Around the World in 50 Experiments – Canada
Today, we’re off to Canada on our trip Around the World in 50 Experiments. Don’t forget to print the passport to record everywhere you go!
Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia, with the USA a close third. Canada is vast, rugged and beautiful, home to mountains, forests, vast wetlands, open prairies, rivers, lakes and cities.
Three Sisters Mountain, a landmark in Canmore, Canada
The Canadian Arctic covers about 40% of the Northernmost part of Canada and is home to incredible wildlife, including polar bears, narwhals and walruses.
Fun Canada Facts
Canada gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1931.
Niagra Falls sits on the border between the USA and Canada and is the largest waterfall in North America ( by volume ).
Canada’s coastline is over 125,000 miles long.
Almost 90% of Canada is uninhabitable due to extreme cold.
The capital of Canada is Ottowa, in the province of Ontario.
The population of Canada is around 37 million.
The national dish of Canada is poutine. Fries with cheese curds and gravy. YUM!
Canada is so vast it stretches along SIX time zones covering 4.5 hours.
In the province of British Columbia, Vancouver is often considered one of the best places to live in the world.
Canada is the largest country in North America.
The town of St Paul in Alberta is home to the world’s first UFO landing pad, built-in 1967!
Canada’s largest city is Toronto.
The Canadian train takes four days to travel from Vancouver to Toronto.
Around 85% of the world’s maple syrup comes from Canada.
Animals found in Canada
and many, many more…
Science Experiments – Canada
Maple Syrup Investigation
Canada is famous for its maple syrup. As well as being a delicious sweet treat, maple syrup is full of antioxidants and minerals!
Maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees ( the leaf on the Canadian flag ). Traditionally maple trees are tapped by drilling holes into their trunk to collect the sap, which is then concentrated by heating to make maple syrup.
Tapping the sap from a maple tree
Maple Syrup Viscosity Investigation
If you want to compare maple syrup to other types of syrup or even different varieties of maple syrup to each other, try this syrup viscosity investigation.
The more viscous the liquid, the slower it flows.
Ice Hockey Investigation
Ice hockey is the most popular sport in Canada, followed by lacrosse! Learn more about the game and the science behind the hockey puck with my hockey puck investigation.
Animal Crossings Investigation
Highways in Canada’s National Parks have special bridges and tunnels for animals to safely cross the road!
Can you design a bridge or tunnel for a small animal? How would you attract it to the crossing and away from the road?
That’s the end of our trip to Canada, where will you go next in our journey Around the World in 50 Experiments?
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