Learning About the Present With Artifacts From the Past

Community Involvement

Feb 11, 2011  Comment

For the second time in two years, Yukon Energy has teamed up with the Dawson City Museum on a new educational program for Yukon students.

In 2009 we were involved in an innovative pilot project that saw students in grades 4-6 experience the hardships and rewards of the Gold Rush in a hands-on way. The program included the students spending an overnight in the Dawson museum.

This latest initiative brings the museum to the students instead. Museum staff have developed a kit that is delivered right to the classroom. The kit includes museum artifacts that introduce students to six types of simple machines (lever, wedge, pulley, ramp, screw and wheel). Through a series of experiments and observation exercises, the children learn concepts that are covered in the grade 5 science, math and social studies curriculum.

The kit was used recently by a grade 5 class from Robert Service School with great success. The plan now is to make it available to schools throughout Yukon.

Congratulations to the Dawson City Museum staff for a job well done.

For more information about Yukon Energy’s Corporate Contributions program, visit yukonenergy.ca .


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