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English - Fourth Grade 4.2

Adopt A Tree
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_nbg1.html

Students will discover the importance of trees by adopting a tree and observing the tree over several visits throughout the year. Students will observe the tree's seasonal changes, discover the life history of a tree, and witness a wide variety of birds, insects and mammals that live in trees. (Grades K-4)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.4, K.6, 1.1, 2.8, 3.10, 4.4 English: 1.12, 2.9, 3.2, 3.8, 4.1, 4.2, 4.7, 5.1, 5.7
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Animals Adapt
http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=4-6

From the wetlands to the forest to the desert, no two animals occupy the same niche. How is this possible? Adaptations! Through meeting live animals from insects to mammals, students can discover how an animal's adaptations may change throughout their life cycle and how each animal's unique adaptations help them to survive in the wild. (Grades 4-6)

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 4.1, 4.5, 4.8, 5.1, 6.1 English: 4.1, 4.2 Math: 4.11
  • Time Required: 45-60 mins
  • Dates: Monday-Friday
  • Costs: Cost of Program on Zoo Grounds: Zoo admission fee plus $2.50 per participant (80 children maximum). Each additional program $2.50 per person ($75.00 minimum). Cost of Program at your Facility: Travel fee (based on roundtrip mileage from the Zoo) plus $2.50 per participant (80 children maximum). Each additional program $2.50 per person ($75.00 minimum).
  • Registration: You must pre-register for education programs through the Education Department. Please fill out a registration form and mail or fax it to us. You may also register online here. You must receive a confirmation letter from us before you are guaranteed a program. Please call us at 757-624-9937 ext. 299 if you have any questions or if you do not receive a confirmation letter

Managing our Environment
http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=4-6

Our environment is a delicate balance of plants, animals and people all dependant upon the others for survival. Local, state and federal governments have roles in managing our natural resources, but we must be responsible too. While touring our new African exhibit, your class will discover how governments are trying to protect the last great wilderness and how their decisions affect the local people and animals. They will also learn what organizations like the zoo are doing to help and to also protect our own local wildlife.

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Mathematics: 4.11, 4.19, 5.11, 5.17, 6.10, 6.17 Science: 4.1, 4.5, 4.8, 6.1, 6.11, 6.2 English: 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.2
  • Time Required: 45-60S mins.
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  • Costs: *This class is limited to 30 students at a time.

Produce, Consume & Decompose
http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=4-6

Are you responsible for the missing link? Plants and animals interact in an amazing way to form food webs, but one missing link in a food chain is enough for the whole web to come crashing down! Children will meet live animals and start to discover the role producers, consumers and decomposers play in this intricate web of life. (Grades 4-6)

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 6.1, 6.9 English: 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.2
  • Time Required: 45-60 mins
  • Dates: Monday-Friday
  • Costs: Cost of Program on Zoo Grounds: Zoo admission fee plus $2.50 per participant (80 children maximum). Each additional program $2.50 per person ($75.00 minimum). Cost of Program at your Facility: Travel fee (based on roundtrip mileage from the Zoo) plus $2.50 per participant (80 children maximum). Each additional program $2.50 per person ($75.00 minimum).
  • Registration: You must pre-register for education programs through the Education Department. Please fill out a registration form and mail or fax it to us. You may also register online here. You must receive a confirmation letter from us before you are guaranteed a program. Please call us at 757-624-9937 ext. 299 if you have any questions or if you do not receive a confirmation letter.

Vertebrates vs. Invertebrates
http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=4-6

If you are studying the five kingdoms of living things, the zoo is the place to be to discuss the animal kingdom! Your students probably know that animals can be divided into two groups - vertebrates or invertebrates, but did you know that 99% of all animals in the world are invertebrates? Come explore the world of both groups as we meet live animals with and without backbones. (Grades 4-6)

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 4.1, 5.1, 5.5, 6.1 English: 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.2 Math: 4.11, 4.19, 5.11, 5.17, 6.10, 6.18
  • Time Required: 45-60 mins
  • Dates: Monday-Friday

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