Workshop at the Museum
Ontario: grade 3
Quebec: elementary cycle 2.
Students use experimentation and observation to study growth and changes in plants.
Compare the needs of plants and animals, dissect and draw a bean sprout, play a quiz game and plant a seed to take back to class.
Duration: 50 minutes.
Curriculum links (link goes to the bottom of the page).
- October 1, 2019 – June 19, 2020
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
- November 22, 29
- December 6, 13, 20
- March 27
- April 3, 17, 24
- May 1, 8, 15, 22
- June 12, 19
- Workshop start times: 9:45 am, 11 am, 12:15 pm.
- $1 per student, in addition to museum admission (admission: $9)
- Tax is not included
- See if your class qualifies for Nature Express, our financial-aid program.
Information and Reservations
Because the museum is currently closed as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus, we are not taking reservations at this time.
Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants
Developing Investigation and Communication Skills
- Observe and compare the parts of a variety of plants.
- Germinate seeds and record similarities and differences as seedlings develop.
- Investigate ways in which a variety of plants adapt and/or react to their environment, including changes in their environment, using a variety of methods.
Understanding Basic Concepts
- Describe the basic needs of plants, including air, water, light, warmth, and space.
Elementary Cycle 2
Mathematics, Science and Technology
Competency 2: To make the most of scientific and technological tools, objects and procedures
- To become familiar with the roles and functions of scientific and technological tools, techniques, instruments and procedures.
Essential Knowledges / Living Things / Matter
- Organization of living things: anatomy of plants.
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