What is the Field Trip Program?
ScienceWorks' Field Trip Program is an interactive, hands-on field trip that incorporates science education with fun! The program includes three parts, plus an orientation:
Orientation (10 min) – A brief introduction is held to go over schedules, procedures and expectations.
Exhibit Exploration (45-60 min) – Students explore our exhibit halls in small groups accompanied by adult chaperones. While exploring exhibits, students conduct investigations, make observations, formulate questions, collect data, and are encouraged to follow their own curiosity. ScienceWorks staff will provide museum guides to help shape your exploration. Written worksheets are available on request (please request ahead of your visit).
Lab Exploration (~45 min depending on age of group and lab chosen) – Students develop their inquiry skills through laboratory investigations covering the topic you have already selected. Adult chaperones will be given instruction on the best ways to support students during the particular lab that has been chosen, but most likely tasks include: organizing materials, facilitating team work, quietly reminding students who lose focus, etc.
The lab accommodates up to 35 students, so larger groups will be split in half and rotate between Exhibit and Lab exploration.
Science Live Demonstration (30 min) – ScienceWorks staff present a high-energy, action-packed science show in our theater filled with audience participation and exhilarating demonstrations!
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