Learning Resources for Grades 6 - 8

1. General Field Trip Guides

Looking for a guide to help focus students’ learning while on a field trip?

These three student-centered worksheets can be used in any exhibit and tailored to your classroom content. The guides prompt students to closely study specimens, investigate artifacts, or think critically about evidence in an entire exhibit. Print them, mix and match, and help your students focus on learning during their field trip.

2. Exploring The Field Guides

Focusing your field trip around a specific curricular theme?

These teacher-tested worksheets are ready to print, and come with a handy guide to assist your chaperones. Designed using Common Core, the Next Generation Science Standards(NGSS), and The C3 Framework for Social Studies, these guides are aligned to grade-level standards but can also be adapted for use with  wide range of ages. Each guide also has helpful “Trip Tips” to support chaperones.

 

3. Field Trip Planning Guide

Planning a field trip? 

This quick guide walks you through all the steps to help you plan a great field trip. A checklist for success, a focused field trip strategy, and more information about the exhibits you will see at the Museum will help you prepare for your trip. Print it or download it to your desktop.    

Field Trip Planning Guide.

4. Specimens Educator Toolkit

The Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life Educator Toolkit encourages students to consider the purpose of collecting, discover what can be learned through The Field Museum's vast collection of 30 million specimens and artifacts, and explore how Field Museum scientists use the collections to better understand our world.

 

5. China Educator Toolkit

Focus on object-based learning using this Educator Toolkit for Cyrus Tang Hall of China. Activities push students to analyze objects, build context through engagement with the content, and develop their own ideas about how to interpret Chinese history. Explore the exhibition online or during a visit to The Field Museum, using these flexible activities in the Museum and in the Classroom.

 

6. Biomechanics Toolkit

The Biomechanics Education Toolkit is designed to help you and your students explore the topic of biomechanics, the study of nature through the lens of physics. The Educator Roadmap will guide you through the toolkit, connect the resources to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and highlight permanent exhibitions at The Field Museum that connect to the topic.

 

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