Extreme Environments

Last updated on
Thursday, August 27th, 2020
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

Discover what it takes to be an extreme explorer in one of the last unexplored frontiers on earth! Learn about the history of deep ocean exploration and how technology can be used to overcome challenging conditions, drawing on the experiences of the PX-15 Ben Franklin.

Big Ideas
  • Machines are devices that transfer force and energy.
  • The solar system is part of the Milky Way, which is one of billions of galaxies.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Geographic conditions shaped the emergence of civilizations.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    5, 6, 7
    Days Offered: 
    Times Offered: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Pre-Visit Information Package
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Advanced online booking is required. Book for a general school program via our website, and then the programs supervisor will follow up to help you select your program.

    Additional Notes

    All virtual programs include up to 15 minutes for a tech test with the organizer, students and facilitator before the program begins, plus time at the end for student questions and discussion. The main organizer can sign on a few minutes before the scheduled start time if they wish to.

    We run our virtual programming using Zoom. Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive a unique link for a Zoom meeting. You are not required to hold a Zoom license as the Museum is hosting the meeting. Where possible, we will work with organizations who prefer to use other platforms.

    Virtual programs require a strong internet connection and access to a video/sound system (ie. through a laptop or tablet). If your students do not have access to the internet, they can call into the tour using a local phone number.