STEM Enrichment in Indigenous Communities

At Pueblo Science, our dedicated and passionate educators work alongside high schools harboring a significant indigenous student body to deliver STEM-based subjects in an engaging, hands-on manner.

Our mission is to help empower indigenous youth to become the leaders of the next generation in STEM and enhance their learning experience in ways that go beyond the limits of the classroom.

We will work with primary or secondary school teachers to identify topics and activities that  are most appropriate for their classes. Below are some topics that we have offered to secondary schools near Thunderbay:

Chemistry

Electricity

  • Atomic properties
  • The Periodic table (elements and compounds)
  • Classification and properties of matter
  • Homo-and heterogeneous mixtures
  • Lab safety
  • Physical and chemical properties
  • Physical versus chemical changes
  • The scientific method
  • Observing units (volume, mass, conductivity, colour, temperature, time)
  • Types of chemical Reactions  
  • Renewable and non-renewable energy sources
  • Charges: static electricity, induction, lightning
  • Units: ohms, volts, amps
  • Simple circuits (source, wire, switch, loads)
  • Series and parallel circuits
  • Reflection and refraction of light
  • Lenses and optical devices

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Pueblo Science is an amazing organization that helps deliver innovative science learning opportunities to children all over the world. They completed a 4-week series of lessons with Grade 9 students in Geraldton Ontario. We covered 6 chemistry labs, and 3 lessons on energy and electricity. The final task was the construction of a robotic car which they designed, packaged, and mailed to our remote location. Their team of expert volunteer Scientists work with you every step of the way to create an authentic learning experience. The instructors are calm, personable, and insightful to help the students connect with the ``Big Idea`` as it is linked to the Ontario Curriculum, and the students get to spend real time with experts in that scientific field. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to take a risk on something new and try an extremely rewarding program!

Blair Vanden Broek

Science Teacher, Geraldton Composite High School

Teaching and learning with Pueblo Science has been an enriching, collaborative experience. Mayrose and Cher-Tian inspired curiosity and discovery among my students by sharing their contagious passion for science. I observed that by the end of the lesson my students had learned scientific vocabulary and concepts, as well as a newly found love for science. The lesson content was aligned with our grade level curriculum expectations. Coming from a remote rural community, it was a profound experience to meet and learn with scientists and teachers from all over the world. My students enjoyed making the magnetic slime the most and are looking forward to doing more STEM activities next year!

Mackenzie Cox

Science Teacher, Webequie First Nations