3rd Graders Go to the California Science Center

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

California Science Center
Field Trip
3rd Graders
Friday, December 4, 2015

Boats and Balance
By building their own model sailboats, students investigate design and energy needed to move across the 40' x 20' Water Works pool. After becoming familiar with the boat names, students are given a variety of sizes for each part of the boats. They are encouraged to experiment with changing parts to see how they affect the performance of their boat. By keeping data in a class chart, students discover the importance of balance in sailing.

IMAX: Humpback Whales 3D
An extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals, Humpback Whales 3D takes audiences for an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 50-foot, 48-ton animals migrate more than 6,000 miles round-trip every year.

On Friday, December 4th, third-graders will travel to the California Science Center to experience the lab, Boats and Balances, and watch the IMAX movie, Humpback Whales 3D. Students will depart The Learning Castle at 9:30 a.m. and return to the campus at 2:30 p.m.

Students will need to bring a sack lunch, including snack and drinks, in a clearly labeled disposable bag. Please make sure that you do not order Freshlunches on a field trip day.

If you would like your child to attend this trip, please complete and return the attached Field Trip Permission form by Friday, November 13, 2015.