For immediate release
April 23, 2012
Canada Agriculture Museums offers new educational activity kit for Earth Day
OTTAWA, April 20, 2012 – The Canada Agriculture Museum has released a new free online educational activity kit for Earth Day. Parents, teachers, and community groups can download this activity kit and discover how energy influences many aspects of in our lives.
Developed to complement and support Museum’s school programs, this kit offers teachers, parents, caregivers, and other educators interesting educational activities for children.
With a focus on the Sun as a central source of energy, this new kit investigates energy in the context of its use on the farm, in the classroom, and at home. Students will use energy from the Sun’s rays to conduct an experiment and to make an art project. They will discover energy transformations on the farm and even transform their own wind energy into sound! Compare energy use in the four seasons, investigate ways to save energy and, together, learn about how farms are increasingly becoming energy producers. The kit has a section that covers the school program content and offers teachers all necessary information about participation in a program at the Museum.
“This educational activity kit is part of Let's Talk Energy – Engaging Ideas for Canada's Future, a six-year national initiative designed to engage Canadians in exploring energy production, distribution, and consumption while encouraging Canadians to discuss key issues surrounding energy in Canada,” explains Denise Amyot, CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. “Our hope is that educators will find it useful to stimulate youths’ thoughts upon the various energy issues that confront us.”
The activity kit can be found by clicking here: Energy Educational Activity Kit