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Science Literacy Week @ McGill: Science at play!

Events happening across campus during science literacy week

Colouring pages and puzzles

We turned images from items in our Rare & Special Collections into digital jigsaw puzzles and colouring pages.

Jigsaw puzzles

Click on an image to access the puzzle:

 Leopard 1750 - Taylor White Collection, RBSC

Black Stork 1805

DeRabié 1766

Feather Book 1618

Colouring pages

Here are images from our Blacker-Wood Collections to download and colour:

Temporary exhibition

Highlights from the Science...

Visit our temporary digital exhibition on Flickr to celebrate Science Literacy Week 2020.

"Tiger" from the Taylor White Collection. By Peter Paillou, c.1720-90. Blacker Wood Natural History Collection.

Science books to explore

Raising Spirits

McGill Library Orientation Game

Scavenger hunt

Have you ever played a virtual scavenger hunt? It's loads of fun!

Take photos of any of the items on this list and tag both #SciLit and @McGillLib on social media.

Invite your friends and family to join in too.

Scavenger hunt list:

  • Interact with old tech: cassettes, mini-discs, laser discs, rotary phone, etc...
  • Find something with 'patent pending' or a trademark
  • Animal tracks
  • A native plant
  • A native bird
  • A rock bigger than your hand
  • A cumulus cloud 
  • Something made out of natural fibres 
  • Someone riding a bicycle 
  • Make a shadow puppet
  • A rainbow 
  • Something being reused or recycled
  • Condensation
  • A fossil
  • A data visualization
  • A DIY project
  • An example of each of the 6 classical simple machines:
    • Lever
    • Wheel and axle
    • Pulley
    • Inclined plane
    • Wedge
    • Screw

Image of a floppy disk with accompanying paper holder

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