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Discovery Museum Field Trip

 

Region: Boston, Central MA, MetroNorth , MetroWest, Northeast
Level: Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8
Program type: Field Trip;

Description: A Field Trip to the Discovery Museum is a compelling and fun way to introduce STEAM themes and provide hands-on opportunities for students to practice science and engineering, imagination and invention. Prior to visiting, the Discovery Museum will coordinate with teachers on their current curriculum goals, which are then highlighted throughout the visit. Upon arriving friendly knowledgeable staff will provide an orientation and introductory experiment for school groups. Students play, observe, question, investigate, problem solved, create, reflect, and share findings. The Discovery Museum’s hands-on exhibits and supportive educational staff make learning exciting and memorable, while museum topics and methods support the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework. Learning themes include Water; Air; Sound; Force & Motion; Math; Simple Machines; Light & Color: Building; Tinkering; Engineering and so much more.

Topics: Animals, Architecture, Birds, Botany, Chemistry, Earth Science, Energy, Engineering, Forces, Geology, Matter, Physical Science, Physics, Science and Engineering Practices

Aligned to content standards (if any): Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics, Energy, Energy and Power Technologies, Engineering Design, Materials, Tools, and Manufacturing, Matter and Its Interactions, Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions, Technological Systems

Additional information (if any): The minimum size for a group reservation is 15 students; the maximum number varies depending on the date and time of visit. The Discovery Museum will work with schools to find the best options.

A Field Trip to the Discovery Museum will be two hours for exploration (both indoors and out) and additional time for lunch and snacks.

Prior to visiting, the Discovery Museum will coordinate with teachers on their current curriculum goals, which are then highlighted throughout the visit. Pre-visit materials are given to teachers and chaperones. Upon arriving friendly knowledgeable staff will provide an orientation and introductory experiment for school groups.

Fee Information: Pricing can be found on the Discovery Museum website (https://www.discoveryacton.org/fieldtrips). The Discovery Museum additionally offers need based assistance and several discount options.