Educational Resources

Find science activities, lesson plans, videos and more to help children and teens learn about science and technology.


Features

Video: Photographing the Moon with your phone
Photographing the Moon with your phone

Photographing the Moon with your phone

2022-12-23 – Capturing photographs of the Moon can be a challenge. Learn how to take great pictures of the Moon using a smartphone. Adding a tripod or telescope and mount can allow you to get even clearer images.

Canadian Space Agency

Activity: Ask a Scientist
Melting icebergs

Ask A Scientist: get answers to your environmental questions

Do you have a question about air pollution, weather, climate change, plastics, birds, butterflies, polar bears, caribou, or any other issue our scientists work on?

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Experiments: Try This Out
Try This Out

Try This Out

Go ahead… DO try this at home! You don’t need a fancy lab to be a scientist. Explore science and technology in your own home with fun hands-on activities and science experiments.

Ingenium Canada


Activity Books

Discover an exciting collection of science games, experiments and activities!

Latest: Activity Book 7

Science is all around us and can be discovered, explored and used in so many ways! This new Activity Book showcases the diversity of the world of science through activities in health, energy, environment, agriculture, meteorology, astronomy, the living world and much more!


Canadian Science - History and Achievements

The History of the Geological Survey of Canada in 175 Objects

The History of the Geological Survey of Canada in 175 Objects (1842-2017)
175 objects tell the story of the Geological Survey of Canada and its contributions to the development of Canada since 1842.

Canada's Extended Continental Shelf Program

Canada's Extended Continental Shelf Program (2003-2016)
Canada is a coastal state with a large continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles (M) from shore. In 2003, Canada embarked on a history-making project to define the outer limits of this continental shelf in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.


Resource links

Title Organization Description Type of Resource
Agroclimate impact reporter Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada View agroclimate impact maps created using data provided by our volunteer reporters. Join our volunteer network and share the climate conditions and emerging risks in your area. Maps
Agroclimate maps Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada View static maps of current and historic agroclimate conditions in Canada and explore the maps using an interactive application. Maps
Annual Review of Agroclimate Conditions Across Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Access archived annual reports from 2013 to 2017. Maps
Fields of Science Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Welcome to our Fields of Science page – where you will learn about Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) scientists and how they make sure the food you eat is safe, high quality, and produced in sustainable ways. Videos, Activities
Canadian Drought Monitor Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada View and explore monthly maps and data showing the extent and intensity of drought across Canada using a variety of interactive tools. Maps
Canadian Soil Information Service Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The Canadian Soil Information Service (CanSIS) is an authoritative source of soil data and land resource information for Canada. Maps
Geospatial products Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Get interactive agriculture-related maps, geospatial data and tools to help you make better decisions for environmentally responsible yet competitive agriculture. Maps
Bees: A Honey of an Idea Canada Agriculture and Food 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. Activities
Astronomy Videos Canada Science and Technology Museum Learn more about Astronomy with this series of short videos. These videos, created in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, showcase artifacts from our collection. Videos
For Educators Canadian Museum of Nature Plan a visit for your class to the museum or invite us into your classroom through virtual workshops and other educational resources. Our science educators deliver dynamic, curriculum-based workshops live at the museum and online. Lesson Plans
The Centre for Arctic Knowledge and Exploration Canadian Museum of Nature The Centre for Arctic Knowledge and Exploration brings together and expands the museum’s science and collections expertise on Canada’s Arctic with the aim to meet the world’s environmental challenges and inspire future scientists. Activities
Northern lights Canadian Space Agency Information about auroras, AuroraMAX observatory, tips on how to view and photograph auroras, photos and videos. Activities
How to see the Space Station from your backyard Canadian Space Agency Did you know that you can see the International Space Station (ISS) in the night sky as it passes over your area at a distance of approximately 400 km from Earth? Activities, Maps
Learn about the Moon Canadian Space Agency This section of the website will help you learn more about the Moon Activities, Lesson Plans
Canadian Space Ambassadors Canadian Space Agency The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) would like to get as many Canadians as possible excited about space. Giving them direct contact with space specialists is the best way to do so. On this page, you can find Canadian Space Ambassadors available to speak at your space-themed events across Canada. Activities
Inviting an astronaut or a speaker Canadian Space Agency Part of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA's) mandate is to inspire future generations of Canadians to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. What better way to do that than through our astronauts Jeremy Hansen, David Saint-Jacques, Jenni Sidey-Gibbons and Joshua Kutryk? They are fantastic speakers and great role models for young and old alike. Activities
Printables Canadian Space Agency Printable materials from colouring sheets to 3D models Activities
Digital games and activities Canadian Space Agency Digital games and activities Activities
Activities and experiments Canadian Space Agency Hands-on learning activities and experiments Activities
Videos Canadian Space Agency Search hundreds of videos by astronauts and experts on a variety of topics Videos
Image gallery Canadian Space Agency Posters, infographics and images Images
Indigenous ways of knowing Canadian Space Agency The CSA recognizes that there are different ways of knowing and acknowledges the many contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and to the studies of the stars. There are many ways of sharing knowledge and building understanding. That is why the CSA is working to broaden our content to include Indigenous perspectives. Activities
Exploring Earth: An out-of-this-world view of our planet Canadian Space Agency Space provides a unique vantage point to appreciate Earth from a distance and gain perspective on its beauty, fragility and history. Exploring Earth brings you on a learning journey about the amazing science of how the Earth works using photos taken by David Saint-Jacques from space and georeferenced on an interactive world map. Lesson Plans
Space posters for your classroom Canadian Space Agency Download and print five space posters for free to decorate your classroom. Activities
Giant maps Canadian Space Agency Giant maps of Canada to better understand the role of Earth observation satellites. Maps
Tomatosphere Canadian Space Agency An educational project that involves studying the germination of tomato seeds after they have been to space. Activities
Moving and working in space Canadian Space Agency A classroom activity to experience the challenges of a spacewalk. Activities
Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Canadian Food Inspection Agency Not all superheroes wear capes. Every day, they stop at nothing to keep our food, plants and animals safe. From inspectors to scientists to technology experts, they all play an important role in protecting Canada's people, environment and economy. It's a big job, so they're constantly looking for helpers like you. Are you ready to meet the superheroes already on the case and join their mission?CFIA Superheroes - Become a CFIA superhero! We need your help in the fight against our worst enemies Activities
Calling all budding #JuniorCFIA scientists Canadian Food Inspection Agency Junior CFIA scientists - At CFIA, we work to keep Canada's food safe and plants and animals healthy. It's a big job, so we're always looking for more helpers, no matter their age Activities
Plant health hero activity book (Age 5-8) Canadian Food Inspection Agency The intent of this activity book is to teach young learners about the basics of plant health in Canada and how they can participate in protecting our amazing natural plant resources. Activities
Plant health hero activity book (Age 9-12) Canadian Food Inspection Agency The intent of this activity book is to teach young learners about the basics of plant health in Canada and how they can participate in protecting our amazing natural plant resources. Activities
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Videos Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Check out the CNSC videos explaining the nuclear sector in Canada, and how it remains safe through our regulations. You can explore our "Ask an Expert" video playlists, or catch up on past Commission hearings and meeting presentations. Videos
Maps of nuclear facilities Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Canada is one of the few countries possessing a complete functional infrastructure for the entire process of nuclear fuel production and power generation. The CNSC has been successfully regulating this industry for 50 years. See the locations of CNSC-regulated nuclear facilities on the map. Maps
Learning Portal Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Welcome to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s learning portal for educational resources on nuclear and radiation safety and science. Activities
Air Quality Health Index Learning Stations Environment and Climate Change Canada Educators can choose from six 30-minute learning centres for their grade 5 or 6 students, building skills in literacy, communication, reflection and problem-solving. Developed directly from provincial and territorial curriculum documents, topics include ways to prepare for and predict various weather and/or air quality conditions, how media, peers and family affect decisions, outdoor safety, and environmental health issues. Lesson Plans
Canadian Ice Service Environment and Climate Change Canada By using aircraft reconnaissance and remote satellite technology, the Canadian Ice Service monitors sea ice conditions in Canadian waters. Maps
Marine Forecasts and Warnings for Canada Environment and Climate Change Canada You can access the marine forecasts and buoy reports for any region in Canada at this site. Maps
Canadian Weather Radar Environment and Climate Change Canada See current weather radar maps for any area of Canada. Maps
Canadian environmental sustainability indicators Environment and Climate Change Canada The interactive mapping application enables you to quickly explore Canada’s local and regional environmental indicators using multiple accessible map and data formats. Maps
BioKits Environment and Climate Change Canada Explore Canada’s biodiversity through the BioKits, a series of fun outdoor activity guides. Activities
Let's Not Take Water For Granted - A Resource Guide Environment and Climate Change 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. Lesson Plans
World Ozone Monitoring and Mapping Environment and Climate Change Canada Provides the most recent full-day global total ozone map, and other ozone maps. Maps
Ask a scientist Environment and Climate Change Canada Get answers to your environmental questions Activities
K-12 education: Stream to Sea Fisheries and Oceans Canada The Stream to Sea education program supports and provides resources to educators in British Columbia and Yukon. Students learn to become aquatic stewards by understanding, respecting and protecting freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems. Activities, Lesson Plans
Healthy eating resources Health Canada Food guide snapshot, healthy eating recommendations, recipes, tips and resources. Activities
Just for You - Educators 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. Lesson Plans
Tell Me About Ingenium Canada Find the answers to commonly asked questions about sound, astronomy, illusions, wearable technology and much more! Activities
Try This Out Ingenium Canada Go ahead…DO try this at home! You don’t need a fancy lab to be a scientist. Explore science and technology in your own home with fun hands-on activities and science experiments. Activities
Online Resources for Science at Home Ingenium Canada When you can't come to the museums, we bring the museums to you! Activities
Canadian Wildland Fire Information System Natural Resources Canada The Canadian Wildland Fire Information System monitors fire danger conditions and fire occurrence across Canada. Daily weather conditions are collected from across Canada and used to produce fire weather and fire behavior maps. In addition, satellites are used to detect fires, and reported fire locations are collected from fire management agencies. Maps
Topographic Maps Natural Resources Canada The National Topographic System (NTS) provides general-purpose topographic map coverage of Canada. Maps
The Atlas of Canada Natural Resources Canada A dynamic and comprehensive national collection of maps and related geographic information. Maps
The Atlas of Canada - Energy Natural Resources Canada In Canada, there are diverse and reliable sources of energy: oil, natural gas, hydroelectricity, coal, nuclear (uranium), solar, wind, tidal and biomass. Maps
The Atlas of Canada - Forestry Natural Resources Canada Canadian forests play a primary role in the ecology, culture and economy of our country. Maps
The Atlas of Canada - Geology and Geosciences Natural Resources Canada Geology includes the study of the earth’s crust, its structure, the chemical composition and the physical properties of its components. Maps
The Atlas of Canada - Mining and Minerals Natural Resources Canada Rocks are composed of minerals. Each of the thousands of minerals found in the earth’s crust contains a specific combination of elements in specific proportions. Maps
The Atlas of Canada - Population Natural Resources Canada According to Statistics Canada, Canada's population in 2011 was estimated to be 33 476 688. This represents a growth of 5.9% since the 2006 estimate of 31 612 897. Maps
The Atlas of Canada - The North Natural Resources Canada Canada's north is a vast area, the three territories alone, Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories, encompass approximately 40% of the total area of Canada. Maps
The Atlas of Canada - Water Natural Resources Canada Overall, Canada may be considered a freshwater-rich country: on an average annual basis, Canadian rivers discharge close to 9% of the world's renewable water supply, while Canada has less than 1% of the world's population. Maps
Satellite Imagery and Products Natural Resources Canada Natural Resources Canada provides access to satellite imagery and related products to other government users and the general public. These data can be accessed on the Earth Observation Data Management System (EODMS). Understanding how these data are collected and how to interpret these images is important to the proper use of satellite image data. In support of this, the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation makes a series of education tutorials available to assist in the use of satellite data. Maps
Physical activity and your health Public Health Agency of Canada Healthy lifestyles promote growth and development in young people, fight disease and make all Canadians stronger and more energetic. Guides
Fluwatch - Maps Public Health Agency of Canada Use these maps to monitor influenza activity across Canada. Searchable by date and region. Maps
Geography - Find information by region or area Statistics Canada Use these interactive, thematic and reference maps to find Canadian statistics and census data according to subject or geographic location. Includes an illustrated glossary. Maps