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GRADES K/1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Interpreter-led Programs                  
Funlights of Technology Funlights of Technology Funlights of Technology              
Pancakes! Pancakes! Pancakes!              
Flying Colours Flying Colours                
Pioneer Skills   Pioneer Skills   Pioneer Skills          
Kites and Crashes     Kites and Crashes     Kites and Crashes      
Prairie Perspectives       Prairie Perspectives Prairie Perspectives        
Wheels and Levers       Wheels and Levers          
Widget Works       Widget Works          
RAM Racers       RAM Racers          
Electricity and Magnetism         Electricity and Magnetism        
Electric Cars         Electric Cars        
Flight Ops           Flight Ops      
Rocket Science           Rocket Science      
Harvest Education Program             Rocket Science    
Modus Mechanicus             Modus Mechanicus Modus Mechanicus  
Simple Machines               Simple Machines Simple Machines
Hot Deals and Mass Appeal                 Hot Deals and Mass Appeal
Just for Fun Program                  
Day Break Day Break Day Break Day Break Day Break Day Break Day Break Day Break Day Break Day Break
Self-led Programs                  
Faster than the Speed of Sound   Faster than the Speed of Sound Faster than the Speed of Sound Faster than the Speed of Sound Faster than the Speed of Sound Faster than the Speed of Sound      
Car Chase   Car Chase   Car Chase Car Chase      
Gallery Walk           Gallery Walk Gallery Walk   Gallery Walk
Hunt for the Mad Trapper           Hunt for the Mad Trapper Hunt for the Mad Trapper Hunt for the Mad Trapper Hunt for the Mad Trapper

Interpreter-led Programs

Funlights of Technology - Grades: K, 1 and 2


Widget Work

Have we got a job for you! Whether in an urban factory building cars on an assembly line, on a rural farm making rope, or training to be a courteous service station attendant, students have a great time learning how cooperation gets the job done!

Curriculum Ties
Kindergarten Social Studies: K.1: I am Unique; K.2 I belong
Grade 1 Social Studies: 1.1: My World; 1.2: Moving Forward with the Past
Grade 2 Social Studies: 2.2: A Community in the Past

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 6
Cost: $6 per student

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Pancakes! - Grades: K, 1 and 2

From field to table, students learn how wheat is harvested, thresh their own wheat and enjoy a taste of their own homemade pancakes!

Curriculum Ties
Kindergarten Social Studies: K.2: I belong
Grade 1 Social Studies: 1.1: My World; 1.2: Moving Forward with the Past
Grade 2 Social Studies:2.2: A Community in the Past

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 6
Cost: $6 per student

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Flying Colours - Grade 1

Explore how science influences all aspects of aviation. Students learn the parts of an airplane, the materials used to build airplanes and build their own airplane to take home.

Curriculum Ties
Kindergarten Science
Grade 1 Science: Topics A and E: Creating Colour, Seasonal Changes, Building Things, Senses, Needs of Animals and Plant

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 6
Cost: $6 per student

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Pioneer Skills - Grade 4

Be a survivor in early Alberta using your newly acquired prairie skills. Make rope, butter and a pioneer toy to take home.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 2 Social Studies
2.2: A Community in the Past
Grade 4 Social Studies
4.2: The Stories, Histories and Peoples of Alberta

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 6
Cost: $6 per student

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Kites and Crashes - Grades: 3 and 6

Come on down and let’s play Fly or Flop. Students look at a variety of early airplane designs and guess which ones got off the ground and which ones did not. Students discuss the importance of design and materials in the development of an airplane and are introduced to the experiments of Alexander Graham Bell, with the tetrahedral kite. Each builds a kite to take home.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 3 Science: Topic B: Building with a variety of materials; Topic C: Testing Materials and Designs
Grade 6 Science: Topic A: Air and Aerodynamics; Topic B: Flight

Program Length: 1.5 hours
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 3 - 6
Cost: Cost: $8 per student

Also available as a video conference.

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Prairie Perspectives - Grades: 4 and 5


Velykden

Free land! What an opportunity! Or is it? Our immigration recruiter will try to sell you on the idea of immigrating to Canada. Students operate many of the machines that helped make rural life easier.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 4 Social Studies: 4.2: The Stories, Histories and People of Alberta; 4.3: Alberta: Celebrations and Challenges
Grade 5 Social Studies: Topic A: Canada: Its Geography and People

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 3 - 6
Cost: $6 per student

Also available as a video conference.

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Wheels and Levers - Grade 4


Widget Work

Using Lego® Dacta Kits, students build devices that use wheels and axles, including gear systems and pulleys. Students explore the concepts of gearing up and gearing down.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 4 Science: Topic B: Wheels and Levers

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 3 - 6
Cost: $6 per student

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Widget Works - Grade 4


Rope Making

This program expands on the Wheels and Levers program. Students learn speed and force advantage through demonstrations of a Penny Farthing bicycle, a tricycle, and a rope machine.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 4 Science: Topic B: Wheels and Levers

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 3 - 6
Cost: $6 per student

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RAM Racers - Grade 4

Explore how automotive design has evolved and put this new knowledge to work when building and customizing a mini racer. Students test their inventions on the RAM raceway. Each student takes their car home.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 4 Science: Topic C: Building devices that move

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 3 - 6
Cost: $8 per student

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Electricity and Magnetism - Grade 5

Learn the relationship between electricity and magnetism and their importance in mechanization. By constructing an electric motor, students discover how electricity is used to produce magnetism and how magnetism generates electricity.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 5 Science: Topic A: Electricity and Magnetism

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 3
Cost: $6 per student

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Electric Cars - Grade 5

Build a vehicle that uses a battery-powered electric motor to produce motion and take it home! Students explore the historical and contemporary significance of electric cars.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 5 Science: Topic A: Electricity and Magnetism; Topic B: Mechanisms using Electricity

Program Length: 2 hours
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 6
Cost: $8 per student

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Flight Ops - Grade 6

Divided into three fun, educational hands-on stations, students explore flight, air and aerodynamics. Station One allows students to observe how air moves over a surface using a wind tunnel, discusses Bernoulli’s Principal and the importance of airfoils. At Station Two, students will manipulate a model to investigate a variety of aircraft configurations and how they operate. Station Three pits teams against each other in a fun interactive game show identifying control surfaces and major components of an aircraft, and allows students to try out the controls in a 1940 Stinson and 1965 Hughes helicopter.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 6 Science: Topic A: Air and Aerodynamics; Topic B: Flight

Program Length: 1.5 hours
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 3
Cost: $7 per student

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Rocket Science - Grade 6

Learn about the history and the future of space travel. Conduct Newtonian experiments to explore the laws of Physics. Challenge your knowledge of aerodynamics by designing and building a rocket. Students will use their rocket in a “Rocket Challenge” to test their design for distance and accuracy, with the opportunity to improve their design for maximum efficiency.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 6 Science: Topic A: Air and Aerodynamics

Program Length: 1.5 hours
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 3 - 6
Cost: $7 per student

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Harvest Education Program - Grade 7

Come join us for the thrill of bringing in the harvest! A one-day-only experience of all things agriculture. Students will see farm equipment in action and test their skills at butter making, winnow and flailing, rope making and plowing. They will also see demonstrations of threshing, seeding and how a grain elevator works.

The program starts at 10:00am sharp and runs until 3:00pm. Schools are encouraged to stay for as long as they can. Classes/groups rotate through the stations. There is a 30 min lunch break at noon. Bag lunches only, there is no opportunity to purchase lunch. All stations are outside. Proper footwear and clothing are required.

Space is limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 7 Science: Unit A: Interactions and Ecosystems, Unit B: Plants for Food and Fibre

Unit D: Structures and Forces

Grade 7 Social Studies 7.2: Following Confederation: Canadian Expansions

Date of Program: September 26, 2017

Rain out date: September 28, 2017

Program Length: 3 - 5 hoursts per station: 30-60; max of 450 students for the day
Minimum Supervision: 1 adult/supervisor per 10 students
Cost: $9 per student

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Modus Mechanicus - Grades: 7 and 8


Modus Mechanicus

Take a close look at how simple machines translate energy into motion, speed and force. Students explore practical applications of simple machines using a cream separator, a Penny Farthing bicycle and a tricycle.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 7 Science: Unit D: Structures and Forces
Grade 8 Science: Unit D: Mechanical Systems

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 3
Cost: $6 per student

Also available as a video conference.

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Simple Machines - Grades: 8 and 9

Using Lego® Dacta Kits, students analyze mechanical devices and identify components that operate as simple machines. They construct both gear and belt-driven systems and assess turning ratios between a driving and driven shaft.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 8 Science: Unit D: Mechanical Systems

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 3
Cost: $6 per student

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Hot Deals and Mass Appeal - Grade 9

It is all about consumerism and quality of life! Students investigate how the automobile industry relates to economics, culture and consumer wants. Students write and present a commercial for an automobile, taking into consideration the culture, economics and consumer wants of the time. The class will be given an electronic copy of their presentations to take back to school.

Curriculum Ties
Grade 9 Social Studies: 9.1: Issues for Canadians: Governance and Rights; 9.2: Issues for Canadians: Economic Systems in Canada and the United States
Program Length: 2 hours
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 3
Cost: $6 per student

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Just for Fun Program

Day Break - Grades: K and all grades 1 - 9

This is a just-for-fun program for school field trips or day camps. Program includes the following:

  • Changing Gears (audiovisual presentation)
  • Scavenger hunt (self-led)
  • Working on the Line Factory Game (interpreter-led)
  • Vintage vehicle rides

May through August only - all grades

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 15 - 30
Supervision: 3 - 6
Cost: $6 per student

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Self-Led Programs

(1 Hour)
Each self-led program has a worksheet designed to guide the student through the museum. An interpreter will introduce the program and be available to answer questions.

Faster than the Speed of Sound - Grades 3 to 6

Students become airplane detectives, using clues to discover a mystery plane and pilot.

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 30
Supervision: 3
Cost: $2 per student (mininum $30.00)

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Car Chase - Grades 4 to 6

Students collect information and answer questions on a worksheet related to the automobiles found throughout the gallery.

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 30
Supervision: 3
Cost: $2 per student

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Gallery Walk - Grades 6 to 9

Students are required to answer a series of questions related to a wide variety of artifacts located throughout the museum.

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 30
Supervision: 1 - 3
Cost: $2 per student

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Hunt for the Mad Trapper - Grades 6 to 9

The Mad Trapper is on the loose! Using clues provided on the information panels of the Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame Members, students search for one of the most infamous criminals in Canadian history.

Program Length: 1 hour
Students per Program: 30
Supervision: 1 - 3
Cost: $2 per student

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Bookings

Telephone: (780) 312-2071
Toll-free in Alberta: 310-0000 and enter (780) 312-2065
Fax: (780) 361-1239

Mail: Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Box 6360,
Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 2G1
E-mail: booking.reynolds@gov.ab.ca

 

 



Last reviewed/revised: May 29, 2017