Kindergarten 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 Kindergarten students.

Available in two exciting topics:

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Kindergarten Life Science: I Will Survive

What do plants and animals need to stay alive?

Transform your kindergarteners into scientists as they look for patterns of what plants and animals need to survive. This virtual field trip will get your budding scientists to understand the relationship between what living things need and the environments where they live.

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed

K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1, and K-ESS3-3

Live Virtual Program

Join California Science Center educators in a virtual classroom to explore different spaces in the museum while learning more about what living things need from their environments.

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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.

On-Demand Video

Join our educators to discover different enclosures in the World of Life Discovery Room and the Ecosystems gallery and learn how our keepers provide all the things necessary for plant and animal survival in different environments.

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Educator Mariela with illustrated Science Songbirds

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Educator Mariela with illustrated Science Songbirds

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Downloadable Activity Guide

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Preview image of English Student Activity Guide

Students will play a game as a keeper to determine what the animals at the California Science Center need to stay alive. Through the game, students will discover patterns in how animals receive food, water, shelter, and air from their environment.

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Preview image of Spanish Student Activity Guide

Kindergarten Physical Science: Sun-ergy

What happens when the sun shines on an object?

Take your kindergarten scientists on a virtual field trip to the California Science Center to figure out what happens when the sun shines on an object. Students will be given a variety of scenarios to explain their thinking.

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed

K-PS3-1 and K-PS3-2

Live Virtual Program

Invite our educators to your classrooms virtually to learn about the effects of the sun on creatures at the California Science Center.

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Educator displaying drawing of sun, turtle and cactus to camera 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.

On-Demand Video

Join our educators to figure out what’s causing different temperatures around the California Science Center.

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Downloadable Activity Guide

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Preview image of student activity guide in English.

Students will paint with water to explain what they think happens when the sun shines on a surface.

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Preview image of student activity guide in Spanish.

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