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Technology - Fifth Grade 5.2


AeroZone is a hands-on laboratory experience where students prepare for a cross-country flight that will take them on a tour of various NASA research centers. Students research weather condition using the Center's weather station, gather information for visits along the way, and work with a global positioning system and amateur radio system. They even design aircraft and conduct wind tunnel research, testing various aero shapes in a real wind tunnel. There is also an interactive segment on working in microgravity aboard the International Space Station. Students will conduct experiments, receive information on careers in space or take a virtual trip to the International Space Station to study spatial orientation and the Station's Modules.

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center
  • SOLs Covered: Computer/Technology SOL: C/T5.2, C/T5.3, C/T5.4, C/T8.2, C/T8.3, C/T8.4, Science SOL: 6.1, LS.1, ES.1 ES.3, ES.13, PS.1, PH.1, PH.2, PH.3, PH.4, PH.5, Mathematics SOL: 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 8.4, COM.2.3, COM.4, HISTORY 6.10
  • Time Required: 1 or 2 hours
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: To schedule your class for a program please call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 or e-mail

They Live in Guinea 

In 1996 Sharon Zuber and David Essex co-produced They Live in Guinea , a 51 minute video which looks at the changing life of the watermen who live in the Guinea Neck area near Gloucester, Virginia. The video is now available for educational use. Teachers are invited to use this guide to accompany the video. The guide is intended for use in Elementary grades 3 to 5.

  • Location: WHRO
  • SOLs Covered: History and Social Science: 3.8, 3,12, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7, 5.8, Science: 3.6, 3.10, 4.5, 4.8, 5.6, English: 3.1, 3.2, 3.7, 3.8, 3.10, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.7, 4.9, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7, 5.8, Computer/Technology: 5.2, 5.3
  • Time Required: 51 minutes
  • Dates:
  • Cost: To obtain a copy of the They Live in Guinea video, contact Cheryl Hunter at WHRO-TV and ask to have the program broadcast during the "Curriculum on Demand" time slot. You may record the program for use in the classroom.

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