Hidden Worlds: Under the Microscope

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Hidden Worlds: Under the Microscope

microscope and slides

Microscopes provide our senses with information to reveal hidden worlds that are otherwise too small to detect. Students will examine micro worlds of everyday objects under a live video feed of the museum’s digital microscope. They will get to choose from a wide variety of objects to visualize. They will then test their knowledge of micro worlds in a fun game!

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, and the items viewed can be selected to align with your current classroom focus.

Living Things Matter
Physical characteristics of plants and animals.

Uses of Living Things
Products produced from plants and animals.

Structures in nature.
Properties of materials
Observable characteristics and properties of materials.

Changes in matter
Physical and chemical changes.

Mixtures and solutions
Observable differences in mixtures and solutions.
Earth and Space Light
Seasonal Changes
Properties of seasonal items.

Earth Materials
Properties of rocks and minerals.
Components of soil.
Properties of Light
Characteristics and properties of light that are fundamental to the use of a microscope.

Behaviour of Light
Reflection and refraction in a microscope to produce magnification.

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 your 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.



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


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

You can also connect directly to our Customer Relations team:

Email: contact@IngeniumCanada.org

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

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Program Details

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 1 - Grade 10 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 - Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec).
60 minutes
Dates Offered
October 4, 2022 to June 23, 2023
Max Group Size
Program Location
At Your School