Preschool and elementary school

Ingenious rail transport

Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1
  • The whole school year
  • From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Students become familiar with the ingenious aspects of rail transportation through an immersive game. They follow an electrifying and compelling path that allows them to experiment with the principles of electromagnetism, including induction. They learn how modern urban trains work and what makes them run.

  • icone Duration : 1:30
  • icone $5
  • groupe Accessible to groups
  • icone 60 students

During this activity:

  • Discover the evolution of rail transportation
  • Enjoy our interactive displays
  • Experiment with magnets and learn about the connection between magnetism and electricity

Subject areas, competencies and essential knowledge



To construct his/her understanding of the world

To communicate

Key features

To show interest and curiosity concerning the arts, history, geography, mathematics, science and technology

To understand a message

Essential knowledge

Situating himself/herself in time and in relation to objects

Observing, questioning and self-questioning

Elementary Cycle 1

Subject areas

Science and Technology

Social Sciences


To explore the world of science and technology

To construct his/her representation of space, time and society

Progression of learning

Material world: Magnets (characteristics and uses)

Past and present: First representation of time

Cross-curricular competencies

To construct his/her identity, exercise critical judgment and cooperate with others

Taken from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur’s Québec Education Program

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