Ontario Science Centre

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IMAX film inspires students to dream big

Pricilla Daniel sits in a large dining area at the Ontario Science Centre. She’s just had an unexpected movie experience.

“I thought we were just going to watch a movie,” she said, “but it was more than a movie. This was an experience.”

Shronak Datta saw the same movie. It explored an unusual aspect of engineering.

“Engineering is often too closely associated with economics,” he said. “The movie focused away from that and focused on how engineering is a method of problem solving in society. That really resonated with me.”

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Family Day in and around the City

Family Day in and around the City The third Monday of February marks Family Day. It’s observed as a statutory holiday in Ontario. What do you and your families have planned? Much of the province…

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Award celebrates young scientists

Eighteen-year-old Eden Full won the award in 2009. While in her last year of high school in Calgary, Full developed her prize-winning project: a method for rotating solar panels. Full, now a student in mechanical engineering and African studies at Princeton University in the United States, put the $2,000 cash prize toward developing a prototype that she tested during field work in Kenya.

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Whales and Maori culture on display

Visitors can get up close to these colossal marine mammals with the help of interactive audiovisual exhibits such as exploring a “whale lab;” learning about whale riders, marine biologists and whaling families; and walking right up to a full-scale sperm whale fossil. Kids can also climb into a life-sized model of a blue whale heart.