Ch 11: Field Trip Resources

About This Chapter

Besides teaching in the classroom, field trips can be an effective approach to changing-up how students learn. This chapter offers guidance on the logistics of field trip planning, and it includes ideas for different types of trips.

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.

Skills Covered

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

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: Field Trip Resources
Field Trip: Definition & Benefits

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.

Field Trip Permission Slip Template

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.

Preschool Field Trip Ideas

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.

Kindergarten Field Trip Ideas

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.

Science Field Trip Ideas

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.

In-School Field Trip 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!

Field Trips for High School Students

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.

Middle School Field Trip Ideas

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.

Field Day Activities for Middle School

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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