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Science - Fourth Grade 4.6

Hot Foot

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.
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Marine Science

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.

Mysteries of Flight 

Find out how humans learned to fly, from the Wright Brothers' first flight to humans landing on the moon. Discover what flying really is and how things like hot air balloons, blimps, kites, aircraft, and rockets overcome gravity. Learn about the forces and principles of flight, and explore how human-designed aircraft are similar to natural flying machines like birds and bats. Blow up huge bags with just three breaths and learn how to hurl a pencil through a wooden board! (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.2, 3.3, 4.2, 4.6 Social Studies: 3.10
  • Time Required: 30 minutes. Goes well with the IMAX films Straight Up! Helicopters in Action and Magic of Flight, and a tour of the new Adventures in Flight gallery. Available as an outreach program to your school
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Roll With the Pitch: The Wright Flyer and Beyond 

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.

Under the Weather

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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