Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What special benefits could my students gain from visiting this fieldtrip site?

My students will obtain valuable knowledge when visiting the tidepools through a hands on approach to learning about the aquatic life that resides there. The students in my class are made up of multiple learning styles so this site will make sure that no student is left behind. At the entrance of the tidepools there is an information table which includes a poster of the animals that students will see as well as objects to not leave behind because the garbage will greatly effect the natural habitat of the marine life. They will also gain knowledge of the Pacific Ocean through 4 of their 5 senses. Students will be able to see the marine life in their natural habitat, smell the saltiness of the water, feel the wetness of the water between their fingertips, and listen to the sound of the waves as they crash along the rocks and shore.

1 comment:

  1. Having a booth at the site helps teachers who may be unfamiliar with some or all aspects of tide pools. Since it's a free activity, teachers may even consider going to the tide pools first as a sort of preview, which would better prepare them for the actual field trip with their students.

    I really like that you wrote about the students using their senses...and sometimes, the salty air is so thick at the beach and near the shore, you can even taste it just by opening your mouth, so maybe they can hit all 5 senses. Ha!