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…