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Field Trip Planning

 

Syllabus Schedule Links SMART Lab Pictures

BEFORE    PREPARE STUDENTS    THE TRIP    FOLLOWING THE TRIP

BEFORE THE TRIP

Begin planning early.

Identify learning objectives.

Choose site.

Contact site for reservation and information.

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    Find out the cost per student.

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    Obtain student learning materials provided by the site.

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    Arrange transportation.   

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    Send home parent permission forms at least a week in advance of trip date.

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    Inform students and parents of suitable clothing - including provisions for     unpredictable weather.

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Choose materials and activities that will meet objectives and enhance learning and enjoyment of the trip.

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Clipboards for each students or group of students can be valuable for gathering data.

PREPARE STUDENTS

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    Introduce planned trip.

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    Explain purpose for trip.

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    Teach vocabulary.

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    Assign learning activities.

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    Complete pre-visit activities.

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    Assign groups.

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    Discuss bus behavior.

THE TRIP

Plan for good behavior:

bulletAssign one adult to every five students.
bulletStudents must stay with chaperones at all times. 
bulletStudents use best manners and respect property.
bulletDo not touch, tease or feed the animals, if they are present.

Safety

bulletProvide a map to location for bus driver (use map provided by site or download and print one from an Internet site such as http://www.mapquest.com/  .
bulletBring a first aid kit.
bulletGive emergency information to each chaperone.

FOLLOWING THE TRIP

bulletEngage students in a writing or drawing activity for immediate reflection on experience.
bulletGroups plan presentation of information learned on trip.
bulletCreate class memento of trip.
   
Examples:  bulletin board, book, web page, slide show, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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