Hours and Location

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


Grade 6-7: Science and Technology - Life Systems

Grade 8: Science and Technology - Structures and Mechanisms

Grade 9-10: Science - Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration: STEM Skills, Careers, and Connections

Grade 11-12: Science - Environmental Science


Secondary Cycles 1 and 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 6 - Grade 12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 1 - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec).
$10.75 per student
120 minutes
Dates Offered
November 1, 2022 to June 2, 2023
Max Group Size
Program Location
At the Museum