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Virtual Programs

Free online classroom resources for teachers

Virtual programs bring a part of the Museum to you! Designed to be explored wherever you are — you will find the activities engaging and fun.

Transportation, Energy, and the Environment

Activities for Grades 9 to 12 • Cycle 2 (secondary)
Astronomy pdf cover

Put scientific and technological theory into practice. Engage with contemporary issues surrounding transportation and energy. This program was developed in partnership with Transport Canada's ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles program.


Activities for Grades 2 to 12 • Cycle 1 (primary) to
Cycle 2 (secondary)
Astronomy pdf cover

Discover the wonders of the night sky. Observe how Earth's movement influences our daily rituals, the changing of seasons, and the environment as a whole. Learn about the technologies that make modern astronomy possible.


Activities for Grades 4 to 6 • Cycles 2 and 3 (primary)

Cycle-ology pdf coverExplore a variety of scientific concepts by examining the common bicycle. Discover why and how bicycles have changed over time—evolving from recreational pastime, to common mode of transportation, to ultimate fitness machine.

Weather Wise

Activities for Grades 4 to 7 • Cycle 2 (primary) to
Cycle 1 (secondary)

Weather Wise pdf coverIncrease your awareness of global warming's consequences. Explore common elements of weather, the greenhouse effect, and climate change. Discover how you can help to slow the production of greenhouse gases, and the resulting environmental damage.

Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame

Activities for Grades 4 to 7
• Cycle 2 (primary) to Cycle 1 (secondary)

Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of FameDiscover the stories of remarkable Canadians who have overcome obstacles, making great strides in science and engineering. See how Canada's environment, culture, and heritage have spurred technological and scientific achievements.

Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame

The Science of Sports

Activities for Grades 4 to 7
• Cycle 2 (primary) to Cycle 1 (secondary)
The Science of Sports

Discover the underlying science concepts behind your favourite sports. Learn about the role of the organ systems during physical activity, the forces involved in movements, and the energy necessary to play and fuel the body. Apply your science theory to physical activities.

How to View and Print the Exploration Guides

Separate modules of our Exploration Guides are provided as Adobe Acrobat PDF files.If you do not have Acrobat® Reader, please click on the following icon to download it from the Adobe® Web site.

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