4th Grade Programs
The Incredible Journey (Science 4.8 and English 4.7, 8) - The water cycle and the importance of water conservation is discussed. Students will take on the role of a water molecule and visit different stations which simulate the paths that water takes in the water cycle. A specific color of bead is collected at each station and the students end up making a bracelet showing their incredible journey.
Letter from a Plastic Bag (Science 4.8) - Students will play a game pretending they are a plastic bag to see just what happens to this common form of litter. They will write a letter about their journey and discuss ways that they can help reduce litter on the Eastern Shore.
Who Polluted the Bay? (Science 4.8) - Students participate in an interactive story dramatizing how a water becomes polluted as populations increase and resource use changes. Students will learn ways to conserve and preserve clean water.
Pollinators - Our Local Heroes! (Science 4.2, 3, 8) - Students will watch a 4 minute Ted Talk video entitled "The Beauty of Pollination." Students will learn the basic parts of a plant and the role that bees, bats, beetles, butterflies, hummingbirds, flies, and moths play in producing food. Students will make their own cootie catcher about pollinators.
Intro to Natural Resources (Science 4.8) Students will be introduced to Virginia's natural resources including soil, water, air, plants, animals, rocks, minerals, and ores. They will also be introduced to renewable versus non-renewable resources.
Regions of Virginia and Their Agricultural Products (Science 4.8, VS 2b, 10b) - This activity supports a students knowledge of the regions of Virginia and the agricultural products by region. Using an extremely large, durable floor map of Virginia delineated by the geographic regions, students will attempt to place 20+/- products in the correct region.
Soil Painting and the Regions of Virginia (Science 4.8) - Students will use soils from each region of Virginia to paint a map of the five regions.