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Teacher Resources and Field Trip Materials

A number of opportunities are available for you to prepare your Science Centre field trip.
We have collected here background material, teachers' guides and other resources on many of our programs, films, and exhibit halls that you may find useful to plan or as a follow up to your visit. 

Video Series for Teachers 

With the support of the Ministry of Education, the Ontario Science Centre has produced two series of instructional videos for teachers available on our YouTube Teacher Playlists:  English  |  French   

Teacher shining flashlight on project with student

NEW! Play-Based Learning Video Series
Get your students learning in a play-based classroom featuring indoor and outdoor activities centred on the Earth and Space curriculum strand:  English  |  French

The Lesson Plans featured in the series:
   Grade 1: Play Activity Ideas 
   Grade 2: Play Activity Ideas  
   Grade 3: Play Activity Ideas
   Plants: Play Activity Idea 
   References: Play

French-coming soon!

Teacher & students experimenting

Inquiry-Based Learning Video Series
Incorporate inquiry-based learning into you classroom and get your students investigating like scientists and building like engineers:
English  |  French

The Lesson Plans featured in the series:
English  |  French

Teacher Exhibit Hall Preview Policy

There are three ways Ontario Teachers can preview the Science Centre for FREE:

  1. To prepare for your upcoming field trip, you can visit the exhibit halls beforehand by presenting a copy of your Canadian School Visit Confirmation Letter and a valid OCT card or equivalent Teacher ID at any ticketing desk
  2. You are invited to free Teacher Events and Previews
  3. You are also invited to attend our exclusive Teacher events to preview select IMAX films and exhibitions. Receive your personal invitations by signing up for our Teacher e-News.

Visit your OCT website for information on admission discounts with MemberPerks®.

Curriculum Connections

Detailed Curriculum Connections for the programs offered at the Ontario Science Centre are available for Primary Level (JK-3) Programs, for Junior Level (4-8) Programs and Senior Level (9-12) Programs.

Grade Level Inquiries

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Grade 10

Grades 9-12

DNA Fingerprinting (12 Biololgy)
Way to Glow! (11-12)

Other Resources

  • Book your field trip online now!
  • Download the School Program Guide
  • Teacher Sign Up