A Trip Around the Sun

A Trip Around the Sun

Program Description

What is our primary source of heat and light? How do the daily and seasonal cycles of the Earth affect everyday life? Students will answer these questions and more with a trip to the museum’s inflatable planetarium. They will discover the technologies that allow Canadians to enjoy our seasons. They will also be introduced to the concepts of heat, light, day, and night, as they explore the changing seasons.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Kindergarten Belonging and Contributing, Self-Regulation and Well-Being, Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours, Problem Solving and Innovating Preschool To construct his/her understanding of the world
Grade 1 Science and Technology – Understanding Earth and Space Systems Elementary Cycle 1 Science and Technology – Earth and Space (Systems and Interaction)

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links:

Ontario Quebec

Teacher Resources

Before and after your museum visit, consult these activities – specially designed to extend learning in the classroom!

RELATED ACTIVITIES TO DO IN THE CLASSROOM (PDF, 316 KB)

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 with these tips to help plan your visit or 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.

CSTM
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
K - Grade 1 (Ontario)
Preschool - Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee
$9 per student
Duration
60 minutes
Dates Offered
September to May
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum