Welcome to the Ontario Science Centre Science School application process for the 2021-22 school year.
Before you head to the next page, consider creating a login account. This will enable you to save your work and return to it later. Your application is not complete until you hit the submit button at the very end of the form.
To complete this process you will need to provide:
- your name, address, email address and phone number
- your school name and address
- the names of the courses you think you will take while attending Science School
- your responses to the short-answer questions
- your guidance counsellor’s name and email address
- the names and email addresses of two references
- a list of courses you are taking this year and any marks that are available for them
- your current resume
Students enrolled at the Ontario Science Centre Science School are required to:
- take a minimum of two university-level science or math courses plus the Innovation Course (IDC4U)
- complete a semester-long group project in science communication and engagement as part of the Innovation Course
- regularly interact with visitors to the Ontario Science Centre using science activities
- regularly participate in science workshops with K-12 students from visiting schools
- responsibly manage the high level of autonomy afforded to Science School students
You will be very busy at Science School. Keep this in mind as you answer the following questions.
1 a) How do you prioritize activities and school work outside of scheduled classes? (200 words)
1 b) What strategies do you use to ensure you complete all the activities and work you had planned? (200 words)
2) Every time you work in a group there is an opportunity to learn. Describe a situation in which you worked with others. What did you learn about collaborating effectively? How will this experience help you improve your collaboration skills in the future? (400 words)
For the next two questions, your response does not need to be in a written format. If you choose a written response, however, please keep to a 200-word maximum for each question. Alternatively, consider submitting a 1-minute video, or a picture accompanied by a written description. Whatever you do, be clear and concise.
3) Choosing from the elements with an atomic number of greater than 20, which do you find interesting? Why? Explain its importance to YOU. (200 words)
4) Tell us about something you have accomplished recently that you are proud of. It can be something you did in or out of school: a school project, an experiment, an art project, a stint in a leadership role, entry into a robotics competition, your first knitting project or something else. (200 words)
Remember to tell us why you are proud of this accomplishment. What makes this achievement special?
You will need to submit the names and email addresses of two references. One must be a teacher who has taught you a course in science, math or technology. The people you list as references will be emailed with instructions immediately after your application is submitted. Their form will be due on April 12, 2021.
Are you ready? Then move on to the next page to start the process.