Virtual Programs

The Museum comes alive on screen with discussion, demonstrations, and exciting visuals through our virtual presentations led by GMA staff. Lessons are delivered virtually using Google Meet. Virtual Programs include access to digital resources such as activities and worksheets for your selected program(s). All Virtual Programs address various Georgia Standards of Excellence based on program selected.

Historic Virtual Programs

Guided Live-Stream Field Trips

Visit the Museum virtually through Guided Live-Stream Field Trips. Each lesson is scheduled for a 45-minute time block, including 30 minutes for the lesson and 15 minutes for questions. Groups can select a lesson from the list below. Lessons are delivered virtually using Google Meets. GMA staff will email worksheets and additional resources for your selected program(s) prior to your scheduled date.

Pricing: Guided Live-Stream Field Trips are $45 per lesson.

Lesson Descriptions

 

  • 19th Century Inventions: Learn about inventors of the 19th century and discover how inventions of the past still impact society today. Through the eyes of an inventor, students will then identify a modern issue and create their own invention to solve the problem. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence in Social Studies: SSKH3, SS4E1.f, SS5H1, SSUSH11.c.
  • Reconstruction in Georgia: The Civil War drastically changed the lives of all citizens in Georgia. Learn more about the lasting effects of these changes during the period known as Reconstruction. Join a Museum interpreter and visit sites virtually to learn about changes in the cotton industry at the Cotton Gin and discover more about Jim Crow laws at the Train Depot. Students will also explore government involvement, and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments in the Law Office. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence in Social Studies: SS4H6 and SS4H5.
  • Pricing the Past: How good are you at shopping on a budget? Use wages from a 19th century profession to buy goods from the Rolling Store. Learn about budgeting, saving, buying on credit and more financial literacy topics. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence in Social Studies:SSKE2; SSKE3; SSKE4; SSKH3; SS1E1; SS1E4; SS2E1; SS2E3; SS2E4; SS3E3.d; SS4E2; SS5E4; SS6E13.a, b, c; SS7E10.a, b, c; SSPFL2.b, c.

Destination Ag Virtual Programs

 

Guided Live Stream Field Trips

Visit Destination Ag virtually through Guided Live-Stream Field Trips.  Each lesson is scheduled for a 45-minute time block, including 30 minutes for the lesson and 15 minutes for questions. Each lesson selected from below is provided virtually using Google Meets. Destination Ag staff will email worksheets and additional resources for your selected program(s) prior to your scheduled date.

Pricing: Guided Live Stream Field Trips are $45 per lesson.

PreK-1st Grade Lesson Descriptions

 

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Careers: The career lesson will enable students to define agriculture, describe the roles and responsibilities of two careers, and experience demonstrations of career activities. For the 2020-2021 school year, the two feature careers are livestock veterinarian and fertilizer technician. In the livestock vet lesson, students will learn the tools that vets use as well as the procedure for haltering a large animal. In the fertilizer technician lesson, students will learn how fertilizer helps plants, how technicians mix it with a recipe, and how push and pull forces help technicians spread the fertilizer on crops.
  • Animal Analyses: Students will meet two different animals (animals vary by day and season) and learn the many ways in which they are similar and different. Examples include learning about how animals change as they grow, what they eat, and fun facts about their anatomy. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence: SKL2, SKL1, S1L1.
  • Meet the Sheep: Students get to meet Destination Ag’s sheep and learn about the needs they have as animals. The wool industry is discussed as students learn about how wool is processed and the various products that the industry provides to humans. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence: S1L1b, SKL2, SSKE3.
  • Cool Crops and Crawling Critters: Students discover how the vast variety of items they use every day are products from crops grown in Georgia. They also learn how plants are aided by the critters in the soil that help provide the nutrients they need to grow. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence: S1L1, ELAGSE1W8, CD-SD3, SKL2.
  • Farm to Fridge: The process of how food starts at a farm and ends up in our refrigerator is the main topic of discussion in this lesson. Focusing on the cattle industry, students explore the various products produced as well as how important the process of buying/selling is to the industry. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence: CD-SC3, CD-SS4, SSKE2, SSKE3, SS1k1, SS1k3.
2nd-5th Grade Lesson Descriptions

 

  • Agriculture & Natural Resource Careers: The career lesson will enable students to define agriculture, describe the roles and responsibilities of two careers, and experience demonstrations of career activities. For the 2020-2021 school year, the two feature careers are livestock veterinarian and fertilizer technician. In the livestock vet lesson students will learn about the tools that vets use as well as the procedure for placing a halter on a large animal. In the fertilizer technician lesson, students will learn how fertilizer helps plants, how technicians mix it using a recipe, and how push and pull forces help technicians to spread the fertilizer on crops.
  • Aquaponics: Students will view a functioning aquaponics system featuring catfish and leafy green vegetables and discover how this symbiotic relationship is an ecosystem in itself. Life-cycles and food webs will be explored while math skills will be put to the test as students calculate the different parameters of the aquaponics system. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence: S2L1, MGSE2.MD.1, MGSE2.MD.2, MGSE2.MD.3, MGSE2.MD.4, S3L1, MGSE3.MD.2, S4L1, MGSE4.OA.2, ELAGSE4RI7, S4CS2, S4CS3, MGSE4.NF.7, S5L4, MGSE5.NF.6.
  • Georgia Georegions: Students explore Georgia’s geographic regions and discuss differences in agriculture, plants, and animals. A highlight of the session is meeting a live ‘region-specific’ animal and discussing its adaptations for survival. Students will come away with an understanding of how many products used daily do not originate from their own region. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence: SS2G1, S3L1, S5L1, S4L1.
  • Let’s Bee Pollinators: Explore the world of pollinators and learn about their vital importance in agriculture. Students glimpse into the lives of a popular pollinator, the honeybee, and learn about their life cycle. A virtual walk through the Museum’s pollinator garden may allow students an opportunity to see a pollinator in action! This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence: S2L1, S3L1, S4L1, S5L4.
  • Swept Away: Students will learn how weather, specifically wind and water, cause changes to the environment. Students will observe wind and water erosion using an erosion simulation table. Through this lesson, students will define erosion, understand the effects of weather on erosion, and explore how erosion can be reduced. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence: S2E3, S3E1, S4E4, S5E1.

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