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Take FortWhyte Alive back to the classroom.

Learning with the seasons

Early Years (K-3) Middle Years (4-6) Older Years (7-12)
Observe the wonders of snow. Search for signs of winter animals and learn how they survive the cold. Discover the importance of snow and ice, and play Arctic and Voyageur games to keep warm. Develop outdoor skills and discover properties of snow and ice like an Arctic scientist.

Early Years (K-3)

Snowflake Shapes

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Get outside and try this science investigation!

Snow Melt Guessing Game

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Give your students the opportunity to move around and participate in hands-on outdoor learning.

Animal Tracks and Stories

Kindergarten - Grade 4

Use storytelling to spark inquiry, and engages students with a neighbourhood walk.

Middle Years (4-6)

Arctic Games

Grades 4 - 6

These activities are a good way to encourage your students to work together and enjoy games in your own schoolyard.

Solar Oven Experiment

Grades 4 - 7

Building a solar oven is a hands-on way of teaching students about reflection, absorption and the greenhouse effect.

Voyageur Games

Grades 4 - 5

Best played outdoors, these games are great for both summer and winter.

Older Years (7-12)

Water Content in Snow

Grades 7 - 8

This interactive activity will prompt your students to analyze different snow samples and determine the amount of water in each sample.

Building Shelters at School

Grades 7 - 10

Improve your students teamwork skills and gain valuable survival knowledge by practicing shelter-building and knot-tying.

Arctic Science: Sea Ice Algae

Grades 7 - 10

This activity helps students to understand the importance of Arctic sea ice as an ecosystem.

All the classes LOVED our activities yesterday. Positive feedback all around and we can’t wait to try our hand at our own weather forecasting.