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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

Liquids and Solids

Liquids and Solids

Program Description

This program invites students to examine the properties of materials through an exploration of liquids and solids. They will investigate the differences between the three states of matter, and will learn about how buoyancy changes in response to liquids with different densities. Armed with this new knowledge, they will be challenged to build a stable and buoyant structure that will be tested to see how much weight it can support.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 2 Science and Technology – Understanding Matter and Energy Elementary Cycle 1 Science and Technology - Material World
    Elementary Cycle 2 Science and Technology - Material World

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 1 - Grade 3 (Ontario)
Elementary Cycle 1 - Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee
$9 per student
Duration
60 minutes
Dates Offered
September to May
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum

Collections & Connections

Stories from our collections, about the people we meet and the work we do at our three museums. Hosted by Collections and Research staff at Ingenium, find out about our diverse activities and projects, the exhibitions we work on, and the connections we make across Canada and around the world.

25 Stories

Genetics and Biotechnology

Genetics and Biotechnology School Program

Program Description

How are genetics and biotechnology used in agriculture? What is their impact on the environment? In this highly interactive program, your students will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge of heredity and genomics to improving the genetics of the museum’s dairy herd. Students will also explore how genetic engineering has transformed farming practices, and how it continues to push the boundaries of farming for the future.

Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!

GENETICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY KIT

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 11 Science — Biology Secondary Cycle 2 Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Science and Technology
Competency 1—Seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems
Grade 12 Science — Biology
Science — Sciences
   

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links:

Ontario Quebec

Teacher Tips

The Museum is also a demonstration farm, complete with potential hazards. Please advise students accordingly and dress for the outdoors. To plan your visit, see the 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 11 - Grade 12 (Ontario)
Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee
$9 per student
Duration
150 minutes
Dates Offered
September to June
Program Location
At the Museum

Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread

Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread School Program

Program Description

Your students will explore changes in matter by transforming grains of wheat into a delicious loaf of bread. They will learn key bread-making processes, including fermentation, protein coagulation, and starch gelatinization. At the same time, students will discover that a kitchen is, in the end, a wonderful science lab!

Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!

PROPERTIES OF AND CHANGES IN MATTER: BREAD EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY KIT

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 5 Science and Technology — Understanding Matter and Energy Elementary Cycle 3 Science and Technology, Competency 2 —
To make the most of scientific and technological tools, objects, and procedures

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links:

Ontario Quebec

Teacher Tips

Make name tags to help the Museum Educator build rapport with students. Stay for lunch (not provided) in the outdoor picnic area. See additional 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 5 (Ontario)
Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee
$9 per student
Duration
120 minutes
Dates Offered
September to June
Program Location
At the Museum

Self-Guided School Visit

Self-Guided School Visit School Program

Self-guided tours are an ideal way to chart your own course through the exhibitions, as you and your students explore the museum’s superb collection at your own pace. Discover Canada’s contributions to science and technology, along with exciting stage demos and the museum’s Exploratek studio!

Teacher Tips

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.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group. 
Includes Museum admission.
Fees do not include applicable taxes.

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Daycare Centres 18 mos to 5 yrs - Grade 12 (Ontario)
Preschool - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee
$9 per student
Dates Offered
Year-round, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum