Field Trip Resources
||Field trips offer a chance for your students to explore a subject beyond the books and incorporate interactivity and fun in the process. We've gathered printables and tips for planning a successful field trip. When leaving the school grounds is not an option, virtual field trips can be convenient, free, and expose students to locations and ideas they might not otherwise have access to.
Field Trip Forms
Field Trip Ideas
Virtual Field Trip and Cost-Saving Ideas
- Top 10 Free Field Trips
The cost of field trips can be prohibitive. Try our ideas for free "field trips": from virtual visits to faraway places to a stroll through your school cafeteria, we have plenty of ideas to keep your students engaged in learning. New teachers and those in less-funded districts will find this resource particularly valuable.
- Virtual Field Trip of Underground Railroad in New Bedford, MA
Live far away from Massachusetts or lack school funds to take a field trip? Take your class on a virtual field trip of Underground Railroad sites in New Bedford, Massachusetts. It's a great supplement to the study of American History, the Civil War, and slavery.
- Visit the White House via the Internet
Students use the Internet to complete a scavenger hunt of the White House in this classroom computer activity. In addition to learning navigation skills, students learn about basic Internet terminology, email, and global addresses.
- Virtual Field Trip Tip — Videoconferencing
Take advantage of free videoconferencing tools available online (such as Skype) to come face-to-face with pen-pal classrooms, connect foreign language students to native speakers, hold virtual field trips, and talk with scientists and other experts.
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