More than just a day away from school: Planning a great science field trip

April 1st, 2007 | RESEARCH

The article presents advice by the authors for helping middle school science teachers in the U.S. to plan field trips related to science education. The authors say that the teachers should try to make the field trips a significant learning experience. They should communicate the goals of the trips to the students. According to them, many science museums offer pretrip planning meetings to allow teachers to know the resources available for students. They also offer excellent web sites for planning the trips.


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Team Members

Michelle Scribner-MacLean, Author, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Lesley Kennedy, Author, Museum of Science, Boston


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0887-2376

Publication: Science Scope
Volume: 30
Number: 8
Page(s): 57

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs