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Science - Fifth Grade 5.2

Astronomy: Window to the Universe

Since the beginning of civilization, we have looked to the heavens and gazed in awe at the wonders of the universe. What is a star? A planet? A moon? Board our starship "Explorer" destined to reach the outer limits of space and find the answers to these questions and more! Examine different types of telescopes and discover why they are our windows to the universe. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.7, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
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  • Dates: available October 19-January 25
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Bring on the Noise

Ready or not, we are bringing on the noise! So what is noise? Sound? Music? What is a medium for sound, and why do we need it? Find out as we explore the structure of sound as a form of energy and a means of communication. Experiment with sound waves and explore frequency, wavelength, and resonance. Use a sound wave to extinguish a candle! (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2
  • Time Required: ½ hour. Goes well with the traveling exhibit CIRCUS! Science Under the Big Top! (1/31/02 - 5/2/04). Available as an outreach program to your school
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Simple Sonar 

Bring a friend to enjoy this! Hear a whisper across the room.

  • Location: The Children Museum, Portsmouth
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 5.2
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  • Dates: 
  • 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.

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