K-12 Youth Resources

Explore these resources to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math. Below you'll find games, events, camps, and other fun activities on these topics. 

Do you know of a really cool science or engineering resource that we should have up here? Let us know at wwest@sfu.ca

The Women in Science and Engineering Game

Supported by WWEST, the Phylo(mon) Project has released a fun card game that focuses on awesome women in STEM, as well as issues pertaining to the challenges around gender equity. The game can be downloaded for free at the link above!


Technovation offers girls ages 10-18 around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. They will learn to identify a problem in their community and create a mobile app solution to address that problem.

STEM Career Information

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Let's Talk Science
Let's Talk Science connects educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful STEM learning experiences in both school and community settings, offering camps and workshops to K-12 students.

STEM Outreach Collective
The SFU STEM Outreach Collective is a collection of SFU groups that are focused on promoting outreach and engagement within STEM. Representatives from these groups meet once a semester in order to brainstorm ways to make STEM more accessible for all.

SFU Educational Summer Camps
Computer Camps in Surrey and Burnaby (kids 8-14 years) and 3D Printing Camps in Burnaby (kids 12-17 years)

Girls Exploring Physics
Free physics workshop for girls in grades 9 and 10 at the SFU Burnaby campus.

Science AL!VE
Science in-school workshops, summer camps, and outreach programs at SFU.

Camps & Events

Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory, UBC
Offers camps throughout the year, many aimed at girls in grades K-12, with a focus on hands-on scientific inquiry.

EUReKA! Science Program
Science in-school workshops and summer camps at TRU in Kamloops.

GEERing Up!
Engineering and science in-school workshops, summer camps, and outreach programs at UBC Vancouver & Okanagan.

GIRLsmarts4tech is your chance to explore and learn about computer science, with hands-on activities, cool demos, and even some extras to bring home with you at the end of the day.

Ladies Learning Code
A not-for-profit organization with the mission to be the leading resource for women and youth to become passionate builders - not just consumers - of technology by learning technical skills in a hands-on, social, and collaborative way.

Science Venture
Since 1991, the University of Victoria's Science Venture program has been delivering innovative science, technology, engineering, and math programming to Vancouver Island youth, 5-18 years of age.

A Canadian charity that provides a month-long summer program focused on STEAM to 800 students every year. 

We Count Math Society
We Count Math Society is a registered non-profit based in Whitehorse, Yukon. We Count offers Math Mania events, which are free and open to the public.

Let's Talk Science - University of Victoria
Let's Talk Science connects educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful STEM learning experiences in both school and community settings, offering camps and workshops to K-12 students.

STEM Activities

A Digital List: Helpful Engineering Games
A list of helpful and fun engineering games.

Canada-Wide Science Fair
The Canada-Wide Science Fair brings science, technology, engineering and math out of the classroom - engaging youth in STEM solutions to real world issues.

Center for Computing Education and Diversity
Interactive programming activities to teach Computer Science

CS Unplugged
Games and activites that teach Computer Science

Hands-on coding game for kids aged 3 and up

STEM resources, projects, articles, and career profiles.

Fun apps about math!

Goldie Blox
A multimedia company challenging gender stereotypes with storytelling and STEM.

A game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine.

Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Volunteer Opportunities

We For She NextGen Leaders Program
The NextGen Leaders Program provides mentoring, workshops and inspiration to rally young women in high school to be bold in their careers. In designing this initiative, We for She considered a program that can be easily implemented in schools by teachers and student leaders in partnership with local business organizations.

Career Information

A Mighty Girl
Free "Read Question Think" posters for kids.

Bridging the Gap
Twelve videos on occupations in the electricity and renewable energy industry by Electricity Human Resources Canada.

Discover Data Science
Information about Data Science, as well as programs and resources.


eng•cite E-Mentoring
Our partners at eng•cite and the UBC Faculty of Applied Science offer their newest outreach program E-Mentoring, an online mentoring program that connects girls in BC with women working or studying in an engineering field.

Engineering, Go For It! (eGFI)
Find out about opportunities as an engineer

Finding Ada, "What Kind of Scientist Could I Be?"
Based on research by the Science Council, this poster looks at ten different types of career that scientists can have.

National Engineering Month
Canada’s biggest celebration of engineering. Over 500 coast-to-coast events for young Canadians to learn about the exciting, fun and rewarding world of careers in engineering.

Nerd Girls
A growing global movement which celebrates smart-girl individuality that’s revolutionizing our future.

Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History
A video series by Feminist Frequency on women in history who challenged stereotypes and smashed the status quo.

Science and Technology Career Videos
Women in science, engineering and the trades share what they do at work from WISEatlantic, another CWSE Chair.

Video series on incredible women role models. 

Spotlight: Women in STEM
This video series profiles six women in STEM and is part of Science Literacy Week. With the series, they hope to dispel common misconceptions about what STEM is about.

Think Mech for Kids
Find out more about Mechanical Engineering