Stable Structures

Stable Structures

Program Description

Through hands-on activities, students will become junior engineers as they explore the characteristics of strong and stable structures. Using their problem-solving skills, they will investigate various types of bridges to see how shape and centre of gravity affect strength and stability. Finally, they will be challenged to use Kapla blocks to build a tower as tall as our model CN Tower, and to test whether it has the stability to support a heavy load.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 3 Science and Technology – Understanding Structures and Mechanisms Elementary Cycle 2 Science and Technology – Material World

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.

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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 1 - 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