Information for Teachers

Recommended Links

National Research Council Canada
Access a glossary of astronomy and space science terms and articles about astronomy topics.
Canadian Space Agency
In this section, not only will you find downloadable documents for educators and students of all ages divided into popular themes such as robotics, spacewalking, microgravity, ISS, astronomy, etc., you will also find other learning tools like: archived Webcasts and Mission Websites (highlighting the science behind past Canadian space missions) among other things.
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.
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.
Canada Agriculture Museum
Try these experiments, activities, and quizzes and learn about food safety, food packaging, and food preservation.
Canadian Museum of Nature
Check out three lesson plans related to climate change: Digging for Diatoms, Increase your Albedo, and Scenarios for the Future. These curriculum-linked activities include downloadable presentations, diagrams, and how-to guides for teachers.
Health Canada
In addition to the popular Canada Food Guide, Health Canada publishes many teaching resources and kits that can be used by educators to promote good health practices.
Environment Canada
Find lesson plans about water covering subjects like clean water, how water is used as a resource, water conservation and how climate change might affect water use.
Library and Archives Canada
Visit this collection of resources to find book lists, digitized images and texts, recommended websites, lesson plans organized by grade and subject, and a toolkit of tips for students and teachers.
Environment Canada
The youth of today are tomorrow's future; it is important to educate them at an early age on the importance of having a sustainable environment and preventing pollution. Incorporating pollution prevention into classroom lessons and activities will encourage youth to practise environmental protection as they get older.
Canada Agriculture Museum
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.
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Discover a collection of school-related material from the Canada Science and Technology Museum, with a new virtual classroom resource for teachers.
National Research Council Canada
Challenge students with these activities that help gain a better understanding of the tests and trials facing astronauts in space and the research scientists that support them here on earth. (Elementary and High school levels)
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).
National Research Council Canada
Includes innovative learning modules with hands-on/minds-on activities, discussion points, assessment strategies and tools. Topics include simple machines, infrared light and electrochemistry. (Elementary and High school levels)
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Find lesson plans, student activities and links related to space exploration. Access registration information for the Canada Science and Technology Museum’s “Space Exploration” program.
Canada Science and Technology Museum
The Summer Institute for Elementary Teachers is a three day interactive professional learning workshop for primary and junior teachers (Kindergarten to grade 6). The program shares innovative teaching strategies for integrating science, technology, engineering, and math into classroom lessons. Teachers discover new ways to have students apply their knowledge. Teachers will also be equipped with information and resources to share with other teachers in their home communities.
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.
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.