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Virtual Workshops

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Virtual school workshops connect your classroom with our expert museum educators through dynamic and engaging virtual programming.

Multiple-camera presentation allows your students to explore natural history in a fun and interactive way without leaving the classroom.

These curriculum-linked workshops extend your in-class teaching and enrich student learning.


  • $150 (tax not included)
  • Fee is per class (maximum 30 students); one class per workshop
  • We accept payment by credit card

Technology Requirements

  • An Internet connection
  • A computer with
    • a web browser that is able to use Microsoft Teams (accommodations can be made if there are issues with using Teams as a platform)
    • a microphone (for speaking through Teams during the presentation)
  • One or more speakers that the class will be able to hear
  • A screen that is large enough for the class to view the presentation

Access to the Presentation

  • We will book a time with you in advance to test the connection and answer your questions
  • We will email you a link to access the test session and presentation
  • A recording of the workshop will not be made


Exploring Rocks and Minerals

Grades 3 to 7, elementary cycles 2 and 3, and secondary cycle 1.

The stories of the Earth are written in the rocks.

This online workshop is an introduction to geology.

Our educator will guide your students through observations, comparisons, and sorting of real rocks and minerals.

Like geologists, they too will learn to "read" the stories of rock formation and change.

Highly interactive, the presentation includes demonstrations, close-ups, gallery highlights, and some behind-the-scenes glimpses of the museum.

Topics covered include the rock cycle, types of rocks, mineral formation, mineral uses, and the properties of and changes in matter.


  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays
  • March 23, 2021 – June 23, 2021
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Time: To be determined in consultation with our booking coordinator

Curriculum Links

Fundamental concepts:

  • Matter
  • Change and continuity
  • Sustainability and stewardship

The strongest connections are with the following units:

Ontario Science

  • Grade 4: Understanding Earth and Space Systems—Rocks and Minerals
  • Grade 5: Understanding Matter and Energy—Properties of and Changes in Matter

Quebec Science and Technology

  • Competency 1: To propose explanations for or solutions to scientific or technological problems.
  • Competency 3: To communicate in the languages used in science and technology.
  • Elementary cycles 2 and 3: Essential Knowledges—Earth and Space

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