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Science - First Grade 1.3
Art and Live Animals at the Chrysler Museum of Art

Begin your program with a safari to explore the artistic interpretation of animals in the Chrysler Museum of Art’s collections. Then the real thing! Educators from the Virginia Zoo will bring animals to the museum and introduce students to some of the same animals they’ve seen expressed in the art during their tour through the museum. Don’t miss this unique program! (Grades 1 - 4)

  • Location: Chrysler Museum
  • SOLs Covered: English: 1.3, 2.3, 3.1, Science: 1.5, 2.4, 3.4, 3.5, 4.5, 4.8
  • Time Required: 2 hours
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  • Costs: $4.50 per child, this includes the art tour and the animal program. To book this program, please call the Chrysler Museum at 757-333-6283.


It's everybody's favorite at the Children's Museum - make bubbles of all shapes and sizes or even step into one!

  • Location: The Children Museum, Portsmouth
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.2, 1.3, 2.1, 5.4, Math: K.15, 1.13, 2.18
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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.

Down to Earth 

Use all of your senses to get "down to earth" and explore your world! Discover what makes up the Earth, how mountains are formed, and how Earth changes daily. Classify rocks, and see how you can break them with water. Learn how soil is created and then make your own! Sort animals into their habitats. Investigate how the sun affects Earth and what causes day and night. Pair this program with the Disney's IMAX film The Lion King. (Grades Pre-K – 2)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.2, K.4, K.5, K.9, K.10, 1.1, 1.3, 1.6, 1.8, 2.1, 2.3, 2.7
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Pair this program with the IMAX film Grand Canyon. Available as an outreach program to your school.
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  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information, to book a group or schedule an educational program.

Let the Sun Shine In!

Students observe that muddy water blocks sunlight. They consider how soil might get into water and infer the effects on underwater grasses and animals. They dramatize connections among sun, earth, plants, people, and blue crabs in their eelgrass environment; then make a collage illustrating the crabs in an eelgrass environment.

  • Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 
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