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Science - First Grade 1.6
Day and Night
http://www.valivingmuseum.org/site_pages/
teacherspace.htm
 

The earth as it turns on its axis produces the most profound change in the sky apparent to the young child. Day and Night deals with the relative motions of the sun and earth in a way easily understood by the students. (Grades 1-2)

  • Location: Virginia Living Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 1.1, 1.6, 2.1
  • 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.

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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Let the Sun Shine In!
http://www.vims.edu/adv/ed/bt/bt99lessons2.html
 

Students observe that muddy water blocks sunlight. They consider how soil might get into water and infer the effects on underwater grasses and animals. They dramatize connections among sun, earth, plants, people, and blue crabs in their eelgrass environment; then make a collage illustrating the crabs in an eelgrass environment.

  • Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 
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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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  • Dates: 
  • 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.

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.

Spock's World
http://www.vasc.org/Education/preK-2.html 

Help Mr. Arthur, our astronaut puppet, prepare for his trip to the moon. Explore the basics necessary to live, work and play in space. Discover what spaceship materials and foods work best in space. Find out how math can help you colonize the moon through ordered sets, shapes, and colors. Collect "moon rocks" from our simulated moon surface. Schedule this program with the IMAX® films L5: First City in Space or Space Station and the demonstration Space Freeze I or Measure the Moon. (Grades Pre-K – 2)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.2, K.4, 1.1, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.5, Math SOL: K.2, K.19, 1.17, 1.20
  • Time Required: 1 hour Schedule this program with the IMAX® films L5: First City in Space and the demonstration Space Freeze I. 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.

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.

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

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