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Science - Second Grade 2.6
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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Lighthouse Lore
http://www.mariner.org/education/
maritime_history.html#Anchor-MARITIM-694
 

Explore the role that lighthouses have played in helping ships safely navigate the waterways. Learn what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper and how lighthouse design and technology have changed through the ages. Lighthouses from around the Chesapeake Bay and along the coastlines of the United States will be explored in this enlightening program. (Grades K-3)

  • Location: The Mariner's Museum, Newport News 
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: K.2, K.6, K.8, 1.6, 2.3, 3.8; Science: K.2, K.5, K.8, 1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 2.6, 2.7, 3.8, 3.10, 3.11
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Planetarium
http://www.childrensmuseumva.com/exhibits.html
 

Visit the stars and be home in time for dinner! Stargaze in our Planetarium, learn the stories of the constellations, and investigate the secrets of space in our state-of-the-art facility.

  • Location: The Children Museum, Portsmouth
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.7, 1.6, 2.6, 5.6
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  • 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.

Props, Wings & Flying Things
http://www.vasc.org/Education/preK-2.html
 

Celebrate the Centennial of Flight with the Wright Brothers! Discover the "Wright" answer to the question "How do you fly?" Where and how did Orville and Wilbur build the first airplane? Does weather affect the way airplanes fly? See what it takes to push an airplane across the sky, and find out why it sometimes is better to be little than big! (Grades Pre-K – 2)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.4, 1.2, 2.6, Social Studies: K.1, K.3, 1.2
  • Time Required: 30 minutes. Goes well with the IMAX film Straight Up! Helicopters in Action, a tour of the new Adventures in Flight Gallery, and the traveling exhibits Before the Wrights: The Dream of Flight (Oct. 3, 2003 - Jan. 1, 2004) and Orville and Wilbur: The Wright Legacy (Nov. 1, 2003 - Jan. 11, 2004). 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.

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.

Stormy Sounds and Sea Gulls
http://www.vims.edu/adv/ed/bt/bt99lessons2.html 

Students mimic the sounds of a thunderstorm and hear a story of sea gulls in a storm. After a discussion of storms and adaptations to seasonal changes, everyone sings about Salty Seagull

  • Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 
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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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