Canadian Light Source – Student Experience

Choose a topic, collect your samples, and visit the CLS to conduct your experiment!

This new program provides an engaging opportunity for secondary students to experience a scientific investigation connected to curriculum. Visit for available dates.


Food Science – How might geographic location and differences in soil composition affect the elemental composition, (particularly nutrients) of coffee beans you can purchase locally?
How might the nutrients and related chemistry of locally-grown or collected traditional plants compare with the chemistry of vitamin supplements?

Soil Science – How might chemical composition of soils differ based on the ecozone from which they were collected?
How does chemistry change between each horizon of soil from the same ecozone?
How does exposure to human activity such as simulated agricultural runoff or simulated acid rain affect the chemistry of soils?


PDF version of this opportunity here: Light Source Student Experience

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