Use these general field trip guides to provide a focus for students investigating an artifact or specimen, or exploring an exhibit as a whole.
Learning Resources for Grades 6 - 8
Our Exploring The Field guides are a set of chaperone guides and student guides designed to lead Kindergarten-12th Grade students through focused investigations at The Field. Each guides is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards, or Illinois State Standards for Social Science. The guides below are listed by grade level, based on standard alignment, but can be modified for other grade levels, as needed.
Ready to Explore The Field? Download a guide here.
The Biomechanics 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 NGSS, and highlight permanent exhibitions in The Field Museum that connect to the topic.
Explore the Biomechanics Toolkit here: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/biomechanicstoolkit
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.