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Hold Onto Your Hat: Weather in Saskatchewan

Program Information

Students will learn about our four seasons, the challenges they have presented, and how we have adapted to and harnessed the forces of nature. Through an in-museum Discovery Box and in-classroom lesson plans, they will also learn about weather lore or the past and investigate its validity as it pertains to predicting the weather.

Grades and Curriculum Connections

Grade 5: Science WE5.1; WE5.2; WE5.3

Themes: Weather

*All curriculum links are to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Curriculum Online

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In-Museum Discovery Box Program

This teacher-led Discovery Box explores different ways weather shapes life in Saskatchewan.

Cost: In-museum Discovery Box programs are
$3.00 / student. Pre-booking is required.

Location: This program is available at all WDM locations.

Dates: Please contact the WDM near you.


Book Your Class

Contact a WDM.

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In-Classroom Lesson Plans and Resources 

Three complete in-classroom lesson plans (with material lists, Saskatchewan 'Fast Facts', and additional resources) available FREE in school libraries as part of the Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide for Teachers resources book and online.

Download Lesson Plans in English.

Get Adobe ReaderLesson Plans are PDF format and require Adobe Reader to view.

Note: Hard copies of the Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide for Teachers are available for $32.95 at any WDM location.

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Research Documents and Resources

Get Adobe ReaderResearch Documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader to view.

Cold'Nuff Fer Ya? by Janet Mackenzie (WDM)

First Nations Weather, a WDM-SICC research paper by Lua Young (SICC)