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Science - Fifth Grade 5.6

Civil War Navy in Hampton Roads
http://www.hrnm.navy.mil/hrnm3.html 

Civil War Navy in Hampton Roads Grades 3-6

  • Location: Battleship Wisconsin
  • SOLs Covered: English 3.1.,5.1, 6.1,6.2,.6.5, H/S 3.2,5.6, 6.10
  • Time Required: 20 minutes
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  • Costs: There is no charge for any program. The museum is a Federally funded institution and does not charge a fee for programs, admission to the galleries, or to the battleship Wisconsin.

Fish Focus: Saltwater Fish of the Chesapeake Bay
http://www.vmsm.com/teachers.html
 

We bring live fish right to your classroom - water included! Involve your students in hands-on activities that teach about fish and underwater habitats in an exciting way. Support for this program was provided by the Virginia Recreational Fishing Development Fund.

  • Location: Virginia Science Marine Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 1.1, 1.5, 1.8, 2.5, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.5, 4.8, 5.6, 6.9, LS.7, LS.9, LS.10, LS.11, Bio.5, Bio.7, Bio.9; History: 2.10, 3.12
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Marsh Mystery
http://www.vims.edu/adv/ed/bt/bt99lessons2.html
 

Students hear a short, fictional, illustrated mystery, then develop hypotheses to explain why some characters became sick from poison and others did not. They demonstrate effects of bioaccumulation by playing roles of plants and animals in a marsh food web.

  • Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 5.6, 6.2, 6.9, 6.11
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Norfolk 1812
http://www.chrysler.org/programs/house_content.htm

Students explore the daily life of the Myers family in Federal-era Norfolk, then dip their own candle in this program. A pre-visit classroom outreach is included. (Grades 4 - 5)

  • Location: Moses Myers and Willoughby-Baylor House Programs
  • SOLs Covered: English: 4.1, 5.1, Science: 4.5, 4.8, 5.1, 5.6, History and Social Science: 4.1, 4.4, 4.7, 5.6, 5.9
  • Time Required: 1 ½ hours
  • Dates: Please call (757) 333-6269 or contact rsanchez@chrysler.org for information and reservations.
  • Costs: $4.00 per student

Planetarium
http://www.childrensmuseumva.com/exhibits.html 

Visit the stars and be home in time for dinner! Stargaze in our Planetarium, learn the stories of the constellations, and investigate the secrets of space in our state-of-the-art facility.

  • Location: The Children Museum, Portsmouth
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.7, 1.6, 2.6, 5.6
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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.

Runoff Relief
http://www.vims.edu/adv/ed/bt/bt99lessons2.html 

Students identify the local source of drinking water; then they see and discuss a demonstration and a music video explaining how runoff can carry pollutants into drinking water reservoirs. Groups construct and use a mini water treatment plant to treat dirty water.

  • Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 5.6, 5.7, 6.11
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Sail into History
http://www.chrysler.org/programs/house_content.htm

An exciting three-part program of living history, sailing, and touring in which students learn about Norfolk's maritime heritage. Students will tour the Myers House, meet one of Moses Myers' mariners, and tour the Elizabeth River on the American Rover. (Grades 3, 4, & 5)

  • Location: Moses Myers and Willoughby-Baylor House Programs
  • SOLs Covered: English: 3.1, 4.1, 5.1 Science: 3.1, 4.5, 4.8, 5.1, 5.6 History and Social Science: 3.4, 3.7, 3.10, 4.1, 5.6
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  • Dates: Please call (757) 333-6269 or contact rsanchez@chrysler.org for information and reservations.
  • Costs: Cost: $12.50 per student (75 students minimum) No outreach included with this tour.

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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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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