Program: Moving, Exploding Earth

Topic(s)
Earthquakes/Plate Tectonics, Geology, Rocks/Minerals
Description
Explore Earth's layers, plate tectonics, and the rock cycle. Examine and identify rocks and minerals. Geology walk included at YSI sites.

Two formats available for each grade level:

3rd-6th grades:

- Regular format, 3rd-6th (2 hours): YSI instructors lead small group stations and hike. This format can be done at Alum Rock Park or Sanborn Park.

- Short format, 3rd-6th (1.5 hours): YSI instructors lead small group stations, no hike. Short format can be done at Vasona Park or at your school.

2nd grade:

- Regular format, 2nd (1.5 hours): YSI instructors lead small group stations and a hike. This version does not include plate tectonics. This format can be done at Alum Rock Park or Sanborn Park.

- Short format, 2nd (1 hour): YSI instructors lead small group stations, no hike. This version does not include plate tectonics. Short format can be done at Vasona Park or at your school.
Location(s)
Field Trip, In-Class
Duration
2 hours
Fee Description
1 hour: $250 per session 1.5 hours: $300 per session 2 hours: $350 per session Travel fee for at-school programs is $100 per day (within Santa Clara County) Discounts available for programs in September, December, January, and February.
Grades
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Standards
Earth Science - 2-3, Earth Science - 2-3a, Earth Science - 2-3b, Earth Science - 2-3c, Earth Science - 2-3d, Earth Science - 2-3e, Earth Science - 4-4, Earth Science - 4-4a, Earth Science - 4-5, Earth Science - 4-5a, Earth Science - 4-5c, Earth Science - 5-3, Earth Science - 5-3a, Investigation and Experimentation - 5-6, Investigation and Experimentation - 5-6a, Earth Sciences - Plate Tectonics and Earth's Structure - 6-1, Earth Sciences - Plate Tectonics and Earth's Structure - 6-1a, Earth Sciences - Plate Tectonics and Earth's Structure - 6-1c, Earth Sciences - Plate Tectonics and Earth's Structure - 6-1d, Earth Sciences - Plate Tectonics and Earth's Structure - 6-1e, Earth Sciences - Plate Tectonics and Earth's Structure - 6-1f, Science
Areas of Service
The 2-hour format of this program, which includes a hike, is offered at Alum Rock Park in East San Jose and Sanborn Park in Saratoga.

The 1.5-hour format of this program is offered at Vasona Park in Los Gatos and at your school.

Anyone can come visit us! For our regular travel fee, we can bring programs to Santa Clara County. For an extra travel fee, we can also go to southern San Mateo County and southern Alameda County.
Other Info
Our programs are very hands-on and are designed for one class at a time.

We ask for a few parent helpers to assist with this program.

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