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Woolly Experiments School Program
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
|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|
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.