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Chain Reaction: A Series of Astonishing Events

Chain Reaction: A series of astonishing events

Program Description

This program invites students to create a complex chain-reaction machine, using familiar materials in unusual ways. They will work in small teams as they experiment with the transfer of energy. Each team will then connect their section of the mechanism to other sections, creating an interconnected apparatus. This educational and playful workshop encourages critical thinking, collaboration, resiliency, and communication skills.

Curriculum Links


Grade 5-8: Science and Technology – Structures and Mechanisms

Grade 9-10: Science and Technology – STEM Skills, Careers, and Connections

Grade 11-12: Science – Physics


Elementary Cycle 3: Science and Technology – Material World

Secondary Cycle 2: Science and Technology – Material World

Teacher Resources

Reference the following chaperone guides during your group's visit for tips on how to engage students with the exhibits.

Chaperone Guide 8 to 12 years

Chaperone Guide 12 to 15 years

Chaperone Guide 15 years and up

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.



$10.75 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $161.25 will be charged per group.

Program Details

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 5 - Grade 12 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec).
$10.75 per student
120 minutes
Dates Offered
October 4, 2022 to June 2, 2023
Max Group Size
Program Location
At the Museum