A field trip to the Ontario Science Centre is an opportunity for students to formulate questions, explore and communicate ideas, create and assess solutions and challenge themselves to consider a world of new possibilities. Bring your class to explore these special exhibitions:
- Biomechanics: The Machine Inside Opens February 8, 2017!
Opens February 8, 2017
Shrimp that can break through glass? Spider webs that are stronger than steel? Sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey? This new exhibition reveals the incredible ingenuity behind evolution and adaptation through real specimens, lifelike models and interactive experiences. Find out how all living things —including humans— are machines built to survive, move and discover. Compare the similarities between muscles and motors, legs and springs, or claws and clamps to explore the ways marvels of natural engineering have inspired ingenious man-made inventions.
- Living Things and the Environment (1-3)
- Simple Machines and Forces (1-3)
- Structures (1-3)
- Body Works (4-8)
- Fun with Physics (4-7)
- Serious Science (7-8)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology (9-12)
- Physics Principles in Action (9-12)
Biomechanics: The Machine Inside was developed by The Field Museum, Chicago, in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, with generous support provided by the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust and ITW. Knowledge Partner: University of Waterloo. Media Partner: The Toronto Star.