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English - Kindergarten K.10
See How I Grow
http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=k3rd

Through meeting adult mammals, reptiles & birds, children will investigate and understand basic needs and life processes of plants and animals. This popular program uses graphing and visuals to reinforce how living things change as they grow, need certain things to survive and how offspring are similar, but not identical to their parents. *This program is recommended for grades K-2.

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.2, K.6, K.8, K.9, 1.4, 1.5, 2.4, 3.4, 3.8 Math: K.17, K.18, 2.21, 3.22 History & Social Science: K.2, K.7 English: K.2, K.3, K.13, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2 2.3, 3.1
  • 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.

The Changing World
http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=k3rd

Journey through the cycle of nature as we watch the seasons change and learn how this affects the behavior of animals from Virginia and around the world. Through interactive activities and meeting live animals we will delve into how animals are dependant on their habitat for survival and their parallel behaviors such as hibernation, estivation, migration, and even nocturnal and diurnal.

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.9, 1.7, 2.1, 2.5, 3.8 Math K.10, 3.16 History & Social Science: 3.5 English: K.2, K.3, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1
  • 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.

Big Band
http://www.childrensmuseumva.com/exhibits.html

Stroll among some REALLY BIG instruments and explore how sounds are made.

  • Location: The Children Museum, Portsmouth
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.2, K.4, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, English: K.1
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  • Costs: We can accommodate up to 150 students. Price for SOL based program is $5.00 per student. For reservations call 393-5258 Ex 10.

Puppet Theater
http://www.childrensmuseumva.com/exhibits.html

Try your hand at some silly scenes. In our puppet theater you are the show!

  • Location: The Children Museum, Portsmouth
  • SOLs Covered: English: K.1, K.3, 2.1
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  • Costs: We can accommodate up to 150 students. Price for SOL based program is $5.00 per student. For reservations call 393-5258 Ex 10.

Yorktown Victory Center Guided Tour
http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/groupprograms.cfm

Let our Foundation guide lead your group on a two-hour curriculum-based, inquiry-oriented tour of Yorktown Victory Center. Students get involved with significant aspects of the impact of the American Revolution on the people of America and the development of the new nation at Yorktown Victory Center. During tours, students handle reproduction objects, think about history through provocative questions, talk with costumed interpreters, and experience living history and gallery exhibits. Guides will cover the standards appropriate for your grade-level. Please let us know if specific standards should be addressed.

  • Location: Yorktown Victory Center
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: WHII.6, WHII.1, WG.9, WG.7, WG.6, WG.3, WG.2, VUS.4, VUS.3, VUS.1, VS.6, VS.5, VS.4, VS.1, USI.6, USI.5, USI.1, K.8, K.7, K.6, K.5, K.4, K.3, K.2, K.1, GOVT.2, GOVT.1, CE.9, CE.4, CE.2, CE.1, 1.1, 1.11, 1.12, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 2.3, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.3, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, Mathematics: K.14, K.12, 1.15, 1.17, 2.18, 3.23, 4.18 , Science: PS.10, PH.4, PH.3, LS.8 PS.1, LS.4, K.6, K.4, K.2, K.1, ES.7, ES.5, ES.2, BIO.9, BIO.8, BIO.7, 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.7, 2.4, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 4.8, 6.2, English: K.8, K.3, K.2, K.13, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1
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Where in the Woods? Adventure Packs
http://www.virginiagarden.org/school.htm

Explore the Garden on your own with a Where in the Woods? These backpacks contain 10 fun, hands-on activities, maps, hand lenses, a compass, a tree identification book and a story book. Each pack contains enough material for 15 students. To reserve an Adventure Pack, please call 441-5830 ext. 338.

  • Location: Norfolk Botanical Gardens
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.4, K.6, 1.1, 2.1, 2.8, 3.1, 4.1, 4.4, Math: K.12, 1.17, English: K.1, 1.1, 1.11
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  • Cost: The fee for the use of the use of the Adventure Packs is $4 per student and includes admission, a one-time family admission pass and a 30-minute narrated train tour. 

A History Treasure Hunt/The Time Capsule
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/macmem1_r.html

General Douglas MacArthur's life provides the theme for a "treasure hunt" though the Museum, using symbols for artifacts to follow a map and find those objects in the nine galleries. Students will also learn about the history of Norfolk from 1830 to the present. This is a hands-on experience using a map to find directions inside the museum. Students will view nine rooms in the Museum, find information where appropriate by reading labels, and view many types of American, Japanese and Philippine art. (Grades Pre-K – 3)

  • Location: MacArthur Memorial
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4, K.7, K.8, K.9; 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.15; 2.2, 2,4, 2.5, 2.9; 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.13 English: K.1. K.2, K.3, K.5, K.6, K.7, K.8, K.13; 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9; 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6; 3.1, 3.4.
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Seeds of Change
http://www.virginiagarden.org/school.htm#school

From the tiny celery seed to the 40 pound coco-de-mer, most plants grow from seeds. Seeds are also used in making everything from toothpaste, to film and candy bars. Seeds of Change introduces students to seeds and allows them to examine different seeds, crack open a seed to reveal the tiny embryo and plant a seed to take home. (Grades 1-5)

  • Location: Norfolk Botanical Gardens
  • SOLs Covered: Math: K.19, K.12, 1.20, 2.15, 3.4, 4.11, 5.11, Science: 1.4, 1.5, 2.8, 4.4, English K.2, 1.2, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1
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Treasure Hunt Time Capsule
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_macmem1.html

General Douglas MacArthur's life provides the theme for a "treasure hunt" though the Museum, using symbols for artifacts to follow a map and find those objects in the nine galleries. Students will also learn about the history of Norfolk from 1830 to the present. This is a hands-on experience using a map to find directions inside the museum. Students will view nine rooms in the Museum, find information where appropriate by reading labels, and view many types of American, Japanese and Philippine art. (Grades Pre-K – 3)

  • Location: MacAuthor Memorial
  • SOLs Covered: English: K.1. K.2, K.3, K.5, K.6, K.7, K.8, K.13; 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9; 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6; 3.1, 3.4. History: K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4, K.7, K.8, K.9; 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.15; 2.2, 2,4, 2.5, 2.9; 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.13
  • Time Required: 4+ hours
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  • Cost: Field Trips to the MacArthur Memorial can be taken without charge.

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