Welcome to a SPECIAL SPACE EDITION of the Science.gc.ca activity book!
Science.gc.ca is the official Government of Canada website for Science and Technology (S&T) information and resources. Videos, maps, games, and educational resources are just some of the neat things you can find on our website.
In December 2012, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be blasting off to space to live and work aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for six months. During this time, he will become the FIRST Canadian Commander of the ISS. Hadfield will also be working on science experiments, the Canadarm2 and other various tasks in robotics.
Also, this year...
It is the 50th anniversary of Alouette I, the first Canadian satellite to be sent to space! So in the spirit of these exciting, OUT OF THIS WORLD events, Science.gc.ca has created an activity book with special space-related activities in addition to the regular science activities. With your friends, class, camp group, or by yourself, you can build your own space suit and be just like Chris Hadfield, or learn about the effects microgravity has on the human body.
Science.gc.ca would like to thank our funding partners for their ongoing participation and support:
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Canadian Space Agency
- Defence Research and Development Canada
- Environment Canada
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Health Canada
- Industry Canada
- National Research Council Canada
- Natural Resources Canada
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Statistics Canada
- Transport Canada
Reach for the stars!
The Science.gc.ca Team