We had a wonderful trip to the Boston Museum of Science yesterday. The Museum is better than ever. There were several factors that made the trip a success:
- Lead time: we planned the trip early in the year
- Chaperones: we had a good amount of chaperones
- Agenda: we studied the Museum schedule for that day and created an agenda that met our teaching/learning goals and interests
- Student preparation: we reviewed the schedule with students as well as other behavioral expectations.
What did we do? From 9:30-1:15, we did the following:
- Visit exhibits: my group went to the hands-on discovery lab and engaged in all kinds of chemistry-related activities
- The Animal Show: students loved this great presentation all about snakes
- STEAM Lab: Students used the design process to create and race small sleds--they loved it!
- Science Playground: Students learned about physical science through play
- Force Presentation: We were entertained with a terrific presentation all about force
- Lightning Show: Another great show all about lightning and electricity
- More exploration of many, many exhibits: Students explored river habitats, a sheep's heart, New England habitats, and much, much more.
This was a fabulous trip--one I recommend for all school groups in the New England region and beyond if possible.