Field Trip Activities


School Trip Activities

2017-2018

 

Insect Creations – Elementary School – $9.00 per Student

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Participants will learn the body parts of insects. Then they will use various materials to build their own insect making sure to include the three main body parts, legs, and antennas.

Water Cycle – Elementary School- $9.00 per child

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Participants will create an art project that illustrates the steps of the water cycle which includes evaporation, condensation and precipitation.

Life Cycle Butterflies – Elementary School- $9.00 per Student

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Using multimedia art, students will create a project that will illustrate the metamorphosis of a monarch butterfly. The cycle includes the egg, larva-caterpillar, pupa-chrysalis, and butterfly.

Geometric Shape Monsters & Character Development – Elementary School – $9.00 per Student

TEKS alignment: Reading/Writing & Art

Participants will use geometric shapes to create made up monsters. They will collaborate with their peers and discuss the personality of their monsters (silly, nice, smart…) and other characteristics. Students and teachers are also encouraged extend the activity to write a story about their monsters as a take home/school activity.

Painting the Planets – Elementary/Middle Schools – $9.00 per student

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Participants will learn the colors of the planets and the reasons behind their colors. The students will paint the planet of their choice and use their imagination to draw a rocket to explore their planet.

Plant & Animal Cell Paintings – Middle School – $9.00 per student

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Participants will learn about the parts of plant and animal cells. They will then create a water color painting of either a plant or an animal cell.

Design and build a paper vehicle – Middle/High School  – $10.00 per Student

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Students will design their vehicle for distance, speed and/or aesthetics using simple materials such as paper, straws, tape and mints for wheels. During the activity, students will learn about the iteration stage of the creative process, and how it allows them to refigure their design for more distance, speed, etc. They will also discuss why some vehicles go further, faster or look better based on variables such as wind resistance, weight and craftsmanship.

Castles and Catapults – Middle/High School – $10.00 per Student

TEKS alignment: Science & Art

Students will work in groups to design and build castles and catapults using simple materials such as a cardboard box, Popsicle sticks and rubber bands. Using their creations, they will test for distance and accuracy. During the activity, students will learn about the iteration sage of the creative process, and how it allows them to refigure their design for distance and accuracy. They will learn about the physics of stored energy and how fulcrum points change the results. When their catapults and castles are complete they will try to take down their opponent’s castle by launching their bolder/fluff ball into their opponent’s castle.