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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.

Grades

Grade 7

Locations

Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Yorkton

Date

January 24, 2023 - February 17, 2023 | Saskatoon

February 28, 2023 - March 15, 2023 | Moose Jaw

March 23, 2023 - April 6, 2023 | Yorkton

May 8, 2023 - May 26, 2023 | 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
February 28 – March 15, 2023
moosejaw.ed@wdm.ca
2023 information coming soon.

 

WDM North Battleford
May 8 – 26, 2023
nbattleford.ed@wdm.ca
2023 information coming soon.
WDM Saskatoon
January 24 – February 17, 2023
saskatoon.ed@wdm.ca
Information Package 2023 (PDF)

Student Package 2023 (PDF)
Student Package 2023 – Answer Key (PDF)

 

WDM Yorkton
March 23 – April 6, 2023
yorkton.ed@wdm.ca
2023 information coming soon.

 

 

Museum Manners & Program Rules

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