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Bernoulli's Principle

Learn about Bernoulli's Principle and flight with this short video.

Butter Making

Everyone can learn to make butter with this short video.

Winnow & Flailing

This short video provides a lively demonstration of flailing, winnowing and grinding to reveal where the flour comes from that gives us both tasty artisan, and traditional bread.

Virtual Field Trips

Curriculum-based programs for groups, home schools and virtual and in-class schools.

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Year End Virtual Field Trip (Grade 2 to Grade 6)

This fun program introduces students to three themes of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum: agriculture, aviation and transportation.

  • Watch our grain elevator demonstration and learn about the dangers of grain dust
  • Learn about early aircraft design by playing our fun game show "Fly or Flop"
  • Build your own clothespin car to take home

Grades: Grade 2 to Grade 6

Dates available: June 2021

Total time: 1 hour

Cost: $8 per student, includes supplies

Preparation Checklist

  • Supply list with instructions will be provided at time of booking
  • Kits will be mailed in advance
  • Students will require extra helping hands

Pioneer Survivor Skills (Grade 2 and Grade 4)

Be a survivor in early Alberta using your newly acquired prairie skills.

Watch demonstrations:

  • Weaving loom
  • Winnow and flailing wheat
  • Grinding wheat to flour
  • Butter churns

Hands on:

Students will make:

  • Butter 
  • Pioneer toy

Grades: Grade 2, Grade 4

Dates available: All year

Total time: 1 hour

Cost: $6 per student

Curriculum Connections

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

Preparation Checklist

  • Supply list with instructions will be provided at time of booking
  • Pre/post activity provided

Flight Engineering (Grade 3 and Grade 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.

Hands-on

  • Each student builds a kite to fly.

Grades: Grade 3, Grade 6

Dates available: All year

Total time: 1 hour (additional 30 to 45 minutes to complete the kite offline)

Cost: $8 per student

Curriculum Connections

  • 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

Preparation Checklist

  • Supply list with instructions will be provided at time of booking
  • Kits will be mailed in advance
  • Practice tying knots before the program
  • Students will require extra helping hands

Mighty Machines (Grade 4)

Students:

  • Review simple machines and lever classifications
  • Learn speed and force advantage through demonstrations of a Penny Farthing bicycle, a tricycle, and an antique engine
  • Explore how a cream separator separates milk and cream using gears and simple

Hands-on

  • Students recreate the lever demonstration at home or in the classroom using easy-to-find supplies

Grades: Grade 4

Dates available: All year

Total time: 1 hour

Cost: $6 per student

Curriculum Connections

Grade 4 Science

  • Topic B: Wheels and Levers

Preparation Checklist

  • Supply list with instructions will be provided at the time of booking
  • Pre/post activity provided

Electricity on the Move (Grade 5)

Not available for virtual school

Students explore electricity and circuits as they make an electric car. They:

  • Discover the historical and contemporary significance of electric cars
  • Discuss the hazards of short circuits and the importance of following instructions

Hands-on

  • Each student builds a vehicle, which uses a battery-powered electric motor to produce motion

Grades: Grade 5

Dates available: All year

Total time: 2 hours (two 1-hour sessions or one 2-hour session)

Cost: $8 per student

Curriculum Connections

Grade 5 Science

  • Topic A: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Topic B: Mechanisms Using Electricity

Preparation Checklist

  • Supply list with instructions will be provided at time of booking
  • Kits will be mailed in advance
  • Students will require extra helping hands

Flight FUNdamentals (Grade 6)

Students explore flight, air, and aerodynamics with fun, hands-on activities.

  • Investigate a variety of aircraft configurations and how they operate
  • Review the four forces of flight
  • Discuss Bernoulli's Principal and the importance of airfoils
  • Identify the control surfaces and major components of our 1940 Stinson aircraft

Hands-on

  • Observe the two experiments on lift with easy to find supplies.
  • Students will recreate theses experiments at home or in the classroom and discuss the results with the Museum Educator.

Grades: Grade 6

Dates available: All year

Total time: 1 hour

Cost: $6 per student

Curriculum Connections

Grade 6 Science

  • Topic A: Air and Aerodynamics
  • Topic B: Flight

Preparation Checklist

  • Supply list with instructions will be provided at time of booking
  • Pre/post activity provided

 

Machines at Work (Grade 7 and Grade 8)

Students:

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

Hands-on

  • Students build a simple machine using easy-to-find supplies
  • Students discuss the results with the Museum Educator

Grades: Grade 7, Grade 8

Dates available: All year

Total time: 1 hour

Cost: $6 per student

Curriculum Connections

Grade 7 Science

  • Unit D: Structures and Forces

Grade 8 Science

  • Unit D: Mechanical Systems

Preparation Checklist

  • Supply list with instructions will be provided at time of booking

Webquests

Coming soon.

Contact
Juanita Voth
Booking Coordinator
  780-312-2071