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Exploring Objects and Materials Exploring Objects and Materials cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 3 • Kindergarten to Cycle 1 (primary)
Fee: $7 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates Offered: to June 29, 2017

Learning and fun come together as primary students explore materials like glass, plastic, and paper, and how they combine to make objects.

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Liquids and Solids Liquids and Solids cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Grades 1 to 3 • Cycle 1 (primary)
Fee: $7 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates Offered: to June 29, 2017

We have it on solid authority that primary students will love exploring states of matter through hands-on activities in this engaging school program.

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Energy and Forces Energy and Forces cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Grades 1 to 3 • Cycle 2 (primary)
Fee: $7 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates Offered: to June 29, 2017

Primary students explore sources and forces of energy in this interactive program.

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Structures and Shapes Structures and Shapes cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Grades 1 to 3 • Cycle 2 (primary)
Fee: $7 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates Offered: to June 29, 2017

Is a circle stronger than a square? What about a triangle? Students find out as they build and examine structures using geometric shapes.

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Introduction to Electricity Introduction to Electricity cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 6 • Cycle 3 (primary) to Cycle 1 (secondary)
Fee: $7 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: to June 29, 2017

What are current and static electricity? Students find out this and more in this hands-on program that is sure to power their curiosity.

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Pulleys and Gears: Wonderful Machines Pulleys and Gears: Wonderful Machines cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 6 • Cycles 2 and 3 (primary)
Fee: $7 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: to June 29, 2017

Kick learning into high gear and lift it to new heights with this hands-on investigation of the simple machines that simplify work.

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Forces Acting on Structures Forces Acting on Structures cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Grades 5 to 7 • Cycle 3 (primary) to Cycle 1 (secondary)
Fee: $7 per student
Duration: 75 to 90 minutes
Dates Offered: to June 29, 2017

Students build and test load-bearing bridges to explore the effects of force on various structures in this interactive program.

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Criminal Science Investigation Criminal Science Investigation cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops
Grade Levels: Grades 9 and 10 • Cycle 2 (secondary)
Fee: $7 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: to June 29, 2017

Fingerprints, DNA, blood spatter — secondary students consider the clues to crack the case in this interactive workshop based on real-life forensics.

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The Science of Sports Virtual Program The Science of Sports cstm

Type: Virtual Programs
Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 7, Cycle 2 (primary) to Cycle 1 (secondary)
Fee: Free download
Duration: n/a
Dates Offered: Offered year round

Discover how force, movement, and energy are involved in your favourite sports, and apply science theory to physical activities.

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Explore the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame Explore the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame cstm

Type: Virtual Programs
Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 7, Cycle 2 (primary) to Cycle 1 (secondary)
Fee: Free download
Duration: n/a
Dates Offered: Offered year round

Discover how contributions in science and engineering affect our everyday lives, and their impacts on Canadian society.

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Weather Wise : A Virtual Exploration Guide to Weather and Climate Weather Wise : A Virtual Exploration Guide to Weather and Climate cstm

Type: Virtual Programs
Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 7, Cycle 2 (primary) to Cycle 1 (secondary)
Fee: Free download
Duration: n/a
Dates Offered: Offered year round

Explore temperature, precipitation, air pressure, the greenhouse effect, climate change, and other common elements of weather.

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Cycle–ology virtual program Cycle–ology cstm

Type: Virtual Programs
Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 6, Cycles 2 and 3 (primary)
Fee: Free download
Duration: n/a
Dates Offered: Offered year round

Examine the science of bicycles and how they have changed through history, evolving from pastime to serious mode of transportation.

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Astronomy Virtual Program Astronomy cstm

Type: Virtual Programs
Grade Levels: Grades 2 to 12, Cycle 1 (primary) to Cycle 2 (secondary)
Fee: Free download
Duration: n/a
Dates Offered: Offered year round

Explore the night sky, Earth’s daily and seasonal changes, and astronomical technologies that make modern astronomy possible.

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Driving the Future: Transportation, Energy, and the Environment Driving the Future: Transportation, Energy, and the Environment cstm

Type: Virtual Programs
Grade Levels: Grades 9 to 12, Cycle 2 (secondary)
Fee: Free download
Duration: n/a
Dates Offered: Offered year round

Put scientific and technological theory into practice as you explore contemporary transportation and energy issues.

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Space Exploration Edukit Space Exploration Edukit cstm

Type: Edukits
Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 6
Fee: $129
Duration: 1 month
Dates Offered: Upon reservation

The emphasis is on Canadian contributions and astronauts in this stellar edukit full of hands-on activities and interactive props all about space.

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Life on the International Space Station Edukit Life on the International Space Station Edukit cstm

Type: Edukits
Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 6
Fee: $129
Duration: 1 month
Dates Offered: Upon reservation

What’s it like to live and work in Space? Students in grades 4 to 6 find out with the hands-on activities and props in this out-of-this-world edukit.

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Properties and Nature of Light Edukit Properties and Nature of Light Edukit cstm

Type: Edukits
Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 6
Fee: $129
Duration: 1 month
Dates Offered: Upon reservation

This enlightening Edukit includes lenses, mirrors, prisms, ray boxes, and lasers to help students in Grades 4 to 6 explore light, vision, and colour.

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Energy for Tomorrow Edukit Energy for Tomorrow Edukit cstm

Type: Edukits
Grade Levels: Grades 4 to 6
Fee: $129
Duration: 1 month
Dates Offered: Upon reservation

Learning has never been more attractive! This electrifying edukit includes hands-on activities to teach students in grades 4 to 6 about electromagnetism.

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Alternative Energy and Green Vehicle Technologies Edukit Alternative Energy and Green Vehicle Technologies Edukit cstm

Type: Edukits
Grade Levels: Grades 9 and up
Fee: $129
Duration: 1 month
Dates Offered: Upon reservation

Combustion engines and hybrid-electric motors become vehicles for learning in this travelling Edukit for secondary students.

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Background Information for Astronomy Background Information for Astronomy cstm

Type: Tell Me About

Want to learn more about telescopes and the seasons? Find out with easy-to-access information on the Sun, Moon, planets, and all things astronomical.

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Background Information for Electricity Background Information for Electricity cstm

Type: Tell Me About

Alternating current, direct current, static, electromagnetism — learn about all things electrical with simple, straightforward explanations.

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Background Information for Sound Background Information for Sound cstm

Type: Tell Me About

When it comes to good vibrations, the Museum is on your wavelength. Learn all about sound energy, oscilloscopes, and how telephones work.

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Background Information for Energy Background Information for Energy cstm

Type: Tell Me About

Energy is all around us and with today’s concern for the environment, understanding energy is important. Learn all about it with these simple explanations.

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Background Information for Looking at Light Background Information for Looking at Light cstm

Type: Tell Me About

Periscopes, microscopes, and telescopes all use light. That’s because we need light to see. Scope out more enlightening information with these fun facts.

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Background Information for Structures and Shapes Background Information for Structures and Shapes cstm

Type: Tell Me About

Square or triangle — which is stronger? Find out, and see how simple shapes form the basis for bridges and towers, including the CN Tower.

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Background Information for Simple Machines Background Information for Simple Machines cstm

Type: Tell Me About

What are the six types of simple machines? Find out, and see how simple machines work to help make work — a force resulting in movement — easier.

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Background Information for Magnets Background Information for Magnets cstm

Type: Tell Me About

You’ll be attracted to these simple explanations of magnets and magnetism. Learn about magnetic force fields, superconductors, and compasses, too.

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Background Information for Trains Background Information for Trains cstm

Type: Tell Me About

The wheels on the train go round and round...but how? See how steam locomotives work with these simple explanations of the parts and processes.

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Science Fun in the Snow! Science Fun in the Snow! cstm

Type: Try This Out

Get to know snow with these hands-on activities. Create your own iceberg, make frozen bubbles, and prepare maple taffy on snow — a Canadian culinary treat!

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Try This Out! - Lighten Up! Lighten Up! cstm

Type: Try This Out

It’s bendy, bouncy, colourful, and all around you. What is it? Light! Learn all about the properties of light with these fun, easy experiments.

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Playing with Energy Playing with Energy cstm

Type: Try This Out

Turn playdough into a circuit and a plain box into an oven — these are just two of the fun experiments that’ll teach you all about energy.

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Try This Out! - Elastic Science Elastic Science cstm

Type: Try This Out

Stretch your imagination with these activities that use common household items to help you experiment and build with elastic bands.

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Try This Out! - Incredible Science Tricks Incredible Science Tricks cstm

Type: Try This Out

What’s the magic word? Science! Dazzle your audience with feats of physics, mathematics, and chemistry. They’ll think it’s magic — you’ll know it’s science!

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