LAB-EX

Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, during the school year
At the
museum
Duration
2 h 15 (Guided tour of both exhibitions and one moderated activity in the laboratory) / 3 h  (Guided tour of both exhibitions and two moderated activities in the laboratory)
Capacity
Maximum 144 students per day for 2h15 guided tour and 168 students per day for 3h guided tour, divided into sub-groups of 24 students
Price

2h15 guided tour: $11 per participant

3h guided tour: $14 per participant

*Free admission for two accompanying adults per sub-group

Location
At the
museum

 

2150, AUTOROUTE DES LAURENTIDES
LAVAL, QC H7T 2T8

By coming to the Musée de la santé Armand-Frappier to take part in a school activity, your students will have a unique and educational experience. Accompanied by a passionate scientific moderator, they will discover our two exhibitions and participate in a laboratory activity.

Permanent exhibition 4, 3, 2, 1… Santé!

Discover the concrete actions that everyone can take to maintain their health, the health of others and the health of the planet.

The 4, 3, 2, 1… Santé! exhibition invites students to explore four scales of human health: molecules and cells, individuals, populations and the planet. Health issues are observed and experienced at these four levels, which must all be linked together for sustainable health.

During their visit, the students will become aware that health is much more than the absence of disease. They will be led to consider many questions, such as:

  • What players in the microscopic world are often the allies of good health?
  • What are the human body’s defence tools?
  • Are we all equals on the health front?
  • What actions can we take for the health of the planet and, by extension, our own health and that of other species?

TO YOUR MICROSCOPES! LABORATORY WORKSHOP

In addition to touring the exhibition, the students will take part in a microscope laboratory workshop that focuses on health issues at the cellular level. Guided by a scientific moderator, the students will learn how to use a microscope, an indispensable observation tool for scientists. They will observe a variety of microorganisms invisible to the naked eye and come to realize that these small, often reviled creatures are essential to both life on Earth and good health!

 

Temporary exhibition Pandemics: challenging humanity

Take part in a quiz. Your challenge? To contain a fictitious pandemic.

While the cohabitation of humans and microorganisms is often beneficial or at least not harmful, it is nevertheless behind a particular type of major health crisis: pandemics. As the students tour the exhibition, they will learn about the mechanisms that spread infectious diseases and how to block them. They will also learn about the history of pandemics and come to understand that these major health crises, including COVID-19, are also a source of learning and have shaped humankind. For sure, they will gain a new perspective on a hot topic of the day.

Regardless of their score on the quiz, the students will learn from their experience and be better equipped for the future and ready to take concrete action on current health issues.

 

SCIENTIFIC APPROACH: THE RACE FOR VACCINES! LABORATORY WORKSHOP

How does scientific knowledge advance? In this laboratory activity, the students will learn the steps of the scientific process with the guidance of a scientific moderator. Like Dr. Frappier, they will follow the footsteps of scientific researchers. Like them, they will face one of the greatest scientific health challenges: the race for vaccines to prevent infectious diseases! After learning what vaccines are and the main steps in making them, they will apply the scientific method, including conducting an experiment to solve an issue related to the development of a new vaccine.

 

For full details on the unfolding of school activities in the classroom, virtually, or at the Museum, see the information for teachers page.

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