Tuesday, September 8, 2009
What will I do to debrief students after I have attended the field trip?
After we have attended the field trip, I will debrief my students by first reviewing some of the exhibits they explored during the visit. I will have a large piece of butcher paper taped to the board where I will dictate some of the responses the students provide. Next, I will have the students make an entry in their science journals. I will ask them to write an entry based on this prompt:
1) Name 5 brand new facts you learned that you did not know before visiting the DSC (Pretend you are talking to an alien from outer space. Be detailed!).
2) Name 3 facts you learned about a topic we explored in class that you saw demonstrated in an exhibit at the DSC.
3) Describe 1 thing you learned and how you can apply it to your life outside of school.
I will then collect their science journals to read to get a general analysis of what the students gained from attending the field trip.