Biology and Living Sciences

Recommended Links

  • Canada Agriculture Museum
    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.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    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.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    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.
  • Government of Canada
    Watch the video, then use the lesson plan in the classroom! These 20 Earthtones videos cover a wide variety of environmental topics - like alternative fuels, DDT, ice cores and wheat breeding - and each has a custom lesson plan.
  • Canada Agriculture Museum
    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.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    Expedition Arctic is a bilingual online project aimed at youth aged 14 to 29. The site was produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature and Students on Ice, in collaboration with the Virtual Museum of Canada. It follows four experts from the Canadian Museum of Nature and two teenage participants during an expedition to Canada’s Eastern Arctic and western Greenland in July 2012. There are documentary HD videos, interactive maps, gorgeous landscapes, colourful photos, and blog posts that enliven this journey of discovery to reveal some of the biodiversity associated with the Arctic (mammals, plants, fossils and algae). The site also includes lesson plans for teachers and in-depth profiles of 28 specimens from the Canadian Museum of Nature’s world-class Arctic collections.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    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.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    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.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    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.
  • Canada Agriculture Museum
    How much do you know about food values? Match up each item from a Nutrition Facts label to its picture and function.
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Rabies is a viral disease that attacks the central nervous system of warm-blooded animals, including humans. Once symptoms appear, rabies is almost always fatal. In Canada, the animals that most often transmit rabies are bats, foxes, skunks and raccoons.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    The Canada Science and Technology Museum's programs and workshops are designed to inspire students and bring your curriculum to life. Support materials, available upon reserving a program, help you to make the most of these unique educational experiences.
  • National Research Council Canada
    Includes innovative learning modules with hands-on/minds-on activities, discussion points, assessment strategies and tools. Topics include human health and the body's natural defences, the functions of plant and animal cells and Mendelian genetics (Elementary and High school levels).
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Click on the lessons to download and print plans, background information and student handouts for each lesson.
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Click on the lessons to download and print plans, background information and student handouts for each lesson.
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Stream to Sea - Helping students becomes aquatic stewards
  • National Research Council Canada
    Find facts, activities, national challenges and notable names in the areas of astronomy, biology and chemistry. Includes material for students and teachers at elementary and secondary levels.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    Bring nature into the classroom, or learn about it at the museum, with this collection of lesson plans, tours, glossaries, videos and activities covering biodiversity, native plants, climate change and much more.
  • Government of Canada
    Visit this site for lesson plans, online educational games for kids, and fun learning activities from Canada's museums.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    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.
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    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.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    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.