Learning Resources

1. Class-Based Programs

Class-based programs are based on the Alberta Education Programs of Study for social studies, science and health and life skills. Programs may be available in person (in your classroom or at a City facility) or virtually. With over 15 programs to choose from, there is a program available for every grade level. Each program is approximately 1 hour in duration, except for the following:

  • Pioneer Experience and Guided Cooking programs (1.5 hours).
  • Quality of Life Indicators tour (45 minutes).

For more information on the class-based programs available, their cost and how to register, please see our Class-Based Programs Request Form.

2. Vermicomposting

Learn the art of turning your organic waste into nutrient rich fertilizer with the help of red wiggler worms! This hands-on learning resource will provide your students with tools to start their own vermicompost bin at school. This program can be delivered in the classroom or done with a video to walk you through the process. You will be provided with the bin, soil, worms and all the knowledge you need to have an indoor worm compost system. 

Delivery Method: Facilitated in person or done with a pre-recorded video delivery with supplies to be picked up at the City Service Centre. Watch the vermicomposting video here
Cost: Free  
Recommended Age Group: All ages
How to book: Contact Jessica at jeross@cityofgp.com

3. Edu-Kits

We have rounded up our most popular science programs and transformed them into rentable, takeaway kits for teachers and homeschool teachers! Browse our Edu-Kits below to find the right fit for your students. Kits can be rented for one week at a time and are sanitized between rentals.

Delivery Method: Pick the Edu-Kits up in person at the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion in Muskoseepi Park 
Cost: $10 per kit

  • *Please note* An additional $50.00 deposit must be paid at the time of pick up. The deposit will be reimbursed once the Edu-Kit is returned and all of the kit’s contents are accounted for and in good condition

Recommended Age Group: Ages 6-12
How to book:  Contact culture@cityofgp.com

Grade 1 - Creating Colour

Learn about how different colours are created, what happens when they are mixed and how they can be transferred from one material to another by exploring and learning about different colours in this kit. Students will learn how to distinguish between and describe colours while working with a variety of materials to create, modify and apply colours.

Grade 2 - Magnetism

Explore the integration of magnets within your own environment. Students will get the opportunity to test the effects of one magnet on another, learn that magnets show polarity and discover that magnetic strength diminishes with distance. Grab this kit to explore what affects materials do or don’t affect magnets and learn how magnets can be used in sorting objects, moving items and holding things together.

Grade 3 - Building with a Variety of Materials

Students use a variety of tools and simple techniques to build things for specific purposes. Their tasks may require that a bridge be built, a model lookout tower be constructed or a water container be made, all from available materials! Students will learn the value of safety, good workmanship and that different materials/designs can be used to obtain the same result. 

Grade 4 - Wheels and Levers

Let’s get wheeling! Learn about how connectors, levers, gears, pulleys and band driven systems are used to assemble, operate and use simple machines. Explore different techniques of transferring motion from one component to another and discover the functions that each component can perform by sampling applications and ways to incorporate them into a larger system. Students will examine how these simple machines are used to change the speed of force of movement.

Grade 5 - Electricity and Magnetism

Take that knowledge from the previous topic and expand it by building various electrical devices! Students may be tasked with making a switch, lighting three bulbs from one source or creating a device to control motor speed. Working through these tasks will teach students the role of various components and control devices that are part of an electrical system while developing problem solving skills.

Grade 6 - Sky Science

Observe and research the sky! Expand your students' knowledge from a simple view of land and sky to recognizing the Earth as a sphere in motion within a larger universe. Students will be given the opportunity to explore and learn about the motions and characteristics of stars, moons and planets in our solar system. Revisit the topics of seasonal cycles, moon phases and the apparent motion of stars with the new understanding developed with this kit. 


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Program, School Programs, Museum Programs, Muskoseepi Park Programs, Pond Programs, Pond Programs, Social Studies Programs, Crystal Lake Programs, Indigenous Programs, In-Class Programs, Classroom Programs