Hours and Location

A Handful of Soil

Close-up of the hands of three children. A red earthworm crawls in each hand.

Program Description

It’s easy to forget that soil is teeming with life. With your students, dig into the ground and discover the creatures hiding there. Students learn the characteristics of earthworms, sow seeds, study the germination of plants, and make a germination necklace to take back to class.

Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!
A HANDFUL OF SOIL EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY KIT

Curriculum Links

Ontario

Science and Technology 
Kindergarten: Problem Solving and Innovating
Grades 1 to 2: STEM Skills and Connections
Grade 1: Life Systems: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Grade 2: Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals

Quebec 

Preschool: To construct his/her understanding of the world
Mathematics, Science and Technology — Science and Technology
Elementary Cycle 1: To explore the world of science and technology

Teacher Tips

The Museum is a demonstration farm, complete with potential hazards. Please advise students accordingly and dress for the outdoors. To prepare for your visit, download the pre-visit information PDF.

Fees

$9.50 per student (Note: A minimum fee of $142.50 will be charged for groups of 15 students or less).

Program includes four free adults, plus the teacher ($1 per extra chaperone).

Includes museum admission.

Reservations

Booking requests can be made through the School Programs Reservation Request Form.

You can also connect directly with our Customer Engagement Team:
Email: contact@IngeniumCanada.org
Phone: 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416

Program Details

AGRICULTURE
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Grade Level:
JK - Grade 2 (Ontario), Preschool - Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec).
Fee
$9.50 per student
Duration
90 minutes
Dates Offered
April 17, 2023 to June 16, 2023
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum