EYES Workshops for Teachers


We are currently planning to offer workshops as we have in the past, with the addition of planning a virtual workshop program in the case that we are unable to offer in person programming. We are working to ensure that we can offer the high-quality program that you have grown to appreciate with everyone’s safety and well being being our top priority. 

  • In school workshops are booked for the month of May & June, with registration opening in March 1st.
  • During a workshop the EYES team visits your school to provide 45 jam-PACKED minutes of STEM excitement.
  • Workshops are updated yearly, so stay tuned!
  • Each grade has two curriculum aligned workshops available, and all workshops involve digital literacy and technological components!

Workshops are free, all we ask in exchange is that you book us as a school! This helps us reach more students and create a schedule that maximizes our time while minimizing travel.

Closer to Saskatoon? Due to the overwhelming requests that we receive each year, we ask that you book with our pals at Sci-Fi! They are our sister program at the University of Saskatchewan. You can find them here.

Before booking, there are some important things you need to know: 

  1. Workshops much be booked online using the following form
  2. Completion for the form does not guarantee we will be able to visit your school. We will do everything we can, but unfortunately we are unable to reach everyone.
  3. We ask for your unavailability. This allows us to schedule road trips around a series of schools in a single area, allowing is too minimize travel and keep the cost free. The more unavailability you have, the harder it is for us to schedule you.
  4. Please book your workshops as a school if possible. If you need to book as an individual class please contact us directly.


Workshops Topics

Available for Grades 1 to 12.

Flashing Fire Trucks (Grade 1&2) [in person]

This project allows students to explore the 5 senses and consider how we use the 5 senses to interact and respond in our world. Using squishy circuits, we will create “fire trucks” with flashing lights and a siren! This project also provides an opportunity to build knowledge about
emergency services, and to explore how other occupations might utilize their senses.

Crystal Paint (Grade 1&2) [virtual]

This workshop will explore the three main states of matter and how they change! Students will create their own paint solution, paint an art piece, and then observe crystalization and state changes. 

Squishy Robots (Grade 3&4) [in-person]

BEEP. BOP. We are searching for next robot engineer! By using playdough to make a circuit, design an electrifying robot that will shock the world! 

Stick the Landing (Grade 3&4) [virtual]

Students will be designing the next Mars Rover. It must land safely and transport critical mission materials from space back to earth. 

Snap the Dot (Grade 5&6) [in-person]

Just press the button when the dot is in the middle, it’s not that hard! Using micro:bits, learn the basics of coding, code your very first game, and beat the high score

Bugs, Weeds, Spray Away (Grade 5&6) [virtual]

What did you eat today? Have you ever thought about where your delicious fruits and veggies come from? In this workshop students will explore agricultural practices and make their own crop sprayers!

Sphero My Hero! (Grade 7&8) [in-person]

Spheros roll. Spheros code. Spheros play soccer. Sphero slingshot. What can a Sphero not do? Learn the basics of coding while playing with these amazing ball robotos!

Conversation' About Conservation (Grade 7&8) [virtual]

Everything around us is made up of atoms- small particles that join together to make elements. Where do these elements come from, and where do they go? In this workshop, students will explore the law of conservation of mass!

Industrial Icecream (Grade 9-12) [virtual & in-person]

In Industrial Ice Cream high school students will get a taste for Industrial Systems Engineering. They will design an efficient production assembly line for a mock ice cream manufacturing facility. An Industrial Systems Engineer is an engineering generalist with specialized training in the nature, behaviour, control, and monitoring of engineering systems.

Garbage! ... and G-Force! (Grade 9-12) [virtual & in-person]

What happens after you toss your waste in the blue bins?! This activity exposes high school students to Environmental Systems Engineering, on the topic of waste management. Waste can be defined as many different things; food scraps, plastics, papers, clothing, electronics,
human feces, etc!

Sound the Alarm (Grade 9-12) [virtual & in-person]

Safety comes first! Engineers take this very seriously. In fact, the Code of Ethics that all
engineers must follow states that the health and safety of the public, and the environment is paramount. In this activity, students are responsible for designing, coding, and building a portable electronic device which detects workplace sounds that exceed a safe volume.

The Three Sisters & Soil Science (All Grades) [in-person]

Description: Indigenous agricultural practices embody a respect for, and responsibility to, the land. Relationship and reciprocity with the land is extremely important. In this activity, participants will learn about the 3 Sisters agricultural practice and the soil science and chemistry underlying crop choice that helps to create and maintain balance and minimize negative impact.

Taxonomy: That's Classified Info (All Grades) [in-person & virtual]

Fruit or veggie. Apple or carrot. Granny smith or red delicious. How do we classify the things around us? Where do we begin and how specific do we get? In this activity, we will work to classify animals in the ecosystems around us. By categorizing 3D printed animals, we will learn about the different ways we can classify different organisms including the Linnaeus Classification and how the Lakota people classified animals.

Workshop Registration

To register review the Teacher Handout 2022 to read the descriptions of our workshops as well as their curriculum connections. Choose which workshops you would like to see in each of your classes! Click the Register button to fill out the form. We will be in touch once your registration is confirmed. Due to the high number of registrations, we will not answer requests regarding the status of your registration.

Paper Registration: If you do not have access to our digital registration form, please email us at and we will send you our paper registration form.

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