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Smarter Science Better Buildings

In this hands-on workshop, students explore the concepts of heat and temperature through the practical application of making our homes more energy efficient.

Important!

Preparing for your school visit to the WDM during COVID-19

Following provincial government guidelines, the WDM will no longer require proof of vaccination for groups visiting the WDM after February 13. After March 1, masks are recommended, but not mandatory, for visitors. To continue protecting the health and safety of our visitors, WDM staff and volunteers will continue to wear masks in our Museums. Full information on all WDM COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Grades

Grade 7

Locations

Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Yorkton

Date

January 25, 2022 - February 18, 2022 | Saskatoon

March 1, 2022 - March 11, 2022 | Moose Jaw

March 22, 2022 - April 14, 2022 | Yorkton

May 9, 2022 - May 27, 2022 | North Battleford

Subjects

Arts Education | ELA | Math | Science | Social Studies

Program Cost

$3.50 per student

Length

2 hours

Program Type

Museum Led Program led by Museum staff or volunteers.

Description

Smarter Science Better Buildings is a 2-hour, hands-on program. Students explore the concepts of heat and temperature through the practical application of making our homes more energy efficient. Students also tour Museum exhibits related to sustainable living (homes, transportation, etc.).

Workstations focus on:

  • Energy efficient lighting and appliances
  • Water conservation
  • Home retrofits
  • Building materials
  • Solar heating
  • A model of a net zero (produces as much energy as it consumes) home allows students to examine how all these concepts fit together into a home that is both livable and very energy efficient

Smarter Science Better Buildings has been developed collaboratively by the Saskatchewan Environmental Society, the Western Development Museum, Vereco Homes, with assistance from Saskatoon Public Schools and Sun Ridge Group.

Smarter Science Better Buildings was recognized at the 6th RCE Saskatchewan  Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Event, 2014.

For full program information, download the Smarter Science Better Buildings Teacher Manual (pdf)

 

Bus Subsidy Grant Program Information

Please direct questions about the Bus Subsidy Grant Program to the Education Department at the Museum you wish to visit.

 

Curriculum Connections

Science 7 plus integration with Social Studies, English Language Arts, Arts Education, and Mathematics.

Science: HT7.1, IE7.4, Big Idea 5.0
Social Studies: IN7.2, IN7.3, RW7.2, RW7.3
ELA: CC7.1
Arts Education: CP7.12
Math: SP7.2, P7.1

 

How to book or inquire

WDM Location Registration Forms and Student Packages
Please print one Student Package for each student group and bring to Museum. For details, refer to page 3 of the Smarter Science Better Buildings Teacher Manual (pdf)
WDM Moose Jaw
March 1-11, 2022
moosejaw.ed@wdm.ca
2022 Program Information (PDF)

2022 Application Form (PDF)

2022 Student Package (PDF) + Teacher Answer Key (PDF)

 

WDM North Battleford
May 9-27, 2022
cstewartrahm@wdm.ca
2022 Program Information (PDF)

2022 Application Form (PDF)

2022 Student Package (PDF)+ Teacher Answer Key (PDF)

WDM Saskatoon
January 25 – February 18, 2022
saskatoon.ed@wdm.ca
2022 Program Information (PDF)

2022 Application Form (PDF)

2022 Student Package (PDF) + Teacher Answer Key (PDF)

 

WDM Yorkton
March 22 – April 14, 2022
yorkton.ed@wdm.ca
2022 Program Information (PDF)

2022 Application Form (PDF)

2022 Student Package (PDF) + Teacher Answer Key (PDF)

 

 

Museum Manners & Program Rules

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Additional Information

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