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3rd & 4th Grade Field Trips

EdVenture Explore Learning Programs

EdVenture-led Field Trips

EdVenture's expert staff will lead your class on one of the museum's incredible Discoveries! During your 2-hour museum visit, your students will participate in a 45-minute standards-based program — allowing for both an educational program and museum discovery. EdVenture conducts the program — you lead the museum exploration!

3rd Grade Only:
Colder Than Ice (December-March)
SC Science Standards: 3-1.3; 3-1.4; 3-1.5; 3-4.1; 3-4.2

Is ice just solid water or is there more to it than you think? This action-packed program will allow your students to investigate the properties of matter and find out why not all substances behave the same.

3rd Grade Only:
Kitchen Science
SC Science Standards: 3-4.1; 3-4.2

What kind of chemistry experiments can you do at home? This program will allow students to discover the "wow" factor as everyday household ingredients are combined to illustrate physical and chemical changes.

Leapin' Lepidopterist (May-October)
SC Science Standards: 3-2.1; 3-2.2; 3-2.3; 3-2.4; 4-2.5; 4-2.6

Experience the beauty and magic of actual metamorphosis. Students will be amazed as they do field work in our unique outdoor, enclosed exhibit that contains hundreds of plants and more than 20 species of butterflies and moths.

3rd Grade Only:
Little Sparks - Fire and Life Safety
SC Health and Safety Standards: Content Area 4 Standards 1-7

Every child is fascinated by fire, but do they know the importance of fire safety? Designed and taught by EdVenture's Fire Safety educators, this program teaches children fire and life safety skills such as the importance of smoke alarms, home escape plans and how to conduct an emergency call using our 911 simulator.

4th Grade Only:
Money Matters
SC Math Standards: 4-1.1; 4-1.3; 4-1.6

Did you know that you often pay for more than just the item on the shelf when you go to the store? Have fun while you learn what it means to be responsible with money and how to be a better consumer by working your way thought a budget.

4th Grade Only:
Nature's Forces
SC Science Standards: 4-4.4

What would weather be without wind,water and heat? Explore the mysterious properties and magical movements of air, water and temperature as they combine to produce amazing powers of nature.

Recycle, Reuse and Rethink
SC Science Standards: 4-2.6
SC Social Studies Standards: 3-1.4

Wait! Don't throw that out! Meet "Garbagena" – EdVenture's in-house recycling expert! Students learn about how everyday products can be recycled, reused and reduced.

3rd Grade Only:
Run, Jump, Shoot, Score (August-December)
SC Science Standards: 3-5.1; 3-5.4

Did you ever think you could learn math and science while participating in some of your favorite sports? Bounce, aim, shoot and score your way though "Team UP!, our newest visiting exhibit. Become a better player and a better student - all at the same time.

SC Science Standards: 3-4.4; 4-5.5; 4-5.6; 4-5.7; 4-5.8

We use it and we know how it makes life easier but…what exactly is electricity anyway? Students experience how current electricity can heat things up,make things move and even make things glow.

Assembly Programs

Developed to accommodate larger classes or entire grade levels, Imaginarium Adventures are assembly-style programs that will keep all of your students interested, involved and learning!

Burning Questions - The Chemistry of Fire
SC Science Standards: 3-1.1; 3-1.3; 3-1.4; 3-4.1; 3-4.2; 3-4.3; 3-4.4; 4-1.7
Health Standards: Content Standards 1-7

"Spark" your students' imagination! This interactive program allows students to understand the science behind fire as a way to fully understand its dangers.

Dr. Dee's
Not-So-Standard Science

SC Science Standards: 3-1.5; 3-1.8 3-1.7;
4-1.3; 4-1.2; 4-1.7

Dr. Dee was once a great scientist but now he is having some trouble remembering the basics of safety and using inquiry in the science lab. Watch him create some crazy concoctions and help remind him of the right way to perform science investigations in this entertaining and informative program.

Little Sparks Fire
and Life Safety

SC ELA Standards: 3-3.1; 3-6.6; 3-6.7
Health Standards: Content Area Standards 1-7

Do your students know what to do in case of a fire in their homes? Designed and taught by EdVenture's Fire Safety educators and taught using "Dusty," our friendly puppet, this program will teach students about critical fire and life safety skills.

Matter Matters
SC Science Standards: 3-4.1; 3-4.2

Through fun interactions with crazy substances, students will see all the ways that molecules interact to make different states of matter and how those states of matter change from one form to another. 

Self-Paced Field Trip Programs

New for the 2009-2010 school year, EdVenture is offering Explorations, teacher-led explorations of the museum. Designed to allow your students to experience our seven fantastic, engaging exhibit galleries, EdVenture provides teachers and chaperones easy-to-use guides created to encourage students to ask questions and find answers. Explorations are an economical way to experience EdVenture, a place where children open their minds, explore their imagination and discover the world in which they live.

To plan your visit, call 803-400-1151 or