Through a series of hands-on workshops, your students discover the vibrant world hidden right under their feet! They observe life forms in soil with magnifying glasses and microscopes, and compare the properties and texture of various soils. Students also determine what plants need, and learn how to keep soil and its inhabitants healthy.
Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!
Science and Technology
Grades 3 and 4: STEM Skills and Connections
Grade 3: Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants
Earth and Space Systems: Soils in the Environment
Grade 4: Life Systems: Habitats and Community
Mathematics, Science and Technology — Science and Technology
Elementary Cycle 2: To make the most of scientific and technological tools, objects and procedures
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.
$9.50 per student. Program allows a maximum of 29 students.* (Note: A minimum fee of $142.50 will be charged for groups of 15 students or less).
*Program includes free admission for the teacher as well as up to a maximum of 7 other adults. Please note that there is a mandatory minimum ratio of 1 adult for every 6 students. Any additional adults not included in the program fee will be required to pay the regular visitor fee at admission and will not be able to participate in the program. These requirements do not apply to groups with students who have special needs.
Booking requests can be made through the School Programs Reservation Request Form.