First Grade Virtual Field Trips

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Animated logo with text 'Virtual Field Trip to the California Science Center' and 'for grades K-5'

Engage your class in a selection of grade-specific, standards-based activities! All activities and lessons were carefully crafted with an eye towards Next Generation Science Standards for First Grade students.

Available in two exciting topics:

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First Grade Life Science: Patterns of Life

How do parents make sure their babies stay alive?

Take your first grade scientists on a virtual field trip to meet the special creatures at the California Science Center to compare parents and offspring to see that they are alike, but not exactly alike. Students will also find patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. Young scientists will begin to develop an understanding of how plants and animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed

1-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2 and1-LS3-1

Live Virtual Program

Invite educators from the California Science Center into your classroom virtually to explore the physical and behavioral connections between parents and offspring.

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Educator presenting in front of computer camera for virtual program
LIVE Virtual Program reservation information
  • Contact us at 213-744-2019 for more information and to reserve your program
  • Cost: $250 for up to 32 students (approx. 1 class)
  • Program Length: 45 minutes
  • Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8:30am or 9:45am
  • We provide a hosted meeting link for your students to join virtually.

Please Note:

Reservations for the 2022-23 school year will be available soon. Please call 213-744-2019 beginning September 22 to reserve your Live Virtual Program!

On-Demand Video

Join our educators to discover all the natural connections between parents and offspring in the World of Life Discovery Room and behind the scenes in our greenhouse.

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Comparison images of baby and adult Garibaldi

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Downloadable Activity Guide

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Preview image of English Student Activity Guide

 

 

Students will explore a cave they create themselves while gathering evidence to explain how light makes things visible.

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Preview image of Spanish Student Activity Guide

First Grade Physical Science: Lights! Sounds! Solutions!

How are light and sound useful?

First grade scientists will embark on a virtual field trip to learn all about light and sound. Students will understand how useful light and sound can be in everyday tasks, such as communicating, seeing, and enhancing an experience!

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed

1-PS4-1, 1-PS4-2, 1-PS4-3 and 1-PS4-4

Live Virtual Program

Invite our educators to visit your classroom virtually to explore light and how it interacts with various materials.

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Educator presenting light filters of various colors for virtual presentation
LIVE Virtual Program reservation information
  • Contact us at 213-744-2019 for more information and to reserve your program
  • Cost: $250 for up to 32 students (approx. 1 class)
  • Program Length: 45 minutes
  • Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8:30am or 9:45am
  • We provide a hosted meeting link for your students to join virtually.

Please Note:

Reservations for the 2022-23 school year will be available soon. Please call 213-744-2019 beginning September 22 to reserve your Live Virtual Program!

On-Demand Video

Join our educators as they work together to solve a tough communication problem using sound.

ENGLISH
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Educator speaking into cup, with illustrated lines to represent sound vibrations

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ESPAÑOL
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Educator speaking into cup, with illustrated lines to represent sound vibrations

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Downloadable Activity Guide

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Preview image of student activity guide in English.

 

 

Students will explore a cave they create themselves while gathering evidence to explain how light makes things visible.

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Preview image of student activity guide in Spanish.