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Special School Programs and Events

General Information

Programs are available weekdays from September 24, 2013, to June 24, 2014, and are scheduled between 9:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please note that the Museum is closed September 9 to 13, 2013.

Curriculum Days

Grades 1 to 6 • Cycles 1 to 3 (primary)
November 5 to 8, 12 to 15, and 19 to 22, 2013

Curriculum Days workshops complement the Museum’s regular school programs, and are the perfect way to introduce or review your science units. Students take part in two 40-minute hands-on workshops geared specifically to their grade level. Each workshop includes a 10-minute introduction on a specific topic, followed by 30 minutes of hands-on exploration. (ST26)

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National Science and Technology Week Lectures

Grades 9 and up • Cycle 2 (secondary) and up
October 22 and 23, 2013

Enjoy one of the Museum’s exciting lectures celebrating science and technology in Canada. A perfect opportunity for students to explore potential careers in science, while supplementing your science curriculum! (The full schedule will be available online in September 2013.) While at the Museum, take part in the “Science Trail Challenge,” a scavenger hunt that tests students’ knowledge of Canadian inventions and innovations.

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What Museums Do: Behind the Scenes

Grades 5 and up • Cycle 3 (primary) and up
October 24, 2013 — National Science and Technology Week
May 16, 2014 — International Museums Day

Did you know that less than 2% of the Museum’s collection is on display at any one time? Go behind the scenes and find out what exciting work is being done. Discover how artifacts are collected, restored, preserved, and stored as you visit the reserve collection and meet the people who work there. Learn what the collection reveals about the transformation of Canada. Reserve early — spaces are limited. (ST54)

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Science and Engineering Olympics

Grades 7 and up • Cycle 1 (secondary) and up
February 19, 2014

This fun, hands-on, cross-curricular competition is designed to inspire students to consider careers in various science and engineering disciplines. Students work in teams, in one of six events, to conceptualize, create, design, build, and test their projects. On Olympics Day, teams bring their entries for testing before a panel of judges.

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Biotechnology Lectures

Grades 9 and up • Cycle 2 (secondary) and up
May 6 and 7, 2014

Don’t miss the Museum’s popular Biotechnology Lecture Series, featuring two days of dynamic presentations by Canadian researchers and scientists. (The full lecture schedule will be available online in February 2014.) This annual lecture series is an opportunity for high school students to engage with prominent researchers and explore science, technology, and their impact on society.

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Summer Fun Days

Grades 1 to 8 • Cycle 1 (primary) to Cycle 1 (secondary)
June 9 to 13, 16 to 20, and June 23 and 24, 2014

Back by popular demand! End your school year at the Museum, and have your students participate in a range of hands-on activities and dynamic presentations. Experiment with with movie-making, chromatography, crime-solving, roller coaster building, rocket-launching, and more! (ST28)

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