Earth in Focus: Insights from Space

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Earth in Focus: Insights from Space

The planet Earth from nearby space. A satellite can be seen in the corner of the photo

Program description

This program uses the framework of remote sensing and Earth observation from space to provide students with the opportunity to interactively engage in exploring the concepts of light, heat transfer, and spatial resolution. Students will learn about the importance of satellites in our daily lives, and their role in helping us understand Earth’s physical systems.  

This program is virtual via Zoom. We have implemented the following measures to ensure that our virtual programming is safe and secure:

  • Waiting room to prevent uninvited guests from joining the meeting
  • Controls in place to control if and when students can chat and share content
  • End-to-end encryption to ensure proper security
  • Recording of program is not permitted by any party

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.

Energy Mathematics


Different types of electromagnetic radiation and their properties.


Technologies that extend our senses and enhance our ability to gather data about our world.


Investigation of the transmission of heat through different materials.

Number Sense

Consider and calculate measurements of temperatures, distances, dimensions, time, and area.


Collect and organize data, draw conclusions from data presented in various ways. Interpret the story that the data tells.


Characteristics of geometric shapes such as rectangles and squares.

Geography Other

The World in Spatial Terms

Analysis of spatial graphics (satellite images) of the Earth and map projections.

Environment and Society

Human adaptation to the physical environment. Impact of extreme natural events on the human and physical environment.

Sustainability and Climate Change

Natural and human factors that influence Earth’s climate and climate change.

Communication and Collaboration

Clarity and precision of communication and instructions. Listening, interpreting and conveying information clearly.

Critical Thinking

Observation, analysis, interpretation and explanation.

Teacher Tips

An educator from the museums 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. See the attached document for tips and tricks for connecting with your class.

Planning your virtual program (PDF)

After your booking, we will be in touch with you to provide information about the program set up and any supplies you or your students will need to best participate in the program you have reserved.


$135 per session

We request a maximum of 30 students or one classroom per session, in order to maximize the educator’s ability to interact with your students.


Booking requests can be made through our online 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 4 - Grade 8 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 - Secondary Cycle 1 (Quebec).
$135 per session
60 minutes
Dates Offered
October 4, 2022 to June 23, 2023
Max Group Size
Program Location
At Your School