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National Science and Technology Week

October 15-24, 2010
Curiosity to Understanding: Past, Present and Future

Canada's National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) is a celebration of 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.

National Science and Technology Week

The Scientists’ Workshop

October 16, 17, 23 and 24
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Become a junior scientist. Make a star finder, a sundial or a stethoscope and take it home to enjoy.

Kitchen Science

October 16, 17, 23 and 24
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Make “magic” mud, have fun with cabbage juice and launch your own antacid rocket! Explore neat experiments that turn your kitchen into a chemistry lab.

The Amazing Chemistry Show

October 23
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.

Chemistry Experiments

October 23
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Budding chemists are invited to explore the science of polymers. Make slime and take it home.

Scavenger Hunt

October 16 to 24

Explore science and technology in Canada when you participate in our special scavenger hunt that the whole family can enjoy. Submit your ballot at the INFO desk for the chance to win iPod nano™ Gift Cards.

Passage – Documentary Film Screening

October 16 and 17
1 p.m.

Filmmaker John Walker brings to life the incredible story of John Rae who, in 1854, uncovered the fate of British explorer Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men who had perished in the Arctic during an ill-fated attempt to discover the Northwest Passage. After this special screening, visit the Museum’s newest exhibition on the same topic, Echoes in the Ice: History, Mystery, and Frozen Corpses.
113 min, 14+

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Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Saturday, October 16 or Sunday, October 17

Get creative and learn fun animation tricks from National Film Board of Canada facilitators during National Science and Technology Week at the Museum. Learn about the exciting world of animation and experience it first-hand with professional workshop facilitators. From storyboard to building your own plasticine characters, come and animate your own story frame by frame. $5 per person. Spaces are limited. Call 613-991-3053 to register and bring your imagination to life.

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