Elementary cycle 1

Pedal to the Metal

  • The whole school year
  • From 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M

At this highly interactive workshop, students design and manipulate a 4-wheeled vehicle designed at the Museum’s Fab Lab, while developing competencies adapted to their grade levels. Students validate their hypotheses by running road tests, using Bombardier ingenuity to become inventors-in-training.

  • icone Location : Museum | Classroom | Online
  • icone Duration : 1:30 | 1:00
  • icone $6 | $10
  • groupe Accessible to groups
  • icone 20 to 30 students

During this activity:

  • Build and observe vehicles;
  • Hypothesize about distances covered;
  • Conduct road tests with different types of vehicles.

Discover this activity!

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This is a synchronous activity.

You will need a screen in the classroom where you can project the activity. You will also need a camera, such as the one on a laptop, so that our guides can interact with your students.

This activity is offered online only to Elementary Cycles 2 and 3.




  • Our guides come into the classroom (minimum 2 activities per school).

Follow in the footsteps of Joseph-Armand Bombardier by creating prototypes of customized vehicles. Which team’s prototype will travel the farthest? Use science and experimentation to learn which variables have the most impact on distance travelled: wheels, axles, chassis, elastics and hulls inspired by Bombardier vehicles… all the ingredients of a creative and scientific experience!


Combine this activity with a second one the same day and get a $2 discount on it.

School program consistent with the progression of learning set out by the Ministère de l’éducation et enseignement supérieur.
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