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Science - Fourth Grade 4.5

Animals Adapt
http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=4-6

From the wetlands to the forest to the desert, no two animals occupy the same niche. How is this possible? Adaptations! Through meeting live animals from insects to mammals, students can discover how an animal's adaptations may change throughout their life cycle and how each animal's unique adaptations help them to survive in the wild. (Grades 4-6)

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 4.1, 4.5, 4.8, 5.1, 6.1 English: 4.1, 4.2 Math: 4.11
  • 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.

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
  • Time Required: 
  • Dates: (Sept. - May)
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Art and Live Animals at the Chrysler Museum of Art http://www.chrysler.org/programs/
gallery_content.htm

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
  • Dates:
  • 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.

Beaver Tails
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_beaver.html 

There is something intriguing about beavers. It is easy for us to see them in terms of human activity: engineers, architects, and homemakers. Beavers, like humans, don't just live in their environment, they change it, thereby affecting all of their neighbors. Beaver activity has shaped some park environments. This activity explores their effect. (Grades K-10)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.2, K.6.17, 3.1, 2.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.10, 4.1, 4.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.8, 6.9, 6.11, LS.1, LS.4, LS.7, LS.8, LS.9, LS.11, LS.12, BIO.1, BIO.9 .1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 2.5, 2. English K.13, 1.3, 2.11, 3.7. 3.9.4.7, 4.8, 5.7, 6.1, 6.3, 6.7, 6.8, 7.1, 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.5, 9.4, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
  • Time Required: Time Required at the Park: 1 to 2 hours, daylight hours. Small quiet groups may glimpse a beaver in evening or early morning (special arrangements may be necessary). 
  • Dates: Time of Year: Any time is suitable, but in fall there will be more fresh sings, since beavers are most active then.
  • Cost:

Dinosaurs
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teachernatural.htm

Come discover the most up-to-date information about T-Rex, "Brontosaurus" and other dinosaur relatives. Touch "living fossils" and meet a possible living descendent of these prehistoric giants. (Grades 3-4)

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1 3.4 3.5 4.1 4.5
  • 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.

Environmental Issues
http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/jamestown/
schoolenrichment.html
 

Land-use decision making (Grades 4-5)

  • Location: Jamestown School Enrichment
  • SOLs Covered: Science 4.5, 4.8
  • 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.

Feathered Feeders
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_feathered.html

A truly "bird brained" lesson, this activity requires students to think like hungry birds, who must find food at the park. (Grades K-9)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science K.1, K.4, K.8, 1.1, 1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 2.5, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.5 , 5.1 , 6.1, 6.2, 6.8, 6.9 , LS.1, LS.4, LS.5, LS.9
  • Time Required: Time Required at the Park: 45 minutes, daylight hours, preferably low tide. 
  • Dates: Time of Year: All seasons.
  • Cost:

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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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.

The Garden Ecosystem (Grades 3-4) http://www.virginiagarden.org/school.htm#school 

Students will investigate and understand how plants and animals in an ecosystem interact with one another and the non-living environment. Students will explore habitats and niches, discover behavioral and structural adaptations and understand the flow of energy through the food web.

  • Location: Norfolk Botanical Gardens
  • SOLs Covered: Math: 3.17, 5.11, Science: 3.5, 4.5, K.2, 1.2, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1
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Growing up Wild
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teachersafaris.htm
 

Follow the life cycles of animals you might find living nearby in the forest. See how these critters change during their lives and discover how to protect their woodland habitats.

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1 K.6 1.5 2.4 2.5 3.4 3.6 3.10 4.5
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Habitat Habits
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_nbg3.html
 

To understand that all living things need food, shelter, space and water. All living things seek a habitat that will meet these needs. (Grades K-4)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks 
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.6, 1.4, 1.5, 2.5, 2.8, 3.6, 4.5 
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Hot Foot
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_hot-foot.html
 

Students will investigate variations in temperature and its possible effect on location of living things. (Grades 4-12)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks 
  • SOLs Covered: Science 4.1, 4.5, 4.6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.8, LS.1, LS.4, LS.10, BIO.1, BIO.3, BIO.9 Math 4.7, 5.3, 5.11, 5.17, 6.2, 6.18, 7.21, 8.18, 8.19
  • Time Required: At the Park: 1/2 to 1 hour, any time of day. 
  • Dates: Any time of the year.
  • Cost:

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.
  • Costs:

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.
  • Costs:

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.

Marine Science
http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/jamestown/
schoolenrichment.html
 

Food web investigation (Grades 4-5)

  • Location: Jamestown School Enrichment
  • SOLs Covered: Science 4.5, 4.6 
  • 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.
  • Dates:
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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.

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
  • Time Required:
  • 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.

Salt Marsh Players
http://www.vims.edu/adv/ed/bt/bt99lessons2.html
 

Students play roles of organisms adapting to life in a tidal salt marsh and discuss ways humans and other animals adapt to their environment.

  • Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • SOLs Covered: Science 4.4, 4.5, 4.7
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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 
  • Time Required: 
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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
  • Time Required: 
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Suitcase for Survival
http://www.virginiazoo.org/ 

This all-inclusive program was developed by the World Wildlife Fund to help educate students on illegal wildlife trade. The suitcase includes confiscated wildlife biofacts, lesson plans, slide show, and video. Teachers can use this incredible resource to educate students how to investigate and understand how plants and animals in an ecosystem interact with one another and the nonliving environment. Students will learn to become more eco-conscious consumers and play a part in saving our most precious resource…the Earth. 

  • SOLs Covered: Science LS.9, LS.8, LS.4, LS.12, LS.11, LS.10, BIO.9, BIO.8.10, 2.5, 3.6, 4.5, 6.9
  • Time Required: Length of rental period: 1 week, teacher picks up suitcase at the zoo and returns it.
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Cost of rental: $10.*slide show and video may not be appropriate for grades K-4, teacher discretion is advised. Please call the Education Department to reserve your Suitcase for Survival at 757-626-0803.

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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Web of Life
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teachernatural.htm

Piece together an ecological puzzle to reveal the basic concepts of photosynthesis, food chains and food webs. Meet "living" links from some of nature's food chains. (Grades 3-4)

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1 3.5 3.10 4.5 4.8
  • 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.

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.
  • Cost:

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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