Preschool and elementary school

Wild Energy

Elementary Cycle 2
  • The whole school year
  • From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Introduction to the scientific principles of mechanics through the evolution of recreational transportation. In teams, students take up observation, manipulation and design challenges. Following in the footsteps of Joseph-Armand Bombardier, they learn that mechanics is all about energy conversion.

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

During this activity:

  • Identify social changes in Quebec since 1930 (e.g. the beginnings of recreational activities)
  • Understand the relationship between energy and motion
  • Discover or rediscover Joseph-Armand Bombardier
  • Design a virtual vehicle

Subject areas and competencies

Elementary Cycle 2

Subject areas

Science and Technology

Social Sciences


To propose explanations for or solutions to scientific or technological problems

To research and work with information in geography and history

Progression of learning

Forms of energy

Transformation of energy: Describes the transformations of energy from one form to another

Gathers and processes information

Cross-curricular competencies

To gather information, solve problems and cooperate with others

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

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