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Why Are Mosquito Bites Itchy?

As Canadians know, summer months bring the warmth and light that allow many of us to enjoy our vast wilderness playground. Unfortunately, enjoying the outdoors also means risking numerous bites from swarms of blood-hungry mosquitoes that seem to target us as soon us we step outside. Have you ever wondered about the science behind the mosquito … Read More

The STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canadian youth to promote changes in their communities by working within the following disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Five winners will be selected for a $25,000 prize, will be invited to Ottawa during Science Odyssey Week, and will be recognized at the Foundation’s award ceremony in May 2018. … Read More

The Science of Coffee

One of the main ingredients in coffee is caffeine, the most widely consumed, legal, psychoactive drug in the world. Unlike other drugs, caffeine is not considered to be addictive. However, regular coffee drinkers often report symptoms of withdrawal like headache, irritability, and muscle pain for a day or two after giving up the drink “cold turkey.” This … Read More

Virtual High School is thrilled to announce a brand new course offering: SNC4M, Science, a grade 12 university/college preparation course. This course enables students, including those pursuing post-secondary programs that do not focus solely on the sciences, to increase their understanding of science and issues in health-related fields. Students will explore nutritional science, pathogens and … Read More

Youth Science Canada plays a crucial role in nurturing scientific interest among our youth. The organization is comprised of thousands of volunteer educators, scientists, parents, and engineers who all strive to broaden youth access to science. During March and April, young people across the country compete against other youth at local science fairs. The top students … Read More

Mr. James Mintz teaches one of our most popular science courses, SCH4U – grade 12 chemistry.  Mr. Mintz describes himself as, first and foremost, a scientist; He initially studied medical laboratory technology and later began teaching. His first year of teaching was at a private school, where he taught chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. Throughout … Read More

Kinesiology: the study of human movement. Virtual High School now offers PSK4U, Introduction to Kinesiology, which is a grade 12 university level course that focuses on the study of human movement and development. By looking at the systems, factors, and principles that are involved in movement and development, students will learn about the effects of … Read More

The Google Science fair is an amazing opportunity open to teams and individuals from ages 13 – 18. This global online science and engineering competition encourages youth to change the world. Watch this short video below to learn more about the Google Science Fair: The grand prize is $50 000 in scholarship funding. Many other … Read More

Youth Science Canada plays a crucial role in nurturing scientific interest among our youth. The organization is comprised of thousands of volunteer educators, scientists, parents, and engineers who all strive to broaden youth access to science. Each March, Youth Science Canada issues a newsletter package that celebrates passionate, young Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and researchers who … Read More

Virtual High School is pleased to announce the launch of the revised edition of College Physics, SPH4C. Our writers and developers have been working on this course for over two years, improving the student experience and adding interactive activities. SPH4C will develop your understanding of the basic concepts of physics. You will explore concepts like … Read More