About the Resource Centre

Science is both a powerful way to investigate the mysteries of our universe, and an exciting process of building models to describe our world – models that change as new discoveries are made.

Perimeter Institute offers free educational resources designed to help teachers explain a range of important physics and science concepts. These resources are the product of extensive collaboration between Perimeter Institute researchers, outreach staff, and experienced teachers. Each lesson has been designed with entry points for both the expert and novice teacher in mind and has been thoroughly tested in classrooms.

Currently the resource centre offers:

  • Lesson Compilations – Dive deep with these comprehensive modules that include a set of lesson plans, hands-on activities and demos, modifiable worksheets, background information for you, and original PI videos. Videos are large files so you have two download options – with the video, or with a link to the same video on YouTube.
  • Individual Lessons – Activity or worksheets to support your teaching of specific topics. Please note that some individual lessons are excerpts from lesson compilations, as noted in the product description. Many additional topics are available only as individual lessons.
  • Posters – High-resolution PDFs ready to print and post in your classroom.

We hope you will find what you need in the resource centre. If you have questions, please contact outreach@perimeterinstitute.ca.

About Perimeter Institute

Exterior shot of Perimeter Institute buildingPerimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entire cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Region of Waterloo, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour, including the Governments of Ontario and Canada, that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement.

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