Fourth 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 Fourth Grade students.

Available in two exciting topics:

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Fourth Grade Life Science: Busy Body

What parts of an organism help it to survive?

Fourth grade scientists will navigate toward a deeper understanding of how organisms receive and process information in this virtual field trip. Introduce your students to creatures that live at the California Science Center as they use and develop models to explore how the internal and external structures of plants and animals function to help them survive and experience the world around them.

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed

4-PS4-2, 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2

Live Virtual Program

Invite educators from the California Science Center to visit your classroom virtually as we explore how our sensory system works through a cow eye dissection and an encounter with Tess, our 50-foot body simulator.

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Educator performing a dissection in front of computer during a 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-Fridays 8:30am or 9:45am
  • We provide a hosted meeting link for your students to join virtually.

Please Note:

Reservations for the 2021-22 school year are no longer available. Check back soon to reserve your Live Virtual Program for the 2022-23 school year!

On-Demand Video

Join our educators to discover how our resident venus flytrap, sand boa and military macaw sense and respond to information in unique ways. Plus, explore an eyeball by completing your own Science Sketch.

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Animal keeper Louise with bright green macaw standing in her left hand

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Downloadable Activity Guide

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Preview image of student activity guide in English.

Students will play a “choose-your-own-adventure”-style game in order to test interactions between an animal’s environment and the structures of its sensory system. They will use the game to develop and revise a model showing how information is received by the senses and processed through the brain.

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Preview image of student activity guide in Spanish.

Fourth Grade Physical Science: Here to There

What affects how an object or information moves from one place to another?

This virtual field trip will get your fourth grade scientists wondering about how objects and information move. Make observations to find the relationship between speed and energy as we investigate in our Big Lab. Learn about different methods of communication ranging in complexity from sound to binary codes.

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed

4-PS3-1 and 4-PS4-3

Live Virtual Program

Our educators will get your students thinking about communication and  how information can be transferred through light, sound, and even binary code!

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Educator demonstrating communication activities 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-Fridays 8:30am or 9:45am
  • We provide a hosted meeting link for your students to join virtually.

Please Note:

Reservations for the 2021-22 school year are no longer available. Check back soon to reserve your Live Virtual Program for the 2022-23 school year!

On-Demand Video

Join our educators as they guide you in finding the cause and effect relationship between the speed of a moving object and energy.

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Educator demonstrating roller coaster experiment

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Educator demonstrating roller coaster experiment

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Downloadable Activity Guide

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Preview image of student activity guide in English.

Students will design and test a secret code that will allow them to  communicate an ice cream sundae recipe to a friend.

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Preview image of student activity guide in Spanish.

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