About This Chapter
Field Trip Resources - Chapter Summary
Within this chapter, our instructors go over ideas and additional information teachers should consider as they plan field trips for their students. A few of the topics addressed in this chapter include:
- Field trip planning for specific grade levels
- Templates for permission slips
- Ideas for in-school field trips
- Science-focused field trip ideas
Use your favorite device to access the information in this chapter. Our mobile-friendly platform gives you the freedom to use this teaching resource from any location that has streaming Wi-Fi. Each lesson in the chapter examines different aspects of field trip planning, so you can go directly to the information you need without wasting any time.
How It Helps
- Provides ready-to-use templates: Permission slips, among other documents, are necessary for field trips, and these lessons provide document templates that you can immediately use in your classroom.
- Offers new ideas: Whether this is your first field trip or not, coming up with interesting activity ideas can prove difficult, which is why this chapter offers multiple ideas to help you get the creative juices flowing.
- Encourages student interaction: By providing you with new trip ideas, these lessons can help you motivate students to get more involved with the learning experience through field trip activities.
By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Organize grade-level appropriate field trips
- Brainstorm field trip ideas for students of all ages
- Plan science-focused trips
- Draft-up accurate permission slips and other documents
- Coordinate activities for in-school field trips
1. Field Trip: Definition & Benefits
Field trips can be a memorable and positive experience for school children. There are many meaningful benefits for providing an excursion for kids and a chance to see and try new things.
2. Field Trip Permission Slip Template
Preparing for a field trip involves a lot of preparation. This lesson plan will help you cross 'get signed permission slips' off your list by providing an easily-adaptable template.
3. Preschool Field Trip Ideas
Determining a place for field trips for preschoolers takes some creativity. It is important to find activities that are appropriate for their age, interest level, and physical needs. This lesson suggests several ideal locations.
4. Kindergarten Field Trip Ideas
Field trips are exciting and thrilling for kids. Younger, kindergarten-age kids will enjoy hands-on experiences where they can learn through touching, trying, and tasting new things.
5. Science Field Trip Ideas
Science field trips can be a lot of fun for students and highly educational at the same time. There are many possibilities for enriching field trips in science. In this lesson, we'll provide you with a few ideas.
6. In-School Field Trip Ideas
Field trips offer unique opportunities for learning. However, traditional field trips are usually tough to organize and expensive to plan. These ideas for in-school field trips is an easy fix for this problem!
7. Field Trips for High School Students
Field trips help students have educational experiences that aren't possible in a traditional classroom setting. Here are a few ideas for fun and enlightening high school field trips.
8. Middle School Field Trip Ideas
Field trips have great value to middle school students, allowing them to be more hands-on in their learning. Check out a few of these ideas for field trips that would work well for middle school students.
9. Field Day Activities for Middle School
In many schools around the country, the end of the year is celebrated with a field day consisting of outdoor sports and games. Incorporate these activities into a field day for your middle school students.
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- Lesson Plan Templates & Examples
- Education Models in Lesson Planning
- Early Childhood Lesson Plan Templates & Examples
- Common Core Lesson Plan Templates & Resources
- Movie Lesson Plans & Classroom Resources
- Bell Ringer & Exit Slip Resources
- Project Rubrics
- Back to School Activities
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