GEO CLASSES are fun, hands-on experiences for students in grades two through six. These classes are based directly on the Newfoundland and Labrador curriculum, and are offered on weekday mornings starting at 9:30am. The maximum group size is sixty (60) students. Groups larger than sixty students must book two separate visits. Teachers will be required to subdivide their group into smaller units for the GEO CLASS lessons.
GEO CENTRE guidelines and a student workbook are faxed & emailed to the teacher two weeks before their visit, so they will have time to review the guidelines with their class and produce sufficient copies of the workbook for all students.
Please Note: GEO CLASSES do not include time to visit the exhibits.
Teachers are welcome to explore the exhibits as part of their visit after the class has concluded, but should allow extra time for this activity. Please take this into consideration when arranging transportation for your visit.
Grade 4 GEO DETECTIVES
As GEO Detectives, our students will arm themselves with hand lens, streak plate and field notebook to collect clues and determine the identity of the “mystery mineral”. They will use their investigative skills to identify rock samples based on the characteristics of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks – and then determine which rock doesn’t belong. Our detectives will discover materials in our homes that come from the Earth, and try their hand at panning for real gold.
Curriculum Connection: Grade 4 Rockhound Unit
Grade 5 WEATHER WIZARDS!
As Weather Wizards, our students will become junior meteorologists and learn the tools of the trade. They will take their own weather measurements outdoors, record the measurements of our own GEO CENTRE weather station and then compare the two. They will watch lightning being generated indoors and learn what causes thunder and lightning. As junior meteorologists they will visit Disaster Corner and watch a tornado form and then create their own, all the while learning what causes them. They will learn about blizzards and then watch one form inside the GEO CENTRE. Finally, the Weather Wizards will use the information learned to prepare for their mount GEO cabin trip. They will predict what the weather will be and decide which activities they will do while at the cabin.
Grade 6 ASTRONAUT TREK
As Astronauts, our students will become part of the GEO Astronaut Training Program, and discover what it takes to become a true space explorer. What challenges face those who venture to the final frontier? Our Astronauts will “visit” the planets in our solar system to learn how each one is unique, and explore the constellations as they move through our night sky. Students will work as part of a crew to complete their tasks, and experience the difficulties encountered in building the ISS, driving the Mars Rover, and receiving images from other worlds.
Curriculum Connection: Grade 6 Out of this World Unit
Max Group Size: 60 students Duration: 1.5 to 2.25 hours
Time: 9:30am to 11:45am Days of the week: Monday to Friday
Rate: $5.50 / Student
One (1) chaperone per ten (10) students (admitted free)
$5.75 / additional chaperones (teachers fall into the chaperone category)
If a GEO CLASS is not what you are looking for, why not book your class for a 20 minute program combined with time to visit the exhibits? Our GEO Expeditions combine a curriculum-based worksheet with short presentation, and access to all of our exhibit galleries.
For more information on GEO CENTRE Education Programs, please contact:
Andrea van Nostrand
Supervisor, Education Programs
Tel: (709) 737-7884
Fax: (709) 737-7885
To book your school for a GEO CLASS, please contact:
GEO Interpretation Department
Tel: (709) 737-7849
Fax: (709) 737-7885