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Online Resources for Science at Home

Apr 22, 2020 jjamison

Online Resources for Science at Home

 
Child with tablet

We’re here to help

Despite our temporary museum closures, Ingenium continues to spark the imaginations of curious minds! This page is a doorway to an array of engaging and online resources — perfect for parents, teachers, and students. Browse online educational programs by museum name or by type. Explore new spaces through our virtual tours, or visit digital exhibitions through Ingenium’s partnership with Google Arts & Culture.


Browse Online Educational Programs by Museum

Browse Online Education Programs by Type
3D printed Zoetrope with strips

3D Educational Resources

Bring artifacts into your home or online classroom with downloadable 3D files and activity sheets.
Illustration of an astronaut

Digital Learning Kits

Discover curricula-linked teaching materials, including printable worksheets and suggested activities, images, and websites to share with students.
Illustration of a biplane. Text over image: Skies of Fury DX

Games and Apps

Blend science or history with your child’s gaming habit! Fly like a honeybee, go on a mission to Mars, or take to the skies as a pilot with our games and apps.
collage of grains, an avocado, blueberries, rice, spices and brussel sprouts

Recipes

From apples to zucchini, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s alphabetized recipe collection is sure to inspire your next kitchen creation.
a telescope

Tell Me About

Find the answers to commonly asked questions about sound, astronomy, illusions, wearable technology, and much more!
Person using a wooden car on toy tracks

Try This Out

Go ahead... DO try this at home! Explore science and technology in your own home with fun, hands-on experiments and activities.

Take a Virtual Tour

dairy cows walking outside at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Take a virtual tour of rarely seen areas of the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Follow the museum’s herdspeople as they complete their afternoon chores on this working dairy farm.

Inside one of the cabins of the Governor General's rail cars

Take an immersive, virtual walking tour inside two rail cars used by Canada’s Governors General, Royal parties, and various dignitaries.


Picture of Elsie MacGill

Meet Elsie MacGill — engineer, businesswoman, advocate for women’s rights…and the first female aviation engineer in the world.

Bombardier’s SKI-DOO

Hop on board Joseph-Armand Bombardier’s snow machines and discover how one man conquered the Canadian winter.

illustration of an astronaut on the moon with spaceships in the background

Embark on a journey of invention and discovery with CERN, NASA, and more than 100 museums around the world.

Historical image of Canada’s Central Experimental Farm

Discover the rich history of Canada’s Central Experimental Farm, dating back to 1886.

Historical image of the Avro Arrow

Designed to defend Canada against bomber attacks from the Soviet Union, the ill-fated Avro CF-105 Arrow represented remarkable achievements in flight technology.


 

Read Articles on the Channel

The Ingenium Channel is a storytelling portal that explores the human side of innovations in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Check out the Channel boards — which group content by theme — including a brand-new board dedicated to educational and inspiring resources!

Browse Articles


Watch our Videos on Youtube

Explore Our Collection Resources
a biplane

Discover more about highlighted artifacts, including their history, provenance, technical details, and images.

a tractor

Search by theme to discover artifacts from Canada’s science and technology collection.

archival photo

The Digital Archives portal offers access to the digitized archives of our museums, enabling users to conduct research from a distance.


 

C.R. Percival’s Microscope Slide Collection

C.R. Percival spent his life capturing the beauty of nature so others could study it. His skill at collecting and preparing samples meant his slides were shared worldwide.

The conservation team at the museum has taken micrographs (photographs through a microscope) of these slides.

Browse the micrographs


Connect with us on Social Media

Follow us on social media — we’ll be posting new resources in the weeks to come! If you try any museum activities, be sure to post using the hashtag: #ScienceAtHome

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