Idea to Prototype

Idea to Prototype

Program Description

In this program, students will explore solutions to challenges surrounding climate change, sustainability, architecture, engineering, and other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Following a tactile brainstorming exercise that focuses on generating ideas and prototyping, they will engage in a series of scientific investigations, followed by a presentation of their creations to the group. This playful educational session has been specifically designed to develop students’ critical thinking and communications skills. Workshop tasks encourage them to be collaborative, resilient and goal oriented—while also testing their innovation and creativity.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 6 Science and Technology - Understanding Life Systems Secondary Cycle 1 Science and Technology – Material World
Grade 7 Science and Technology - Understanding Life Systems 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 - Environmental Science    
Grade 12 Science - Environmental Science    

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

$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 6 - Grade 12 (Ontario)
Secondary Cycle 1 - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee
$10 per student
Duration
120 minutes
Dates Offered
September through June
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum