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24 Hours of Science

12th EDITION: «Science and Fiction»
24 Hours of Science is a full day of activities related to science and technology for audiences of all ages. The event starts on Friday at noon, continues into the evening, and ends at noon on Saturday. The program includes interactive sessions, lab visits, presentations, science competitions, movies, and other special activities. The activities will explore many different scientific fields, including ecology, mathematics, health, astronomy, natural sciences, engineering and the environment. There’s something for everyone!


. Encourage interaction between researchers and the general public
. Stimulate general interest in science and technology
. Promote scientific careers for young people

Since 2010, the event has been recognized and supported by UNESCO. In 2010, 24 Hours of Science also received the Prize for the Promotion of Science from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). In 2011, the Association for the Development of Research and Innovation in Quebec (ADRIQ) attributed an Innovation Award to 24 Hours of Science in the category of Changing Techno-Science.

It's Your EVENT


Visit the event website www.science24heures/, note that numerous activities are presented in english, seek for "bilingue" in the description.


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Once again, 24 Hours of Science offers all Quebec schools the opportunity to participate in the Quick Engineering Challenge. Students are invited to take up this year’s challenge, An Apple Flotation Device, any time between May 8 and May 19, 2017.

Levels:Elementary 3 and Secondary 1 classes (two different challenges).
Objective: Develop a system that will float an apple above the water, without the apple actually touching the water.
The challenge: To achieve this, students will form teams of 2 or 3 people. All teams will have the same equipment at their disposal. But they’ll have to keep an eye on the clock, because there’s a time limit!
To participate: Complete and submit the registration form. Download the documents below to prepare the challenge.
Prize: A natural science kit for the class (the winning class will be selected in a random draw from among the participating classes).

- Teacher’s Guide
- Instructions for Elementary 3 Classes
- Instructions for Secondary 1 Classes
- Activity registration form (required)
- Feedback questionnaire on the Challenge (required)
- Evaluation of students (optional)
- Video to introduce the challenge to students (in French)
- Teacher’s Answer Key: Teachers who would like to receive the answer key before the challenge can request it when they register their class for the Challenge.

The Quick Engineering Challenge is an initiative of Science pour tous, presented in cooperation with the Réseau Technoscience as part of 24 Hours of Science. The project is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).