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Science - Third Grade 3.9

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.

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
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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

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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Under the Weather
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades3-5.html

Find out how the weather affects our everyday lives and why we try to predict what Mother Nature will do next. How do high and low air pressure systems affect the weather? What causes major weather phenomena like tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms and lightning? How do meteorologists forecast the weather? Learn how to read weather maps, experiment with different types of weather instruments, discuss the water cycle, and find out how difficult it is to predict the weather. (Grades 3-5)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1, 3.8, 3.9, 4.1, 4.6, 4.7, 5.1, ES.13
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Goes well with the IMAX film Stormchasers. Available as an outreach program to your school.
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Water Everywhere
http://www.virginiagarden.org/school.htm
 

This tour encourages students to learn about the water cycle as they investigate Lake Whitehurst and the Garden’s many ponds. Using a hand lens, students will explore a pond and look for plants and creatures that live in and around the water.

  • Location: Norfolk Botanical Gardens
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 1.8, 3.9
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Where Water Was & Where It Will Be
http://www.vims.edu/adv/ed/bt/bt99lessons2.html 

Students simulate the movement of water in, around, and through our Earth in the Incredible Journey activity. They predict where they'll travel as drops of water; then mark their destinations during the journey. Afterwards, the class checks the accuracy of their predictions.

  • Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 3.1, 3.6, 3.9, & Math 3.21, 3.22
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