Youth Workshop

Calling all youth grades 5-8! Come and tap into your inner researcher and put on your creative thinking cap with some crucial hands on experience at Action Potential Lab. Through our Youth Workshops, we fuse art and science together in an engaging and interactive way, using collaborative and student-led techniques.

Workshop Description:
Squid Dissection
Mini Octopus-In-A-Jar 
Print-Making with Squid Ink

Squids and octopuses are some of the most fascinating creatures on earth. They can swim at incredible speeds, spit ink, squeeze through the tiniest of holes, stick to things, and even unscrew jars! Fun Fact: you might not be sure if it's octopuses or octopi (the former is most correct) but one thing is for certain: you don't want to miss this hands-on workshop.

We will be dissecting whole squids and examining everything that makes them tick, from their tentacles to their suckers and everything in between.

To top it all off, we will be carefully removing the ink sack and creating one-of-a-kind prints using the ink as paint. Because everyone should get to cross off "painted with squid ink" from their bucket list.

After a thorough exploration of our eight-armed specimens, each attendee will receive a mini octopus to take home. Not for dinner, for science! Don't worry—we will be preserving it in a jar with special fluids first. It'll be the perfect addition to your bookshelf so register now before space is full.

*All specimens have been ethically sourced for educational purposes

451 Christie St. Toronto, ON. M6G 3C7

Saturday, May 2, 2015

6:30 - 9:00 PM (2.5 h)

Grade 5-8

What Action Potential Lab provides
all materials + supplies 



How to Book

$45 + HST


Payments can be made by cash, e-transfer, Paypal  or cheque by visiting the lab, emailing or sending by mail.

If using Paypal, please click on the button above.

If sending e-transfer, please email payment to:

Cheques payable to:
Action Potential LTD

Action Potential Lab
451 Christie St.
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 3C7

How to Book

Fill out the Book Now form to the right.

We will follow up with an email to confirm and go over any questions about the class.

Participants must be registered 1 week prior to the commencement of the workshop. Participants will not be able to participate in the workshop until the General Information Sheet is filled out and submitted. Once payment is received, a confirmation will be emailed to you. Receipt of payment and General Information Sheet secures the participant's place in the workshop. There are no makeup classes or refunds for missed classes. Refunds will not be given after the workshop has taken place. Action Potential Lab reserves the right to cancel any event should group size be less than eight clients.

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Book Now 

Feel free to email us with any questions. We'll be in touch within 1-2 business days with a class confirmation and a response.