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Liquids and Solids

Liquids and Solids

Please note that on site school programs are unavailable until further notice. Visit our Virtual Field Trips.

Program Description

This program invites students to examine the properties of materials through an exploration of liquids and solids. They will investigate the differences between the three states of matter, and will learn about how buoyancy changes in response to liquids with different densities. Armed with this new knowledge, they will be challenged to build a stable and buoyant structure that will be tested to see how much weight it can support.

Curriculum Links

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Grade 2 Science and Technology – Understanding Matter and Energy Elementary Cycle 1 Science and Technology - Material World
    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.

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$9 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.

Program Details

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 1 - Grade 3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 - Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec).
$9 per student
60 minutes
Dates Offered
On site school programs are unavailable until further notice.
Max Group Size
Program Location
At the Museum