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Science - Second Grade 2.3

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.
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  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information, to book a group or schedule an educational program.

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.

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. 
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  • 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
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  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information on educational programs or to book an outreach.

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
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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.

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.
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  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information, to book a group or schedule an educational program.

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