Chain Reaction: A series of astonishing events

Chain Reaction: A series of astonishing events

Program Description

This program invites students to create a complex chain-reaction machine, using familiar materials in unusual ways. They will work in small teams as they experiment with the transfer of energy. Each team will then connect their section of the mechanism to other sections, creating an interconnected apparatus. This educational and playful workshop encourages critical thinking, collaboration, resiliency, and communication skills.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 5 Science and Technology - Understanding Structures and Mechanisms Elementary Cycle 3 Science and Technology – Material World
Grade 6 Science and Technology - Understanding Structures and Mechanisms Secondary Cycle 1 Science and Technology – Material World
Grade 7 Science and Technology - Understanding Structures and Mechanisms Secondary Cycle 2 Science and Technology – Material World
Grade 8 Science and Technology - Understanding Structures and Mechanisms    
Grade 9 Science - Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration    
Grade 10 Science - Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration    
Grade 11 Science - Physics    
Grade 12 Science - Physics    

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. 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

$10 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $150 will be charged per group.

CSTM
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 5 - Grade 12 (Ontario)
Elementary Cycle 3 - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee
$10 per student
Duration
120 minutes
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum