Strategies to enrich hands-on science learning, virtually

In this workshop, Theresa Liao and Andrzej Kotlicki from UBC Physics & Astronomy will share their experiences running science activities – student labs, virtual workshops, and science competitions – virtually while ensuring that the activities remain hands-on, interactive, and engaging. Then we will discuss how you can leverage outreach resources provided by universities to enrich your in-person or online lessons. We will cover experiences from a range of grade levels, and provide opportunities at the end of the session for teachers to exchange ideas.

Target Audience

Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  • UBC Physics & Astronomy
    Theresa Liao

    Theresa Liao is the communications coordinator for UBC Physics & Astronomy. She oversees the department's outreach program, offering workshops and activities for K-12 students. This year, she transitioned several in-person, hands-on outreach activities to virtual platforms, and developed hands-on activities that students can do using materials available at home.


  • UBC Physics & Astronomy
    Andrzej Kotlicki