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Design Technology

a laser cutter

Program description

Design technologies have expanded the possibilities of art and design. In this program, students will discover how technologies like 3D printers and laser cutters take a digital design and produce a physical product or piece of art. Your students will be able to create their own designs for a laser cut pin which will be cut and engraved at the museum, and then shipped to your school.

Note: This program is virtual via Zoom, Google Meet, or the platform of your choice.

Materials & Equipment

Each student will need two sheets of paper and a writing tool.

Curriculum links

This program will cover the following curriculum-related topics and themes across a range of grade levels. The content can be adapted, based on the needs of the group.

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Matter Energy
Properties of materials used in design technologies to create different objects or products.

Physical and Chemical Changes
Changes in the material used to create the final product.


Forms and Transformation of Energy
Energy used to transform material to produce the product. Electrical energy is transformed into other forms of energy in design technologies.

Use of light energy to produce enough heat to burn material in a laser cutter.


Process Other
Clarity and precision of communication and instructions when working with digital technologies.


Creating designs for technologies like 3D printers and laser cutters.

Problem Solving and Iterative Design
Finding solutions to issues that arise during the design process. Reasoning to determine the modifications necessary to produce the desired product.
Design Software
Software that can be used to create designs for technologies, such as 3D printers and laser cutters.

Teacher tips

An educator from the museum will connect with your classroom using videoconferencing software. Through your web camera and the chat feature, the educator will see and interact with the students throughout the session. 

We request that the organizer of the virtual field trip provides our educator with a meeting link at least one week before the program. See the attached document for tips and tricks for connecting with your class.

Planning you Virtual Field Trip (PDF)

After you book your program, we will provide information about the program set up and any supplies you/your students will need to maximize your experience.


$115 ($65 for additional programs)*

This includes the cost of shipping the laser-cut pins (designed by your students) to your school.

We request a maximum of 35 students or one classroom per session, in order maximize the educator’s ability to interact with your students.

* If you are booking additional programs for the same day and at the same museum, a $50 discount will be applied to subsequent programs.


Booking requests can be made through our Online Reservation Request Form.  

You can also connect directly to our Customer Relations team:


Phone: 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416

Program Details

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 3 - Grade 10 (Ontario)
Elementary Cycle 2 - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
$115 ($65 for additional programs)*
60 minutes
Dates Offered
Oct 21, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
Max Group Size
Program Location
At Your School