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5th & 6th 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! 


5th Grade Only:
Colder Than Ice (December-March)
SC Science Standards: 5-1.1; 5-1.3; 5-4.1; 5-4.2

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.

Money Matters
SC Math Standards: 5-1.1; 5-1.3; 5-1.5;
6-1.1; 6-1.2; 6-1.3; 6-1.7; 6-1.8

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.

5th Grade Only:
Recycle, Reuse and Rethink
SC Science Standards: 5-3.6

Wait! Don't throw that out! Meet "Garbagena" – EdVenture's in-house recycling expert – who will teach students about how everyday products can be recycled, reused and reduced. Learn about non-point pollution and the affects your habits today have on future generations.

5th Grade Only:
Leapin' Lepidopterist (May-October)
SC Science Standards: 5-2.2; 5 2.4; 5-2.5

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.

6th Grade Only:
Nature's Forces
SC Science Standards: 6-4.4; 6-4.7; 6-4.8

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.

5th Grade Only:
Run, Jump, Shoot, Score (August-December)
SC Science Standards: 5-5.2; 5-5.3; 5-5.4

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.

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: 5-1.1; 5-1.8; 5-4.1; 5-4.2; 5-4.6;
6-1.5; 6-5.1; 6-5.2; 7-1.2; 7-1.7; 7-5.1; 7-5.9; 7-5.10
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: 5-1.1; 5-1.2; 5-1.4; 5-1.6; 5-1.8; 6-1.1; 6-1.5

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.

5th Grade Only:
Matter Matters
SC Science Standards: 5-4.1; 5-4.2; 5-4.3; 5-4.4; 5-4.6; 5-4.7

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 excited to offer Explorations, teacher-led explorations of our 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