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Math - Third Grade 3.14

The Importance of Interdependency http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=k3rd 

Every living thing depends on every other living thing to survive - this is called interdependency. Add humans to the mix and we have the ability to affect the survival of plants and animals. Humans can change the existing habitats. We can also help protect the survival of species by conservation measures such as resource renewal, habitat management procedures and species monitoring. The zoo is the perfect place to learn about these things as our mission is teach about conserving animals and their habitats.

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 2.5, 3.1, 3.10 English: 2.3, 3.1 Math: 3.14, 3.16
  • 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.

Master Machines
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

How do machines make our work easier? What does it take to build the basic machines we use daily? Translate the basic components of levers, screws, pulleys, wheels, axles, inclined planes, and wedges into the finished machinery of vehicles, carousels, and robots. See how you can lift your teacher! (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1 Mathematics: 3.14, 4.11, 5.11
  • Time Required: 30 minutes. Goes well with the IMAX® film THRILL RIDE: The Science of Fun, the program Scream Machines, and the traveling exhibit CIRCUS! Science Under the Big Top! Available as an outreach program to your school
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Scream Machines
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

Students will explore how engineers use math and science to build their favorite roller coasters. Find out what it takes to make scream machines when we investigate the kinds of energy and forces at work in our everyday lives. Explore force, motion and energy through interactive demonstrations of push and pull, potential and kinetic energy, and gravity and friction. Then use your physics know-how to design and construct a roller coaster, complete with bumps, rolls and loop-the-loops. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, Mathematics: 3.14, 3.15, 4.11, 5.11 
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Goes well with the IMAX® film THRILL RIDE: The Science of Fun, the demonstration Master Machines, and the traveling exhibit CIRCUS! Science Under the Big Top! (Jan. 31 - May 2, 2004). Available as an outreach program to your school.
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Staying Alive
http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=k3rd

Animals in the wild must find creative ways to survive and avoid being eaten. Come learn about intriguing strategies of animal defense such as mimicry, camouflage and behavior "trickery." We will also discover why things such as shells, quills, and venom are so important. Bring your children to interact and explore these and many more secrets of survival in the wild through meeting live animals. *This program is recommended for grades 2-3.

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 2.1, 2.7, 2.5, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.10 Math: 3.14 History & Social Science: 3.6 English: 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.

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