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Self-Guided Exhibit Experiences

All Grades: $190

Exhibit galleries, the Creative Kids Museum and The Brainasium in the Outdoor Park provide a large range of spaces and activities - all with strong curriculum connections. Explore at your leisure. Self-Guided exhibit experiences can be booked without a School Program.

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Open Studio

sponsored by SUNCOR ENERGY FOUNDATION

Created for teens, with teens. The Open Studio gallery encourages visitors to take creative risks, question assumptions and explore new ways of thinking, ultimately inspiring confidence and stretching their creative muscles in unexpected directions. We encourage you to participate in our daily Open Studio Drop-In Workshops. They offer a safe place to learn design and engineering skills by working with real tools. And real tools develop real skills.

*Digital content can be a self-expression by the students, or determined by the educator to align to concepts from the classroom. Select digital content can be saved and accessed by the students from school or home. All content created and saved at TELUS Spark is licensed under Creative Commons, and may be used for promotional purposes.

Science Curriculum Connections
Grade 1 Building Things
Grade 3 Hearing and Sound; Building With A Variety of Materials
Grade 4 Light & Shadows
Grade 9 Electrical Principals And Technologies
Art Curriculum Connections
Grades 1, 2 Drawing; Assessment; Craftsmanship
Grades 3, 4 Drawing; Assessment; Expression
Grades 5, 6 Drawing; Depiction; Craftsmanship
Grades 7, 8, 9 Drawings; Record; Communication; Components
ICT Curriculum Connections
Grades 1, 2, 3 Nature of Technology; Moral and Ethical Approaches; Compose; Revise and Edit Text; Communicate Through Multimedia;
Grades 4, 5, 6 Aid Collaboration During Inquiry; Discerning Consumers of Mass Media And Electronic Information; Compose, Revise, and Edit Text; Communicate Through Multimedia
Grades 7, 8, 9 Nature of Technology; Moral and Ethical Approach to Use of Technology; Communicate Through Multimedia

Being Human

sponsored by NEXEN ENERGY ULC

The Being Human gallery encourages students to explore what it truly means to be human by investigating the most fascinating people on earth: friends, family, classmates, and themselves. They will build their confidence and dramatic skills by telling their stories, asking questions and exploring ideas.

*Please note that this gallery contains an exhibit area that relates to human sexuality, including reproduction, anatomy, puberty and contraception.

Science Curriculum Connections
Grade 1 Senses
Art/Drama Curriculum Connections
Grades 1, 2 Appreciation; Actions & Viewpoints; Qualities & Details
Grades 3, 4 Appreciation; Main Forms and Proportions; Actions and Viewpoints; Expression
Grades 5, 6 Appreciation; Expression
Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Structured Dramatic Play (Physical; Intellectual; Emotional; Social; Integrative); Dramatic Movement; Storytelling
Grades 7, 8, 9 Speech; Improvisation/Acting
Social Studies Curriculum Connections
Kindergarten I Am Unique
Health & Life Skills Curriculum Connections
Grades 1, 2, 3 Relationship Choices
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Wellness Choices; Personal Health
CALM 20 Personal Choices

Earth & Sky

sponsored by MEG ENERGY

We are all linked to the Earth and the sky, through the systems of our world and our own daily lives. In the Earth & Sky gallery, students will investigate Alberta’s unique geology, landscapes, weather and climate, and the forces that connect them. Without ever leaving the gallery, students will make observations and draw connections, applying the lessons learned from the Albertan landscape to the features of other worlds, all while developing and applying skills in collaboration, experimentation and observation.

Science Curriculum Connections
Grade 1 Seasonal Changes; Building Things
Grade 2 Exploring Liquids;
Grade 3 Rocks and Minerals; Testing Materials And Designs
Grade 4 Light And Shadows
Grade 5 Weather Watch
Grade 6 Sky Science
Grade 7 Planet Earth; Interactions And Ecosystems
Grade 8 Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
Grade 9 Space Exploration
Art Curriculum Connections
Grades 1, 2 Reflection; Depiction
Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 Reflection; Expression
Social Studies Curriculum Connections
Grade 2 Canada's Dynamic Communities
Grade 4 Alberta: A Sense of the Land; Alberta: Celebrations and Challenges
Grades 5 Physical Geography of Canada

Energy & Innovation

sponsored by LIGHTSTREAM RESOURCES LTD./PETROBANK ENERGY & RESOURCES LTD

Energy is about transformation: from one form to another, from one use to another. In this gallery students will explore some of the fundamental principles of energy (conservation of energy, momentum, and gravity), while engaging in activities that build key skills for the future, including collaboration, problem solving, communication, observation and a willingness to experiment.

Science Curriculum Connections
Grade 1 Building Things
Grade 2 Hot and Cold Temperature
Grade 3 Building with a Variety of Materials
Grade 4 Wheels and Levers; Building Devices and Vehicles That Move
Grade 5 Electricity and Magnetism
Grade 6 Air and Aerodynamics
Grade 7 Heat and Temperature; Structures and Forces
Grade 8 Mix and Flow of Matter; Light and Optical Systems; Mechanical Systems
Grade 9 Electrical Principals and Technologies
Art Curriculum Connections
Grades 1, 2 Assessment
Social Studies Curriculum Connections
Grade 6 Citizens Participating in Decision Making

Creative Kids Museum

sponsored by CRESCENT POINT ENERGY

Designed specifically for Division 1 classes or students years 8 and under.

The Creative Kids Museum is a celebration of the joy and growth that comes from creative play, art and exploration. Enjoy a water area abstracted from the Bow River, a giant climbing structure that enhances gross motor skills and a theatre dedicated to dramatic play. Opportunities for educators and children abound. Take time in the reading nook, contribute to community artworks, build mosaics or sculptures, explore structures and materials as you build an imaginary fort, or create whirligigs to blow and move in our new wind table, all in a safe and sensory rich environment.

Curriculum Connections
Kindergarten Creative Expression; Early Numeracy – Shape And Space; Patterns and Relations; Physical Skills and Well-Being; Develop Basic Locomotor; Non-Locomotor and Fine Motor Skills; Activities In Alternative Environments; Early Literacy
Science Curriculum Connections
Grade 1 Creating Color; Senses; Building Things
Grade 2 Exploring Liquids; Buoyancy And Boats
Grade 3 Building With A Variety Of Materials; Testing Materials And Design; Hearing and Sound
Art Curriculum Connections
Grades 1, 2, 3 Reflection (Analysis, Assessment); Depiction (Qualities, Details); Composition (Unity, Craftsmanship); Expression (Media, Techniques)
Mathematics Curriculum Connections
Grades 1, 2, 3 Shape And Space; Patterns And Relations
Physical Education Curriculum Connections
Grades 1, 2, 3 Activity In Alternative Environments

The Brainasium

This one-acre adventure space in TELUS Spark’s NEW Outdoor Park is filled with experiences that explore sound, physics and simple machines. Learn by play and create opportunities for adventures and activities at The Brainasium. While engaging in physical activities and spatial skill building, your students will have the opportunity to stimulate questions and problem solving.

Physical Education Curriculum Connections
Kindergarten Basic Locomotor, Nonlocomotor and Fine Motor Skills
Grade 1, 2, 3 Benefits Health; Basic Skills
Science Curriculum Connections
Grade 3 Hearing and Sound
Grade 4 Wheels and Levers; Light and Shadows
Grade 5 Weather Watch
Grade 6 Air and Aerodynamics; Flight
Grade 7 Structures and Forces
Grade 8 Mechanical Systems