QuickStarts are demonstrations that teachers and/or students can perform in a science classroom. Normally these activities are reasonably easy to put together and require 3-5 minutes to perform. The demonstrations can be used for many instructional purposes including the introduction of a new topic or concept, showing some scientific principle to students, providing an opportunity for students to make predictions based on their current knowledge, and illustrating some unexpected result for students.

The quickStarts can be viewed by topic or searched by grade level and curriculum strand.

grades 1 to 5

grades 6 to 10

grades 11 and 12


University of Regina Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada