Getting the Most Out of Field Trips, Part I: Research

Making the most of a field trip comes with deliberate planning – not a crazy obsessive ordeal – but knowing what to do, being prepared can make the day complete!

A Homeschool Mom

Who doesn’t like a good field trip? There’s nothing quite like fresh air, a change of scenery, and a little exercise to rejuvenate your learning routine. While field trips can be a lot of fun, they will quickly turn into a frustrating mess when not planned properly. Join us as we share tips on how to make the most of any field trip and explore ideas for a smoother day.


Field-TripsWhen it comes to field trips, the last thing to pop into our minds is research. Usually, we just pick a day to get out of the house, pick a location to spend the day, hop in our cars, and take off! What usually results is a busy rush to get out the door, cranky kids wondering when we will arrive, and an overly full afternoon rushing around the exhibits, trying to get the most out of the trip…

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2 thoughts on “Getting the Most Out of Field Trips, Part I: Research

  1. I like starting with a virtual field trip to the same location, like the Long Beach Aquarium. Take the kids via Google Earth and a few YT videos, then do the real thing. They love it!

    • That really is a genius idea – especially with street view making things so much easier. I would love for you to write a Guest Post about your teachers tricks, if it is something you do!

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