Water Systems

image of a boy drinking fresh water from his hands

Program Description

This program will help students gain a better understanding of Earth’s water systems, as they investigate the factors that affect local water quality, and discover their own important role in caring for this resource. They will tap into their technological problem-solving skills to design and build a water-filtration device with everyday materials. Using microscopes and other tools, they will then evaluate the physical and chemical characteristics of their water samples to determine how well their filtration design works.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 8 Science and Technology - Understanding Earth and Space Systems Secondary Cycle 1 Science and Technology - Living Things

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 8 - Grade 9 (Ontario)
Secondary Cycle 1 - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee
$9 per student
Duration
75 minutes
Dates Offered
January to May 2020
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum