In-school Field Trips

posted May 11, 2018, 4:15 PM by MESA Secretary
MESA wrapped up their in-school field trips this week with the 4th Graders, 1st Graders and Kindergarten students.  MESA spends over $15,000 every year to bring exciting STEAM assemblies to all of the students.  We want to take a moment to thank the Discovery Museum, Museum of Science, Wingmasters and Plimouth Plantation for traveling to our schools to enhance our curriculum and reinforce our learning!  Thank you to the staff at Robinson and Jordan/Jackson who organize these events! Lastly, we also want to thank all of our families who participate in our fundraisers throughout the year to make programs like this possible! 

On May 7th, the 4th Grade classes were visited by 
Wingmasters who taught their knowledge and appreciation of birds of prey.  The students were introduced to different type of birds of prey, owls and falcons.  The students saw these live birds of prey up close and learned about the special features these birds have that enable them to be successful predators, as well as viewing various artifacts.  

1st Grade students had an in-school field trip visit with the Discovery Museums on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, learning about Sound! Students plunged a vibrating tuning fork into a bowl of water and created quite a spray as students learned that sound is vibration. Students also actively engaged in exploring sound, creating unique sound makers with household materials with string, wrenches, spoons, mashers, hangers. Students also got the opportunity to use vibration to hit a ping-pong ball and play ping-pong with their friends! Each student brought home a laughing cup that they created that sounds similar to a duck!

Our Kindergarten students wrapped up our in-school field trips with a visit from the Discovery Museum on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Our Kindergarten students learned about Force and Motion! What makes an object move? Can we control the movement? Does the strength of a push or pull have an effect? How about the direction of the push or pull? What happens when objects move past each other or collide? Students explored concepts of force and motion while interacting with a variety of toys, balls and vehicles. They were able to invent and take home their own toys that moved!