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Science - Fourth Grade 4.7

Assignment Earth
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teacherspace.htm
 

This program explores the place of the Earth in our solar system, and its special relationship with the Sun and Moon. Our delightful "alien" guide will capture the student's attention as he explains the Earth's motions and their effects on the strange creatures that live on our planet. (Grades 3-4)

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1, 3.8, 3.11, 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.

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
  • Time Required: 
  • Dates: available October 19-January 25
  • Costs:

Follow the Drinking Gourd
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teacherspace.htm
 

This exciting program includes a new look at familiar constellations as they were interpreted by African slaves in North America. Students will see how stars helped guide slaves northward, and will hear of one family's journey to freedom. Students will also analyze the hidden clues in "Follow the Drinking Gourd," the song that helped guide many slaves on the Underground Railroad. (Grades 2-5)

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: SOLs science 3.3, 4.7, History and Social Science 2.9, 3.3, 4.7, 5.7
  • 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.

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.

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.

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
  • Time Required: 
  • Dates: 
  • Costs:

The Sky Tonight
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teacherspace.htm
 

Prominent stars and constellations of the season will be featured in this interactive program as well as any planets or celestial events which may be visible around the date of the visit. Grades K-12

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science K.1, 1.1, 3.1, 4.7, 6.2, 6.10
  • 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.

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.
  • Dates: 
  • Costs:

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