Educational Mission Statement
The Redpath Museum possesses a rich repository of knowledge and educational resources which contribute to the understanding of Canada's natural history and the world's material cultures. We are committed to providing educational resources, programs and activities that serve all our visitors.
Our teaching resources are made possible with funding from the PromoScience programme of NSERC.
Minerals Rock! in the classroom
NEW! The Minerals Rock! identification kit is now available for loan. It includes 5 boxes containing a total of 18 mineral specimens, plus hand lenses, magnets, scratch plates, and mineral ID cards. Available for use in the classroom in order to identify minerals using colour, crystal shape, and hardness. FEE: (including GST and QST taxes)= $137.50 for venues on the island of Montreal
$195.50 for venues OFF the island of Montreal island
For a 4 week loan of the kit. Includes delivery, pick-up and a brief in class introduction. Book the Minerals Rock! identification kit by emailing science [dot] outreach [at] mcgill [dot] ca or calling 514-398-4094.
PHOTO: Dawsonite, the mineral. Photo credit: Peter Tarassoff.
Museum Scavenger Hunt
To help guide your students during their visit to the Museum.
For ages 8+: Scavenger Hunt (Primary school age)
For ages 2-7: Scavenger Hunt (Younger or Pre-school age)
Don't forget to check out the Online Exhibits page for more resources and information on the biodiversity of Quebec and Canada, the biodiversity of amphibians and insects, and the minerals of Quebec.
NEW! Earth Science Resources for teachers
With Mining Matters’ support, teachers receive Earth science resources developed by teachers for teachers that meet provincial curricula guidelines and the training, through Earth Science Workshops, to successfully implement the classroom activities.
Visit the organization’s Teacher Resource Page. For French and English Earth Science Workshops information. The organization hosts the WHERE Challenge. The challenge asks students aged 9 to 14 years to discover the answers to these questions: What on Earth is in your stuff and WHERE on Earth does it come from? Students are encouraged to create an educational story about non-renewable Earth resources found in an everyday item.
Other resources at McGill
The WOW Lab at McGill's Faculty of Science offers resources to help teachers develop engaging science activities for their classroom.
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