Natural Making

In this video join John and learn how to bake a frittata using ingredients that he found locally.

Join Iana as she prepares a recipe using locally sourced foods and designs her own cookbook page using Google Slides!

Light is important to our lives, but too much light can have negative results. This is called: Light Pollution, which is the brightening of the night sky caused by street lights and other man-made sources. Light pollution can be disruptive and have a negative effect on natural cycles, habitats and sky-gazers. In this video Christine takes a look at the effect light pollution has on the Atlantic Puffin. She explains how baby puffins leave their nest to float in the Atlantic Ocean for up to 3 years. Their journey starts at night to avoid predators. Unfortunately, light pollution from coastal communities is distracting and takes them off course. To help solve this problem, and many like it, Christine shows viewers how to download and install the Science Journal App from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once downloaded viewers will learn how to use this app to design, create and conduct their own light level experiment in their own community. Think about: why we are investigating light levels, consider your own use of light and any intended and unintended consequences of light use. Download & Learn: below are two links to help you download the Google Science Journal app and get started with your experiment.……

Join John for today’s #MakerFun: Composting for beginners! In our effort to reduce food waste entering our landfills, we can reduce and reuse this material as compost. Along with lessons about what to compost, you and your caregivers can build your own backyard composting space. Let’s get started!

Here are some considerations:


Distance from kitchen

Sun exposure

Water source

Soil source


The composter will be open on one side for access, but enclosed on three sides to contain the soil and compost mixture. You will also need some sort of middle divider after your first year to separate our “fresh” compost from “aged” compost.

In this video we will learn how to build a birdhouse. We all have empty plastic bottles and natural and recycled material we can use to make something with. How could you build a birdhouse with elements found in nature to attract birds and make them feel right at home in your creation?

Dans cette vidéo, nous allons construire un nichoir. Nous avons tous des bouteilles en plastique vides et du matériel naturel ou recyclé que nous pouvons utiliser pour fabriquer quelque chose. Comment pourrais-tu construire une cabane à oiseaux avec des éléments trouvés dans la nature pour attirer les oiseaux et les faire se sentir chez eux dans ta création?……

Using an exploration journal in nature is such a simple and yet meaningful habit. Join Michelle for this short video that explains why, how and what to use as an exploration journal. In this time of physical distancing, discovering nature is an educational activity that links learning, physical and psychological well-being in addition to the development of a tons of skills that allow children of all ages to grow up while being aware of their environmental impact. Do you have an exploration journal? Share us images, identifying #NaturalMakerSpace or #MakerFun. We like to be inspired by your projects.

Music can be found in all known cultures, past and present. All the peoples of the world have created forms of music.

In addition, nature itself offers its own music!

Have you ever listened to the sounds that nature offers us?

In today’s digital skills activity, we will learn two things. First, listening to sounds in nature, especially those of a variety of birds, high and low pitched sounds, short and long sounds.

The second part will be to learn how to use the concepts of music creation with Chrome Lab to integrate bird sounds and create a melody.

Time Capsule

3 years ago

Today is the perfect day to get outside and capture a moment in time! Join eight-year-old Hunter, from Nova Scotia, as he shares how you can make your very own time capsule. All you need is a waterproof container (Glass jars don’t work well outside.If you’re hiding it in your home, any container will do!) things that you love and will remind you of these moments in time. For example: write a letter, store receipts, photographs, articles, or anything else you think will help future generations understand what life was like for a kid in 2020. After you finish your time capsule project why not create a Scratch game to mark your steps and create a map to find your capsule in the future!

English: This video is an example of a filtration prototype. As this is a prototype please don’t drink the water or fluids collected even after it has been filtered. Please be mindful of your safety when collecting samples and ask for help from an adult if handling sharp objects or cutting difficult materials.

Français: Cette vidéo est un exemple de prototype de filtration. Comme il s’agit d’un prototype, veuillez ne pas boire l’eau ou les fluides recueillis même après qu’ils aient été filtrés. Soyez sécuritaire lorsque vous allez chercher vos échantillons et demandez l’aide d’un adulte si vous devez manipuler des objets tranchants ou si vous voulez essayer de couper des matériaux difficiles.

What have you been up to in the last week? Have you designed a play area around your house? What do you need to create one? What if you only needed a stick? Join Louane on her play adventure with .. a branch. What could you make with a branch?

Qu’avez-vous fait ces dernières semaines? Avez-vous conçu une aire de jeux autour de votre maison? De quoi avez-vous besoin pour en créer une? Et si vous n’avez besoin que d’un bâton? Rejoignez Louane dans son aventure avec .. une branche. Que pourriez-vous faire avec une branche?

William and his half-brother Jessie took a Brilliant Labs challenge a step further. Listen to their project! Thanks to their teacher Lucie Theriault from Marguerite-Bourgeoys school in Caraquet for sharing this video with us.

William et son demi-frère Jessie ont poussé le défi de Labos créatifs un peu plus loin. Écoutez leur projet! Merci Mme Lucie Thériault de l’école Marguerite-Bourgeoys de Caraquet pour avoir partagé cette vidéo avec nous.


3 years ago

Ecosystems provide habitats for plants and animals, and support different food chains and food webs. They can be very small and fit in jars, or they can be very large like a forest. Our planet needs healthy ecosystems to survive. How can we ensure that there is enough energy from the sun, clean air and food for our ecosystems to survive? What would happen if one of those parts were missing? What can you do to help our planet stay healthy?

In April 2019, a few lucky Brilliant Labs team members visited with an outdoor public school in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

Watch Émilie and Charlotte go through the obstacle course they made in their front yard.

Regardez Émilie et Charlotte parcourir la course à obstacles qu’elles ont faite dans leur cour avant.

Join Kate and Sophie as they build a free-standing structure using natural elements. What will their structure symbolize? Who will see their creation? Will it hold up to wind and other weather elements? Can you build your own structure using other elements?

Rejoignez Kate et Sophie pendant qu’elles construisent une structure en utilisant des éléments naturels. Que symbolisera leur structure? Qui verra leur création? Résistera-t-elle au vent et aux autres éléments météorologiques? Pouvez-vous construire votre propre structure en utilisant d’autres éléments?

Join Kate and Sophie as they pick, clean, cook and eat fiddleheads. Where will they find this seasonal food? How will they prepare them? Will they like the taste of this delicious green curled delicacy?

Rejoignez Kate et Sophie alors qu’elles cueillent, nettoient, cuisinent et mangent des têtes de violons. Où trouveront-elles cette nourriture de saison? Comment vont-elles les préparer? Aimeront-elles le goût de cette délicieuse friandise verte et frisée?

Dans cette vidéo surveillez Olivia et sa grand-maman nous partager la recette traditionnelle Acadienne : Pet de Soeur

In this video Rachel talks about lobsters and her favorite lobster recipes from where she grew up, on Cape Breton Island.

In this video learn how to make a basic batch of refrigerator pickles using some ingredients that you may have in your pantry. The video includes a recipe that the spices and herbs can be easily modified to suit your own individual taste.

Dans cette vidéo, vous apprendrez à préparer un lot de base de marinade pour le réfrigérateur en utilisant certains ingrédients que vous avez peut-être dans votre garde-manger. La vidéo comprend une recette qui permet de modifier facilement les épices et les herbes pour les adapter à votre propre goût.