Science Class Field Trips

Science Class Field Trips

Field Trips Overview

Science Field Trips are designed to complement and support Colorado P-12 Academic Standards. Students explore grade-appropriate concepts in an inquiry-based environment which provides opportunities to practice science and engineering practices from the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Science Field Trips

Science Field Trips include classes that are 30 minutes long, serve 12-15 students at a time, are held during your two-hour self-guided field trip, and are facilitated by Museum Education staff. If your group will have more than 15 students, they will be divided into smaller groups to take turns in the science class.

Our hands-on experiences are highly engaging, emphasizing exploration over explanation. Savvy teachers use our programs to introduce a new topic rather than as a culminating event after studying that unit. Many of our science classes complement a specific exhibit to extend the learning experience. Collaborative work and peer-to-peer learning are encouraged. Activities support auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners. Additionally, chaperones are given guides to help them facilitate the field trip. For a complete list of class topics and details, please check out the list below.

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Field Trip Rates & Information:

Number of Students Basic Field Trip With Class Play for All Field Trip With Class
10-25 $9.50 per child $6.50 per child
26-40 $9.00 per child $5.50 per child

Science Field Trip Policies & Payment:

  • Science classes are scheduled as part of a field trip.
  • Field trips are available between 10:00am to 4:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • Two weeks advance reservations required.
  • WOW! requires 1 adult supervisor for every 8 children. Adults are required to actively supervise all children in your field group during your Museum visit. Adults are admitted for free.
  • Children with WOW! Memberships are admitted for only $3.00 per child. Children with WOW! Play for All Memberships are admitted for only $2.50 per child.
  • Discounted rates may be available depending on your group’s needs.
  • WOW! Children’s Museum accepts cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Class Topics:

 

One Inch at a Time

Mathematics, age 3-5 years old

Practice measurement using “inchworms” as well as standardized tools like rulers and measuring tape. Explore relationships and comparisons between objects of different sizes. WOW! is grateful for support from LEAP into Science, a science and literacy program developed by The Franklin Institute and the Free Library of Philadelphia with support from the National Science Foundation.

Students will:

  • Explore math concepts such as counting, comparison, and measurement with standard and non-standard units.
  • Manipulate objects to count, compare, and measure them.

Romping Stomping Dinosaurs

Life Science, Mathematics, age 3 years old to 1st Grade

Little learners practice counting and comparing. Hold Spike, our baby Stegosaurus. Compare your foot to big and small dinosaur tracks. Pack a dinosaur’s lunchbox and make a dinosaur fossil craft!

Click here for information about our Investigating Dinosaurs Exhibit

Click here for dinosaur activities to do in your classroom

Students will:

  • Explore math concepts such as counting, comparison, and measurement with standard and non-standard units.
  • Explore life science concepts such as characteristics of herbivores and carnivores.
  • Manipulate objects to count, compare, and measure them.

Magical Magnets

Physical Science, age 3 years old to 3rd Grade

Investigate the magical push and pull of magnetism in this station-based class that complements our Magnet exhibit. WOW! is grateful for support from LEAP into Science, a science and literacy program developed by The Franklin Institute and the Free Library of Philadelphia with support from the National Science Foundation.

Students will:

  • Explore the physical science concept of magnetism.
  • Manipulate magnets and use them to determine whether other items are, or are not, attracted to magnets.

Balance and Motion

Physical Science, age 3 years old to 3rd Grade

Explore the world of things that spin, roll, balance, and move. Activities complement and extend the topics covered in the FOSS Balance and Motion Unit.

Students will:

  • Explore physical science concepts of balance and motion.
  • Manipulate objects by making them spin, roll, balance, and move.

Slime and Ooze

Physical Science, Grades K-3

Identify the characteristics of solids and liquids. Make your own slime to keep, and use it to explain the differences between a liquid and a solid. In the spirit of inquiry, the final product is intentionally ambiguous and encourages students to ask questions instead of just providing a “right answer”: their slime may behave as a liquid, a solid, or both (a non-Newtonian fluid) depending on how aggressively they mixed it and how we test its behavior. Activities complement and extend the topics covered in the FOSS Solids and Liquids Unit.

Students will:

  • Explore the physical science concepts behind two states of matter: liquid and solid.
  • Manipulate liquid and solid objects.
  • Create slime and determine whether it is liquid or solid.

Blowing in the Wind

Physical Science, Earth Systems Science, Grades K-3

Explore the properties of air flow and air pressure. Create art that catches air, test it in our Blowing in the Wind Exhibit, then take it home with you. WOW! is grateful for support from LEAP into Science, a science and literacy program developed by The Franklin Institute and the Free Library of Philadelphia with support from the National Science Foundation.

Click here for information about our Blowing in the Wind Exhibit

Click here for wind activities to do in your classroom

Students will:

  • Explore the physical and Earth systems science concepts of air and wind.
  • Manipulate objects related to air and wind.
  • Create a windcatcher and observe its performance in wind.

 

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