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Clinometers: 19th century tools with a variety of uses

Clinometers: 19th century tools with a variety of uses

With downloadable 3D files and activity sheets, students will explore the clinometer, a 19th century tool used by scientists, explorers and naturalist. Emphasis is placed on using the clinometer to determine the height of an object as well as using it to determine your latitude.

The 3D printing files can be downloaded individually. Activities and 3D print files for the module can be reproduced as necessary for your classroom.

TERMS OF USE

3D Printing File

Download and print your very own clinometer! Use these .stl files in the activities below.

Download STL files

Activity 1: How high is that?

In this activity you and your students will build a clinometer and learn how to use it to determine the height of an object. There are two versions of this activity, a simple one and an advanced one which uses trigonometric functions.

Download PDF – Simple method

Download PDF – Advanced method

Download Clinometer label

Activity 2: Determining your location

Your students will build a clinometer and learn how to use it to measure the location of the sun and to determine where you are on this planet!

Download ACTIVITY 2 PDF

Download Clinometer label

ArtiFactsheet

The artifacts collected, preserved, and displayed by Ingenium showcase Canada's rich history of innovation in science and technology. Each artifact tells a story of innovation and illustrates how science and technology have contributed to the transformation of Canada. Learn more about this artifact with this "ArtiFactsheet".

Download ARTIFACTSHEET PDF

Ingenium
Program Location
At Your School
Online

AgVenture: Soil Science

AgVenture: Soil Science

Program Description

What is soil made of? What is a nutrient? Are all soils equal? Is soil essential to plant life, or can plants live without it? Your students will answer these questions and more while performing some unusual experiments.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 9 Science — Biology Secondary Cycle 2 Science and Technology - Seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems
Grade 11 Science - Environmental Science
Science - Chemistry
   

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links:

Ontario Quebec

Teacher Tips

The Museum is also a demonstration farm. Please advise students of potential hazards and dress appropriately (boots, outdoor clothing, etc.). See more pre-visit tips or download the pre-visit information PDF.

Fees

Fees vary, depending on the number and combination of workshops.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 9 - Grade 11 (Ontario)
Secondary Cycle 1 - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee
Fees vary
Duration
60 minutes
Dates Offered
Available from November 1, 2019 to February 28, 2020.
Program Location
At Your School

Living Soil

Living Soil

Program Description

Through a series of hands-on workshops, your students will discover the vibrant world hidden right under their feet! They will observe life forms in soil with magnifying glasses and microscopes, and compare the properties and characteristics of various soils. Students will also determine what plants need, and learn how to keep soil and its inhabitants healthy.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 3 Science and Technology — Understanding Earth and Space Systems Elementary Cycle 2 Science and Technology - To make the most of scientific and technological tools, objects and procedures
Grade 4 Science and Technology — Understanding Earth and Space Systems    

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links:

Ontario Quebec

Teacher Tips

The Museum is also a demonstration farm. Please advise students of potential hazards and dress appropriately (boots, outdoor clothing, etc.). See more pre-visit tips or download the pre-visit information PDF.

Fees

$9 per student, $1 per chaperone (group leader is free).
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 3 - Grade 4 (Ontario)
Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee
$9 per student
Duration
90 minutes
Dates Offered
May 1 through June 12, 2020
Program Location
At the Museum