Electri-city

Electri-city School Program

Program Description

Discover how our houses are wired, allowing us to control various devices independently in different rooms. Through various hands-on electricity experiments, students will explore electrically conductive and insulating materials, and will learn the parts of an electrical circuit. In addition, they will discover the differences between series and parallel circuits. As they wire our miniature houses, students will observe as various electrical devices (i.e., a light bulb, fan, doorbell, etc.) transform electrical energy into another form of energy.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 6 Science and Technology – Electricity and Electrical Devices Elementary Cycle 3 Science and Technology – Material World (Energy)

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, 114 KB)

Curriculum-linked scavenger hunt activity. Please download and print the activity booklets before your visit to the museum.

RELATED ACTIVITIES TO DO IN THE MUSEUM (PDF, 848 KB)

ANSWERS (PDF, 211 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 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:
Grade 5 - Grade 6 (Ontario)
Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee
$9 per student
Duration
75 minutes
Dates Offered
September to May
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum