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Field Trip Guide

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Start here to create an editable and printable document that outlines your field trip itinerary, learning goals, student questions, etc.

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a. Below, filter Museum offerings by grade level and learning goal.

b. Select up to 4 offerings to add to your field trip guide. Your selections will be shown on the right.

c. Click the "Get Your Guide" button.

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74 Results

The following activity sheets match one or more of your selections.

  • Energy in Action: Presentation

    Energy in Action: Presentation

    Heat, light, sound, elecromagnetism and more--all are forms of energy. Experiment with energy as it transfers, transforms, and does work!

    • Recommended for Grades 7 - 12
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • How would you define energy?
    • What are some examples of energy in your life?
  • Exciting Energy: Presentation

    Exciting Energy: Presentation

    Explore the sights, sounds, and the amazing results of energy! Observe and predict how energy changes from one form to another.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 6
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • How would you define energy?
    • What are some examples of energy in your life?
  • Explore the Galaxy

    Explore the Galaxy

    Travel through the solar system and beyond in a tour of our stellar neighborhood. With a live presenter as a guide, these highly interactive programs incorporate student questions and audience feedback to drive the program, selecting specific objects for exploration.

    • Recommended for Grades 6 - 12
    • Charles Hayden Planetarium

    Starting Points

    • What kinds of objects are in our galaxy?
    • What did you learn about the life cycle of a star?
  • Explore the Solar System

    Explore the Solar System

    Explore our beautiful solar system and its thousands of varied worlds — the Sun, planets, moons, and newly discovered objects that are changing the way we view our neighborhood in space. With a live presenter as a guide, these highly interactive programs incorporate student questions and audience feedback to drive the program, selecting specific objects for exploration.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K - 5
    • Charles Hayden Planetarium

    Starting Points

    • What kinds of objects are in our solar system?
    • What are some of the differences between stars and planets?
  • Exploring Laws of Motion: Presentation

    Exploring Laws of Motion: Presentation

    See how a rocket car, exploding paper, or even a simple bowling ball can dramatically demonstrate relations between mass, velocity, acceleration, and force as described by Newton's Laws of Motion.

    • Recommended for Grades 7 - 12
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • Can you name one of Newton's laws of motion?
    • What kinds of forces did you see in this program?
  • Extreme Weather

    Extreme Weather

    Famed storm chaser and award-winning giant screen filmmaker Sean Casey takes you on a dramatic journey to places where few have gone before! Destinations include the edge of a 300-foot-tall calving glacier in Alaska, the front lines of massive wildfires in the Western United States, and directly in the path of deadly (yet mesmerizing) tornadoes in the plains. Also, follow the men and women on the forefront of climate research and the everyday heroes who put their lives on the line to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
    • Red Wing, Level 1

    Starting Points

    • What is the difference between weather and climate?
    • How does a changing climate change weather?
  • Fantastic Forces

    Fantastic Forces

    Discover how to make predictions about the way objects move. Large scale demonstrations show how forces govern the world around us.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 6
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • Can you name one of Newton's laws of motion? How does it work?
    • What kinds of forces did you see in this program?
  • Field Station in the Yawkey Gallery

    Field Station in the Yawkey Gallery

    Join a Museum educator for a variety of hands-on investigations. The activity of the day may range from investigating the chemical and biological factors of river ecology to exploring the natural history of the Greater Boston area.

    • Recommended for Grades K - 12
    • Lower Lobby

    Starting Points

    • What did you imagine was in the Charles River? How did this differ from what you learned in the exhibit?
  • Great Barrier Reef

    Great Barrier Reef

    Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and exquisite strangeness of this awesome, bizarre, and vibrant living world.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
    • Red Wing, Level 1

    Starting Points

    • How do so many different forms of life survive in a reef environment?
    • Discuss how interconnected this life can be.
  • Hall of Human Life

    Hall of Human Life

    The Hall of Human Life aims to revolutionize how people understand their own biology by investigating how humans change over time in our dynamic environments. Designed to highlight breakthroughs in biology and biotechnology, the components within the Hall of Human Life will spark curiosity about innovations in the life sciences and help Museum visitors build thinking skills to make informed choices.

    • Recommended for Grades 2 - 12
    • Green Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • How did you measure yourself in this exhibit?
    • What kinds of biological innovations did you learn about?

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