Access a glossary of astronomy and space science terms and articles about astronomy topics.
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.
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.
Try these experiments, activities, and quizzes and learn about food safety, food packaging, and food preservation.
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.
Find resources to help you bring the environment into your classroom or into the activities of your scout, naturalist or youth group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover a collection of school-related material from the Canada Science and Technology Museum, with a new virtual classroom resource for teachers.
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)
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).
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)
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.
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.
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.
Visit this site for lesson plans, online educational games for kids, and fun learning activities from Canada's museums.
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.