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Woolly Experiments School Program

Woolly Experiments

Program Description:

How can you tell if a fibre is natural or man-made? Can you tell if a fibre is wool, cotton, or polyester? Students have the opportunity to answer these questions by using their senses and conducting interesting experiments. In the barn, they meet animals that are raised for the fibres they produce, and discover the animals’ needs, life cycles, and products. Students then conduct experiments comparing the properties of various fibres. Finally, students study the effects of water, soap, and friction on wool in a craft project they can take home.

Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun! Woolly Experiments Educational Activity Kit

Curriculum Links:

Grade 1 Science and Technology — Understanding Structures and Mechanisms Primary Cycle 1 Science and Technology — To explore the world of science and technology
Grade 2     Science and Technology —  Understanding Matter and Energy

Consult the Educational Activity Kit as well as Travelling Edukit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!

Teacher Tips:

Dress appropriately for farm and weather conditions. Make name tags to help the Museum Educator build rapport with students. Bring lunch to eat in the outdoor picnic area. To prepare, see more pre-visit tips or download the pre-visit information PDF.


$9 per student, $1 per chaperone (group leader is free).
A minimum fee of $144 will be charged per group.


To reserve this program call 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416 (toll free). You may also complete the online reservation form or email

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