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Science - Third Grade 3.11

Assignment Earth
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teacherspace.htm
 

This program explores the place of the Earth in our solar system, and its special relationship with the Sun and Moon. Our delightful "alien" guide will capture the student's attention as he explains the Earth's motions and their effects on the strange creatures that live on our planet. (Grades 3-4)

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1, 3.8, 3.11, 4.1, 4.7
  • 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.

Charge It
http://www.vasc.org/museum2u.html
 

This introduction to the magic of electricity is sure to make your students' hair stand on end as they learn about the wonderful world of atoms and electrons! Students will discover the dangers and the power of electricity while observing and participating in experiments with our Van de Graaff generator and Jacob's Ladder. (Grades 3-9)

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center - Outreach
  • SOLs Covered: Sciences: 3.1, 3.3, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, LS.1, PS.1, PS.2, PS.3, PS.6, PS.11, ES.2, ES.12, ES.13, BIO.1, CH.2, CH.6, PH.1, PH.3, PH.4, PH.6, PH.8, PH.12, PH.13, Health SOL: 3.19, 3.23, 5.21, 8.15, 8.18
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  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information on educational programs or to book an outreach.

Laser Beams & Light Sabers
http://www.vasc.org/museum2u.html

Bounce a laser beam off a mirror and see where it goes. Bend light beams and display a rainbow. Learn how lenses turn light beams so that we can see clearly. Find out how we learned about light through working with lasers, spectroscopes, and prisms. Explore properties of light like reflectivity and color absorption. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center - Outreach
  • SOLs Covered: Physical Sciences: 3.1, 3.11, 4.1, 5.1, 5.3
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  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information on educational programs or to book an outreach.

Laser Beams & Light Sabers
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

Bounce a laser beam off a mirror and see where it goes. Learn how lenses bend light beams so that we can see clearly. Find out how we learn about light through working with lasers, spectroscopes, and prisms. Explore properties of light like reflection, refraction, and diffraction. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1, 3.11, 4.1, 5.1, 5.3
  • Time Required: 30 minutes. Available as an outreach program to your school
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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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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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Magic of Electricity
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

Make your students' hair stand on end! Learn about resistance, conductors and insulators. Discover the dangers and the power of electricity while observing and participating in experiments with our Van de Graaff generator and Jacob's Ladder. Get wired as we light up series and parallel circuits, and become part of open and closed circuits. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1, 3.3, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.4 
  • Time Required: 30 minutes. Available as an outreach program to your school.
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Props, Wings & Flying Things
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

How does a bird fly? How does a plane take off? What machines do we put together to make an airplane, and what materials are used to make them? Discover what it takes to fly and what makes a plane go fast or slow. See how weather affects the way planes fly. Explore how human-designed aircraft are similar to natural flying machines like birds and bats, and how these aircrafts help us cut the ties that bind us to earth. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.2, 3.3, 3.11, 4.2, 4.6 Social Studies: 3.10
  • Time Required: ½ hour Available as an outreach program to your school.
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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.

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