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Field Trip Guide

Help Your Chaperones Meet Your Goals!

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

  • The Light House

    The Light House

    Learn about the amazing science behind light and color. Find a series of fun-house mirrors that play tricks with your reflection. Have fun with your shadows by freezing them on the wall or changing their colors. Explore the many different effects that light and color can create.

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

    Starting Points

    • Can you make your reflection flip upside down?
    • How are light and color related?
  • The Martian 4-D Experience

    The Martian 4-D Experience

    Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded on Mars, who must utilize his scientific ingenuity to reunite with his crewmates in a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • Discuss the importance of teamwork in science.
  • The Polar Express 4-D Experience

    The Polar Express 4-D Experience

    Go on an extraordinary adventure this holiday season! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K - 12
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • Think of a time that an unexpected adventure changed your life. What happened?
  • The Rock Garden

    The Rock Garden

    Interesting rocks from interesting places! Petrified wood from Arizona, Egyptian granite, and our own Roxbury puddingstone are just some of the rock stars that can be found in this outdoor exhibit, where you and your students can take a tour of the world just by strolling through.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
    • Outside Museum Entrance

    Starting Points

    • What kinds of rocks can you find?
    • How are they alike? How are they different?
  • To the Moon

    To the Moon

    Climb inside our Apollo Space Capsule and listen to the launch countdown. Check out models of the Mercury capsule and lunar module. See a rock that astronauts brought back from their trip to the Moon.

    • Recommended for Grades K - 12
    • Blue Wing, Lower Level

    Starting Points

    • What are some of the challenges that scientists faced while getting to the Moon?
    • How do you think these first models compare to the types of technologies astronauts are using now?
  • Transportation

    Transportation

    Trains, boats, and a real-life steam engine! Explore the history of transportation, as you observe actual machines and realistic replicas alike.

    • Recommended for Grades K - 12
    • Blue Wing, Lower Level

    Starting Points

    • Compare and contrast the technology in this exhibit to modern-day transportation.
  • Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond our Sun

    Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond our Sun

    Discover the diversity of exoplanets—the thousands of planets orbiting stars beyond the Sun—and how we find them, in the search for the ultimate goal: an Earth-like world outside of our Solar System!

    • Recommended for Grades 5 - 12
    • Red Wing, Level 1

    Starting Points

    • What could planets look like in other solar systems?
  • Virtual FishTank

    Virtual FishTank

    In the "Virtual Fish Tank®" students select attributes and behaviors for their fish, launch their creations into the tank, then see how a few simple choices result in complex behaviors and patterns for a whole group of fish. Probability will help you decide how often something is likely to happen or not.

    • Recommended for Grades 1 - 8
    • Blue Wing, Level 1

    Starting Points

    • How many combinations of a particular fish can be created?
    • Imagine there are 6 different types of fish in the tank. How many different permutations are possible for the places in which the fish will live?
    • What are the odds that the fish you create will be eaten by others in the tank?
  • Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

    Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

    Discover molten worlds and exploding craters in this adrenaline-filled, immersive experience that takes you to various hotspots.

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

    Starting Points

    • How do volcanoes form?
    • What different types are possible?
  • Weather Wonders

    Weather Wonders

    Discover how air, water, and temperature combine to create the atmospheric conditions we call "weather."

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 8
    • Green Wing, Lower Level

    Starting Points

    • What kinds of weather patterns have you seen in your neighborhood?
    • How do temperature and pressure affect the weather?

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