Always More to Discover

… The Manitoba Museum

On February 1st, 2019 the Kindergarten to Grade 2 classes went on a field trip to the Manitoba Museum. The classes participated in some educational programs put on by the museum. They also had a chance to do some exploring, and learning through play.

The Kindergartens enjoyed participating in a program about Dinosaurs. They got to look at fossils, dig up dinosaur bones and even put on a play about dinosaurs. Students also got to visit the planetarium and learn about constellations. In the afternoon, both Kindergarten classes participated in a Science program about colours. They learned about how to make secondary colours. They enjoyed visiting the Science gallery, and making their own cars to race.

The Grade One class had a great time participating in the Sensational Science program. The students had a chance to participate in a few science experiments involving their five senses. The highlight was tasting ice cream!! In the afternoon the Grade One class learned about similarities and differences between people around the world. They were able to try on some different cultural outfits and then learn about some of the different houses people live in.

Ms Langois, and Miss Baillie’s classes really enjoyed participating in the Growth and Changes in Animals program. The students looked at different animals from around Manitoba. They touched a snake skin, a skull, and smelled an elk! These classes also took some time to watch various experiments involving changes in matter. The students had a chance to explore the Museum, and Science gallery as well. The Nonsuch boat, and the water works area were especially big hits.

All of the students had a great time at the Manitoba Museum. It was a very successful field trip and the students learned a lot!

Time Travelers

… our field trip to the Manitoba Museum

On November 21st the grades 1, 1-2 and 2 classes went to the Manitoba Museum. We had an amazing time!

In the morning, the grade 2s watched a few experiments about solids, liquids and gases. They also got to explore around the Science Gallery. All the students seemed to especially enjoy the pulley chairs and the matrix room. After lunch, the grade 2s split into smaller groups to explore the museum. They saw dinosaur fossils and imagined what life in Manitoba would have been like long ago. The “Nonsuch” boat seemed to be everyone’s favourite! After their own exploring they met with the museum guides. The students learned that Winnipeg has grown and changed over time as they helped build a map of our community. They explored different community groups and identified the resources and services that were available to them.  Afterwards they got a guided tour of Winnipeg from 100 years ago as they walked through the Urban Gallery. The students seemed to love it, especially the Silent Movie theatre. It was super fun to imagine what life would have been like long ago.

The grades 1 and 1-2 classes also explored the Science gallery and the Museum. They used all five senses in their science demonstration, and even got to taste homemade ice cream made with liquid nitrogen! These classes also learned about the basic needs of all people by exploring different homes, and family communities in the Museum Galleries. Students touched and tried on various clothing items from around the world such as a kimono, kilt, sari and poncho to understand similarities and differences among people all over the world.

The museum field trip was a big hit for students and staff alike. Everyone had a great time and learned a little something along the way.