Forces in Action

Forces in Action School Program

Program Description

What makes things move? What makes them stop moving? In this program, students will investigate a variety of forces—and put them to work—as they determine the best way to make cars race down a track. They will also observe digital graphing tools in use to measure the amount of force required to overcome friction on different surfaces.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 3 Science and Technology – Understanding Matter and Energy:
Forces Causing Movement
Elementary Cycle 2 Science and Technology – Material World:
Forces and Motion

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 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:
Grade 2 - Grade 3 (Ontario)
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