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4th Graders Go To Raleigh
On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, the 4th graders at Marshville Elementary School visited Raleigh-our state’s capital. While in Raleigh, the students visited the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the North Carolina Museum of History, the Capitol building, and the Marbles Kids Museum for an IMAX 3-D movie.
In the Museum of Natural Sciences, the students were able to explore many different areas of Science. They looked at exhibits with animals and habitats, rocks and minerals, dinosaurs, soil, and many, many more!
In the Museum of History, the students were able to explore the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, North Carolina through history, pirates, the Lost Colony, slavery in North Carolina, and many, many more!
In the Capitol building, the students listened to a guided tour about the history of the building and the people who work in it.
We finished our trip with a 3-D movie titled “Mysteries of the Unseen World.” This was a very interesting (and at times gross) movie full of information about things that exist in our world that we never see! They learned many facts about mites on your eyelashes, the millions of bacteria that live on your body (mostly harmless), and other tiny “critters” that we cannot see with the naked eye.
Next time you see a 4th grader, ask them about something they learned on their trip and about their favorite part of the trip!
Written by: Emily Russell, 4th grade teacher
Posted: Mar 13, 2014 by Kerri Edwards