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Science - Fourth Grade 4.8

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.

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.

The Chesapeack Indians
http://www.vmsm.com/teachers.html 

Native Americans are known for their sustainable use of natural resources. By examining artifacts, your students will learn how Virginia's own Chesapeack (Ches ah pe'ahk) Indians used the wealth of resources provided by our coastal environment.

  • Location: Virginia Science Marine Museum
  • SOLs Covered: SOLs: Science: 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 3.2, 3.6, 3.10, 4.8, LS.8, LS.9, LS.12; History: 2.2, 2.3, 3.7, 4.1, 4.7, 5.1, 5.2
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Colonial Life
http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/
handsonYVC.cfm
 

Students explore life on a typical 1780s Tidewater Virginia farm. Through cooking and hands-on activities, they learn about the economics and daily chores necessary to run a small farm, and the roles of the farm family and enslaved Africans. Click here to view and download PDF booklet.

  • Location: Yorktown Victory Center On Site
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science VS.5, VS.4, VS.1, USI.6, USI.5, USI.1, Mathematics 4.19 , Science 4.8, 6.2, English 4.1, 6.2
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  • Costs: For 2003 group admission rates, call reservations at (757) 253-4939 or toll free (888) 868-7593.

Colonial Medicine (on-site program at Yorktown Victory Center)
http://www.historyisfun.org/

History and science merge as students examine reproductions of 18th-century medical tools and procedures. Students learn 18th-century medical 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. They also make an herbal remedy to take home. Click here to view and download PDF booklet.

  • Location: Yorktown Victory Center
  • SOLs Covered: History VS. 1, USI.1, Mathematics 4.19 , Science 4.8, 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.

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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  • 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.

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, 6.
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  • 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.
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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.

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.

Going... Going...
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_going.html

In this activity, students demonstrate the forces of weathering and erosion and play a game that introduces them to the filtering action of shoreline or wetland plants. (Grades 2-9)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks 
  • SOLs Covered: Science 2.1, 2.6,2.7,3.1,3.6,3.7,4.1, 4.8.5.1, 5.7, 6.1, 6.2, LS.1, LS.12, ES.1, ES.2, ES.8, ES.10
  • Time Required: At the Park: Allow 20-30 min. for the game, and up to an hour to take the walk. 
  • Dates: Any time of year.
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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
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  • 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. Jamestown Settlement Guided Tour http://www.historyisfun.org/visitus/groupprograms.cfm

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
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  • 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.

Living Planet
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html 

Take a safari across our planet to discover how Earth is unique and how we can help conserve her natural resources. Find out how the water cycle affects living things and see photosynthesis in action. Discuss food chains, habitats, and ecosystems. Explore different types of energy and discover how we can convert energy. Create a model of one of the basic types of habitats. Schedule this program with the IMAX films Blue Planet or Disney's The Lion King. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 4.8, 5.1, 5.5
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Schedule this program with the IMAX films Blue Planet or BUGS! Available as an outreach program to your school.
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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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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
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  • 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.

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.
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  • 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

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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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
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  • 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.

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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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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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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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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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
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  • 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.

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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Who's With Me in My Watershed?
http://www.vims.edu/adv/ed/bt/bt99lessons2.html 

Students find and label major cities and rivers on a Chesapeake Bay watershed map. They define "watershed", draw the borders around one of Virginia's rivers, and discuss how inhabitants affect their watershed and each other.

  • Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 4.8, 5.7, 6.1, ES.3 Social Science: 4.1, 4.2
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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.

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