At the end of Space Week, the Henrietta preschoolers thoroughly enjoyed their field trip to the planetarium! At the planetarium, the children learned about the sun, moon and the way they each rotate around the earth. They also experienced how stars can make “pictures” called constellations.
Earlier in the week, the children made their own constellation pictures. They glued pre-numbered stars made out of construction paper onto a piece of paper. Then they connected the stars in sequential order with a crayon. Everyone’s picture or constellation was a unique creation!
Field trips give children a different hands-on and interactive environment for learning experiences. Learning in assorted ways can appeal to varied learning styles, helping children to succeed whether they are visual, auditory or kinetic learners. Bringing children to a specialized learning center also adds realism to the topic.
In addition to the issue specific educational opportunities field trips provide, children also gain valuable social and citizenship skills. Having them act polite and appropriate, learning how to ask questions, or how to share space on the bus with classmates are valuable secondary benefits of field trips.Read more...