Here Comes the Sun: Energy and the Environment
This program encourages students to consider their personal and communal impact on the environment. “Here Comes the Sun” places emphasis on critical-thinking and offers team-building activities that task students with developing alternative approaches to curbing energy consumption in Canada. This interactive program is designed to help students hone their problem-solving skills while learning about Canada’s energy sector.
Grade 1 Building Things / Grade 3 Building with a Variety of Materials / Grade 4 Waste and our World
Grade 7 Interactions and Ecosystems + Planet Earth / Grade 8 Mechanical Systems
Let’s Rock! Differentiating Rocks, Minerals and Fossil
Students are given the chance to examine real fossils, rocks and minerals. This program focuses on describing the evolution of rock formations and the differences between sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks. Students take a journey to the earth’s core inside the world’s largest drill bit, travelling 374 million years back in time. The program is designed to offer students hands-on learning experiences in a safe, interactive environment.
Curriculum Matches: Grade 3 Rocks and Minerals / Grade 7 Planet Earth
Rig Walk: Exploring Mechanics
“Rig Walk” begins with a tour of the Leduc #1 Museum, where students will examine models of rigs, both old and new. Our interactive exhibits allow students to examine structures, technologies and mechanics utilized in the field. Outside, students will climb aboard a retired derrick and assume the role of professional roughnecks! The program concludes with a few rounds of non-competitive trivia. “Rig Walk” is designed to aid students in their understanding of modern mechanics by providing real-life examples, hands-on learning experiences and opportunities to engage in safe play.
Grade 4 Wheels and Levers
Grade 8 Mechanical Systems / Grade 9 Electrical Principles and Technologies
And Then There Was a Town: How the Discovery of Oil Led to the Creation of New Towns in Alberta
The discovery of oil led to the creation of towns across Canada, including the town on Devon. The Leduc #1 Museum and Energy Discovery Centre is located near Devon and has a special relationship with the small town. which came to be as a result of the Leduc #1 well. The “And Then There Was a Town” program encourages students to consider why towns are created and what keeps them alive. Through story-telling and a number of interactive games, students will travel back in time to witness to emergence of a new community.
Curriculum Matches: Grade 2 A Community in the Past / Grade 5 The Land, Histories and People
Keeping it Real: Exploring the Importance of Land Reclamation
“Keeping it Real” looks at environmental changes in various ecosystems as a result of human activity. Students are divided into groups and tasked with “reclaiming” model forests in order to understand the steps involved in land reclamation. Students will develop an understanding of contouring and erosion control as well as re-vegetation. Teams will evaluate each other’s models to ensure that erosion, topsoil quantity and the presence of vegetation have been accounted for.
Curriculum Matches: Grade 6 Trees and Forests / Grade 7 Science Interactions and Ecosystems / Grade 9 Science Biological Diversity
Oil Spill Clean Up and Prevention
Oil spills pose a great threat to our environment, so while it’s important to employ prevention methods, we must also know how to respond in the event of a spill. In “Oil Spill Clean Up,” students examine the relationship between oil and water tinted by food colouring. When they realize the two don’t mix, students will be given absorbents such as cotton balls, laundry lint or paper towel to create mini “booms.” This program is designed to demonstrate interactions between various liquids and encourage kids to consider the impact oil spills may have on the natural environment.
Curriculum Matches: Grade 1 Creating Colour / Grade 2 Exploring Liquids
Junior Chemists: Exploring Petro Chemicals
In “Junior Chemists,” students take on the role of scientists and explore what goes on inside a petrochemical processing plant. The program provides insight into how crude oil is transformed into products like gasoline, kerosene, asphalt base and heating oil. Students will be introduced to hydrocarbons after watching our “Petroleum Jingle” film.
Curriculum Matches: Grade 5 Classroom Chemistry