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Science - Fifth Grade 5.5

Animal Adaptations
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teachersafaris.htm

Survival is a daily challenge for all kinds of animals. Find out how some birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians use their amazing adaptations to meet these challenges with success.

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science 3.4 3.5 4.5 5.5 6.9 LS.7 LS.9 BIO.8 BIO.9
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  • Dates: (Sept. - May)
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Forest Ecology
http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/jamestown/
schoolenrichment.html
 

Tree structure and function (Grades 4-5)

  • Location: Jamestown School Enrichment
  • SOLs Covered: Science 4.4, 4.5, 4.8, 5.5
  • Time Required: 45 minutes
  • Dates: September to May
  • Costs: One-day program: $8.25 per person. Program includes 3 ‚ 5 instructional classes, recreational equipment use, eating area, restrooms. Adult leaders free.

Inside Skeletons!
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teachersafaris.htm
 

See what fish, birds, frogs and other animals look like from the inside out as we compare living vertebrates and invertebrates with their skeletons. Learn how bones help bats fly, snakes crawl, moles dig and more! Examine a human skeleton to see how we fit into the boney world! Grade 5.

  • Location: the Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 5.5
  • Time Required: 45 minutes
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Fee (includes self guided visit): Contract Schools-Free, Non-contract schools-$6.50 per student ($150 minimum) For more information or to make a reservation, call the Reservations Coordinator at 757-595-9135 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Life in the Chesapeake Bay http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teacherenviro.htm
 

Compare major marine vertebrate and invertebrate phyla to discover the amazing diversity of life in the Bay. Identify and classify live and preserved specimens such as sea stars, anemones, whelks and crabs, as well as bony and cartilaginous fish. Animal adaptations and survival strategies are emphasized. (Grades 6-12)

  • Location: the Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science 6.1 LS.5 LS.9 LS.10 BIO.1 BIO.5
  • Time Required: 1 ½ hours
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Fee (includes self guided visit): Contract Schools-Free, Non-contract schools-$6.50 per student ($150 minimum) For more information or to make a reservation, call the Reservations Coordinator at 757-595-9135 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Seeds of Change
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_nbg4.html
 

Students will be able to: Recognize, compare and contrast the physical characteristics of seeds. Identify the parts of a peanut seed Observe and record the growth rate and habits of a variety of seeds. (Grades K-5)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks 
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.8, 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.8, 3.8, 3.10, 4.1, 4.4, 5.1, 5.5
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The Secret Garden
http://www.vmsm.com/teachers.html 

From dissecting an oyster to identifying the strange animals that make their homes on oyster reefs, your students will explore the concepts of life cycles, food webs and resource management. This hands-on program emphasizes the complexity of biological systems. Grades 4-6

  • Location: Virginia Science Marine Museum
  • SOLs Covered: SOLs: Science: Science: 4.1, 4.5, 4.8, 5.1, 5.5, 5.6, 6.8, 6.9, 6.11, LS.4, LS.7, LS.9, LS.11, LS.12, BIO.1, BIO.7, BIO.9 
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Snakes Alive!
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teachersafaris.htm
 

Meet a most misunderstood but fascinating animal—the snake! Learn about the natural history of snakes with a close-up look at local poisonous and nonpoisonous species. (Grade 5)

  • Location: the Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 5.5
  • Time Required: 45 minutes
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Fee (includes self guided visit): Contract Schools-Free, Non-contract schools-$6.50 per student ($150 minimum) For more information or to make a reservation, call the Reservations Coordinator at 757-595-9135 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Solve the Mystery of Exotic Aquatics
http://www.vmsm.com/teachers.html 

Solve a real-life mystery: What is the "foreign" animal they collected with native species? How did it get to the Chesapeake Bay? Program incorporates experiments, mapping exercises, and microscope work to help your students learn about the relationship between human activities and ecosystem dynamics. (Grades 4-12)

  • Location: Virginia Science Marine Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 4.1, 4.5, 4.8, 5.1, 5.5, 5.6, 6.1, 6.8, 6.9, 6.11, LS.4, LS.7, LS.9, LS.11, LS.12, BIO.1, BIO.7, BIO.8, BIO.9
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Touch Tanks
http://www.vmsm.com/teachers.html

An "underwater" experience would not be complete without getting a little wet. Your students will get a thrill from touching a variety of invertebrates including the hermit crab and the sea star! Ocean In Motion Outreach Truck

  • Location: Virginia Science Marine Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 4.5, 4.8, 5.5, 5.6, 6.8, 6.9, LS.4.5
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Threatened and Endangered Marine Animals
http://www.vmsm.com/teachers.html
 

Learn about the current status of the threatened and endangered animals found along Virginia's coastline. This program focuses on marine mammals and sea turtles, and includes the vital role humans play in the survival of these magnificent animals. Meet some of the animals representing both success stories and potential problems.

  • Location: Virginia Science Marine Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.8, 3.10, 4.1, 4.8, 5.5, 5.6, 6.8, 6.9, 6.11, LS.7, LS.8, LS.9, LS.11, LS.12, LS.14, Bio.8.9; History: 3.7, 3.8, 7.4, 10.2, 11.5, 12.16
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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 
  • 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.

Wildlife of Virginia
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teachersafaris.htm
 

From mammals to birds to reptiles, meet native live animals commonly seen in Virginia. Learn about their habits and discover some of their special adaptations for getting around, avoiding predators, and finding food.

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science K.1 K.6 1.5 2.5 3.4 4.5 5.5
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WORLD WAR II The Home Front
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_macmem6.html 

Primary source documents, artifacts, and photographs located in one of the MacArthur Memorial’s classrooms spark discussion of what is was like to live in Norfolk during World War II. Time frame: 1941 and 1945. (Grades 4-9)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 4.1, 4.8, 5.1, 5.7, 6.1, 6.2, 6.6, ES.1, ES.2, ES.8, ES.9, Math: 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 5.3, 5.11, 5.17, 5.20, 6.7, 6.9, 6.10, 6.18, 7.21, 7.23, 7.25, 8.18
  • Time Required: 2 hours
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  • Cost: Field Trips to the MacArthur Memorial can be taken without charge.

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