Aviation and Technology (Virtual program)

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Aviation and Technology (Virtual program)

A close up view of a person holding a shiny square of sheet metal. The individual is wearing a black top, white long sleeved cardigan and blue jeans.  On the wooden table in front of her there is also a model cross section of an aircraft wing an a large metal cylinder.

Technology takes to the skies! During this Virtual Field Trip, your students will come along on a tour of a variety of aircraft, and will see samples of the materials used to build them. They will discuss changes in aviation technology over time, looking at everything from the lightness of the bamboo used in pioneer-era aircraft to the honeycomb structures used in modern jets. Students will also discuss ways of reducing aviation’s environmental impact, and the myriad of careers involved in the aviation and aerospace industries.

Note: This program is virtual, via Zoom.

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 Information

An educator from the museum will connect with your classroom using videoconferencing software, and interact with the students throughout the session. 

After you book your program, we will send you any additional information including any supplies you/your students could use to maximize your experience. Please watch for an email from our programs team!


Booking requests can be made through our Virtual Field Trip Reservation Request Form.

You can also connect directly to our Customer Engagement Team:

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).
60 minutes
Dates Offered
October 3, 2022 to June 23, 2023
Max Group Size
Program Location
At Your School