For Educators

Educational Programming

The Museum has the following educational programming options available for booking requests Wednesdays through Fridays. Please contact us at education@cityofkingston.ca if you have questions or are interested in booking.

General tours can be booked outside of these hours, please contact 613-542-0543 for more information.

Booking a Program

To request a program, there are two options:

1) Print Booking Form: Complete and print out the Program Booking Request Form 2019. Scan and email it to education@cityofkingston.ca.

2) Online Booking Request Form: Check out our available booking dates and times and complete our Online Booking Form.

A member of our team will email you to confirm your booking.

Program Fees

Program 2019 Fee* Description
Children
(75-90 minute)
$4.29 A 75-90 minute hands-on program
Children
(Half Day)
$7.43 A 2-hour hands-on program
Children
(Full Day)
$14.73

Two programs (75-90 minutes each) plus a 1-hour lunch break**.

Youth  $6.24 Program for 13-24 years 
Adult $6.24 Adult education program
Senior $6.24 Program for 65+ years

*All prices are subject to HST.
Free admission for chaperones.

**Lunch can take place on the terrace (weather permitting) with teacher supervision.

The Museum has the following educational programming options available for booking requests.

Groups are encouraged to share a bus and arrive with two classes. We can accommodate a maximum of 40 students at a time, but many take advantage of beautiful Grass Creek Park for a picnic or outdoor games while waiting. For information on Grass Creek Park facilities, please call 613‐544‐4442.

Program Descriptions

Trees, Seeds & Feathers (L1: Habitats and Communities) | K-4

Level 1 for Grades K-4; Ages 4-8
Kindergarten: 75 minutes; Grade 1-4 90 minutes

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum is home to much more than artifacts— Learn about the plants, animals and insects that are kind enough to share Grass Creek Park with us! Through a nature walk and hands-on exploration, learn to identify birds common to the area and how we can use their physical characteristics to glean clues about their habitats, diet and gender.

Pair the Trees, Seeds and Feathers program with your choice of module: Papermaking or Bird Nests.

Available late spring through early fall
50 participant max

Papermaking Module

Birds aren't the only flying thing that makes nests!  In fact, a wasp's nest is so cleverly built that it inspired a whole industry. Explore the steps wasps take to build a nest and learn how humans only figured out recently, what the insect world has long known: how to make paper from trees!

*NEW* Bird Nests Module

Do all animal habitats look the same? Every animal has different characteristics and needs when finding or building their habitat. Looking exclusively at habitats built by our avian architects, students will investigate various nest materials, building techniques and work together to construct a life-sized nest for their class!

CORE PROGRAM CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

GRADE 1

Science & Technology: Understanding Life Systems
Needs and Characteristics of Living Things: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.3, 3.6

GRADE 2

Science & Technology: Understanding Life Systems
Growth and Changes in Animals: 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2

GRADE 3

Science & Technology: Understanding Life Systems
Growth and Changes in Plants: 1.1, 1.2, 2.6, 3.2, 3.6

GRADE 4

Science & Technology: Understanding Life Systems
Habitats and Communities: 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7

MODULE CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

GRADE 1

Social Science
People and Environments: The Local Community B1.1, B2.4, B2.5, B3.1

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: 2.2, 2.6, 2.7, 3.6, 3.7
Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9

GRADE 2

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: 1.1, 2.8, 3.4

GRADE 3

Social Science
People and Environments: Living and Working in Ontario B1.1, B1.2

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: 1.1, 1.2, 3.7
Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 3.6, 3.8

Trees, Seeds & Feathers (L2: Biodiversity) | 4-6

Level 2 for Grades 4-6
90 minutes

Come and explore the biodiversity at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum!  Learn about the importance of biodiversity through hands-on activities, observe different species that make this site their home, and discuss what we can do to preserve biodiversity for future generations.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

GRADE 4

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Habitats and Communities
1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9. 3.10

Social Studies
Heritage and Identity: B Political and Physical Regions of Canada
B1.1, B1.2, B1.3, B2.2, B2.6

 

GRADE 5

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Human Organ Systems
2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Conservation of Energy and Resources
1.1, 3.2

Social Science
Heritage and Identity: B The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship
B1.3, B2.1, B2.5, B2.6

 

GRADE 6

Science and Technology

Understanding Life Systems: Biodiversity
1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Flight
2.3

*NEW* Can You Build It? | K-3

Grades K-3
Kindergarten: 75 minutes; Grade 1-3: 90 minutes

Measure, mark and assemble wood structures using basic woodworking techniques and safe tool handling. (That's right, we'll be using real tools*!) Students will practice sharing, problem-solving and teamwork in a series of small and large building challenges using a variety of materials. Investigate what makes a structure strong and stable and employ the elements of design to create interesting buildings that you can bring back to the classroom to set up your own exhibit.

*Tools used will vary depending on grade level.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

KINDERGARTEN

2.1, 8.1, 8.2, 24.1, 24.4

GRADE 1

Visual Art
D1.1, D1.2, D1.4
Science & Technology: Understanding Structures & Mechanisms
2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 3.4, 3.6, 3.9

GRADE 2

Visual Art
D1.1, D1.2, D1.4
Science & Technology: Understanding Structures & Mechanisms

GRADE 3

Visual Art 
D1.1, D1.2, D1.4
Science & Technology: Understanding Structures & Mechanisms

Tink Tank | Grade 3+

Grades 3 +
2-day program | 1.5 hours (in-class) & 2 hours (museum)

A Think Tank is a group that put their thoughts together to solve a problem– A Tink Tank is a group that builds (tinkers) a solution to a problem. Using problem based learning, Tink Tank will allow your group to experiment, make mistakes and share ideas to design and craft the best possible answer to building challenge—all while practicing safe tool use! Taught over two days, our Program Leaders will come to your space to start the design and modeling process. On day 2, you come to us at the Museum to bring the vision to life with the real supplies and tools.

Note: Additional fees may be required depending on building challenge.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

GRADE 3

Science and Technology
Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Strong and Stable Structures
2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Understanding Matter
and Energy: Forces Causing Movement
1.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.4

Math
Number Sense and Numeration
Measurement
Geometry and Spatial Sense
Patterning and Algebra

GRADE 4

Science and Technology
*variable

Math
Number Sense and Numeration
Measurement
Geometry and Spatial Sense
Patterning and Algebra

GRADE 5

Science and Technology
Understanding Structures
and Mechanisms: Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4

Math
Number Sense and Numeration
Measurement
Geometry and Spatial Sense
Patterning and Algebra

GRADE 6

Science and Technology
*variable

Math
Number Sense and Numeration
Measurement
Geometry and Spatial Sense
Patterning and Algebra

GRADE 7

Science and Technology
Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Form and Function
1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Math
Number Sense and Numeration
Measurement
Geometry and Spatial Sense
Patterning and Algebra

GRADE 8

Science and Technology
*variable

Math
Number Sense and Numeration
Measurement
Geometry and Spatial Sense
Patterning and Algebra

*As a problem-based program, if you would like to specify a theme or curricular area that you would like to test, please contact kmaddock@cityofkingston.ca to develop a challenge question suited to your group. This program is ideally suited to section 2.4 of the Elementary Science and Technology Curriculum “use technological problem-solving skills to determine…”

Browse the calendar to find an educational workshop, and submit the form to request a session.