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Genetics and Biotechnology Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: Grades 11 and up (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 and up (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

These inquiry-based activities allow students to investigate the social, ethical and economic consequences of various agricultural innovations, while developing critical-thinking skills.

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Cabbage pH Indicatorcstm

Difficulty: Medium
Time required: 30 minutes
Subject(s): Systems of the body

In this experiment, explore the acidity of different household items by making a universal indicator with red cabbage.

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Compasscstm

Difficulty: Easy
Time required: 10 Minutes
Subject(s): Magnets

Long before the age of GPS, navigators and explorers found their way using a compass. In this activity, make your own to bring on your next adventure!

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Shadow trackingcstm

Difficulty: Easy
Time required: 5+ hours
Subject(s): sun, space, energy, renewable, shadow

On a sunny day, your shadow follows you everywhere! Have you ever noticed that it slowly changes position throughout the day? In this activity, track your shadow all day to see where it goes.

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Simple Machines cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 1-3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 and 2 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: November 6, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Move a heavy object using wheels and axles, ramps and pulleys! Students discover the amazing world of simple machines in this hands-on program.

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From Sheep to Sweater cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Daycare (ages 4+) | Kindergarten to Grade 4 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Fees vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Dates Offered: November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Bring the museum into your classroom or daycare! This flexible program allows students to explore the properties of wool through fun activities.

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Henrietta Hen cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Daycare (ages 4+) | Kindergarten to Grade 4 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Fees vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Dates Offered: November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Bring the museum into your classroom or daycare! Hear the cock crow, touch the hen’s soft feathers, and watch them peck.

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Peter Cottontail School Program Buddy Rabbit cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Daycare (ages 4+) | Kindergarten to Grade 4 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Fees vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Dates Offered: November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Bring the museum into your classroom or daycare! Enjoy a face-to-face visit with a rabbit, and pet its soft fur.

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Canada and the World in Flight Canada and the World in Flight casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 10 to 12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: As of February 1, 2019

Take a trip through time with a chronological tour of the Museum in the Canada and the World in Flight school program.

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Where Do Airplanes Come From? Where Do Airplanes Come From? casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 1 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: As of February 1, 2019

If you invented an airplane, what materials would you use? Explore this fascinating question in this Museum school program.

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Made in Canada Made in Canada casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 8 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: As of February 1, 2019

Celebrate Canada’s contribution to aviation and aerospace in the Museum’s Made in Canada school program.

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Form and Function in Flight casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 7 (Ontario)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: As of February 1, 2019

This is an interactive guided tour, linked to the Ontario Science and Technology curriculum with a focus on aircraft design and how it changed over time.

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Fly Me to the Moon casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 4 to 6 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: As of February 1, 2019

Students visit the Museum’s collection, make observations, and ask questions about the role of aviation and the aerospace industry in Canada.

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Cold War Wings Connecting Flight casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 1 to 3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates Offered: As of February 1, 2019

This is an interactive guided tour, linked to the Social Studies curriculum in both provinces

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Discover the Barns (Secondary and up) cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 7 and up (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 1 and up (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Explore the museum’s barns and meet a wide range of farm animals, from the tiny domestic honeybee to the gigantic Clydesdale horse.

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Meet Mrs Farmer Barnyard Buddies cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK and SK (Ontario), Preschool (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per child
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

In the company of Mr. or Mrs. Farmer, students meet sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and rabbits.

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Light Paths cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 10 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: November 6, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Play with light! Students create a chain reaction to pass a beam of light from one group to another using lenses, mirrors, and other optical tools.

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Everyday Energy cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 1-3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 and 2 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates Offered: November 6, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Investigate how to make everyday objects function! Students explore various forms of energy and discover how water is used to create energy for the home.

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Summer Fun Days cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 8 (Ontario), Preschool to Secondary Cycle 1 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: Two 45-minute workshops
Dates Offered: June 3 to 21, 2019

End your school year at the museum – where students participate in a range of activities and dynamic presentations. Registration opens in January 2019.

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Ocean Explorers cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 6-7 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 and Secondary Cycle 1 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 Minutes
Dates Offered: November 6, 2018 to May 30, 2019

How do we find out what lies beneath the ocean? Students will discover the different ways scientists research and learn about our oceans.

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Self-Guided School Visit cstm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: All grade levels
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: Available 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Dates Offered: Year-round

Self-guided tours are the perfect way to chart your own course through the exhibitions.

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Make a Thaumatropecstm

Difficulty: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes
Subject(s): Optical illusions

The thaumatrope has been tricking our eyes since the 1800s. With this toy, you can make two drawings on separate papers merge into one!

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Solar Stillcstm

Difficulty: Medium
Time required: 3 to 5 hours
Subject(s): Energy, sun, renewable, water

Freshwater can contain contaminants, and still needs to be purified before drinking. However, there’s a very simple way to purify water – using materials already in your kitchen!

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Periscopecstm

Difficulty: Hard
Time required: 30 minutes
Subject(s): Optics, light

In this activity, you’ll find out how to use mirrors to help you see above it all by making a periscope.

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Make a Kazoocstm

Difficulty: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes
Subject(s): Sound

Instruments make sound through vibrations, which send waves through the air. Test this phenomenon out for yourself by making your own kazoo!

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Insulating Soundcstm

Difficulty: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes
Subject(s): sound

In this activity, find out what happens if you make it harder for sound waves to reach your ears.

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Flipbookcstm

Difficulty: Easy
Time required: Variable
Subject(s): illusions, art, animation

Although animators are helped with powerful computers, you can make your own cartoon animation using the same principles as the professionals!

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Finding your Blind Spotcstm

Difficulty: Easy
Time required: 5 minutes
Subject(s): illusions, light, human body

Each of our eyes has a spot that is completely blind. Don’t believe it? Try it out for yourself!

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Discover the Starscstm

Difficulty: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes
Subject(s): stargazing, space

Make your own star finder and you can explore constellations from your own backyard!

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Broken Pencil Illusioncstm

Difficulty: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes
Subject(s): illusions, physics, light

Seeing isn’t always believing, especially when refraction is involved! See how water bends light, “breaking” a pencil right before your eyes.

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Constellation Flashlightcstm

Difficulty: Medium
Time required: 30 minutes
Subject(s): Stargazing, astronomy, physics, space

Use these fun constellation projectors to bring the magic of the night sky indoors!

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Symphony Hack Lab Maker Workshop cstm

Create your own musical instrument using everyday materials

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Wearable Technology cstm

While body-worn technologies have existed for centuries, today’s wearable technology is often connected to digital software and the Internet.

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Stargazing cstm

At its simplest, stargazing is exactly what it sounds like: taking the time to look at what’s above you in the night sky. However, there’s literally a universe to discover out there!

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Sound cstm

Scientists focus on how sounds are made, how they are transmitted, what forces affect their movement, and how the human ear detects and translates them to our brains.

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Renewable Energy cstm

Renewable energy is energy derived from the sources which are inexhaustible, or naturally replenished.

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Physics of Energy cstm

Despite this confusing definition, its meaning is very simple: energy is just the force that causes things to move.

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Illusions cstm

You may have heard the saying, “I’ll believe it when I see it!” However, can we really believe everything that we see, hear, taste, smell and touch?

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Electri-city cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 5, 6 and 9 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 and Secondary Cycle 2 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: September 18, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Learn how to wire a home! Students perform activities to determine if materials are conductive, and to build both series and parallel circuits.

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Bridge builders cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 5-7 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 and Secondary Cycle 1 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: September 18, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Can you design a bridge that withstands our bridge crusher? Students work in groups to learn about forces and materials, then build a bridge to be tested by the infamous bridge crusher!

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Pulleys and Gears Pulleys and Gears cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 4-6 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: September 18, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Students discover how pulley and gear systems help us do work – by reducing the force required to accomplish a task.

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A Trip Around the Sun cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 1 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates Offered: September 18, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Watch a whole year go by in a single hour! In our planetarium, students see the seasons change right before their eyes – and learn the reason why.

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Pumpkins Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 1 (Ontario), Kindergarten to Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Tap in to your students' Fall Harvest spirit with these engaging and educational activities where pumpkins and other fall produce can be used to create, educate, and inspire.

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Telegraph Key: A 3D exploration of electrical transmissions cstmc

Type: Activity Kits

Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 10, Cycle 2 (primary) to Cycle 2 (secondary)
Fee: Free download
Dates Offered: Offered year round

With downloadable 3D files and activity sheets, students explore an early form of electrical communication, electrical circuits and how codes can be used to transmit information

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Aircraft: A 3D exploration of the design and colouration of First World War airplanes cstmc

Type: Activity Kits

Grade Levels: Grades 5 to 11, Cycle 3 (primary) to Cycle 3 (secondary)
Fee: Free download

With downloadable 3D files and activity sheets, students explore flight, First World War aircraft and the reason why the planes look the way that they did.

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Try It At Home: #MySoilRecipe cafm

Type: Try This Out

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 9+ ON | Preschool to Secondary Cycle 3 QC

Are all soils the same? Can you figure out the recipe for the soil in your garden?

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Fall at the Farm Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Primary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Apples can be used for more than just eating - use these fun apple-themed activities to complement your lesson plans.

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Apprentice Chef Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits,Food literacy

Grade Levels: For Culinary Explorers Ages 10 to 14
Fee: Free download

What mysteries are hidden in the food we eat? Top off your lab coat with a chef’s hat, because you’re about to conduct some experiments that show the connection between science and what’s on our plates.

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Discover the Barns (Preschool and Elementary) cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 3 and up (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 and up (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Explore the museum’s barns and meet a wide range of farm animals, from the tiny domestic honeybee to the gigantic Clydesdale horse.

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Alternative Energy and Green Vehicle Technologies Edukit Alternative Energy and Green Vehicle Technologies Edukit cstm

Type: Edukits

Grade Levels: Grades 9 and up
Fee: $129
Duration: 1 month
Dates Offered: Upon reservation

Combustion engines and hybrid-electric motors become vehicles for learning in this travelling Edukit for secondary students.

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Woolly Experiments Educational Activity Kit Woolly Experiments Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: Grades 1 and 2 (Ontario), Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

How can you tell if a fibre is natural or made by humans? Can you tell if a fibre is wool, cotton or polyester? Students will have an opportunity to answer these questions by using their senses and conducting interesting experiments.

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Download Healthy Kids Quest Materials Download Healthy Kids Quest Materials cafm

The Healthy Kids Quest is a FREE, fun program designed for children aged 6 to 9 across Canada. The program consists of six flexible modules to download, each on a different theme.

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Busy Bees Educational Activity Kit Busy Bees Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Primary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about the bee life cycle and pollination with the Busy Bees kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Sheep Shearing Festival School Program Sheep Shearing Festival cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $11 per student
Duration: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dates Offered: May 16 and 17, 2019

Watch sheep being shorn, make felt, card wool, meet a lamb up close, and watch sheepdogs in action – these are just a few of the activities students can try at hands-on stations!

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Self-Guided School Visit Solo Mission: Self-guided school tour casm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: All grades
Fee: $4 per student
Duration: Set your own pace; 1 to 2 hours recommended
Dates Offered: Year-round

Set your own agenda and let students explore the Museum at their own pace with self-guided school visits.

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Forces in Action cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 2-3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates Offered: November 6, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Ready…set…GO! Students investigate forces and movement using a variety of tools and experiments, including a race car challenge.

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Peter Cottontail Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 1
Fee: Free download

Learn about rabbits in your classroom or at home with these fun educational activities. What do rabbits need, what are they like, how are they different from us? All these questions are answered in this kit.

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Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread Educational Activity Kit Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: 5 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about the physical/chemical changes of bread ingredients with this downloadable kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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What’s to Eat Educational Activity Kit What’s to Eat Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: 1 and 2 (Ontario), Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about food, germs, and healthy living. Download What’s to Eat for free from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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From the Ground Up! From the Ground Up! Evening Program casm

Type: Evening and Overnight Programs,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Ages 5 to 18
Fee: Minimum fee $540 plus tax
Duration: See Program Schedule
Dates Offered: Year-round

Enjoy an evening of space or aviation themed activities and workshops, plus a guided tour of the Museum.

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A Handful of Soil A Handful of Soil cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 1 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: May 1 to June 14, 2019

It’s easy to forget that soil is teaming with life. With your students, dig into the ground and discover the creatures hiding there.

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Weather Wise : A Virtual Exploration Guide to Weather and Climate Weather Wise : A Virtual Exploration Guide to Weather and Climate cstm

Type: Virtual Programs

Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 7, Cycle 2 (primary) to Cycle 1 (secondary)
Fee: Free download
Duration: n/a
Dates Offered: Offered year round

Explore temperature, precipitation, air pressure, the greenhouse effect, climate change, and other common elements of weather.

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Dairy Days Educational Activity Kit Dairy Days Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: K to Grade 4 (Ontario), Preschool to Primary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Download this free kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum to teach young students about dairy animals and their food products and by-products.

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Flight Flight casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 6 (Ontario), Elementary Cycles 2 and 3 (Quebec)
Fee: $6 per student
Duration: 120 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

How do airplanes fly? Find out in Flight, a Museum school program.

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Astronomy Virtual Program Astronomy cstm

Type: Virtual Programs

Grade Levels: Grades 2 to 12, Cycle 1 (primary) to Cycle 2 (secondary)
Fee: Free download
Duration: n/a
Dates Offered: Offered year round

Explore the night sky, Earth’s daily and seasonal changes, and astronomical technologies that make modern astronomy possible.

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School Guided Tour School Guided Tour

Type: Guided Tours

Grade Levels: All grades
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: Year-round

Explore the history of aviation and Canada’s contributions with a guided tour of the Museum adapted for your grade level.

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Energy Educational Activity Kit Energy Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: Grade 1
Fee: Free download

Teach Grade 1 students about energy sources and forms with this free downloadable kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Chill Out! Chill Out! cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: 1 to 3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycles 1 and 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: May 1 to June 14, 2019

In the Dairy Barn, students learn where milk and cream come from, and handle old-fashioned dairy tools.

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The Incre-Edible School Program Educational Activity Kit The Incre-Edible School Program Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: 2 to 4 (Ontario), Primary Cycles 1 and 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about food origins and plant life cycles with the Incre-Edible School Program educational activity kit free download.

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Biosecurity Educational Activity Kit Biosecurity Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: For ages 9 and up
Fee: Free download

Teach students about the risks of rapid disease transmission. Download the Biosecurity activity kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Agriculture and the Environment Educational Activity Kit Agriculture and the Environment Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach secondary students how agriculture issues relate to the environment with this educational activity kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Agriculture and the Environment Educational Activity Kit Agriculture and the Environment cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 7-9 and Grades 11-12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

What better place than a working farm to explore the impact of modern agriculture on the environment?

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Life on the International Space Station Edukit Life on the International Space Station Edukit cstm

Type: Edukits

Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 6
Fee: $129
Duration: 1 month
Dates Offered: Upon reservation

What’s it like to live and work in Space? Students in grades 4 to 6 find out with the hands-on activities and props in this out-of-this-world edukit.

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Tornado-in-a-bottle Tornado-in-a-Bottle casm

Type: Fascinating Experiments

Grade Levels: All grade levels
Fee: Free
Dates Offered: Year-round

Tornados, whirlpools, even galaxies are all vortexes. Explain how they work with this fun and simple tornado-in-a-bottle.

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Space Exploration Edukit Space Exploration Edukit cstm

Type: Edukits

Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 6
Fee: $129
Duration: 1 month
Dates Offered: Upon reservation

The emphasis is on Canadian contributions and astronauts in this stellar edukit full of hands-on activities and interactive props all about space.

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Venturi Effect The Venturi Effect casm

Type: Fascinating Experiments

Grade Levels: All grade levels
Fee: Free
Dates Offered: Year-round

The Venturi Effect can be hard to explain but this showy experiment helps it all make sense.

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Driving the Future: Transportation, Energy, and the Environment Driving the Future: Transportation, Energy, and the Environment cstm

Type: Virtual Programs

Grade Levels: Grades 9 to 12, Cycle 2 (secondary)
Fee: Free download
Duration: n/a
Dates Offered: Offered year round

Put scientific and technological theory into practice as you explore contemporary transportation and energy issues.

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Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread School Program and Educational Activity Kit Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: 5 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours
Dates Offered: September to June

Explore changes in matter by transforming grains of wheat into a delicious loaf of bread.

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Food Chains Educational Activity Kit Food Chains Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: 4 (Ontario), Primary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach primary students about food chains, composting, and by-products. Download the Food Chains activity kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Butter Making Butter Making cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

In the Dairy Barn, students meet the calves and cows. Then, they learn the characteristics of mammals, discover where milk comes from, and handle old-fashioned dairy equipment.

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The Science of Sports Virtual Program The Science of Sports cstm

Type: Virtual Programs

Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 7, Cycle 2 (primary) to Cycle 1 (secondary)
Fee: Free download
Duration: n/a
Dates Offered: Offered year round

Discover how force, movement, and energy are involved in your favourite sports, and apply science theory to physical activities.

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Night Flight Night Flight Sleepovers casm

Type: Evening and Overnight Programs,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Ages 5 to 18
Fee: Minimum fee $775 plus tax
Duration: See Program Schedule
Dates Offered: Year-round

Pack your toothbrush, sleeping bag, and sense of adventure for a Night Flight sleepover at the Museum.

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Meet the Farm Animals Educational Activity Kit Meet the Farm Animals Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits

Grade Levels: K to Grade 2 (Ontario), Preschool to Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach kindergarten and primary students about animals and their products with this free kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Meet Mrs Farmer Barnyard Buddies cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: For daycares (ages 18 months to 5 years)
Fee: $9 per child
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: Year-Round

In the company of Mr. or Mrs. Farmer, little ones meet sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and rabbits.

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Properties and Nature of Light Edukit Properties and Nature of Light Edukit cstm

Type: Edukits

Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 6
Fee: $129
Duration: 1 month
Dates Offered: Upon reservation

This enlightening Edukit includes lenses, mirrors, prisms, ray boxes, and lasers to help students in Grades 4 to 6 explore light, vision, and colour.

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Say Cheese! School Program Say Cheese! School Program - This Program is no longer available.

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 2 (Ontario), Preschool and Primary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Indulge students’ senses as they make, taste, and learn about cheese in this preschool/primary program at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Energy for Tomorrow Edukit Energy for Tomorrow Edukit cstm

Type: Edukits

Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 6
Fee: $129
Duration: 1 month
Dates Offered: Upon reservation

Learning has never been more attractive! This electrifying edukit includes hands-on activities to teach students in grades 4 to 6 about electromagnetism.

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Genetics and Reproductive Technologies Genetics and Biotechnology cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 11 and up (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 and up (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

This highly-interactive program gives students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of heredity and genomics to improving the genetics of the museum’s dairy herd.

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Air Flow Air Flow casm

Type: Fascinating Experiments

Grade Levels: All grade levels
Fee: Free
Dates Offered: Year-round

Food colouring flows through water and around a toy airplane mimicking how air flows around a real aircraft.

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Aviation and Technology Aviation and Technology casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 9 to 11 (Ontario), Secondary Cycles 1 and 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

What do swimsuits and sharkskin have to do with aircraft? Find out in the Museum’s Aviation and Technology school program.

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The Big blue balloon adventure The Big Blue Balloon Adventure casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK and SK (Ontario), Preschool (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Hunt for shapes, build flying machines, and dress up like aviators in the Museum’s Big Blue Balloon Adventure school program.

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Chews Wisely Educational Activity Kit Chews Wisely Educational Activity Kit cafm

Type: Educational Activity Kits,Food literacy

Grade Levels: 5 (Ontario), Primary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee: Free download

Teach students about food and healthy living with the free Chews Wisely activity kit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Viscous Vortex A Viscous Vortex casm

Type: Fascinating Experiments

Grade Levels: All grade levels
Fee: Free
Dates Offered: Year-round

Watch what happens when you drop food colouring into milk!

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Bread Science The Need to Knead cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: 1 and 3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycles 1 and 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours
Dates Offered: September to June

Students have the chance to thresh the wheat, grind the seed into flour, sniff the yeast, knead the dough, and taste a loaf – fresh out of the oven!

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The Wonderful World of Woolly the Sheep Travelling Edukit The Wonderful World of Woolly the Sheep Travelling Edukit cafm

Type: Edukits

Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 2
Fee: $129 for four weeks (includes outbound shipping and handling)
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates Offered: upon reservation

Teach primary students about sheep and their by-products. Borrow the Wonderful World of Woolly the Sheep from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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Cycle–ology virtual program Cycle–ology cstm

Type: Virtual Programs

Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 6, Cycles 2 and 3 (primary)
Fee: Free download
Duration: n/a
Dates Offered: Offered year round

Examine the science of bicycles and how they have changed through history, evolving from pastime to serious mode of transportation.

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Busy Bees School Program and Educational Activity Kit Busy Bees cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

In this interactive workshop, students discover the important role bees play in pollination, as well as the dangers they face.

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Discover the Barns Meet the Farm Animals cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 2 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Come smell, touch, listen, and observe farm animals – up close and personal! Whether rabbit, chicken, honeybee or cow, each animal has its own characteristics and needs.

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Pumpkins School Program Pumpkins cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 1 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September 24 to October 31, 2018

It’s harvest time! Come and learn all about pumpkins, a symbol of fall.

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Napkin in water Napkin in Water casm

Type: Fascinating Experiments

Grade Levels: All grade levels
Fee: Free
Dates Offered: Year-round

If you’ve got budding magicians in your class, this is the experiment for them!

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