Intermediate and Senior Education Programs
Permanent Education Programs
With direct connections to the Ontario curriculum, these programs enrich classroom learning in an exciting and engaging environment.
Permanent Program Descriptions
One Step at a Time: Protecting Our Planet
In partnership with Tom Miceli, retired WCDSB teacher and local environmental activist, THEMUSEUM is offering a new hands on environment program giving students the opportunity to critically think about ways to be environmentally conscious, to reduce their carbon footprint and to take action in their daily lives to help protect our planet.
Take your class on an out-of-this-world trip in our planetarium. Understand planets, moons, stars, and satellites, travel through space, and uncover mysteries of our solar system.
Surviving Nature Unleashed
Explore the impact of Mother Nature on our planet and society. Students will play THEMUSEUM’s original board game Disaster Strikes! to understand how communities around the world cope with the devastation caused by natural disasters. Find out if your city can survive Nature Unleashed!
Exhibition Education Programs
Students will explore the exhibitions in an exciting and educational way that ignites curiosity and encourages critical thinking.
Exhibition Education Program Descriptions
The Evolution of Technology
Students will learn about the history of electronic entertainment in this interactive guided tour of the INTERPLAY exhibition. Students will learn through play to better understand the digital devices we use today.
Analyze. Connect. Through direct interaction with the 10 installations showcased in the INTERACTION Exhibition, students will develop and imagine their own digital future. Guided by an Education Interpreter, students will explore the exhibition using prompts and dialogue to make their own meaning of the installations and ultimately share their experience with the artists using the written word.
The Underground Studio MakerSpace Education Programs
Delivered in our one-of-a-kind MakerSpace, students will learn by doing through experimentation, exploration, and by failing forward in these unique 75 minute workshops.
Underground Studio MakerSpace Education Programs
AGAINST THE GRAIN – WOODWORKING
Through proper use of hand and power tools for woodworking, students will cut, drill and fasten materials to measured specifications for the design of a tool box.
CONDUCTION JUNCTION – CIRCUITRY AND SOLDERING
Students will create digital circuits that carry out a specific task while considering electrical principles such as voltage, current and resistance. Students will complete the workshop by soldering a circuit together as a take home badge.
DESTINATION DISASSEMBLY – DECONSTRUCTION
Students will learn about the engineering design process to consider a simple challenge by deconstructing found objects using tools and methods provided. They will then be tasked with assembling a unique object that fulfills an imagined function.
HELLO, MR. ROBOT – COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (7-12)
Challenge your students to create a program using the Arduino platform that causes lights to blink. Students will learn about the relationship between hardware and software by wiring systems together. Finally, students will decode a message in ASCII with the help from our
PLOT, BLOT, AND TWO STITCHING STYLES – SCREEN PRINTING AND TEXTILES
Using traditional screen printing methods, students will create and cut a custom design from heat transfer vinyl and transfer their design onto fabric.