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Museum on Wheels Grades 1-6

Taught by Museum Docents, the following programs are available October—May
Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Fee: $155 per school visit for two one-hour sessions; same day, same room, same topic
Times: 9:30 and 10:45 AM
Group size: 32 students maximum per session 

INCREDIBLE INSECTS - K—2

K—2 (30 students maximum per session)

Program begins with an introduction to insects and arachnids. Students visit stations highlighting: Social Insects; Butterflies and Moths; Metamorphosis; Beetles; and Live Insects and Other Arthropods.

California State Standards
Grade 1 Science, Life; 2d Plants and animals meet their needs in different ways.
Grade 2 Science, Life; 2b, c Plants and animals have predictable life cycles. 

NATURE'S NIGHT LIFE - Grades 3—6

Students are introduced to nocturnal animals and their special adaptations for life in San Diego County. Stations highlight: Things that Fly at Night, Animals that Can’t Stand the Heat, Finding Food at Night, Live Animals, and Demonstrations.

California State Standards
Grade 1 Science, Life; 2d Plants and animals meet their needs in different ways.
Grade 2 Science, Life; 2c Plants and animals have predictable life cycles.
Grade 3 Science, Life; 3a, b, c Adaptations in physical structure or behavior may improve an organism’s chance for survival.
Grade 4 Science, Life; 2b, 3a All organisms need energy and matter to live and grow. Living organisms depend on one another and on their environment for survival.

LIFE IN THE DESERT - Grades 3—6

This program discusses the geology, plants, animals, and their adaptations for the extremes of life in our Anza-Borrego desert. Stations highlight: Cactus Scrub and Rocky Hillside; Dry Wash and Oasis; Badlands and Dunes; Low Desert; and Live Animals.

California State Standards
Grade 1 Science, Life; 2d Plants and animals meet their needs in different ways.
Grade 2 Science, Life; 2c Plants and animals have predictable life cycles.
Grade 3 Science, Life; 3a, b, c Adaptations in physical structure or behavior may improve an organism’s chance for survival.
Grade 4 Science, Life; 2b, 3a All organisms need energy and matter to live and grow. Living organisms depend on one another and on their environment for survival. 

ROADRUNNERS - Grades 3—6

Students are introduced to five habitats in the most biologically diverse county in the U.S.—San Diego! Stations highlight: Seacoast, Coastal Plain, Foothills, Mountains, and Desert. Run around the county like a roadrunner!

California State Standards
Grade 1 Science, Life; 2d Plants and animals meet their needs in different ways.
Grade 2 Science, Life; 2c Plants and animals have predictable life cycles.
Grade 3 Science, Life; 3a, b, c Adaptations in physical structure or behavior may improve an organism’s chance for survival.
Grade 4 Science, Life; 2b, 3a All organisms need energy and matter to live and grow. Living organisms depend on one another and on their environment for survival. 
Grade 6 Ecology; 5c Organisms in ecosystems exchange energy and nutrients among themselves and with the environment. 

FOSSIL TALES OF SAN DIEGO - Grades 3—6

Students are guided through 75 million years of our county’s fossil history with stations highlighting: Cretaceous, Eocene and Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene. Models and casts of familiar and bizarre creatures that roamed our county are shared.

California State Standards
Grade 3 Science, Life; 3 Adaptations in physical structure or behavior may improve an organism’s chance for survival.
Grade 4 Science, Life; 3 All organisms need energy and matter to live and grow. Living organisms depend on one another and on their environment for survival.
Grade 4 Science, Earth; 4a The properties of rocks and minerals reflect the processes that formed them.
Grade 6 Ecology; 5c Organisms in ecosystems exchange energy and nutrients among themselves and with the environment.