Field Trips are important to help bridge the gap between education in the classroom and hands-on experience. You probably already know that school field trips are a vital part of any educational curriculum, whether online, virtual, on a bus from a traditional school or for a homeschooling family.
In addition, Field Trips can make learning fun and special, adding an element of novelty to a school routine.
In the current pandemic, without school in session, parents and teachers are looking for Virtual and Interactive Field Trips. Plus we can always take a cue from the many Homeschool Field Trips around SoCal.
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The Importance of Field Trips
Studies published by Resource Area for Teaching show “Teachers who conduct hands-on learning activities on a weekly basis out-perform their peers by more than 70% of a grade level in math and 40% of a grade level in science.” Field trips are crucial for every student to acquire a wealth of knowledge, cultural context, and hands-on experience.
Interactive Field Trips can help shape a child’s future, along with learning that continues outside the classroom.
How Field Trips are Interpreted by a Child
Here are a few things kids may think and feel as they get to experience more field trips:
1. Show me how to do it, so I can be successful.
2. I can see what it looks like at first glance.
3. The experience is in my memory. When I need to use it as a reference it will be available.
4. I participated in an activity, therefore I know feel more confident about my abilities.
5. Learning is fun when I get to explore and ask questions. I want to do more.
6. What if I want to study and work in this field?
7. I now know that my community supports me and I have access to the information.
Please consider helping your child’s teacher plan more field trips. Both now with Virtual Field Trips, and in the future for in-person experiences. It will change how you look at education and how you see your community.