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Water Systems

Water Systems

Program Description

This program will help students gain a better understanding of Earth’s water systems, as they investigate the factors that affect local water quality, and discover their own important role in caring for this resource. They will tap into their technological problem-solving skills to design and build a water-filtration device with everyday materials. Using microscopes and other tools, they will then evaluate the physical and chemical characteristics of their water samples to determine how well their filtration design works.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 8 Science and Technology - Understanding Earth and Space Systems Secondary Cycle 1 Science and Technology - Living Things

Teacher Tips

Make name tags to help the museum educator build rapport with students. Students may bring a lunch or purchase one from the museum’s café.

Teachers may preview the museum free of charge at any time, by presenting proof of their teaching status at the admission desk.

Consider familiarizing your group with our site by downloading a PDF document and PowerPoint presentation available below.

DOWNLOAD INFORMATION FOR PLANNING YOUR VISIT (ZIP, 6 MB)

Fees

$9 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 8 - Grade 9 (Ontario)
Secondary Cycle 1 - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee
$9 per student
Duration
75 minutes
Dates Offered
January to May 2020
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum

Healthy Kids Quest

Healthy Kids Quest

A healthy, balanced lifestyle is particularly important for children, since habits established in childhood often stay with us for life. Take on the Healthy Kids Quest to encourage and empower your students to make healthy lifestyle choices while meeting cross-curricular requirements for grades 1 to 3.

The program consists of 6 modules, each on a different theme. Each theme includes an introductory lesson plan, a theme-specific challenge, one or more follow-up activities and an information sheet for parents.

The Healthy Kids Quest:

  • aligns with Health and Physical Education curriculum as well as English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, and Social Studies
  • includes activities and challenges that are adaptable to your own class and setting;
  • is available in English and French; and
  • is FREE
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Program Location
At Your School
Online

Defining Moments Canada

Defining Moments Canada is a digital heritage organization providing free research and storytelling resources, to help Canadians commemorate Canada's history and the Spanish Flu pandemic.

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Chews Wisely

Chews Wisely Educational Activity Kit

Guar gum, annatto, fructose … foreign language? No, you’ve had them for lunch! The Chews Wisely educational activity kit gives your students the tools necessary to understand what’s in their food and to make wise food choices. Through activities, experiments, games, and worksheets, your students learn:

  • which nutrients help them to grow, have energy, and stay healthy
  • how the Canada Food Guide helps them balance their diet
  • how to interpret the Nutrition Facts found on food labels
  • why food additives and preservatives are found in foods
  • how to plan healthy meals and set reasonable goals for a healthy life
  • why daily exercise is important in maintaining good health

This kit links to curriculum requirements in science and technology, social sciences, health and physical education, language, mathematics, and the arts.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 5 (Ontario)
Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Program Location
At Your School
Online

Biosecurity

Biosecurity Educational Activity Kit

Did you know pathogens can be tracked unknowingly onto farms on the soles of boots or shoes? Introduce your students to the subject of farm biosecurity and the risks of rapid disease transmission with this Biosecurity educational activity kit.

Through energetic games, teamwork activities, and artwork created with their feet, students:

  • gain an understanding of what biosecurity is
  • recognize biosecurity signage and procedures
  • learn about the potential for rapid disease transmission on farms
  • determine ways disease outbreaks can be either prevented or prepared for
  • discover how diseases are transmitted through direct, indirect, and airborne contact

This fun-filled educational activity kit was developed by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 5 - Grade 12 (Ontario)
Elementary Cycle 2 - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Program Location
At Your School
Online

Life on the International Space Station Edukit

Life on the International Space Station Edukit

Students explore how humans live and work on the International Space Station with activities that demonstrate the effects of microgravity. They will explore technologies that sustain life in the Space environment, discover what it takes to become an astronaut, and follow the successes of our own Canadian astronauts.

Program Description

This bilingual Edukit consists of five modules:

  1. Where Is Space? — Gain an understanding of the concept of Space, and the distance scale in our solar system.
  2. The Space Environment — Explore the realities of life in Space. What do you see? What do you feel? What is the temperature in Space? Discuss and examine what is needed for humans to survive and work in Space. Hands-on activities include building a simple “water-cooled sleeve” to demonstrate the water-cooling system used in modern Spacesuits, examining the effect of a vacuum environment on Spacesuits, and, to demonstrate the difficulty of working outside the ISS, carrying out a series of tasks while wearing “Space gloves.”
  3. So You Want to Be an Astronaut? — Examine the lives and career paths of Canadian astronauts, explore the training required to become an astronaut, and look at the positions available on a Space flight. Hands-on activities include designing a mission patch and filling out an “astronaut” application form.
  4. Explore the International Space Station — Learn about the ISS, with a special emphasis on Canadian contributions, including the Canadarm, the Canadarm2, and the new Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (known as “the hand”). The life of astronauts on-board (again, with an emphasis on Canadian astronauts) is also examined, with topics ranging from what they eat, to the work they do, to how and where they do their “daily business” — in other words, topics of interest to students in Grades 4 to 6! Hands-on activities include building a model Space station (templates provided).
  5. Microgravity and the Human Body — Examine the concept of microgravity, with a specific focus on how it affects the human body. Hands-on activities include a demonstration of microgravity using a drop frame (provided) and activities based on a “Space simulator” (a swivel chair) that help students understand how Space sickness can affect an astronaut’s ability to carry out even simple tasks.

Interactive Props

  • small kitchen vacuum pump
  • water-cooled Spacesuit demonstrator
  • astronaut application forms
  • microgravity demonstrator
  • globe
  • disorientation maze with prisms, mirrors, and blindfolds

Additional Information and Learning Aids

  • extensive manual for teachers, including background material, templates, and lesson plans for activities
  • laminated photos and transparencies to support activities
  • packing guide

The Edukit comes in a sturdy case on wheels.

Dimensions: 63 cm x 49 cm x 35 cm (25" x 20" x 14")
Weight: 20 kg (44 lbs.)

Fees:

$129 for four weeks (includes outbound shipping and handling)

Reservations:

To reserve this Edukit, call 1-866-442-4416 (toll-free in Canada).

For more information, contact contact@ingeniumcanada.org.

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 4 - Grade 6 (Ontario)
Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee
$129 for four weeks (includes outbound shipping and handling)
Program Location
At Your School

Canada History Week 2018 (November 19 - 25)

This year, the week will highlight the theme of 'Science, Creativity and Innovation: Our Canadian Story' and focus on historic achievements by Canadians in the fields of medicine, science, technology, engineering, and math. Read about inspirational stories that highlight the great work being done in the history community.

11 Stories

Collection Profiles

Collection Profiles, prepared by the curators at Ingenium, offer a glimpse into the national collections. They explain historical and social context of technologies and describe significant artifacts in areas such as agriculture, aviation, communication, graphic arts, household technologies, medicine, natural resources, sciences, and transportation. 

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Canadian students bring innovation to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

The Canadian kids who are advancing to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair on May 18 and 19 in Pittsburgh have been selected and unveiled.  Selected by a distinguished panel of 23 University faculty, researchers, educators and alumni though a competitive national selection process over the past six months. Those chosen are all innovating to make positive change in their respective fields.

“We are always amazed by the quality of projects submitted for the Team Canada-ISEF selection process,” says Dr. Patrick Whippey, Selection Committee Chair. “The research and development work being done by these high school students is approximately at the Master's degree level, which speaks volumes about this country's future in science and technology.”

The ISEF involves 1,800 students from 75 countries for an on average $4 million in prizes. Team Canada has two representatives returning to the ISEF and the three grand award winners from the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) are attending (Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan).

Team Canada-ISEF is a program of Youth Science Canada supported by Youth Can Innovate, a program of the Gwyn Morgan and Patricia Trottier foundation

Take a look at each of the team members and their impressive projects.

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