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Science - Fourth Grade 4.2

Astronomy: Window to the Universe
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

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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Charge It
http://www.vasc.org/museum2u.html
 

This introduction to the magic of electricity is sure to make your students' hair stand on end as they learn about the wonderful world of atoms and electrons! Students will discover the dangers and the power of electricity while observing and participating in experiments with our Van de Graaff generator and Jacob's Ladder. (Grades 3-9)

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center - Outreach
  • SOLs Covered: Sciences: 3.1, 3.3, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, LS.1, PS.1, PS.2, PS.3, PS.6, PS.11, ES.2, ES.12, ES.13, BIO.1, CH.2, CH.6, PH.1, PH.3, PH.4, PH.6, PH.8, PH.12, PH.13, Health SOL: 3.19, 3.23, 5.21, 8.15, 8.18
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  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information on educational programs or to book an outreach.

Cultures in Contact (outreach program)
http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/handsonJS.cfm

Through role-playing, examining period illustrations, and analyzing reproductions of the English, Powhatan and African material culture, participants compare and contrast the cultures that came into contact at Jamestown. They investigate the economic reasons and other factors that brought the settlers to Virginia, and the cultural exchange of Virginia’s colonial inhabitants. Program available for youth/student and Legacy Learning group participants. Click here to view and download PDF booklet.

  • Location: Jamestown Settlement
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: VUS.2, VUS.1, VS.4, VS.3, VS.1, USI.4, USI.1, Mathematics: 4.19 Science: 4.2, 4.8, 6.2 English: 4.1
  • Time Required:
  • Dates: Program Booking Information: Outreach Programs are currently available only in Virginia. For further information or to schedule an outreach program, please call (757) 253-4939. Outreach programs are offered year-round, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • Costs:

Colonial Medicine (outreach program)
http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/outreachvirginia.cfm

History and science merge as students examine reproductions of 18th-century medical tools and procedures. Students learn theory, the types of health care given in a typical colonial home, and the many jobs of a colonial doctor – from pulling teeth to amputating arms and legs.

  • Location: Yorktown Center
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: VUS.2, VUS.1, VS.4, VS.3, VS.1, USI.4, USI.1, Mathematics: 4.19 Science: 4.1, 4.8, 6.2 English: 4.1, 6.2
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  • Dates:
  • Costs: Cost for outreach programs is $1.00 per student within Virginia. Special rates are available for schools that also visit one of our museums. For additional information or to schedule an outreach program, contact group reservations and outreach education at (757) 253-4939, fax (757) 253-4997, or email groupreservations@jyf.state.va.us.

High-Wire Science
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html
 

Discover how physics makes some of your favorite circus feats possible! Learn some tricks of the trade when you experiment with a high-wire and unicycle. Explore how daredevils can drive upside down and how trapeze acrobats can glide through the air with the greatest of ease! (available 1/31/04-5/2/04). (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.2, 4.2 
  • Time Required: 30 minutes. Goes well with the traveling exhibit CIRCUS! Science Under the Big Top! (1/31/02 - 5/2/04)
  • Dates: 
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Jamestown Settlement Guided Tour
http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/groupprograms.cfm 

Let our Foundation guide lead your group on a curriculum-based, inquiry-oriented tour of Jamestown Settlement. Students get involved with significant aspects of the English, Powhatan, and African cultures of the 17th-century colony at Jamestown Settlement. During tours, students handle reproduction objects, think about history through provocative questions, talk with costumed interpreters, and experience living history and gallery exhibits. Tours address the History and Social Science SOL's listed. Guides will cover the standards appropriate for your grade-level. Please let us know if specific standards should be addressed. 

  • Location: Jamestown Settlement Center
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science WHII.5, WHII.4, WHII.1, WHI.2, WG.9, WG.7, WG.6, WG.3, WG.2, WG.12, WG.1, VUS.3, VUS.2, VUS.1, VS.4, VS.3, VS.2, VS.1, USI.5, USI.4, USI.3, USI.2, USI.1, K.8, K.7, K.6, K.5, K.4, K.3, K.2, K.1, GOVT.2, GOVT.17, GOVT.1, CE.9, CE.4, CE.2, CE.1, 1.11, 1.12, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.10, 2.12, 2.2, 2.3, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.3, 3.7, 3.9 Mathematics K.14, K.12, 1.15, 1.17, 1.19, 1.9, 2.18, 3.23, 4.18 Science PS.10, PS.1, PH.4, PH.3, LS.4, LS.12, K.5, K.4, K.3, K.2, K.10, K.1, ES.7, ES.5, ES.3, ES.2, BIO.9, BIO.8, BIO.7, 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.10, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 4.8, 6.2 English K.8, K.3, K.2, K.13, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 6.2, 7.1
  • Time Required: 2 hours
  • Dates: Contact group reservations at (757) 253-4939 for further information or to book your group. Tours and on-site programs are offered 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. year-round, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
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Jamestown Settlement Sampler Tour
http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/groupprograms.cfm

This tour led by a trained educator is designed to help groups get the most out of limited time at either museum by highlighting exhibits in the galleries and living history areas. Minimum 15 students. Tours address the History and Social Science SOL's listed. Guides will cover the standards appropriate for your grade-level. Please let us know if specific standards should be addressed.

  • Location: Jamestown Settlement Center
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science WHII.5, WHII.4, WHII.1, WHI.2, WG.9, WG.7, WG.6, WG.3, WG.2, WG.12, WG.1, VUS.3, VUS.2, VUS.1, VS.4, VS.3, VS.2, VS.1, USI.5, USI.4, USI.3, USI.2, USI.1, K.8, K.7, K.6, K.5, K.4, K.3, K.2, K.1, GOVT.2, GOVT.17, GOVT.1, CE.9, CE.4, CE.2, CE.1, 1.11, 1.12, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.10, 2.12, 2.2, 2.3, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.3, 3.7, 3.9 Mathematics K.14, K.12, 1.15, 1.17, 1.19, 1.9, 2.18, 3.23, 4.18 Science PS.10, PS.1, PH.4, PH.3, LS.8, LS.4, LS.12, K.5, K.4, K.3, K.2, K.10, K.1, ES.7, ES.5, ES.3, ES.2, BIO.9, BIO.8, BIO.7, 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.10, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 4.8, 6.2 English K.8, K.3, K.2, K.13, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 6.2, 7.1
  • Time Required: 1 hour
  • Dates: Contact group reservations at (757) 253-4939 for further information or to book your group. Tours and on-site programs are offered 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. year-round, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
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Life at Jamestown (on-site program at Jamestown Settlement) http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/handsonJS.cfm 

Explore the early struggles, economic ventures and daily life in the Jamestown colony through hands-on demonstrations, such as open-hearth cooking and 17th-century military life. Program available for youth/student groups. Click here to view and download PDF booklet.

  • Location: Jamestown Settlement
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science VS.1, USI.5, USI.4, USI.1, Mathematics 4.19 Science 4.2, 4.8, 6.2 English 4.1, 6.2
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Life at Jamestown (outreach program) http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/outreachvirginia.cfm 

Students learn about the early struggles and economic ventures of the English colonists at Jamestown by handling reproduction artifacts of the period. They explore the reasons the English settled, the hardships they faced, and the reasons they succeeded.

  • Location: Jamestown Settlement
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science VS.3, VS.1, USI.5, USI.4, USI.1, Mathematics 4.19 Science 4.2, 4.8, 6.2 English 4.1, 6.2
  • Time Required: 
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Cost for outreach programs is $1.00 per student within Virginia. Special rates are available for schools that also visit one of our museums. For additional information or to schedule an outreach program, contact group reservations and outreach education at (757) 253-4939, fax (757) 253-4997, or email groupreservations@jyf.state.va.us.

Life of a Private (on-site program at Yorktown Victory Center)
http://www.historyisfun.org/

Students examine a Revolutionary War private’s uniform, supplies and the contents of a typical carrying bag. They investigate the reasons people joined the Continental Army, the hardships of a soldier’s daily life and the roles of women in the army. Program available for youth/student and Legacy Learning group participants. Click here to view and download PDF booklet.

  • Location: Yorktown Victory Center
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: VS.5, VS.1, USI.6, USI.1, Mathematics: 4.19, Science: 4.2, 6.2, English: 4.1, 6.2
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  • Dates: Contact group reservations at (757) 253-4939 for further information or to book your group. Tours and on-site programs are offered 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. year-round, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
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Living with the Indians (outreach program) http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/outreachvirginia.cfm

Students handle and analyze clothing, bone tools, pottery, and other reproduction artifacts of the Powhatan Indian culture. They learn the ways the Powhatans effectively used their environment and the day-to-day jobs in and around a Powhatan village. Classes also receive materials to make their own rope.

  • Location: Jamestown Settlement
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: VS.2, VS.1, USI.3, USI.1, K.1, 2.2, 2.3 English: K.3, K.2, K.13, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 6.2 Science: K.4, K.2, K.10, K.1, 1.1, 1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.10, 3.2, 4.2, 4.8, 6.2
  • Time Required:
  • Dates:
  • Costs: Cost for outreach programs is $1.00 per student within Virginia. Special rates are available for schools that also visit one of our museums. For additional information or to schedule an outreach program, contact group reservations and outreach education at (757) 253-4939, fax (757) 253-4997, or email groupreservations@jyf.state.va.us.

Living with the Indians (on-site program at Jamestown Settlement) http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/handsonJS.cfm

Corn grinding, hide scraping, and cordage making are some of the activities students may try in the recreated Powhatan Indian village as they explore the culture of the Powhatans. Also available: Living with the Indians Primary Program for preschool, kindergarten and first-grade students. Program available for youth/student and Legacy Learning group participants. Also available: Living With the Indians Primary Program for preschool, kindergarten and first-grade students. Click here to view and download PDF booklet.

  • Location: Jamestown Settlement
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: VS.2, VS.1, USI.3, USI.1, K.1, 2.2, 2.3 Mathematics: K.14, 1.17, 1.19, 1.20, 2.18, 3.23, 4.19 Science: K.4, K.2, K.10, K.1, 1.1, 1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.10, 3.2, 4.2, 4.8, 6.2 English: K.3, K.2, K.13, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 6.2
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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
  • Dates: 
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Moon Colony
http://www.vasc.org/museum2u.html 

Take an imaginary trip to the moon and construct a long-term cyber colony that is fully functional. Learn how to overcome similar problems that the Jamestown settlers faced. Learn about new problems that exist only in the hostile environment of outer space. Students will explore ways to use resources and create various means to sustain life on the moon by "growing" and "recycling" resources for daily living in a self-sufficient community. (Grades 4-6)

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center - Outreach
  • SOLs Covered: Mathematics: 4.5, 4.12, 5.21, 6.9, 6.10, Science: 4.2, 4.5, 4.7, 5.1, 6.3, 6.10, 6.11, Social Studies: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 5.3, 6.10, 6.11
  • Time Required: 
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information on educational programs or to book an outreach.

Props, Wings & Flying Things
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

How does a bird fly? How does a plane take off? What machines do we put together to make an airplane, and what materials are used to make them? Discover what it takes to fly and what makes a plane go fast or slow. See how weather affects the way planes fly. Explore how human-designed aircraft are similar to natural flying machines like birds and bats, and how these aircrafts help us cut the ties that bind us to earth. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.2, 3.3, 3.11, 4.2, 4.6 Social Studies: 3.10
  • Time Required: ½ hour Available as an outreach program to your school.
  • Dates: 
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Revolutionary Virginia
http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/handsonYVC.cfm

Participants form cooperative-learning history teams to analyze primary sources and reproduction artifacts as they seek answers about the lives of ordinary 18th-century Virginians. Program available for youth/student groups. Click here to view and download PDF booklet.

  • Location: Yorktown Victory Center
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: VS.5, VS.1, USI.6, USI.1, Mathematics: 4.19 , Science: 4.2, 6.2, English: 4.1, 6.2
  • Time Required:
  • Dates: Contact group reservations at (757) 253-4939 for further information or to book your group. Tours and on-site programs are offered 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. year-round, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
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Roll With the Pitch: The Wright Flyer and Beyond
http://www.vasc.org/museum2u.html 

Explore the physical laws involved in flight, from birds and airplanes to the Space Shuttle and not so futuristic space planes. Work with Bernoulli's principle, the four forces affecting flight and Newton's Laws of Motion. Learn about the basic principles of aerodynamics, airfoil design and airplane/space plane lift, thrust and control. (Grades 4-10)

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center - Outreach
  • SOLs Covered: Sciences SOL: 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 6.3, 6.10, PS.10, PH.5, PH.6
  • Time Required: 
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information on educational programs or to book an outreach.

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.
  • Dates: 
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Space Voyager
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

Discover the challenges we face in our quests as space voyagers. See what happens to marshmallows and balloons in a vacuum. Discover what happens to motion and movement in microgravity. Understand what makes up outer space and how mankind has and can live and work - both in the present and the future - and best utilize this new frontier. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science SOL: 3.1, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.4
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Voyage to Virginia (on-site program at Jamestown Settlement) http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/handsonJS.cfm

Participants explore reproduction tools, navigational instruments and personal belongings used aboard a 17th-century ship as they learn about the voyage to the New World. Program available for youth/student and Legacy Learning group participants. Click here to view and download PDF booklet.

  • Location: Jamestown Settlement
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: USI.4, USI.1, Mathematics: 4.15, 4.16, 4.17, 4.19, 5.10, 5.12, 5.13, 5.9, Science: 4.2, 6.2, English: 4.1, 6.2
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Whose Flotsom is This?
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_flotsom.html 

Until fairly recently, trash was just a noun. Your students know trash as a transitive verb also. To trash; to ruin a person, place or thing. This activity untrashes a park site, and contributes data to a national program which is a leader in the fight to stop global trashing. (Grades K-12)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.16, 1.1, 1.15, 2.1, 2.13, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.11; 6.2, 6.20, 6.21; 7.1, 7.5, 7.18; 8.1, 8.16, 8.17; 9.23. Social Studies: 3.3, 3.14, 3.15; 6.3, 6.5; 7.4, 7.9; 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10; 9.5, 9.6, 9.8, 9.9, 9.11; 11.2, 11.9
  • Time Required: Time Required at the Park: 60-90 minutes, near low tide. 
  • Dates: Time of Year: All seasons.
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Jr. Space Colony
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

Take a trip to the future as we colonize Mars. What obstacles do we have to overcome? Students work in teams to solve where to get energy, food, oxygen and water, and then create a hands-on model of their colony. They will also develop communications systems, build vehicles, and even invent new sports to be played in microgravity. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science SOL: 3.1, 4.1, 5.1
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Schedule this with the demonstration Space Freeze II and the IMAX films Destiny in Space or Space Station. Available as an outreach program to your school.
  • Dates: 
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Mad Scientist
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

Discover the mad scientist within! Use the scientific method to perform real experiments in our mad scientist laboratory. Form a hypothesis and then test your idea by creating and running your own experiment. Collect data through observations and use scientific reasoning to draw a conclusion. Explore the wild, and sometimes wacky, world of science. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science SOL: 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 5.1, 5.4 Mathematics SOL: 3.5, 3.14, 3.17, 3.23, 4.2, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.19, 5.8, 5.11 
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Available as an outreach program to your school.
  • Dates: 
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Managing Our Environment 
http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=4-6 

Our environment is a delicate balance of plants, animals and people all dependant upon the others for survival. Local, state and federal governments have roles in managing our natural resources, but we must be responsible too. While touring our new African exhibit, your class will discover how governments are trying to protect the last great wilderness and how their decisions affect the local people and animals. They will also learn what organizations like the zoo are doing to help and to also protect our own local wildlife. 

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Mathematics: 4.11, 4.19, 5.11, 5.17, 6.10, 6.17 Science: 4.1, 4.5, 4.8, 6.1, 6.11, 6.2 English: 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.2
  • Time Required: 45-60S mins.
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: *This class is limited to 30 students at a time.

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
  • Dates: 
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Produce, Consume & Decompose
http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=4-6
 

Are you responsible for the missing link? Plants and animals interact in an amazing way to form food webs, but one missing link in a food chain is enough for the whole web to come crashing down! Children will meet live animals and start to discover the role producers, consumers and decomposers play in this intricate web of life. (Grades 4-6)

  • Location: Virginia Zoo 
  • SOLs Covered: Science 4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 6.1, 6.9 English 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.2
  • 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.

Reasons For The Seasons
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/teacherspace.htm
 

Children know about the seasons with their changing weather and temperatures, but the reasons why the seasons change are very difficult concepts to grasp. This program focuses on the earth's orbit around the sun and the changes it produces in the sky. (Grades 4-5)

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science 4.1, 4.7
  • 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.

Researching the Bay
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_res-bay.html

This activity teaches students some of the skills needed for researching Chesapeake Bay information. Included are suggestions for students to make the research process less taxing, resource lists for students and teachers, and ideas for teachers to increase student success. (Grades 4-12)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 4.1, 4.5, 4.8. 6.1, 6.2, LS.1, LS.12 English: 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 5.7, 5.8, 6.1, 6.2, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.8, 7.10, 8.1, 8.4, 8.5, 9.4, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8, 10.1, 10.2, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 12.6, 12.7, 12.8 12.9, 12.10, 12.13 C/t 5.4
  • Time Required: 2-4 class periods.
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Roll With the Pitch: The Wright Flyer and Beyond
http://www.vasc.org/museum2u.html 

Explore the physical laws involved in flight, from birds and airplanes to the Space Shuttle and not so futuristic space planes. Work with Bernoulli's principle, the four forces affecting flight and Newton's Laws of Motion. Learn about the basic principles of aerodynamics, airfoil design and airplane/space plane lift, thrust and control. (Grades 4-10)

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center - Outreach
  • SOLs Covered: Sciences SOL: 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 6.3, 6.10, PS.10, PH.5, PH.6
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  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information on educational programs or to book an outreach.

Sand-Shakes & Mud-Pies
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_mud-pies.html 

Students collect sediment samples from different wet habitats, measure and compare sediment composition from these sites in order to find relationships between sediment size and various environmental factors. Elementary students separate and observe layers; older students make calculations based on their data. (Grades 4-12)
· 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
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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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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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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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Space Freeze II: A Cryogenics Demonstration
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

Plunge into the extreme cold of outer space and discover how it affects living things, inanimate objects, and potential building materials. See what happens when flowers, hot dogs, plastic, metal, and more, encounter a space freeze as we simulate the unique environment of outer space. Schedule this demonstration with the IMAX film Space Station and the program Space Colony. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science SOL: 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.4
  • Time Required: 30 minutes. Schedule this demonstration with the IMAX film Space Station and the program Jr. Space Colony - To the Moon!
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Space Voyager
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

Discover the challenges we face in our quests as space voyagers. See what happens to marshmallows and balloons in a vacuum. Discover what happens to motion and movement in microgravity. Understand what makes up outer space and how mankind has and can live and work - both in the present and the future - and best utilize this new frontier. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science SOL: 3.1, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.4
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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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Under the Weather
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

Find out how the weather affects our everyday lives and why we try to predict what Mother Nature will do next. How do high and low air pressure systems affect the weather? What causes major weather phenomena like tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms and lightning? How do meteorologists forecast the weather? Learn how to read weather maps, experiment with different types of weather instruments, discuss the water cycle, and find out how difficult it is to predict the weather. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1, 3.8, 3.9, 4.1, 4.6, 4.7, 5.1, ES.13
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Goes well with the IMAX film Stormchasers. Available as an outreach program to your school.
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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.

Where in the Woods? Adventure Packs http://www.virginiagarden.org/school.htm

Explore the Garden on your own with a Where in the Woods? These backpacks contain 10 fun, hands-on activities, maps, hand lenses, a compass, a tree identification book and a story book. Each pack contains enough material for 15 students. To reserve an Adventure Pack, please call 441-5830 ext. 338.

  • Location: Norfolk Botanical Gardens
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.4, K.6, 1.1, 2.1, 2.8, 3.1, 4.1, 4.4, Math: K.12, 1.17, English: K.1, 1.1, 1.11
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    Cost: The fee for the use of the use of the Adventure Packs is $4 per student and includes admission, a one-time family admission pass and a 30-minute narrated train tour.

Where the Water Falls
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_water-fall.html
 

Students will investigate interrelationships between flowing water and topography within a watershed. (Grades 4-9)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks 
  • SOLs Covered: Science 4.1, 4.8, 5.1, 5.7, 6.1, 6.2, 6.11, ES.1,ES.2, ES.3, ES.8, ES.9
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  • Dates: any time of the year
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Whose Clues?
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_clues.html 

This activity focuses on actual clues left behind by various animal suspects. From this evidence, students make inferences about both the perpetrators and the circumstances under which the clues were left. (Grades K – 10)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, 1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.8, 3.10, 4.1, 4.5, 5.1, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.9, LS.1, LS.4, LS.10
  • Time Required: Time Required at the Park: 1 hour, daylight hours. 
  • Dates: Time of Year: All seasons.
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Whose Flotsom is This?
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_flotsom.html 

Until fairly recently, trash was just a noun. Your students know trash as a transitive verb also. To trash; to ruin a person, place or thing. This activity untrashes a park site, and contributes data to a national program which is a leader in the fight to stop global trashing. (Grades K-12)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.16, 1.1, 1.15, 2.1, 2.13, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.11; 6.2, 6.20, 6.21; 7.1, 7.5, 7.18; 8.1, 8.16, 8.17; 9.23. Social Studies: 3.3, 3.14, 3.15; 6.3, 6.5; 7.4, 7.9; 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10; 9.5, 9.6, 9.8, 9.9, 9.11; 11.2, 11.9
  • Time Required: Time Required at the Park: 60-90 minutes, near low tide. 
  • Dates: Time of Year: All seasons.
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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.

Yorktown Victory Center Sampler Tour
http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/groupprograms.cfm

This tour led by a trained educator is designed to help groups get the most out of limited time at either museum by highlighting exhibits in the galleries and living history areas. Guides will cover the standards appropriate for your grade-level. Please let us know if specific standards should be addressed.

  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: WHII.6, WHII.1, WG.9, WG.7, WG.6, WG.3, WG.2, VUS.4, VUS.3, VUS.1, VS.6, VS.5, VS.4, VS.1, USI.6, USI.5, USI.1, K.8, K.7, K.6, K.5, K.4, K.3, K.2, K.1, GOVT.2, GOVT.1, CE.9, CE.4, CE.2, CE.1, 1.1, 1.11, 1.12, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 2.3, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.3, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9 , Mathematics: K.14, K.12, 1.15, 1.17, 2.18, 3.23, 4.18, Science: PS.10, PH.4, PH.3, LS.8 PS.1, LS.4, K.6, K.4, K.2, K.1, ES.7, ES.5, ES.2, BIO.9, BIO.8, BIO.7, 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.7, 2.4, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 4.8, 6.2, English: K.8, K.3, K.2, K.13, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1
  • Time Required: 1 hour
  • Dates: Contact group reservations at (757) 253-4939 for further information or to book your group. Tours and on-site programs are offered 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. year-round, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • Costs: Minimum 15 students.

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