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Science - Second Grade 2.1
Animal ABCs
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teachernatural.htm

Come discover the animal ABC's of survival on land, air and water! Examine bats, snakes, owls and others for these special adaptations. Grades 1-2

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 1.1 1.5 2.1 2.5
  • 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

Balls, Ramps & Rolling Things
http://www.vasc.org/Education/preK-2.html 

Explore the world of forces and motion. Investigate the forces of gravity and friction, and how they affect the games we play. Experiment with ramps, gears, magnetism, and all kinds of rolling things. Schedule this program with the IMAX film Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun. (Grades Pre-K – 2)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.3, K.4, 1.1, 1.2., 2.1, 2.2
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Goes well with the IMAX film Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun. Available as an outreach program to your school.
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information, to book a group or schedule an educational program.

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:

Big Band
http://www.childrensmuseumva.com/exhibits.html

Stroll among some REALLY BIG instruments and explore how sounds are made.

  • Location: The Children Museum, Portsmouth
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.2, K.4, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, English: K.1
  • Time Required:
  • Dates:
  • Costs: We can accommodate up to 150 students. Price for SOL based program is $5.00 per student. For reservations call 393-5258 Ex 10.

Blue Crab Beauty
http://www.vims.edu/adv/ed/bt/bt99lessons2.html 

Students hear Crabby & Nabby-A Tale of Two Blue Crabs, from Suzanne Tates's Nature Series. They'll observe appendage adaptations and see how to distinguish male from female crabs, then trace onto paper and color a Blue Crab Beauty!

  • Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 2.1, 2.4
  • Time Required: 
  • Dates: 
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Bubbles
http://www.childrensmuseumva.com/teachers.html 

It's everybody's favorite at the Children's Museum - make bubbles of all shapes and sizes or even step into one!

  • Location: The Children Museum, Portsmouth
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.2, 1.3, 2.1, 5.4, Math: K.15, 1.13, 2.18
  • Time Required:
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: We can accommodate up to 150 students. Price for SOL based program is $5.00 per student. For reservations call 393-5258 Ex 10.

Day and Night
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teacherspace.htm
 

The earth as it turns on its axis produces the most profound change in the sky apparent to the young child. Day and Night deals with the relative motions of the sun and earth in a way easily understood by the students. (Grades 1-2)

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 1.1, 1.6, 2.1
  • 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

Down to Earth
http://www.vasc.org/Education/preK-2.html 

Use all of your senses to get "down to earth" and explore your world! Discover what makes up the Earth, how mountains are formed, and how Earth changes daily. Classify rocks, and see how you can break them with water. Learn how soil is created and then make your own! Sort animals into their habitats. Investigate how the sun affects Earth and what causes day and night. Pair this program with the Disney's IMAX film The Lion King. (Grades Pre-K – 2)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.2, K.4, K.5, K.9, K.10, 1.1, 1.3, 1.6, 1.8, 2.1, 2.3, 2.7
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Pair this program with the IMAX film Grand Canyon. Available as an outreach program to your school.
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information, to book a group or schedule an educational program.

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:

Forest Ecology
http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/jamestown/
schoolenrichment.html
 

Tree ID investigations (Grades 2-3)

  • Location: Jamestown School Enrichment
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 2.1, 2.5, 3.1
  • 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.
  • 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:

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
  • Time Required:
  • Dates:
  • Costs:

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.

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
  • Time Required:
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  • Cost:

Space Freeze I: A Cryogenics Demonstration
http://www.vasc.org/Education/preK-2.html 

Find out how the extreme cold of outer space affects living things, inanimate objects and potential building materials through demonstrations with liquid nitrogen. See what happens when flowers, hot dogs, plastic, metal and more, encounter a space freeze as we simulate the unique environment of outer space. This demonstration goes well with the program Spock's World and the IMAX film L5: First City in Space or Space Station. (Grades Pre-K – 2)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, 1.1, 2.1, 2.3 
  • Time Required: 30 mins. Goes well with the program Spock's World and the IMAX film L5: First City in Space. 
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information, to book a group or schedule an educational program.

Space Rover
http://www.vasc.org/museum2u.html 

Experience the great distances, temperatures, and pressures that make up the outer space. Participate in activities showing the sun-Earth-moon system and mankind's exploration of this frontier. Make astronaut puppets and work in teams to assemble a space shuttle Grades K-2.

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center - Outreach
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.4, 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.3
  • Time Required: 
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information on educational programs or to book an outreach.

Spock's World
http://www.vasc.org/Education/preK-2.html 

Help Mr. Arthur, our astronaut puppet, prepare for his trip to the moon. Explore the basics necessary to live, work and play in space. Discover what spaceship materials and foods work best in space. Find out how math can help you colonize the moon through ordered sets, shapes, and colors. Collect "moon rocks" from our simulated moon surface. Schedule this program with the IMAX® films L5: First City in Space or Space Station and the demonstration Space Freeze I or Measure the Moon. (Grades Pre-K – 2)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.2, K.4, 1.1, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.5, Math SOL: K.2, K.19, 1.17, 1.20
  • Time Required: 1 hour Schedule this program with the IMAX® films L5: First City in Space and the demonstration Space Freeze I. Available as an outreach program to your school.
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information, to book a group or schedule an educational program.

Stacey Stormtracker
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/teacherspace.htm
 

Lt. Stacey Stormtracker, ace pilot of the Solar System Weather Service, takes your students on a fascinating tour of the weather systems of Earth and our neighboring eight planets. Stunning imagery of planetary weather events helps students understand and appreciate the forces behind our home planet's weather. (Grades 2-3)

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11
  • 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

Staying Alive
http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=k3rd
 

Animals in the wild must find creative ways to survive and avoid being eaten. Come learn about intriguing strategies of animal defense such as mimicry, camouflage and behavior "trickery." We will also discover why things such as shells, quills, and venom are so important. Bring your children to interact and explore these and many more secrets of survival in the wild through meeting live animals. *This program is recommended for grades 2-3.

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 2.1, 2.7, 2.5, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.10 Math: 3.14 History & Social Science: 3.6 English: 2.2, 2.3, 3.1
  • 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.

Water Critters
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teachernatural.htm
 

Fins, flippers and other unique adaptations for life in water are compared in various aquatic animals. Includes "hands-on" specimens—frogs, turtles and even crabs! (Grades 1-2)

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 1.1 1.5 2.1 2.5
  • 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.

Wee Weather
http://www.vasc.org/Education/preK-2.html
 

Explore the wonderful world of weather, from precipitation and wind, to sunshine and storms. See how the sun is the source of all our weather. Use weather symbols on a map to illustrate the weather outside and learn about weather safety. Observe how a thermometer measures temperature, and then choose clothing and pictures from our grab bag that match the seasons. Learn how clouds form and then match clouds to different weather conditions. Be sure to plan a visit to our exhibit, Wild, Wild Weather. (Grades Pre-K – 2)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.8, 1.1, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Goes well with the permanent exhibit Wild, Wild Weather. Available as an outreach program to your school.
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information, to book a group or schedule an educational program.

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:

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.
  • Cost:

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
  • Time Required:
  • Dates:
  • 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.

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