field trips

Field Trips Benefit from Background Knowledge, Too – Education Article

11.24.19Field Trips Benefit from Background Knowledge, Too Looking at a shark: You perceive more when you know more. Last week I wrote a post about hands-on learning, and how what seemed like a rich experience–launching rockets–might not be so useful if students didn’t know what they were looking at. On the other hand if students had been primed with knowledge beforehand they could observe relevant things and increase their knowledge by adding detail to it. I was thinking about that…

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A Student-Led Exploration of Local Species – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Andrea Sayler fostered her students’ curiosity about the natural world by holding a BioBlitz in the nature preserve near their school. A BioBlitz is an event that brings together community members to find and identify as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Andrea’s students used the data they gathered to develop research projects on flora or fauna that interested them. They shared their findings with their school community. Andrea Sayler is a…

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