What We Do
CMASTE is an education research and development centre serving K-12 students and teachers. Education research is employed to create and test curriculum, instruction and assessment concepts.
Our vision in education is to contribute to building a life-long learning system in Canada that ranks among the best in the world and that prepares our youth to succeed in a global community and economy that requires more science literacy.
More about what we do
The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is now available for Calgary as well as Edmonton. The success of the SEM project in Edmonton has allowed us to expand our SEM project to Calgary and area schools. Thanks to the support of Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures and the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) we are able to offer classroom visits allowing students access to a portable SEM that can view objects up to 30 000x magnification. Click here for details on how to book your school visit for the 2013-2014 school year.
Dr. Pat Rowell, Professor Emerita, University of Alberta, has authored a book, titled Perspectives on Programs for Schools in Science Centres and Museums, that should be of interest to educators in science centres, museums, zoos, aquaria and botanical gardens, as well as to science teachers in primary, secondary and postsecondary institutions. The book can be ordered for a $20.00 fee by contacting CMASTE.
2013 Energy Camp in Hvam, Norway
As part of an ongoing partnership between educators from Norway, CMASTE will once again be running its Norway Energy Summer Camp for students and teachers in August 2013. The summer camp looks at improving science instruction in Norway and will be led by Dr. Bob Ritter and Dr. Robert Bechtel of CMASTE as well as 5 Edmonton and area teachers; Tracy Onuczko, Scott Onuczko, Duncan Buchanan, Ben Oswald, and Stan Bissell.