Discover the wonders of the night sky as you observe how the movement of our planet influences our daily rituals, the changing of seasons, and the environment as a whole. Learn about the technological tools that make modern astronomy possible.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum offers a variety of programs and resources to encourage everyone, particularly children and youth, to discover the wonders of astronomy.
The virtual exhibition Bees: A Honey of an Idea explores the essential role bees play in the pollination of many Canadian food crops. Visit the exhibition to find out about different types of bees, life in the hive, beekeeping and pollination. Or try out recipes, crafts and activities all about bees.
Discover Canada's first settlement of Mars! This simulation helps students in grades 6-8 understand space exploration. Teams across Canada can design and build life support systems and demonstrate their achievements.
Discover the stories of remarkable Canadian men and women who rose above challenges and obstacles to make great strides in science and engineering. See how Canada’s environment, culture, and heritage have spurred technological and scientific achievements.
Learn all about the constellations—their legends, shapes and locations—with an interactive representation of the night sky and a printable sky chart and viewer.
Access resources for teachers and students to discover how to explore the skies above Canada. Find information to support curriculum, as well as a glossary of astronomy terms and a gallery of images.
Study a variety of scientific concepts through a single common object: the bicycle. Discover how this device has evolved from simple means of recreation to an effective mode of transportation and ultimate fitness machine.
Explore science and technology in your own home with fun hands-on activities and science experiments. You can even eat some of your results! Each package includes shopping lists, as well as movie, book and website suggestions to round out your scientific adventure.
Put scientific and technological theory into practice. Engage with contemporary issues surrounding transportation and energy. This program was developed in partnership with Transport Canada's ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles program.
These online kits give you access to the Museum's programs from anywhere. Developed to complement and support our school programs, these free kits offer teachers, parents, caregivers, and other educators interesting educational activities for students from kindergarten through secondary school.
These bilingual Edukits deliver information, activity plans and materials necessary to carry out a comprehensive series of lessons. Each Edukit emphasizes hands-on activities, Canadian content and offers flexibility. Designed in modules, units can be delivered in any desired order.
Have a fun time with this collection of activities about water!
Want to know where cows are raised? Where cranberries come from? Click on a picture and find out where in Canada your food is grown.
Use this simple activity to make sure your kitchen habits follow food safety guidelines.
Try these experiments, activities, and quizzes and learn about food safety, food packaging, and food preservation.
Visit the virtual exhibition Food for Health to learn about food choices and their role in ensuring good health, as well as food safety and the impact of changing farming practices. The site includes Educational Activity kits for teachers, games and links to other web resources on food and nutrition.
Try one of these 13 interactive activities to practice your birdsong abilities, learn bird silhouettes, find out how to attract birds to your backyard and much more.
Try one of these 30 interactive activities to learn about dinosaurs, the meteorite that caused a massive extinction, what we know about ancient mammal species, climate change through time and much more.
Try these interactive activities to learn about mammals: the warning a skunk makes before spraying, how mammals keep warm, appropriate wolf pack behaviour and more.
The Geoscape Ottawa-Gatineau activities are a set of educational tools to raise awareness of the significance of Earth Science in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The activities were developed by classroom teachers and a scientist of the Geological Survey of Canada. Two sets of lesson plans/activities have been prepared by local teachers to meet Ontario curriculum needs. Grades 7-11.
The Geoscape Toronto activities strive to support teachers in the successful delivery of Earth Science and Geography curriculum expectations while challenging students to relate the knowledge they have acquired to the world outside their classroom. The activities were developed by a classroom teacher and the integrity of the content has been verified by technical experts. Grades 7-9.
How much do you know about food values? Match up each item from a Nutrition Facts label to its picture and function.
Draw it, scan it, email it: submit your invention and see what other kids have created.
These printable activity sheets allow preschool and elementary students to explore farm life and food through colouring and matching activities, as well as simple quizzes.
Discover life on the farm hands-on at the museum or in the classroom. Visit the Museum for an Education Program or download an Educational Activity Kit to explore seasonal cycles, farm technology at work, where our food comes from and much more.
Read the adventure, then take the quiz! These activities cover climate change with topics like rising sea levels, getting clues from glaciers, changes in weather patterns, and more.
Discover something new going on in the sky above you with Dr. Ken Tapping, an astronomer who shows you how to enjoy the beauty and mysteries of the heavens with nothing more than binoculars.
Discover the underlying science concepts behind your favourite sports. Learn about the role of the organ systems during physical activity, the forces involved in movements, and the energy necessary to play and fuel the body. Apply your science theory to physical activities.
Tomatosphere is a research project that will involve about 13,000 Canadian classrooms this year. In 2011, students will have the opportunity to grow tomatoes from two sets of seeds. One set will be seeds which have been exposed to a simulated space environment and the other set will be the control group.
Classroom activity packages—available for free online. Virtual programs bring a part of the Canada Science and Technology Museum to you! Designed to be explored wherever you are — you will find the activities engaging and fun.
Increase your awareness of the consequences of global warming. Explore common elements of weather, the greenhouse effect, and climate change. Discover what we can all do to slow down the production of greenhouse gases and the resulting environmental damage.