There are a variety of programs and tours for your class to choose from, including:
GEO EXPLORATIONS will be curriculum-based programs for grades 7, 8 and 9. These programs will be approximately 2 hours of educational, hands-on programming offered Monday through Friday.
Grade 7 – Tectonic Travellers – Now Available!
This program focuses on Unit 4 Chapter 11 of the Grade 7 curriculum, Earth’s Crust, and covers many of the outcomes of this section. Students will look at the phenomenon of soil liquefaction; estimate the size of Earth’s solid inner core and learn about seismic waves travelling through Earth. They will also look at Plate Tectonics, their boundaries and how they interact. Students will use a customized computer program to track earthquakes and volcanoes and their relations to tectonic plate boundaries and also interact with a large model geologic time scale.
Grade 8 – Aquanauts – Now Available!
This program will focus on Unit 1 of the Grade 8 curriculum – Water Systems on Earth. Students will participate in an hands-on exploration of deep ocean currents and explore how energy can be harnessed from waves using our 7 foot wave tank. Students will investigate how ocean acidification occurs as well as its affect on marine ecosystem. They will learn of the fascinating world of marine bioluminescence and see real-life bioluminescent algae in action!
Grade 9 – Cosmic Journey – Now Available!
In this new program, students will take a cosmic journey through our night sky. They will explore the solar system; get a feel for just how large (and forceful) Jupiter really is, and see a comet up close and personal! Students will also get the chance to learn about impact craters, moon phases, far-away galaxies, and awe-inspiring nebulae. Finally, they will take a jaunt around Mars with our new “Mars Rover Curiosity”, designed exclusively for the grade 9 GEO class. Maximum of 50 students!
For more information on GEO CENTRE Education Programs, please contact:
Andrea van Nostrand
Supervisor, Education Programs
Tel: (709) 737-7886
Fax: (709) 737-7889