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Let’s Talk Science - What’s on this week?


This week the Let’s Talk Science team has added resources to our STEM at Home page, uploaded new curated resources collection Wakelets, and posted new Wednesday Wonder challenges for K-6. We also continue to explore new ideas and opportunities to support learning – for youth and educators - through STEM.


In addition to continuing to follow us on social media, and visiting our website, we encourage you to share the time sensitive resources below with your networks.


Professional Learning for Educators

New Digital Literacy Virtual Summit – May 4-8

Educators can still register for the New Digital Literacy virtual summit May 4-8! There is no cost and no deadline to register for one or all of the summit sessions.


Challenges, Competitions and Contests

Let’s Talk Science Challenge – Online

Students in grades 6-8 can register to participate weekly or in the entire series of 8. This week’s Challenge topic? Earth Science!


That’s A Real Job – Contest closes May 15

Youth can win prizes by telling us about their idea for a job of the future by drawing a picture, making a comic strip or sending us a video. Contest details are available at


Let’s Talk Careers: Canada’s Most Informed Student Competition

Students have a month left to explore career and post-secondary resources in a daily quiz and earn bursary money at


NOTE: Educators won’t want to miss our Let's Talk Careers session on May 7th. This 30 minute session will provide practical advice on supporting students in their preparation for future careers, explore Let's Talk Science career resources and how to infuse them into curriculum.

Visit our website often as we remain committed to updating our programs and activities on a regular basis. Questions, ideas or suggestions of how we can help? Please reach out to me directly.

Thank you for your continued support!



Parlons sciences - Quoi de neuf cette semaine?


Cette semaine, l’équipe de Parlons sciences a ajouté de nouvelles ressources à notre page STIM à la maison, en plus de rendre disponible une sélection de ressources sur la plateforme Wakelets, et de publier de nouveaux défis Merveilles du mercredi pour la maternelle à la 6e année. Nous explorons sans cesse de nouvelles idées et de nouvelles façons d’appuyer à la fois les jeunes et les éducateurs dans leurs apprentissages en sciences, en technologie, en ingénierie et en mathématiques (STIM).


En plus de nous suivre sur les réseaux sociaux et de visiter notre site web, nous vous invitons à partager dans votre réseau ces activités qui ont lieu en ce moment, ou très bientôt.


Formation professionnelle

Une nouvelle littératie numérique (du 4 au 8 mai)

Les éducateurs/trices peuvent maintenant s’inscrire au nouveau Sommet virtuel sur la nouvelle littératie numérique qui aura lieu du 4 au 8 mai prochain. C’est gratuit et vous vous inscrivez quand vous le voulez, que ce soit à une seule ou à plusieurs séances !


Défis, Compétitions et concours

Défi Parlons sciences - en ligne

Les élèves de la 6e année au 2e secondaire (8e année) peuvent s’inscrire au défi Parlons chaque semaine sciences, ou encore pour toute la série de 8 défis. Le sujet de cette semaine? Les sciences de la terre !


C'est un vrai métier! Le concours se termine le 15 mai

Les jeunes peuvent remporter des prix en nous racontant un nouvel emploi qui, selon eux, qui sera créé dans le futur. Ils/elles peuvent faire un dessin, une BD ou nous envoyer un vidéo de leur idée.


Parlons carrières

Les élèves ont encore un mois pour explorer les ressources sur les carrières et les études postsecondaires dans un jeu-questionnaire quotidien. Ils/elles peuvent même remporter des prix en argent.


Visitez notre site web régulièrement. Nous nous engageons à mettre à jour nos programmes et activités sur une base régulière. Vous avez des questions, des idées ou des suggestions pour que nous puissions mieux vous aider? Communiquer directement avec moi


Glenda Casimir

Manager, Insights/Gestionnaire – Développement communautaire et opportunités nouvelles

Let’s Talk Science/Parlons sciences

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A brand new website! - Same great online resources, new user experience! Find lesson ideas, multimedia resources and more for Early Years - Grade 12! Take a tour at  


Un tout nouveau site Web ! Les mêmes ressources en ligne avec une nouvelle expérience utilisateur! Vous y trouverez des idées de projets de classe, des vidéos, articles et bien plus... pour la petite enfance au secondaire! Explorez le tout à dès maintenant!

Did you miss the first ever Science is Cool Virtual Unconference a couple weeks ago? 

Not to worry. You can still watch videos of all the presentations.

Join the ScIC community by signing up below and we'll send you a link to all the videos. 

It's PD in your PJs!

Register Here



With Science Fair fast approaching, Science East is offering workshops and advisory sessions at your school for students and teachers.  Rather than making the same presentation every class, they can focus on your needs! See the flyer for more details!


Thanks to funding support from the Government of Canada’s CanCode program, LTS are now able to offer financial assistance in the form of a travel subsidy pool to teachers who are travelling more than 150 km to attend the Moncton summit. 


Partial coverage of travel expenses will be based on a percentage of total applications received and distance of travel.

To participate in the travel pool, educators will need to register for the summit by end of day Wednesday, February 19, 2020. As a reminder, the registration link for the Moncton summit is here:

A New Digital Literacy for Educators - Moncton NB

February 22nd, 2020
Grades: K-12

All Educators welcome

Start off your day with a dynamic keynote experience. Continue your professional learning journey by attending a grade-appropriate workshop developed to equip educators with the knowledge to empower students with the digital skills to thrive in the globally connected, technology-rich world. Take away ready-to-use curriculum-aligned resources and challenges to use with your students right away in the classroom. Please bring your own laptop or device to use during the workshop.

A complimentary lunch will be provided to participants during the workshop, from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm. Let’s Talk Science would like to thank our major sponsor, the Government of Canada, for providing funding for this event through their CanCode initiative.

Posted: October 4, 2019

PocketLab devices connect with a single button to a smart phone, tablet, Chromebook, or computer and instantly stream data that you can see and record. PocketLab has the same features as lab equipment that costs thousands of dollars but is low cost and intuitive to use.
If you currently have a PocketLab device, you can check out these mini-webinars to get started! If you don't, and would like to know more about them please contact Krista Hamilton (ASD-N Science Lead) for more information.
PocketLab Voyager Mini-Webinars:
The Basics - 10 minutes - Click Here
In this webinar, you will get connected, use the PocketLab Web App, record data, and use the data analysis features. 

Advanced Use Cases - 9 minutes - Click Here
In this webinar, you will measure two graphs at once, use the rangefinder in a position and velocity experiment, and learn the unique features of VelocityLab.
PocketLab Air Mini-Webinars: 
The Basics - 10 minutes - Click Here
In this webinar, you will get connected, use the PocketLab Web App, record data, and use the data analysis features.

Advanced Use Cases - 10 minutes - Click Here

In this webinar, you will learn about sensor calibration, map PocketLab Air data to your geo-location, and use Memory Mode.

Posted: September 10, 2019



Are you looking to start a Makerspace in your school? Our STEAM Leads will be offering a supper PL that will focus on the basics of launching a Makerspace. Topics will include: suggested materials to get started, suggestions for meeting cross-curricular outcomes, tips to organize the space, guidance on funding opportunities, and more. 


Please fill out the following form to let us know if you are able to join us September 16, Miramichi Ed. Center 4:00-5:30 or September 18, Jacquet River School 4:00-5:30:

Makerspace PL Form Registration 

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