Hours and Location

Aviation and Technology

Two girls stand in front of a wooden table covered with materials used to fashion airplanes.  The girl on the left has long blonde hair, a pale tshirt and jeans. She is holding a rectangular prism. The girl on the right has long brown hair and is holding a large grey cylinder.  In the background are the noses of two Canadian jets in the aviation museum collection.

Program Description

During this tour, your students will handle the materials used to build the aircraft they visit. They will be able to feel the lightness of bamboo and examine honeycomb structures up close, helping them to better understand why and how these materials work. Students will discuss changes in aviation technology over time, and will explore ways of reducing aviation’s environmental impact. Students will also explore a variety of historical and current careers in aviation and aerospace. Aircraft examined on tour may include:

Curriculum Links


Grade 9 Exploring Technologies, Open (TIJ1O)
A. Technology Fundamentals (A 1.5, 1.7)
C. Technology, the Environment, and Society (C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2) 
Grade 10 Transportation Technologies, Open (TTJ2O)
A. Transportation Technology Fundamentals (A 1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.5)
C. Technology, the Environment, and Society (C 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3)
Grade 10 Career Studies (GLC20) – (Revised 2019)
A. Exploring and Preparing for the World of Work
B3. Identifying Possible Destinations and Pathways
Grade 11 Transportation Technologies, College Preparation (TTJ3C)
A. Transportation Technology Fundamentals (A 1.2, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5)
C. Technology, the Environment, and Society


Secondary Cycle One 
Science and Technology — The Technological World
Engineering: Materials, Equipment
Forces and Motion: Mechanisms that transmit motion; Mechanisms that bring about a change in motion, 
Cultural References: Inventions, Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Alexander Graham Bell, Aviation and aerospace science, Transportation technology

Secondary Cycle Two 
Science and Technology — The Technological World
Engineering: Mechanics – Guiding Controls 
Materials: Types and properties 
Cultural References: History - Alexander Graham Bell, Leonardo da Vinci 

Teacher Tips

Prepare your class with these pre-visit activity suggestions. Make the most of your Museum outing with these tips to help plan your visit.


$7 per student, chaperones free (minimum fee of $140; maximum 28 students)
Includes Museum admission.


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

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Email: contact@IngeniumCanada.org
Phone: 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416

Program Details

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 9 - Grade 11 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 1 - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec).
$7 per student
90 minutes
Dates Offered
October 3, 2022 to June 23, 2023
Max Group Size
Program Location
At the Museum