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Virtual tour: Explore a Dairy Farm
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Oct 30, 2019
Looking for a great educational tool to teach students about dairy farming and where food comes from? The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum has partnered with Google Arts & Culture to develop “Explore a Dairy Farm,” a virtual reality (VR) expedition available through the Google Expeditions app.
New museum program brings the farm right into the classroom
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Oct 28, 2019
It’s hard to tune out a science lesson when there’s a chicken on your desk. Thanks to a new mobile education program from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, teachers in the Ottawa area can bring a bit of farm life — and a lot of excitement — right into the classroom.
Arts & Design
From brainwave to reality: A sneak peek at the making of a hands-on Halloween workshop
Ingenium - Canada's…
Oct 19, 2019
Years ago, I saw an article online about a pumpkin decorating contest by NASA . The results were spectacular: there were moving parts, whirling parts, computers programmed to display LED messages, depictions of sciences, and some really crazy themes! As Exploratek activity coordinator at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, I was immediately inspired to bring a similar activity to our visitors.
Engineering & Technology
Designing a STEM activity: My co-op experience at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Aug 27, 2019
When visiting museums, I have often taken part in hands-on activities to get a better sense of the historical significance of an exhibition. However, it was not until my three-week summer placement at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum that I truly understood the complex logistics behind such activities. It takes a whole lot of planning, testing, and paperwork to get a public program going smoothly! I got a taste of these steps this past summer; I had the chance to help create an engaging
Diving into museum work: The life of a summer intern
Aug 8, 2019
When I arrived in Ottawa about three months ago to work as an exhibition intern with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. My short time with the museum turned out to be more interesting and colourful than I ever could have imagined; I’ve conducted damage reports, gone “undercover” for an in-house investigation, and even built an airplane out of a pool noodle! But before I delve into everything, let me tell you the real reason I’m here. This internship has
Want to explore the deep sea? The secret is robots!!
Michelle Campbell Mekarski
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Jul 19, 2019
Pitch darkness, near freezing temperatures, horrifyingly scary see-through monsters, and the weight of a couple hundred elephants crushing you to death. The bottom of the ocean is not exactly an easy place for humans to explore. But that doesn’t mean that we can just ignore the depths! The ocean is one of the final frontiers of exploration on Earth, and robots are the key to exploring and preserving it.
Innovative math teacher brings war history to life through math
Ingenium – Canada's Museums of Science and Technology
Jun 27, 2019
Imagine a math class that involves remote-controlled planes, a museum of world-class aircraft, and a poignant connection to an important military mission from the Second World War. That’s exactly what Grade 11 math students at Lisgar Collegiate Institute get to experience, thanks to a unique museum-school collaboration between Lisgar and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Math teacher Robert Tang has created the Dambuster Math Summative, an innovative full-day program connecting math to
The Spanish Flu: Honouring Canada’s lost voices through digital storytelling
Northview Heights Secondary School
Jun 10, 2019
“Coordination, Capacity-Building, and Communication.” Not only is this the title for the Northview Heights students’ award-winning digital storytelling submission for the Recovering Canada contest about the Spanish Influenza; it also describes how we worked as a classroom community to put our entire project together. The educational approach Located in North York, Ontario, Northview Heights Secondary School is a culturally and ethnically-diverse school where many students study in specialized