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National Science and Technology Week 2011

October 14 to 23, 2011

Canada’s National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebrates the significance of Canada’s science and technology history, the importance of science and technology in today’s world, and Canada’s ongoing role as a world leader in innovation. This year, the focus is on you. Take time to celebrate with us.

Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of National Science and Technology Week

Rubik’s Cube Challenge

October 23
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Solving a Rubik’s Cube is not easy. Can you imagine doing it quickly or blindfolded? Join youth from the Club de Cube de L’Escale who do just that, and learn some of their tricks. Fun for all ages.

Storytelling: Zoom! (Zoom! is the title of the book)

October 16, 17, 23 and 24
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Join our storyteller for this amazing Robert Munsch story, in which a girl with a very fast wheelchair saves the day.

Incredible Structures Workshop

October 22
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Build tall towers and strong bridges using Kapla® Blocks. Participation prizes will be awarded throughout the day. This activity is presented in partnership with the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Ottawa Chapter.

Scavenger Hunt

October 15 to 23

Explore science and technology in Canada with this orignial scavenger hunt that the whole family can enjoy.

The Amazing Chemistry Show

October 15 and 22
1:30 p.m.

Come one, come all for this chemistry extravaganza. Presenters from the Chemical Institute of Canada will amaze you with a show chock-full of dazzling experiments.

Simplified Stargazing from City or Country by Terence Dickinson — Free!

October 21
7:00 p.m.

The majesty of the night sky has fascinated humans since antiquity. In this highly-illustrated presentation, SkyNews magazine editor Terence Dickinson demonstrates his simplified techniques for identifying stars and constellations. Followed by a Free Star Party at 8:00 p.m.

Star Party — Free!

October 21
8:00 p.m.

Join us for a free star party. Enjoy views of the planets and Moon through a variety of telescopes, including Canada's largest refracting telescope. Weather permitting (no indoor presentations). Please dress warmly.

For School Groups

What Museums Do: Behind the Scenes

October 20, 2011 — In celebration of National Science and Technology Week
May 18, 2012 — In celebration of International Museums Day

There’s more to museums than meets the eye! Go behind the scenes and learn more about some of the exciting work we do. Discover how we collect, restore, preserve and store artifacts as you visit our collection facilities and meet the people who work there. See some of the more than 40,000 artifacts in storage, and discover what they reveal about the transformation of Canada. For grades 5 and up. Please reserve early, as spaces are limited. Due to the special nature of this program, groups must have a minimum of one adult supervisor per 10 students. For groups of 15 to 20 participants (larger groups can be split). Special fee of $8 per student, which includes Museum admission.

For more information, please call us at 1-866-442-4416, or email us at cts@technomuses.ca.

National Science and Technology Week Lectures

October 18 and 19
Grade 9/Secondary 3 and up

Enjoy one of the Museum’s exciting lectures showcasing dynamic research by Canadian scientists and engineers. This is a perfect opportunity for students in Grades 9/Secondary 3 and up to explore potential careers in science, while supplementing your science curriculum! (The full schedule will be available online in September 2011.) While at the Museum, take part in the “Science Trail Challenge”: a scavenger hunt that tests students’ knowledge of Canadian inventions and innovations. Fee: $3.50 per student, which includes Museum admission.

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Show Math

October 20, 10 a.m.

Show Math is a live, multimedia stage show combining humour + science+ math + entertainment to equal lots of fun. Presented by Laval University.

For more information, please call us at 1-866-442-4416, or email us at cts@technomuses.ca.