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Science - Second Grade 2.7
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:

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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Cycles of Survival
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/teachernatural.htm

Where do bats, butterflies and birds go in winter? Why are some insects a tasty meal for an animal while others are left alone? Hibernation, dormancy, migration and mimicry - these and other fascinating animal adaptations and behaviors are explored and explained in this fun and engaging inquiry-based program. (Grades 2-3)

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 2.4 2.5 2.7 3.1 3.4 3.8
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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:

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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Habitat Habits
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_nbg3.html
 

To understand that all living things need food, shelter, space and water. All living things seek a habitat that will meet these needs. (Grades K-4)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks 
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.6, 1.4, 1.5, 2.5, 2.8, 3.6, 4.5 
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The Importance of Interdependency
http://www.virginiazoo.org/education.php?Content=k3rd 

Every living thing depends on every other living thing to survive - this is called interdependency. Add humans to the mix and we have the ability to affect the survival of plants and animals. Humans can change the existing habitats. We can also help protect the survival of species by conservation measures such as resource renewal, habitat management procedures and species monitoring. The zoo is the perfect place to learn about these things as our mission is teach about conserving animals and their habitats.

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 2.5, 3.1, 3.10 English: 2.3, 3.1 Math: 3.14, 3.16
  • 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.

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:

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.

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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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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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.
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