Before the winter break our class went to the Ontario Science Centre.
We had a wonderful day, exploring, experimenting and enjoying ourselves. First we walked the new hallway with the exhibits of Canadian inventions.
Next we saw a display of the space shuttle with pictures of Chris Hadfield, his uniforms and pictures of him in space. He is the author of The Darkest Dark, that we read during Hallowe’en. Then Students got to investigate in KidSpark, had lunch and did a workshop called Science Investigators.
We met Scientist Sarah who introduced us to Sammy the Raccoon. We had to help Sammy get back to the Science Centre, after falling asleep in a garbage truck that took him far from his home.
Students had to explore different ways of moving, using ramps, wind and heat energy and and exploring natural and man-made items found in the woods.
We also got to touch a screaming cockroach! Thanks to all the parents who came on the trip.
Someone asked me for the Spicy Pumpkin Seed Recipe I shared that day, so it is listed below.
Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
2 cups shelled pumpkin seeds 500 g
2 tbsp olive oil 30 mg
2 tbsp maple syrup 30 mg
1 tsp salt 5 mg
1/2 tsp chipotle powder (or more for more spice!) 2 mg
1 tsp cumin 5 mg
Heat oven to 350 Mix olive oil and pumpkin seeds. Mix maple syrup and pumpkin seeds. Whisk together spices then stir into seeds. Spread a piece of parchment paper on a rimmed cooked sheet. Spread seeds evenly over cookie sheet on parchment paper.
If you wish to find out more about the Ontario Science Centre then click on their link. Free passes can sometimes be acquired to go from the Toronto Public Library.
So sorry this post is late. We are looking to organize our next field trip very soon so stay tuned!