Through hands-on activities, students will become junior engineers as they explore the characteristics of strong and stable structures. Using their problem-solving skills, they will investigate various types of bridges to see how shape and centre of gravity affect strength and stability. Finally, they will be challenged to use Kapla blocks to build a tower as tall as our model CN Tower, and to test whether it has the stability to support a heavy load.
Grade 3: Science and Technology – Structures and Mechanisms: Strong and Stable Structures
Elementary Cycle 2: Science and Technology – Material World: Forces and Motion
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 an informational document and a class presentation available below.
Reference the following chaperone guides during your group's visit for tips on how to engage students with the exhibits.
$9.75 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $146.25 will be charged per group.