learning science?
ASN believes that science can and should be that much fun. Our mandate is to bring science to life by providing unique face-to-face experiences between grades K-12 students and teachers and subject matter experts. By making science fun, we increase students’ interest in science, their understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts, and their knowledge of STEM careers. We also increase teachers’ understanding of science and provide them with hands-on ways to bring curriculum to life in their classrooms.
While the intermediate and long-term outcomes of our work are difficult to quantify, we know that increasing students’ interest in science is essential to increasing enrolment in high school and post-secondary STEM programs. Ensuring that our future workforce is scientifically literate, with the skills and knowledge needed for tomorrow’s job market, begins by getting kids excited about science, and providing teachers with the tools and information they need to teach science in a fun and innovative way.