What are these modules
These educational modules have all been created by volunteers with backgrounds in any or several of the following sciences: agriculture, environment and nutrition. They have been carefully curated to address different aspects of these sciences and to fit well with the Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport‘s Progression of Learning. Use them as part of the contest.
Examples of Possible Modules
Theme 1 : Dairy
|Moo moo butter||1||In this module, students will produce butter from cream and it will allow
them to understand the origin of,butter and its different stages of production.
By doing this activity students will be able to observe the various phase
changes that the cream takes to become butter.
|For Butter’s shake||3||During this activity, students will turn the cream into butter.
This process involves churning the cream such that the fat
separates from the liquid. Students will be able to evaluate
and compare the amounts of liquid and solid obtained from
the original cream and their final butter product
|From Milk to Cheese||1||Why do we consume milk in different ways?
What process brought us cheese production?
What does transformation do to milk? After this module,
kids will know how to make their own cheese!
Theme 2 : Chicken and eggs
|I’m loving you egg||1||After this module, children will be able to identify
the different parts of the egg they are eating. In addition,
they will know how to evaluate the egg to see if it is still
good for eating!
|From egg to chick||from cycle 1 elementary
to high school
|The purpose of this module is to elaborate on all matters
relating to the wonderful world of chicken eggs. Children will
understand where the eggs they eat come from.
Theme 3 : Garden, plants and farm
|The seed trip||end of 1st cycle
to 3rd cycle
|In this module, the children will observe the
methods of plant fertilization including bees and the wind!
|What part of the
plant do we eat?
|1||We eat different plant parts of the vegetable or
fruit that we consume. This very playful module
will help us realize that not all parts of a plant are tasty!
|Nature’s spice||From 1st to 3rd cycle||This module focuses on the spices and herbs
that are part of our daily lives: where do these
spices come from and which ones grow in our gardens?
|Wicked weed!||3||Who are these unloved plants in our flower beds
and our gardens? What can be done to identify them
and control them responsibly?
|A truly green thumb||2||The plants we have in our backyard and gardens look great,
but in the beginning they were just small seeds. This module
will allow you to see the first stages of plant life which is
germination and see if you have a green thumb!
Theme 4 : Farm animal and their role
|What’s that for?||1||Every animal has a very important role on a farm.
In this module, we will see the most common animals on
farms and their essential roles.
|Why are dogs, cows,so
of 1st cycle to high school/
|In this module, students will gain insight into the uniqueness of
heredity and its components. In the world of genetics, the
offspring is really the physical and behavioral reflection of the
father and the mother!
|The journey of food in
the digestive system of
|3||The cow is a very important animal on our farms, but what do we really
know about her? Did you know that a cow has four stomachs?
This module will help you understand the complex digestive
system of cows (ruminants) and become familiar with the vocabulary to
Theme 5 : Cooking and food transformation
|Where does our food
|kindergarden||This module is for our youngest and aims to introduce them to their diet.
The goal is to make them aware of what is on their plate. Is
it a processed product or a whole product? Where does our food
|Food Intro||kindergarden||This module is for our youngest and aims to introduce
them to their diet. The goal is to make them aware of what is on
their plate. Is it a processed product or a whole product? Where does
our food come from?
|Plants in all their colors||beginning of cycle 2
to the end of cycle 3
|The color of the plants and their fruits varies from one species
to another and sometimes in the same family. Why have plants
evolved to have bright colors and other times be more discreet, and do
these different pigments represent something?
|Plants and how to
take care of them?
|secondary cycle 1||To succeed in your garden, it is important to understand
what is planted there. Young people will learn about taxonomy
and how each type of plant has different characteristics and needs
and which part we eat.
Theme 6 : Soil and insects
|Insects 101||Cycle 2||Several elements are essential to have a good production in agriculture,
but one of these is often overlooked: insects. This module will allow
you to know the essential role of insects and better understand their character.