For Educators

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

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

Program Fees

  • Children (75 or 90 minute program) $4.10
  • Children (Half Day) $7.20
  • Children (Full Day) $14.30
  • Adults $6.11
  • Seniors/Students $6.11
  • All prices are subject to HST

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.

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum Program Booking Form 2018 

Program Descriptions

Trees, Seeds & Feathers (L1: Habitats and Communities)

Grades K-4; Ages 4-8

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.

Curriculum Connections

Science and Technology

Understanding Life Systems

Grade 1
Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.6

Grade 2
Growth and Changes in Animals
2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2

Grade 3
Growth and Changes in Plants
1.1, 1.2, 2.6, 3.2, 3.6

Grade 4
Habitats and Communities
2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7

Available late spring through early fall
50 participant max

Match “Trees, Seeds and Feathers” with either the “Turtle Island” or “Papermaking” module, outlined below, to create the program that best meets your learning goals.


Component Options

Papermaking

Birds aren’t the only flying-thing that make 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 figured out only recently, what the insect world has long-known: how to make paper from trees!

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: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
2.2, 2.6, 2.7, 3.6, 3.7,

Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures
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: Growth and Changes in Animals
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: Growth and Changes in Plants
1.1, 1.2, 3.7

Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Strong and Stable Structures
1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 3.6, 3.8

 

Turtle Island

Learn the significance of the Turtle to the First Peoples of North America. Take part in a telling of the formation of North America with the Turtle Island story. Afterwards, explore how the turtle shell is used as a calendar and discuss how, even time, can be influenced by our cultural interpretations.

Curriculum Connections

Grade 1

Social Science
Heritage and Identity: Our Changing Roles and Responsibilities
A1.3, A2.1, A2.2, A2.4, A2.5, A3.2, A3.3, A3.5

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

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.7, 3.5

Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Daily and Seasonal Changes
1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.4, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

 

Grade 2

Social Science
Heritage and Identity: Changing Family and Community Traditions
A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A2.1, A2.4, A2.5, A2.6, A3.2, A3.4, A3.5, A3.6, A3.7

People and Environments: Global Communities
3.2

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals
1.1, 2.5, 2.2, 3.3

 

Grade 3

Social Science
Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, 1780–1850
A1.3, A3.3, A3.5, A3.6

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants
1.1, 3.2, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

 

Grade 4

Social Science
Heritage and Identity: Early Societies, 3000 BCE–1500 CE
A1.3, A1.4, A2.1, A2.2, A2.5, A2.6, A3.4, A3.5, A3.6, A3.8

Understanding Life Systems: Habitats and Communities
2.6, 3.1, 3.4, 3.10

Trees, Seeds & Feathers (L2: Biodiversity)

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

Tink Tank

Grades 3 +

1 Tuesday (in-class visit) / 1 Thursday (museum visit)

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.